Frequent question: Are bike trailers safe for toddlers?

When can a toddler ride in a bike trailer?

To ride in a Burley trailer behind a bicycle, the industry standard is to wait until a child is one year old. While each child’s physical development is unique, we recommend that a child should be able to sit upright unattended and hold his or her head up while wearing a bicycle helmet.

Should a toddler wear a helmet in a bike trailer?

If the trailer is being used in Bike Mode, YES, the child should always wear a helmet. A helmet will protect him or her and also help develop the habit of always riding with a bike helmet.

Are child bike carriers safe?

Baby bike seats are the only safe way to carry a child on your bike; the American Academy of Pediatrics advises that front packs, backpacks, slings and carriers don’t offer adequate protection. It also isn’t a good idea to go out for a ride during nap time.

Can a child ride in a double bike trailer?

Some bike trailers, for example, the Burley SOLO, are designed to carry one child, while others, including the Croozer 525 Double, can carry two. Keep in mind that a double model with two kids aboard takes more strength and stamina to haul.

Does child need helmet in bike trailer Ontario?

In Ontario, it is the law that every cyclist under the age of 18 must wear an approved bicycle helmet. Children are required to wear an approved bicycle helmet when riding in a child carrier or a bicycle trailer.

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Are Burley trailers safe?

Yes, all Burley child trailers are designed and rigorously tested to meet and exceed these standards. In fact, Burley paved the way in creating these safety standards. Families have come to trust Burley trailers for the safety and durability of our products for more than 30 years.