• Yepp recommends ~9 months old for the mini, so at this stage I'm looking at least August next year before they can go on it. My friend runs a bike shop that has a range of kids helmets, and he has two kids of his own, so I have him as a good source of information.

    I'd love to get a cargo bike, but they're just too expensive, and I wouldn't trust a trailer or anything like that behind me on the road. Maybe on off-road / car free roads.

  • I wouldn't trust a trailer or anything like that behind me on the road.

    Why not? We went this route for our son because:

    1. You can get a buggy that converts to a trailer (or the other way round) so we only have 1 item instead of two and space is a premuim
    2. Either of us can tow the trailer with a hitch on two bikes
    3. You can ride into town/shop/park/wherever, lock up your bike and you've got the little 'un in a buggy all ready to go
    4. We can go out in any weather and baby will be dry and warm. We didn't think it was fair to expect him to put up with the weather just because we fancied a ride
    5. He can sleep comfortably in it

    There are downsides too, most notably that it adds a lot of drag but I'm not winning any races with my son on board (not winning any races anyway)!

    Generally drivers are much better around bike-and-trailer than they are around just me on the bike.

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