It is difficult to say which is the better between the two categories, it will mainly depend on your personal requirements and also it is worth noting that cargo bikes are gaining in popularity.

Let’s discuss it briefly here.

The child bike seat is the emblem of simplicity. It is inexpensive, easy to assemble and is probably the ideal choice for short trips, especially in an urban environment.

 

It is always better to choose a high quality seat (which often means greater safety) and certainly adequate for the weight of the child. We stock both BoBike and Thule, which are both brands that put quality and safety first, but also with a keen eye on design.

 

You can put a baby in a bike seat from 8-9 months, being sure that they are able to support the weight of their head unsupported. For the little ones, the first seat will probably be installed at the handlebar area with the child sitting in between your arms and after a few months, you can switch to a rear seat.

Generally the front seats are suitable up to 3 years or 15 kg of weight, while the rear ones are generally for up to 6 years or 20-25 kg of weight.

 

 

A rear seat is usually installed on the bicycle in two ways. Directly on top of a rear rack, which is the fastest and easiest way, but always check that your rack can support the total weight. Or by means of a fixture usually to the seat tube, provided that the shape of the frame allows for this. The latter method allows greater comfort for the little one, thanks to the flexibility of the support dampening the ride over rough roads. If you plan to use the seat on more than one bike, you may want to equip yourself with an additional frame mount, so that switching from one bike is quick and easy.

 

When the journeys are longer, a child seat is not always suitable. It is not uncommon for a child to fall asleep in the bike seat, and this could cause some headaches. Furthermore, once you arrive at your destination with your bicycle, it might be useful to have a stroller with you for your child, and a trailer would also offer this advantage, as well as letting your child rest in all peace without their head bobbing around as it would on a bike seat.

If you would like to learn more about the Thule Chariot trailers please take a look at this article.

 

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To simplify, we can say that a trailer is preferable for longer journeys by bike, both in the city and outside. A trailer has a higher cost and a larger footprint that initially can be intimidating, but it takes very little practice to feel comfortable using it. Many also believe that the child may be in an unsafe situation, but in reality the opposite is true. Suffice it to say that if we were to fall on a bicycle, the same fate would not befall the trailer and its precious contents. The child inside a Thule Chariot is protected by a solid metal frame and tied with a five-point seat belt.

In any case, allow us to remind you and your child should always wear a quality, well-fitted helmet. It seems absurd that the law still does not mandate the compulsory use of helmets, not even for small children. The helmet is essential and there is no need to say anything more.

 

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In any case, allow us to remind you and your child should always wear a quality, well-fitted helmet. It seems absurd that the law still does not mandate the compulsory use of helmets, not even for small children. The helmet is essential and there is no need to say anything more.

If you would like to deepen your research on these topics, here are some useful links.

For cargo bikes you can learn more about them in this article.

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