Carrying Your Child Safely on a Bicycle

  • Never carry a baby under age one on a bicycle. A baby does not have the neck strength to wear a helmet, and the back is not strong enough to sit straight with the motion of the bike. 
  • When a child is old enough to ride on an adult’s bike, only a skilled rider should carry him. Ride only in safe areas like parks, bike paths, or quite streets. 
  • Make sure both adult and child wear properly fitting helmets. 
  • Make sure the child carrier has a high back, a lap and shoulder harness, and foot guards to keep feet away from the spokes. 
  • Check that the carrier is fastened firmly to the bike. 
  • Buckle the harness snugly around the child.

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