Trailers for infants

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cavehill
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Trailers for infants

Postby cavehill » Tue Feb 07, 2012 12:58 pm

So who has got them and what age did you first take your newborns out?

Reason I ask is I purchased a croozer today. Ordered it thinking it would take a while and it was dispatched within an hour of ordering. Always the way! When I am in a hurry for something it doesn't arrive on time or delayed. Buy something I can wait on and it's dispatched an hour after I purchase.

Ordered the croozer kid 1 with infant sling.
http://www.kidscab.be

They have an eBay shop also.

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Daz555
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Re: Trailers for infants

Postby Daz555 » Mon Feb 20, 2012 14:49 pm

I have a Burley Bee 2 seat trailer. I use it to ferry my 20month old to nursery and my 4yr old to school 3 days a week.

It is a great bit of kit and so so much better than the child seat I used to have bouncing about on the back of my bike.
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zenistar
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Re: Trailers for infants

Postby zenistar » Sun Apr 15, 2012 08:59 am

I've the same question, we are off to a bike show this afternoon to look specifically at trailers but I am not sure how old my daughter should be before using, at the moment she is getting on for five months.
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White Horse
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Re: Trailers for infants

Postby White Horse » Mon Apr 16, 2012 11:52 am

They need to be able to sit up straight unaided. Ours were about 1 before we stuck them in the trailer I think. Much younger and they fall over.

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zenistar
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Re: Trailers for infants

Postby zenistar » Mon Apr 16, 2012 12:22 pm

Thanks, i just found the Chariot website where they say babies from the first weeks can ride in the trailers (with the appropriate addon that looks like a hammock).
2012 Brompton S6L
2011 Canyon Nerve XC 9.0
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tinribs
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Re: Trailers for infants

Postby tinribs » Wed Apr 18, 2012 19:45 pm

Hi,
we bought a chariot cougar when our daughter was 8 months old (she's now 16 months). she doesnt seem to like it which is a waste of the 750 pound we brought it for. we were hoping that the more we used it the more she would get use to it but this hasnt been the case. Then just the other weekend we put her in a friends wee ride which she really loved! needless to say we are now going to be selling the trailer and getting a wee ride :lol:

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Re: Trailers for infants

Postby White Horse » Thu Apr 19, 2012 11:27 am

£750!!!????

Try one of these:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Avenir-Clevel ... %26ps%3D54

A hard base. Our kids loved it. It's now used as a picnic (and associated toys, blankets etc) carrier now that they're older.


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