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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