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Is it ok to put a 4 month old in a pull behind bike trailer?

I just bought one brand new at a yard sale. Is it ok for infant?

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Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:38 PM on Jul. 1, 2010 in Babies (0-12 months)

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  • A child has to be able to sit up my themselves and support their head while wearing a helmet.
    QandA

    Answer by QandA at 5:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • Honestly I wouldnt. I dont know if its statistically safe or not, but I didnt put my kids in one until they were about 4.
    Trotterswife

    Answer by Trotterswife at 5:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • NO no no! WAY to young for this!
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 5:40 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • i think 4 months is to young.
    MommyToEthan

    Answer by MommyToEthan at 5:41 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • When I looked at buying a new one most of the manufacturers recommended one year or older.
    TweenAndTwinMom

    Answer by TweenAndTwinMom at 5:45 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I think I've heard 1 year.
    Blueliner

    Answer by Blueliner at 5:46 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • They have to be old enough to wear a bike helmet, i would say at least a yr old.
    AWebber212

    Answer by AWebber212 at 5:56 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I would wait till a year when they can hold thier head up well and be able to stay upright while gravity is pushing thenm back cause ur pulling the trailer. Also good luck finding a helmet for a 4 month old that wouldnt weigh the head down :)
    carsonsmommytam

    Answer by carsonsmommytam at 6:19 PM on Jul. 1, 2010

  • I think it depends on where you are. There is a big difference between riding fast on a busy street and riding slow where there are no cars at all.

    Gailll

    Answer by Gailll at 5:31 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

  • Looking at my 4 month old, I would not put him in one. He sits up ok on my lap but any movement and he is not strong enough to hold himself there for long. I would wait until he is older so he doesn't get hurt!
    khedy

    Answer by khedy at 9:29 AM on Jul. 2, 2010

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