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#61 of 64 Old 08-23-2014, 08:49 PM
 
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The Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute says:
"Nobody we have met in the injury prevention field recommends taking an infant of less than 12 months in a bicycle child seat, trailer, sidecar or any other carrier. Nobody. And we do not either."
http://www.helmets.org/little1s.htm
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There are risks in everything.

That said, pedestrian statistics are for walkers, not cyclists. And not all injuries to cyclists are deaths due to car crashes. And the risks have to include both risks of injury and prevalence (if I spend 700 hours a year driving and 5 hours a year biking, then one car accident doesn't make driving less safe than biking). And there are no statistics there (and none that I've seen) that show any safety numbers on babies being worn (for death or injury).

"Bottom line! Wearing a baby while riding a bike is less dangerous than strapping a kid to a car seat for a car ride. Shocker!"

Nothing you have said shows that this is true.
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I agree with the other woman.



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I don't see how I could possibly fall on him. I haven't fallen since I was a pre-teen trying to ride with no hands and no feet. It's not like I'm bareling down hills and around corners or even going fast.

His helmet stays on correctly. I've instructed ropes courses and know how a helmet should fit to protect the wearer properly.
Of you're that confident, why do you use a helmet?
My wife is a baby wearing peer supporter and she would not recommend cycling while wearing. In general, anything you need a helmet for, you should not do while pregnant or baby wearing. I'm in Europe by the way. I've never seen it here. I've only ever seen one or two people with a kid that young in a seat or trailer.
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