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Aug. 9th, 2008 12:11 pm
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We'd been talking about getting a trailer for the bicycles so we could take Alexander along for bike rides. We went to REI and looked at some trailers. They had a few, but they were really expensive. I mean, like $600 & $700.... But they're going to have a 20% off sale on them later this month. Right. Later lastnight, we found another brand of trailer which was reviewed as being at least as good, but at half the cost, so that's good.

While we were wandering around REI, Janet said we should probably get him a helmet too, so we went looking at the children's helmets. We *did* find infant-sized helmets, but they fit children with a 20" circumference head. Janet pointed out that we could probably pack his entire body in there.

In doing added research, we've found things like this which say it's probably not a good idea to bring him along on a ride until he's sitting on his own. So maybe we'll wait on that.

Date: 2008-08-09 08:05 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] meecie.livejournal.com
I have an old bike trailer, which I'd envisioned using to cart my dogs after me on long bike rides. Riiiiiight. I hadn't counted on dog panic.

So anyway, if you need, you know, a 2nd trailer at any point, I can dig mine out and get it working again.

Date: 2008-08-10 02:39 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] jferg.livejournal.com
I believe the conventional wisdom says bringing them on bike rides is discouraged until at least 1 year.
FWIW, I picked up one of these at CostCo a couple years ago, and it's been entirely adequate for the level of biking that I do. It was under $200, I don't remember exactly how much.

Date: 2008-08-10 03:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] kadiera.livejournal.com
one of the trailers we looked at at REI has 2 different inserts for babies - one basically like a reclining car seat, the other like a hammock. But neither one is recommended for use while cycling, only when using it as a stroller.

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