Should You Take Your Baby Along On Your Bicycle??

(Via the Play Library Blog)

“If you love biking, you may be particularly eager to have your young child enjoy it with you. Don’t be in too big a hurry to share the experience with your child.

In fact, NEVER carry a child under the age of 1 on your bicycle, either in a bicycle seat, a child trailer or any other carrier,” warns Debra Holtzman, an internationally recognized safety and health expert and the author of the new book, “The Safe Baby: A Do-It-Yourself Guide to Home Safety (Sentient Publications, 2005).

” A baby does not have sufficient neck strength to support the weight of a helmet or to control head movement during a sudden stop. A one year old who can sit well when unsupported will have neck strong enough to support a lightweight helmet; at that point he can be carried in a child trailer or a rear-mounted seat.

Debra Holtzman’s offers a checklist of suggestions to help keep young children safe: >> More

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