If you’re a cyclist, you can ride around with your baby as soon as they’re strong enough (exact age depends on the seat you buy).
What is it?
A structured seat that attaches to your bike that you can strap your baby into. They either attach to your pannier rack or bolt straight onto the frame and sit behind you, or in some cases in front – the Wee Ride is the best for front-mounted, because it centres the weight instead of throwing it forward. You can use one from when they can hold their head up, including the weight of a helmet. Some models can be used from a bit younger. The larger seats go up to about aged six.
Do I need one?
What about multiple children?
How do I get one?
How much are they?
I bought a Bellelli seat half price at Halfords for £30. Additional brackets so you can move the seat from bike to bike were a tenner. Look out for sales and research online. If you need one in a hurry and don’t have time to search around, you should still be able to get a new one for under £100.
What’s the alternative?
You could also use a child bike trailer. Otherwise, don’t cycle with your kid. Never cycle babywearing or holding your baby freestyle.