Everyone in my family has a bike.
A nice bike.
And we really do enjoy riding them.
But the 4 year old with the training wheels has a hard time keeping up, so we rarely ride our bikes all together because it just hasn’t been possible to take Abby with, especially on the local streets. I’ve never been interested in a rear mounted seat because of stability and those trolleys that you pull seem odd in that the child is far beyond you and it just doesn’t seem safe to me.
At one time I did have a seat for her that mounted sort of under my handlebars but she quickly outgrew it. She did love our rides but she had gotten too tall for the seat.
Recently I was introduced to a product called Tyke Toter, and with it, Abby now enjoys coming along on bike rides with me or with the whole family.
Tyke Toter was invented by a dad who wanted a solution to take his two year old on bike rides with him and his older children.
Interactive Front mounted design puts the child up front in the middle of all the action.
Safe Driver can see the child & the road, center location means better handling.
Simple Quick-Release Installation & Removal, Easy to store and pack, lightweight.
Universal Fit Every bike has a seat post, clamp fits all sizes
I can’t say enough great things about this bike seat. It literally gave Abby and I our freedom back. She can now go wherever we go on our bikes. She is safe, comfortable and LOVES being right there so we can talk about the silly (yet oh-so-important) things she likes to talk about.
It was super easy to install. Simply clamp the Tyke Toter to your seat post and velcro the foot peg to the bike frame and away you go! No tools required. It’s also just as easy to remove.
The Tyke Toter is designed for kids ages 2-5 with a weight limit of 45lbs. Obviously each child is different. Abby is 4 and weighs around 34 lbs and she has plenty of room to grow where we will both still be comfortable. If your child is larger, you should keep in mind that you need to be able to support their weight and size. My knees do bow out slightly when pedaling because of where he body is sitting.
Tyke Toter does not have straps or harnesses, so it does rely on the child’s ability to hold on and sit still, in fact it mimics the bike riding position with the hands on the handlebars and the knees slightly raised. It helps the child feel as though they are not just along for the ride, but really participating in it. As their website says, Tyke Toter is INTERACTIVE!
Abby asks me every day if we can go for a bike ride together. I bought a basket for the front of my bike and we now use the bike to go to the library and other local places, as well as just to spend time together and get some fresh air. The Tyke Toter has not only allowed her to participate in bike rides, it has provided for some bonding moments and experiences that we might not have had otherwise. We chat about all sorts of things on our rides, sing along to my iPhone and have a great time.
You can purchase Tyke Toter from Amazon.com or direct from their website.
Purchase on Amazon: TYKE TOTER Front Mount Child Bicycle Seat
Purchase direct: TykeToter.com
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