Sunday, May 17, 2009

getting the little guy on a bike

So George may not be ready for the training wheels just yet, or to try out the new helmet that a friend gave him - but I see little point in waiting until George is one before we hit the road. I was reading the most recent issue of Momentum and there was a little blurb about biking with children. Mostly it was run of the mill advice about waiting until they can hold their head up, and how most child helmets are only for kids aged 1 and up.

I think we are going to get the Burley Bee. The BikeTrailerShop has them for a very reasonable price, and they seem to be safe and easy to use.

The Momentum article also mentioned the Burley Snuggler -a nice adapter for infants to fit inside trailers. While the Burley site says that they aren't specifically for bicycling, they can be used for jogging and walking. See - if it can be used for jogging then it can definitely be used for leisurely rides around the neighborhood. We'll just take it slow.

In other news - look at this contraption, the Taga.

According to the Taga website, the Taga is Taga is a multifunctional urban vehicle, uniquely designed to suit the needs of today's parents and children. Taga combines the benefits of a premium stroller and a carrier bicycle to create a new transportation modality.

Leave it to the Dutch to come up with something innovative and cool looking to tote children around. It'd probably cost you an arm and a leg to get it shipped over here - but man you'd be the envy of the block in one of these bad boys.

Well, maybe not your whole block, but I'd envy you.

1 comment:

Ben & Carly said...

the snuggler, that's what I have...maybe I didn't know the name but come on a little credit for a least tipping you off about it. I've never used it for biking because I aquired it after my kids were too big but I think your right, a leisurely ride can't be much different than a jog. then again I run REALLY fast so I can't use it for either. good luck, Ben says to tell Ashley congrats!