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My plan for riding with an infant

Old 07-08-15, 01:56 PM
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My little guy is now two years old, but he has been riding in a trailer since he was about 12 months. I prefer the trailer to a infant seat because it feels more stable to me, and it gives him room to play with his toys or his iPad. Plus, there is room enough for when the six-year-old tires of pedaling.

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So, I still haven't pulled the trigger! In the meantime I'm going to LI this weekend and am lamenting that I don't have a good kid/bike setup.

I rode the Taga and it is impressive as hell. Brilliant design. But, I didn't love the feel of the tricycle, and the price is very high, especially as you consider extras like the wooden wagon that really make it great. My wife was pretty resistant too.

I'm probably buying a full-sized bike and putting a seat on the back. I know there are cons to that, but it's pretty common here in NYC, and dads I've talked to are comfortable with the safety and handling, plus the kids seem to like it. That option is just so much cheaper than the Taga. Also, when/if a 2nd kid comes along I can add an xtracycle.

Thanks for everyone's advice. No choice is perfect, but hopefully this will allow me and the kid to have lots of adventures.

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My solution would be two bikes, a full-size bike with a child seat for local riding, and a folding bike and trailer for going to other places. I got a Bridgestone power-assist bike for shopping, going to daycare, and local riding. My folder (20" Birdy) fits in a bag, the trailer can work as a stroller, so getting the bike, baby, and stroller onto the train or bus is not difficlult.
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