Whether your tot is in a bike seat or zipping off on his or her own wheels, a properly fitted helmet is a bike safety essential. There is not a federal law requiring children to wear helmets. But many states and cities have created their own legislation to protect little riders from head injuries.
Does a baby need a helmet in a bike seat?
Along for the Ride: Seats, Spokes and Helmets
Before your child is ready to ride on his own, you may want to bring him along as a passenger on your bike. Just wait until he’s at least 1-year-old. By this age, he’s better able to sit without support, and his neck will be strong enough to support a lightweight helmet.
Can a 6 month old go in a bike trailer?
But in the U.S., not many people bike with infants, and makers of bike trailers and child bike seats recommend you don’t bike with a baby younger than nine to 12 months old. … A baby’s inability to steadily hold its head up and safely wear a helmet. Potentially strong vibrations affecting the child’s head and neck.
What is the safest way to ride a bike with a baby?
Your child should have good head and neck control, and be strapped in with a secure harness.
- Do: Check the specs of your bike seat or trailer to ensure the weight limit and age is appropriate for your child.
- Don’t: Put an infant car seat inside a trailer.
- Don’t: Wear a baby wrap/carrier and ride your bike.