If you are a cycling family, you can safely take along the little cycler, but observe these rules of the road:
- Always put a helmet on the young passenger, even in a trailer or jogging cart.
- Do not carry infants under six months on a bicycle. They are unable to sit up and their heads may be too wobbly, especially with a helmet.
- Usually between nine months and a year infants are able to sit in a special child carrier seat that is mounted over the rear wheel of an adult bicycle. Be sure to use the built-in-safety harness and foot rests that keep the child’s feet away from the spokes.
- Ride only on bike paths or safe streets, not in busy traffic.