We have a very strong-willed “independent” toddler who was too big for any of the baby/toddler carriers on the market. Yet too small for us to trust him on the bigger bike attachments- we couldn’t trust that he wouldn’t try to get off before we came to a stop.
My husband was a little unsure at first that it would keep our son in place. But with your arms securely around them, the straps for the feet, and the seat that “grips” their bottom (the material keeps him from just sliding off)- he doesn’t go anywhere even when he tries.
This has also given him the confidence to start trying his balance bike and even him learning about steering.
Takes a minute to figure out how to set up- once you do it’s a breeze! Best investment for family bike outings.
Only con would be on my bike it’s a step-through on a smaller frame- my seat post is lower than my handle bars. So my son sits right between my knees, making it it hard to peddle. But we got some peddle extenders that have helped tremendously.
Bought this for my four year old son whose endured 5 open heart surgeries and is 35# and 39” tall and he fits on my bike which is a Medium sized “Framed Alaskan carbon” without a front fork. The foot rest is my only grief Because his foot rubs on my fat bike but would work better with a down hill bike or a front fork on my bike. I love it though because he has excelled on his balance bike since going on bike rides on my bike.
Saw a friend with one and knew I had to get one too. I don't buy much expensive baby gear but certain things are worth it, this being one of them!! Has made a huge difference to my quality of life as a parent. My daughter started using it at 1.5 years old only going slowly on easy trails, she wasn't a wiggly toddler so it felt safe to me. Now she is 2.5 and loves her seat. She says "I want to hold on like mommy!" (instead of sitting behind in the trailer). We use it for errands, outings, riding trails in the forests and even plan our family vacations around going to other places we can ride. Is fine on green/blue cross country trails. Can't rate it highly enough! Nice quality and details like non-slip material, tough stretchy foot hold straps and easy transfer between 2 bikes.
Our family loves it! I called to double check the fit of an obscure bike and was assured it would work.
Is there anything better than slashing a berm to the tune of toddler giggles? Cause I haven’t found it. Do everyone a favor and get this.