Even though all of the bike trailer companies and the American Medical Association say you aren’t supposed to let an infant ride in a bike trailer, we’ve been pulling Nadia in our Chariot Cougar 2 since she was 5 months old. Obviously, the trailer companies want you to be extra careful so they don’t get sued and the AMA is smart to say babies need to be a year old – at that point pretty much all babies can hold their head with a helmet on it. Wearing a helmet is a given and being able to control your neck and head does seem pretty important.
We took care of those issues by rigging up a way to use Nadia’s car seat in the Chariot. If it is safe enough for a car, why not a bike?
Here’s a short video that shows how I did it: