Taking an infant horseback riding
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December 8th, 2010, 07:32 AM
Andrea, mama to L & E
Join Date: Oct 2008
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If they were in a proper sling or carrier and just trotting along, I don't see an issue. I wouldn't do it, but I'd let you do it since you've been riding for forever. I probably put my baby more at a risk of getting hurt when I carry her down the stairs to be honest.
Now, taking an infant riding and going really fast and jumping hurdles probably wouldn't be responsible for anyone.
People take babies on bikes all the time
or at least around here they do.
Babies aren't supposed to wear helmets until at least 1 year old because their necks can't support the extra weight of the helmet. They should also be pulled in one of those chariot type attachments that goes on the back of the bike.
AAP - TIPP: About Bicycle Helmets
Are there helmets for infants?
Yes. Many infant-sized helmets are of the soft-shell variety. They are light, an important consideration for small children whose necks may not be strong enough to comfortably hold a hard-shell helmet.
Babies younger than 1 year have relatively weak neck structure. Neither helmets nor bike traveling is recommended for them.
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