Health Tip: Stay Safe Biking With Baby02/14/11
(HealthDay News) -- Though a family bike ride with baby in tow
can be a fun way to get exercise, it can also be dangerous.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these safety
suggestions when biking with baby:
- Only allow young children to ride with an adult. Babies 12
months and younger shouldn't ride on a bike at all, even in a seat
- Children older than 1 year should ride in a rear-mounted seat
or trailer for children, and always while wearing a helmet.
- Make sure that a rear-mounted child seat is properly and safely
attached, and the child is properly strapped in.
- Stick to low-traffic streets, parks or bike paths.
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