We are a family with young kids (30 and 7 months) and we want to start to do family rides. We need to buy everything since we didn't climbed on a bike for almost 10 years. My wife heard that kids under 1 year shouldn't be in a cart behind the bike. Yesterday, we went to a bike shop near our place and the guy told us that kids under the age of 1 shouldn't be in a seat behind the bike but in a cart. My wife doesn't like the idea of having our kid behind were you can't see them and low to the ground in case the cart get hit by a car... My wife is a little extreme, she's a nurse... So we would like to know what is the truth in this and if you have personnel experience we would like to hear them.
Also, we need to buy bicycles, what do you suggest? My wife was thinking of an hybrid bicycle because she want something comfortable and she's one of the less flexible person I've ever seen. For me, I was thinking of something more like a road-race bike. What is your opinion on those type of bicycle for the family, would they be good to have a baby seat and/or a cart?
Thank you very much for your help.