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Front fitting child seat advice

We have failed to find a bike shop that sells a front fitting child seat (two independent shops who could offer no advice on the subject as well as Halfords).
A work colleague of the Mrs helpfully suggested we try Holland.

The Internet choices range from a 16 plastic seat that sits on the middle of the crossbar to a 120 metal one that sits closer to the handlebars (by CO RIDER) and has a small set of handlebars for the little 'un to hold.

Naturally we prefer the expensive option - position, material, looks.

Daughter is just turned 3 and is not big for age so we will probably use for 2 to 3 years taking her to nursery, cycling in local parks and the like.
She gets quite excited (in a good way) when she gets to go riding with mummy or daddy, so stability of a front seat is preferred. Plus it will mean she won't have to move around to see where she is going.
On the downside she has been practising her hand signals (copying daddy) which tends to have a good impact on passing motorists.

Anyone have any experience or recommendations on an equally good seat as the CO RIDER one ?
MAILLOT JAUNE

I'm not 100% sure but I'd say most kids, here in Holland, over the age of 3 probably sit on a rear child seat. I think kids are too big at 3 to go on the front - there tend to be specially made bikes to allow front facing child seats, unless it's the saddle type that fits on the cross bar.
Guiness

I was under the impression that front seats for kids were illegal. That's what I was told anyhow. Maybe I was told a lie.  Confused
MAILLOT JAUNE

Maybe you're thinking of front facing seats in the front passenger seat of a car????
Guiness

Nope. Definitely for a bike.
MAILLOT JAUNE

Amazon have a wide selection of child seats with varying prices which seem quite reasonable:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal...TF8&qid=1316706251&sr=8-4
MrsSR

Guiness wrote:
I was under the impression that front seats for kids were illegal. That's what I was told anyhow. Maybe I was told a lie. Confused

Don't know about illegal but I wouldn't have fancied it. Elder little rower got a bit overexcited whenever she was in the kiddy seat on the bike and I would have ended up with a face full of pink helmet on a regular basis.
Besides it was awfully cute that she thought pushing my bottom would make us go faster   Laughing
Slapshot 3

MrsSR wrote:
Guiness wrote:
I was under the impression that front seats for kids were illegal. That's what I was told anyhow. Maybe I was told a lie. Confused

Don't know about illegal but I wouldn't have fancied it. Elder little rower got a bit overexcited whenever she was in the kiddy seat on the bike and I would have ended up with a face full of pink helmet on a regular basis.
Besides it was awfully cute that she thought pushing my bottom would make us go faster Laughing


SR would say that too..... Wink
MrsSR

Slapshot 3 wrote:
MrsSR wrote:
Guiness wrote:
I was under the impression that front seats for kids were illegal. That's what I was told anyhow. Maybe I was told a lie. Confused

Don't know about illegal but I wouldn't have fancied it. Elder little rower got a bit overexcited whenever she was in the kiddy seat on the bike and I would have ended up with a face full of pink helmet on a regular basis.
Besides it was awfully cute that she thought pushing my bottom would make us go faster Laughing


SR would say that too..... Wink

The only thing pushing my bottom would get Mr SR would be a slap!
Bartali

Laughing  Laughing  Laughing
SlowRower

Family ride or sportive, Mrs SR knows only one way: Rule 5 at all times, and "dish it out" - either on the road or to the spousal face - wherever possible. Smile
Guiness

MAILLOT JAUNE wrote:
Amazon have a wide selection of child seats with varying prices which seem quite reasonable:
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Universal...TF8&qid=1316706251&sr=8-4


Aren't those designed for the back of the bike  and not the front? Only seen them on the back of a bike.
MAILLOT JAUNE

The one in the link states that it can be fitted to the front of a bike.
Guiness

There's some delux versions out there
http://www.bikes2udirect.com/A0014.html

Seriously looking into this for when the little one is older.

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