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If you are biking with a baby or young child, the following suggestions can help you minimize the risk of injury:
Children younger than 1 year should not ride in any type of seat mounted on your bicycle. Before sitting in a rear-mounted seat, your child must sit well without support and be able to wear a lightweight helmet. These types of child carriers must:
If you are using a trailer seat, always have your child wear a lightweight infant bike helmet.
Do not ride with your child on busy streets, even where there is a bike lane. Try to ride in bicycle-only areas, such as recreational paths.
Help make riding tricycles safer by following these tips.
A child doesn't have the basic coordination to ride it safely until about age 3.
Do not allow your child to ride in areas that are close to cars, swimming pools, or other hazards.
Current as of:
September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise StaffMedical Review: John Pope MD - PediatricsKathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Current as of: September 20, 2021
Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review:John Pope MD - Pediatrics & Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
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