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Old 06-25-15, 11:20 PM
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Who makes a great baby helmet? I am looking for my 9 month old baby that has a petit head.
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<following> I want to start carrying my granddaughter along on rides...
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Old 06-29-15, 09:15 AM
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I would hold off until the child is at least 12 months old especially since it's "petit".
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Baby trailers that allow you to use your baby's car seat are probably best at that age. Can't say much about baby helmets as I have no experience in that area. Stick to gentle rides on quiet bike paths just to get some fresh air for both of you. At 9 months, a baby's neck muscles are still very underdeveloped and the extra weight of a bike helmet could cause problems. Check with your pediatrician about appropriate age for your child to ride along.
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Originally Posted by GravelMN
Baby trailers that allow you to use your baby's car seat are probably best at that age. Can't say much about baby helmets as I have no experience in that area. Stick to gentle rides on quiet bike paths just to get some fresh air for both of you. At 9 months, a baby's neck muscles are still very underdeveloped and the extra weight of a bike helmet could cause problems. Check with your pediatrician about appropriate age for your child to ride along.
I've read that some people put the car seats in the trailer, but the problem with that is the CAR seat is designed to work with a CAR not a bike trailer so the latches and system on the seat doesn't work. Also you have to now think about a helmet. Do you use one or not? If you do you now have a car seat not designed to be used with a helmet. What happens is it forces the babies neck to tilt forward slightly and regardless how smooth the road / path those trailers have a pretty rough ride as a result your actually increasing the risk of SBS for the child.

Again just wait the 3 months won't kill you, but might harm your child.
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Originally Posted by LGHT
I've read that some people put the car seats in the trailer, but the problem with that is the CAR seat is designed to work with a CAR not a bike trailer so the latches and system on the seat doesn't work. Also you have to now think about a helmet. Do you use one or not? If you do you now have a car seat not designed to be used with a helmet. What happens is it forces the babies neck to tilt forward slightly and regardless how smooth the road / path those trailers have a pretty rough ride as a result your actually increasing the risk of SBS for the child.

Again just wait the 3 months won't kill you, but might harm your child.
I'm all for waiting until the child is 12 to 18 months old (about the age where you can switch from a rear-facing to a front-facing car seat). What I was talking about with car seats and trailers is that some manufacturer have designed trailers with appropriate mounting hardware to use with car seats. I wouldn't recommend using a car seat in a trailer that wasn't specifically designed for it.
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Originally Posted by GravelMN
I'm all for waiting until the child is 12 to 18 months old (about the age where you can switch from a rear-facing to a front-facing car seat). What I was talking about with car seats and trailers is that some manufacturer have designed trailers with appropriate mounting hardware to use with car seats. I wouldn't recommend using a car seat in a trailer that wasn't specifically designed for it.
Really wow I didn't know that. What trailers? The only thing I've seen is a burley "snuggler" which is just some useless padding for an extra $100 and does little to nothing to improve safety.
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After a quick look, the Thule Chariot Chinook offers an adapter for an infant car seat. I see that the Britax B Safe adapter for BOB trailers has been discontinued. I'll keep looking as I believe there is at least one more.
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