Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Wordless Wednesday: Biking with baby

The right way to bike with your baby:

The wrong way:

I've posted a(n unsolicited) review of the WeeRide bike seat at Hobo Mama Reviews if you want a great option for biking with your baby or toddler.

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Dumb Mom said...

I don't even own a bike anymore, but am thinking that Dumb Dad and I should get them for Christmas. Gonna have to check out your review and see what age these go up to, I need one for my son because he's not quite bike ready yet, especially not in our hilly neighborhood. Thanks for sharing.

Unknown said...

LOVE this WW lol,

Life Is A SandCastle said...

great perception! Your little biker is so cute.

Run DMT said...

LOL Is that a new form of punishment?

Mommy Kennedy said...

Happy WW!

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Sara said...

Oh wow! I've got to tell you, I was NOT expecting the post to end like that. First, it came to mind that you'd show us the right way, then have a picture of your neighbor doing it the wrong way (my neighbor HOLDS his baby WITHOUT a helmet, scary stuff). Nevertheless, you sweet child is SOOOO trying to be like Momma!

Happy WW!

Megan@SortaCrunchy said...

Thanks for the review! I would love something like this, but my littlest little is almost at the weight limit. I have been toying with the idea of a bike and trailer set-up but they are SO EXPENSIVE. I hadn't even thought of Craigslist. There are some great deals on my local one. Thanks, mama!

Kristi {at} Live and Love...Out Loud said...

What a great looking baby/toddler seat! The other baby biking apparatus is a bit questionable, but undeniably hilarious! lol Great photos Hobo Mama.
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Kristi, Live and Love...Out Loud

Shelley said...

I've seen baby dolls being driven around my house like that, too!

Happy WW!

Rob Monroe said...

Too cute and too funny! Happy WW!

Pamela Gold said...

So funny! I really need to get a seat for my bike for my little boy. I just know he won't keep a helmet on, he's anti-hat!

Jen said...

baby doll pic- funny! Happy WW!

Kris said...

Oh my goodness! That is hilarious.

Melodie said...

Too awesome! That seat looks really cool too! Best one I've seen!

Dee said...

we're about to go bike riding right now with our weeride kangaroo seat!

alicia said...

Great pics. The 2nd one is too funny.

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♥ Sarah @ FFP ♥ said...

How cool. I think my daughter would like this sometime we go to the all I have to do is get a bike again :D

Lauren Wayne said...

Thanks, everyone! I love how the babydoll's eyes are widened in fright. Ok, that's me anthropomorphizing. :) I was so glad I got this picture when I did, because minutes later Mikko came back and took his baby off the handlebars to go somewhere else adventurous.

Megan: I know, about the expense! Glad you've been able to track down some good deals on Craigslist!

Pamela: Mikko can definitely be anti-helmet, so I'll share a couple tricks we tried. I know you weren't asking for advice, but in case it helps anyone with this common problem!

1. Make it a rule that the bike doesn't go if the helmet isn't on, just as the car doesn't go if we're not buckled in. Not in a mean way, but be consistent.

2. Let him pick out his own helmet, and show him how you wear one, too. Make it "special bike-riding equipment" vs. a hat.

3. Make sure the helmet fits comfortably, and be cautious not to pinch his little neck when buckling it on. Did that, and there was fear every time after that! Sigh.

4. I never followed through on this, but I thought talking to the actual police might help if you could find a friendly officer. Get some backup, if you see what I mean, that helmets are the law because they help keep you safe. It could also be a firefighter or EMT or doctor, I suppose; I thought police because they're always patrolling our stretch of beach where we ride. I wouldn't want a little kid to be scared by the encounter, but if I could find someone who would just agree out loud with me that helmets are required (and not tell horror stories of brain injuries!), it might sink in with him more than if just Mama says it, you know?

Dee: I meant to time this for when your giveaway was active but got behind. lol Note to everyone else: Check online for WeeRide giveaways! :)

Olivia said...

Love it! Happy WW!

Alexandra said...

that's awesome!! the first one...not the second one lol

Tina said...

lol the 2nd one is funny! ... wat a sweet way to ride with your child though and they can join in with you (the first one that is!!)

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BargainFun said...


Pamela M. Kramer - A Renaissance Woman said...

I wish I had one of those! I miss biking.

MaggieK said...

Love cute

Anonymous said...

Thats too funny (the second pic). That bike seat is cool. Ive never seen one like that before.

Lynda said...

That is adorable. :)

Anonymous said...


Now I am off to read the bike seat review, as I am currently saving my pennies for a bike of my own.

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