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As soon as your child is old enough to support his or her own neck and wear a child's bike helmet , you can start enjoying bicycle rides together. Usually this is when the child is about one year old (sometimes younger, with a pediatrician's approval).

With a young child, there are two primary methods of bike child transportation, which include bike child seats and bike child trailers (which are generally considered to be a safer overall solution).

Believe it or not, we have opinions on these two methods.

This page focuses on bike child seats. Click here for information on Bike Child Trailers.

The risk factor of bike child seats basically come down to the fact that if the cyclist crashes, the child will crash as well. Crashing on a bicycle with child in a bike child seat can cause the child to hit the ground with quite a bit of force because the position of the seat is high off of the ground. The added weight on the bike itself alters the handling, which means a cyclists with weak abilities is more likely to crash. Most bike child seats offer plenty of impact resistance in the form of partial wrap-around side and head protection protection.

The primary safety advantages of bike child seats are that they do not increase the "target" size of the bike and passengers, and (unlike a trailer) a bike child seat will never clip a curb or other object on the ground during tight maneuvering.

If you want to maximize the time you can spend cycling with your child, you will start with a front-mounted seat and then buy a rear-mounted seat sometime after your child is two-and-a-half years old, and perhaps another seat after the child turns five. That's three seats over the course of five or so years, as opposed to one quality bike trailer. Do the math.

iBert Safe-T Bike Child Seat
Bike child seats mount to either the front or rear of the bicycle with a variety of different mounting systems. In both cases the child faces forward so that he or she is looking the same direction as the adult rider.

Bike child seats offer a number of convenience factors.

First off, a bike child seat is a more compact unit relative to a bike child trailer. This makes storage easier as well as maneuvering a bicycle into small apartments or workplaces or other places where space is at a premium. The same goes for maneuverability while riding on the streets in crowded and twisty or otherwise difficult to maneuver areas.

Front or Rear Mounted Bike Child Seats

  • ALT Front Mounted : Child seats that mount to the front of the bike lets you ride with a child as young as nine months (if they are able to sit up by themselves) until they weigh 30 to 40 pounds (depending on the model), or about three to four years old. So the use life is slightly more limited than a rear seat -- particularly for singletons. The child is more exposed to wind and bugs up front, which is why some brands such as Yepp offer a windshield option for their front-mounted seats. The weight of the child is closer to the natural center of gravity for cycling, so handling is easier. Typically, the seat is mounted to the frame, not to the handlebars (which would affect steering and balance). One advantage that many parents appreciate is the interactivity with the child up front. It's much easier to communicate with the child ("Look! It's a kitty!"), and to gauge the quality of their experience during the ride. Is the kid as happy to be cycling as you are? Some front-mounted child seats can be finicky about which bikes they will mount, so read the specifications carefully before buying.
  • Rear Mounted : With the ability to carry heavier children, rear-mounted seats can provide more years of use per child, but typically the child must be about two-and-a-half years old. Most rear seats hold a child up to 40 or even 48 pounds, and will require a rear rack rated for that much or more weight -- not to mention stronger stronger cycling skills. For older children, there are seats that can carry up to 77 pounds, such as those made by Bobike. Bobike Maxi Bike Child Seat (If you want to carry more human weight than that on a bike, lucky you, you are in the market for a longtail bike, such as an Xtracycle, which has many available accessories for carrying passengers of all sizes.) The more weight you put on the rear of your bike, the more difficult the handling becomes -- especially when the majority of the weight is above platform of the rear rack. We only carry rear seats that meet or exceed the ASTM International safety standard F1625. (There is no standard for front-mounted seats.) Standards-compliant rear seats have more back support than front seats.

Safety Features

  • Harness System: Any bike child seat made for child younger than five should a padded, adjustable five-point harness to securely restrain your child. Seats made for children five to ten years usually only have a simple seatbelt.
  • Grab Bar / Lap Bar: Not strictly necessary, a seat with a grab bar gives the child something to hold onto and may contribute to the child's sense of security.
  • Foot Rests & Straps: Holding and shielding your child's feet is not just about comfort; it protects their feet from being caught in the wheel or brake of the bike.
  • Double Kickstand: This is not a safety feature of any child seat; it's just something you should have. ESGE Double Kickstand Your bike is much less likely to tip over with a double kickstand -- a kickstand with two legs that will hold your bike upright when you are loading and unloading your child to or from the seat. A standard one-legged kickstand always has your bike leaning, which is fine until your bike becomes top heavy with a child. A two-legged kickstand, such as the ESGE Double Kickstand gives you much more stability. You spend less of your effort holding the bike up. Although you should never leave the bike and child unattended in the child seat. A squirmy kid, a gust of wind, or other factors can cause the bike and child to tip over. (And you don't want that.)

Comfort Features

  • Seat Padding: Seat padding should soften the bumps for the child, but also be durable, washable, and tear resistant. Yepp Child Seats are made a comfortable perforated EVA polymer which cannot tear, and there is no stuffing to absorb and moisture or come out.
  • Headrest: Children younger than five need a headrest on a rear seat. Even children who can hold their heads up while wearing a helmet can get tired.
  • Arm Rests: Some models offer arm rests, which are not required for safety. Arm rests may make it more difficult to load the child into the seat.
  • Adjustability: As your child grows, you will need to adjust the footrests and arm rests. Most models have a reasonable range of adjustability.
  • Suspension: Having suspension on a bike child seat is a marketing add-on, but with minimal benefit for the child and added weight for the adult to carry (plus added cost). Some brands, such as Kettler and Topeak offer child seats with suspension, which compromise on quality in other areas.

Mounting to Your Bike

    Yepp Bike Child Seats on an Xtracycle Radish
  • Mounting System: Most child seats (front or rear) have a bracket that mounts semi-permanently to the bike frame or bike rack, and allow the seat to be removed and reattached relatively easily. Some seats come with a mounting bracket that does not require a rear rack. With any seat, you should read the specifications carefully to make sure that it will be compatible with your bike and bike rear rack.
  • Switching Between Bikes: Your bike child seat will come with the mounting hardware for one bike. If you wish to switch the seat between bikes, you will need to buy an additional adapter that is compatible with the both the seat and the second bike. In rare cases it may not be possible possible because the two bikes are are not compatible with the same seat. (An example of this are the Yepp Maxi Bike Child Seat and the Yepp Maxi Easyfit / Xtracycle Peapod III Bike Child Seat; nearly identical in appearance but the former is for most standard bikes, and the latter is for longtail cargo bikes.)

Our Brands:

Adams : Known for their Trailer-Cycles for children three years old and oder, Adams also makes the Adams Trail-A-Bike Baby Seat which allows children as young as one year old to enjoy a ride behind the adult.

iBert : Specializing in the front child bike seat, iBert is all about kids riding up in front, feeling the breeze and having fun.

Yepp : Winners of many design awards, Yepp bike seats have been certified in accordance with the most stringent European as well as US safety standards.

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Usually this is when the child is about one year old (sometimes younger, with a pediatrician's approval). <br/> <br/> With a young child, there are two primary methods of bike child transportation, which include bike child seats and <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/bike-child-trailers-e-153.html">bike child trailers</a> (which are generally considered to be a safer overall solution). <br/> <br/>Believe it or not, we have opinions on these two methods. <br/> <br/> This page focuses on bike child seats. <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/bike-child-trailers-e-153.html">Click here for information on Bike Child Trailers</a>. <br/> <br/> The risk factor of bike child seats basically come down to the fact that if the cyclist crashes, the child will crash as well. Crashing on a bicycle with child in a bike child seat can cause the child to hit the ground with quite a bit of force because the position of the seat is high off of the ground. The added weight on the bike itself alters the handling, which means a cyclists with weak abilities is more likely to crash. Most bike child seats offer plenty of impact resistance in the form of partial wrap-around side and head protection protection. <br/> <br/> The primary safety advantages of bike child seats are that they do not increase the "target" size of the bike and passengers, and (unlike a trailer) a bike child seat will never clip a curb or other object on the ground during tight maneuvering. <br/> <br/> If you want to maximize the time you can spend cycling with your child, you will start with a front-mounted seat and then buy a rear-mounted seat sometime after your child is two-and-a-half years old, and perhaps another seat after the child turns five. That's three seats over the course of five or so years, as opposed to one quality bike trailer. Do the math. </p> <p> <a href="/yepp-maxi-bike-child-seat-p-2923.html"> <img src="/cart/images/yepp-maxi-bike-child-seat-orange-use.jpg" class="wosccontentimg" title="iBert Safe-T Bike Child Seat" alt="iBert Safe-T Bike Child Seat" style="text-align:center;padding-left:5em" /></a> <br/> Bike child seats mount to either the front or rear of the bicycle with a variety of different mounting systems. In both cases the child faces forward so that he or she is looking the same direction as the adult rider. </p> <p> Bike child seats offer a number of convenience factors. <br/> <br/> First off, a bike child seat is a more compact unit relative to a bike child trailer. This makes storage easier as well as maneuvering a bicycle into small apartments or workplaces or other places where space is at a premium. The same goes for maneuverability while riding on the streets in crowded and twisty or otherwise difficult to maneuver areas. </p> <p> </p> <p> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/adams-trail-a-bike-accessories-e-645.html">Adams</a> </strong>: Known for their <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/trailer-cycles-c-694.html">Trailer-Cycles</a> for children three years old and oder, Adams also makes the <a href="/adams-trail-a-bike-baby-seat-p-3010.html">Adams Trail-A-Bike Baby Seat</a> which allows children as young as one year old to enjoy a ride behind the adult.<br/> <br/> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/ibert-child-seats-c-363.html">iBert</a> </strong>: Specializing in the front child bike seat, iBert is all about kids riding up in front, feeling the breeze and having fun. <br/> <br/> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/yepp-bike-child-seats-c-823.html">Yepp</a> </strong>: Winners of many design awards, Yepp bike seats have been certified in accordance with the most stringent European as well as US safety standards. </p> <h4>Front or Rear Mounted Bike Child Seats</h4> <ul> <li> <a href="/-c-1839.html"> <img src="/cart/images/ibert-child-seat-mounted-stock-M.jpg" class="wosccontentimg" title="RIGHT" alt="ALT" style="float:right;padding-left:1em; clear: both;" /></a> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/front-bike-child-seats-c-371.html">Front Mounted</a> </strong>: Child seats that mount to the front of the bike lets you ride with a child as young as nine months (if they are able to sit up by themselves) until they weigh 30 to 40 pounds (depending on the model), or about three to four years old. So the use life is slightly more limited than a rear seat -- particularly for singletons. The child is more exposed to wind and bugs up front, which is why some brands such as <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/yepp-bike-child-seats-c-823.html">Yepp</a> offer a <a href="/yepp-mini-standard-windshield-p-2929.html">windshield</a> option for their front-mounted seats. The weight of the child is closer to the natural center of gravity for cycling, so handling is easier. Typically, the seat is mounted to the frame, not to the handlebars (which would affect steering and balance). One advantage that many parents appreciate is the interactivity with the child up front. It's much easier to communicate with the child ("Look! It's a kitty!"), and to gauge the quality of their experience during the ride. Is the kid as happy to be cycling as you are? Some front-mounted child seats can be finicky about which bikes they will mount, so read the specifications carefully before buying.</li> <li> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/rear-bike-child-seats-e-372.html">Rear Mounted</a> </strong>: With the ability to carry heavier children, rear-mounted seats can provide more years of use per child, but typically the child must be about two-and-a-half years old. Most rear seats hold a child up to 40 or even 48 pounds, and will require a <a href="http://www.bikebagshop.com/rear-racks-e-98.html">rear rack</a> rated for that much or more weight -- not to mention stronger stronger cycling skills. For older children, there are seats that can carry up to 77 pounds, such as those made by Bobike. <img src="/contentimage/2013/01/bobike-maxi-324x400px.png" Xphotoinstructions="" title="Bobike Maxi Bike Child Seat" alt="Bobike Maxi Bike Child Seat" style="float:right;padding-left:1em" class="wosccontentimg" /> (If you want to carry more human weight than that on a bike, lucky you, you are in the market for a longtail bike, such as an <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/xtracycle-child-kits-c-268.html">Xtracycle</a>, which has <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/xtracycle-child-accessories-c-271.html">many available accessories</a> for carrying passengers of all sizes.) The more weight you put on the rear of your bike, the more difficult the handling becomes -- especially when the majority of the weight is above platform of the rear rack. We only carry rear seats that meet or exceed the ASTM International safety standard F1625. (There is no standard for front-mounted seats.) Standards-compliant rear seats have more back support than front seats.</li> </ul> <h4>Safety Features</h4> <ul> <li> <strong>Harness System</strong>: Any bike child seat made for child younger than five should a padded, adjustable five-point harness to securely restrain your child. Seats made for children five to ten years usually only have a simple seatbelt.</li> <li> <strong>Grab Bar / Lap Bar</strong>: Not strictly necessary, a seat with a grab bar gives the child something to hold onto and may contribute to the child's sense of security.</li> <li> <strong>Foot Rests &amp; Straps</strong>: Holding and shielding your child's feet is not just about comfort; it protects their feet from being caught in the wheel or brake of the bike.</li> <li> <strong>Double Kickstand</strong>: This is not a safety feature of any child seat; it's just something you should have. <a href="http://www.biketrailershop.com/esge-double-kickstand-p-1380.html"> <img src="/cart/images/esge-kickstand-mounted-M.jpg" class="wosccontentimg" title="ESGE Double Kickstand" alt="ESGE Double Kickstand" style="float:left;padding-right:1em" /></a> Your bike is much less likely to tip over with a double kickstand -- a kickstand with two legs that will hold your bike upright when you are loading and unloading your child to or from the seat. A standard one-legged kickstand always has your bike leaning, which is fine until your bike becomes top heavy with a child. A two-legged kickstand, such as the <a href="http://www.biketrailershop.com/esge-double-kickstand-p-1380.html">ESGE Double Kickstand</a> gives you much more stability. You spend less of your effort holding the bike up. Although you should never leave the bike and child unattended in the child seat. A squirmy kid, a gust of wind, or other factors can cause the bike and child to tip over. (And you don't want that.)</li> </ul> <h4 style="clear: both;">Comfort Features</h4> <ul> <li> <strong>Seat Padding</strong>: Seat padding should soften the bumps for the child, but also be durable, washable, and tear resistant. <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/yepp-bike-child-seats-c-823.html">Yepp Child Seats</a> are made a comfortable perforated EVA polymer which cannot tear, and there is no stuffing to absorb and moisture or come out.</li> <li> <strong>Headrest</strong>: Children younger than five need a headrest on a rear seat. Even children who can hold their heads up while wearing a helmet can get tired.</li> <li> <strong>Arm Rests</strong>: Some models offer arm rests, which are not required for safety. Arm rests may make it more difficult to load the child into the seat.</li> <li> <strong>Adjustability</strong>: As your child grows, you will need to adjust the footrests and arm rests. Most models have a reasonable range of adjustability.</li> <li> <strong>Suspension</strong>: Having suspension on a bike child seat is a marketing add-on, but with minimal benefit for the child and added weight for the adult to carry (plus added cost). Some brands, such as Kettler and Topeak offer child seats with suspension, which compromise on quality in other areas.</li> </ul> <h4>Mounting to Your Bike</h4> <ul> <a href="/yepp-maxi-easyfit-xtracycle-peapod-iii-bike-child-seat-p-2154.html"> <img src="/contentimage/2013/01/yepp-radish-family-400x300px.png" class="wosccontentimg" title="Yepp Bike Child Seats on an Xtracycle Radish" alt="Yepp Bike Child Seats on an Xtracycle Radish" style="float:right;padding-left:1em" /></a> <li> <strong>Mounting System</strong>: Most child seats (front or rear) have a bracket that mounts semi-permanently to the bike frame or bike rack, and allow the seat to be removed and reattached relatively easily. Some seats come with a mounting bracket that does not require a rear rack. With any seat, you should read the specifications carefully to make sure that it will be compatible with your bike and bike rear rack.</li> <li> <strong>Switching Between Bikes</strong>: Your bike child seat will come with the mounting hardware for one bike. If you wish to switch the seat between bikes, you will need to buy an additional adapter that is compatible with the both the seat and the second bike. In rare cases it may not be possible possible because the two bikes are are not compatible with the same seat. (An example of this are the <a href="/yepp-maxi-bike-child-seat-p-2923.html">Yepp Maxi Bike Child Seat</a> and the <a href="/yepp-maxi-easyfit-xtracycle-peapod-iii-bike-child-seat-p-2154.html">Yepp Maxi Easyfit / Xtracycle Peapod III Bike Child Seat</a>; nearly identical in appearance but the former is for most standard bikes, and the latter is for longtail cargo bikes.)</li> </ul> <ul> </ul> <ul> </ul> <ul> </ul> paragraph_intro = <p> As soon as your child is old enough to support his or her own neck and wear a <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/childrens-bike-helmets-e-376.html">child's bike helmet</a> , you can start enjoying bicycle rides together. Usually this is when the child is about one year old (sometimes younger, with a pediatrician's approval). <br/> <br/> With a young child, there are two primary methods of bike child transportation, which include bike child seats and <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/bike-child-trailers-e-153.html">bike child trailers</a> (which are generally considered to be a safer overall solution). <br/> <br/>Believe it or not, we have opinions on these two methods. <br/> <br/> This page focuses on bike child seats. <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/bike-child-trailers-e-153.html">Click here for information on Bike Child Trailers</a>. <br/> <br/> The risk factor of bike child seats basically come down to the fact that if the cyclist crashes, the child will crash as well. Crashing on a bicycle with child in a bike child seat can cause the child to hit the ground with quite a bit of force because the position of the seat is high off of the ground. The added weight on the bike itself alters the handling, which means a cyclists with weak abilities is more likely to crash. Most bike child seats offer plenty of impact resistance in the form of partial wrap-around side and head protection protection. <br/> <br/> The primary safety advantages of bike child seats are that they do not increase the "target" size of the bike and passengers, and (unlike a trailer) a bike child seat will never clip a curb or other object on the ground during tight maneuvering. <br/> <br/> If you want to maximize the time you can spend cycling with your child, you will start with a front-mounted seat and then buy a rear-mounted seat sometime after your child is two-and-a-half years old, and perhaps another seat after the child turns five. That's three seats over the course of five or so years, as opposed to one quality bike trailer. Do the math. </p> paragraph_forfurtherinfo = <p> </p> paragraph_ourbrands = <p> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/adams-trail-a-bike-accessories-e-645.html">Adams</a> </strong>: Known for their <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/trailer-cycles-c-694.html">Trailer-Cycles</a> for children three years old and oder, Adams also makes the <a href="/adams-trail-a-bike-baby-seat-p-3010.html">Adams Trail-A-Bike Baby Seat</a> which allows children as young as one year old to enjoy a ride behind the adult.<br/> <br/> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/ibert-child-seats-c-363.html">iBert</a> </strong>: Specializing in the front child bike seat, iBert is all about kids riding up in front, feeling the breeze and having fun. <br/> <br/> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/yepp-bike-child-seats-c-823.html">Yepp</a> </strong>: Winners of many design awards, Yepp bike seats have been certified in accordance with the most stringent European as well as US safety standards. </p> paragraph_featureset1 = <h4>Front or Rear Mounted Bike Child Seats</h4><ul> <li> <a href="/-c-1839.html"> <img src="/cart/images/ibert-child-seat-mounted-stock-M.jpg" class="wosccontentimg" title="RIGHT" alt="ALT" style="float:right;padding-left:1em; clear: both;"/></a> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/front-bike-child-seats-c-371.html">Front Mounted</a> </strong>: Child seats that mount to the front of the bike lets you ride with a child as young as nine months (if they are able to sit up by themselves) until they weigh 30 to 40 pounds (depending on the model), or about three to four years old. So the use life is slightly more limited than a rear seat -- particularly for singletons. The child is more exposed to wind and bugs up front, which is why some brands such as <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/yepp-bike-child-seats-c-823.html">Yepp</a> offer a <a href="/yepp-mini-standard-windshield-p-2929.html">windshield</a> option for their front-mounted seats. The weight of the child is closer to the natural center of gravity for cycling, so handling is easier. Typically, the seat is mounted to the frame, not to the handlebars (which would affect steering and balance). One advantage that many parents appreciate is the interactivity with the child up front. It's much easier to communicate with the child ("Look! It's a kitty!"), and to gauge the quality of their experience during the ride. Is the kid as happy to be cycling as you are? Some front-mounted child seats can be finicky about which bikes they will mount, so read the specifications carefully before buying.</li> <li> <strong> <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/rear-bike-child-seats-e-372.html">Rear Mounted</a> </strong>: With the ability to carry heavier children, rear-mounted seats can provide more years of use per child, but typically the child must be about two-and-a-half years old. Most rear seats hold a child up to 40 or even 48 pounds, and will require a <a href="http://www.bikebagshop.com/rear-racks-e-98.html">rear rack</a> rated for that much or more weight -- not to mention stronger stronger cycling skills. For older children, there are seats that can carry up to 77 pounds, such as those made by Bobike. <img src="/contentimage/2013/01/bobike-maxi-324x400px.png" Xphotoinstructions="" title="Bobike Maxi Bike Child Seat" alt="Bobike Maxi Bike Child Seat" style="float:right;padding-left:1em" class="wosccontentimg"/> (If you want to carry more human weight than that on a bike, lucky you, you are in the market for a longtail bike, such as an <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/xtracycle-child-kits-c-268.html">Xtracycle</a>, which has <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/xtracycle-child-accessories-c-271.html">many available accessories</a> for carrying passengers of all sizes.) The more weight you put on the rear of your bike, the more difficult the handling becomes -- especially when the majority of the weight is above platform of the rear rack. We only carry rear seats that meet or exceed the ASTM International safety standard F1625. (There is no standard for front-mounted seats.) Standards-compliant rear seats have more back support than front seats.</li> </ul> paragraph_featureset2 = <h4>Safety Features</h4><ul> <li> <strong>Harness System</strong>: Any bike child seat made for child younger than five should a padded, adjustable five-point harness to securely restrain your child. Seats made for children five to ten years usually only have a simple seatbelt.</li> <li> <strong>Grab Bar / Lap Bar</strong>: Not strictly necessary, a seat with a grab bar gives the child something to hold onto and may contribute to the child's sense of security.</li> <li> <strong>Foot Rests &amp; Straps</strong>: Holding and shielding your child's feet is not just about comfort; it protects their feet from being caught in the wheel or brake of the bike.</li> <li> <strong>Double Kickstand</strong>: This is not a safety feature of any child seat; it's just something you should have. <a href="http://www.biketrailershop.com/esge-double-kickstand-p-1380.html"> <img src="/cart/images/esge-kickstand-mounted-M.jpg" class="wosccontentimg" title="ESGE Double Kickstand" alt="ESGE Double Kickstand" style="float:left;padding-right:1em"/></a> Your bike is much less likely to tip over with a double kickstand -- a kickstand with two legs that will hold your bike upright when you are loading and unloading your child to or from the seat. A standard one-legged kickstand always has your bike leaning, which is fine until your bike becomes top heavy with a child. A two-legged kickstand, such as the <a href="http://www.biketrailershop.com/esge-double-kickstand-p-1380.html">ESGE Double Kickstand</a> gives you much more stability. You spend less of your effort holding the bike up. Although you should never leave the bike and child unattended in the child seat. A squirmy kid, a gust of wind, or other factors can cause the bike and child to tip over. (And you don't want that.)</li> </ul> paragraph_featureset3 = <h4 style="clear: both;">Comfort Features</h4><ul> <li> <strong>Seat Padding</strong>: Seat padding should soften the bumps for the child, but also be durable, washable, and tear resistant. <a href="http://www.bikekidshop.com/yepp-bike-child-seats-c-823.html">Yepp Child Seats</a> are made a comfortable perforated EVA polymer which cannot tear, and there is no stuffing to absorb and moisture or come out.</li> <li> <strong>Headrest</strong>: Children younger than five need a headrest on a rear seat. Even children who can hold their heads up while wearing a helmet can get tired.</li> <li> <strong>Arm Rests</strong>: Some models offer arm rests, which are not required for safety. Arm rests may make it more difficult to load the child into the seat.</li> <li> <strong>Adjustability</strong>: As your child grows, you will need to adjust the footrests and arm rests. Most models have a reasonable range of adjustability.</li> <li> <strong>Suspension</strong>: Having suspension on a bike child seat is a marketing add-on, but with minimal benefit for the child and added weight for the adult to carry (plus added cost). Some brands, such as Kettler and Topeak offer child seats with suspension, which compromise on quality in other areas.</li> </ul> paragraph_featureset4 = <h4>Mounting to Your Bike</h4><ul> <a href="/yepp-maxi-easyfit-xtracycle-peapod-iii-bike-child-seat-p-2154.html"> <img src="/contentimage/2013/01/yepp-radish-family-400x300px.png" class="wosccontentimg" title="Yepp Bike Child Seats on an Xtracycle Radish" alt="Yepp Bike Child Seats on an Xtracycle Radish" style="float:right;padding-left:1em"/></a> <li> <strong>Mounting System</strong>: Most child seats (front or rear) have a bracket that mounts semi-permanently to the bike frame or bike rack, and allow the seat to be removed and reattached relatively easily. Some seats come with a mounting bracket that does not require a rear rack. With any seat, you should read the specifications carefully to make sure that it will be compatible with your bike and bike rear rack.</li> <li> <strong>Switching Between Bikes</strong>: Your bike child seat will come with the mounting hardware for one bike. If you wish to switch the seat between bikes, you will need to buy an additional adapter that is compatible with the both the seat and the second bike. In rare cases it may not be possible possible because the two bikes are are not compatible with the same seat. (An example of this are the <a href="/yepp-maxi-bike-child-seat-p-2923.html">Yepp Maxi Bike Child Seat</a> and the <a href="/yepp-maxi-easyfit-xtracycle-peapod-iii-bike-child-seat-p-2154.html">Yepp Maxi Easyfit / Xtracycle Peapod III Bike Child Seat</a>; nearly identical in appearance but the former is for most standard bikes, and the latter is for longtail cargo bikes.)</li> </ul> paragraph_featureset5 = <ul> </ul> paragraph_featureset6 = <ul> </ul> paragraph_featureset7 = <ul> </ul> paragraph_introextended = <p> <a href="/yepp-maxi-bike-child-seat-p-2923.html"> <img src="/cart/images/yepp-maxi-bike-child-seat-orange-use.jpg" class="wosccontentimg" title="iBert Safe-T Bike Child Seat" alt="iBert Safe-T Bike Child Seat" style="text-align:center;padding-left:5em"/></a> <br/> Bike child seats mount to either the front or rear of the bicycle with a variety of different mounting systems. In both cases the child faces forward so that he or she is looking the same direction as the adult rider. </p> paragraph_extendeddescription = <p> Bike child seats offer a number of convenience factors. <br/> <br/> First off, a bike child seat is a more compact unit relative to a bike child trailer. This makes storage easier as well as maneuvering a bicycle into small apartments or workplaces or other places where space is at a premium. The same goes for maneuverability while riding on the streets in crowded and twisty or otherwise difficult to maneuver areas. </p>
See also: {bsh_developerhelp_v1}
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TypeTagDescription
block{bsh_currentspecials_v1} This block method will return the HTML for "New Products"
Usage example:
{bsh_currentspecials_v1 sitereference="bts"}
<a href="@@HREF@@"><img src="@@IMGSRC@@" /><span>@@TITLE@@</span>@@PRICE@@<span>@@DESCRIPTION@@</span></a>
{/bsh_currentspecials_v1}

Parameters:
[sitereference]="XXX", one of: BTS, BKS, BBS, TEC, LOK, TIR, TOO, Default is BBS
maxtodisplay="4" , the number of items to display. Default is 4.
See also:
• Local URL: /XYZ/feeds/currentspecials.php (replace XYZ with sitereference)
• Ajax Front-End: /ajax.php?ajaxfend=get_currentspecials
block{bsh_newproducts_v1} This block method will return the HTML for "New Products"
Usage example:
{bsh_newproducts_v1 sitereference="bts"}
<a href="@@HREF@@"><img src="@@IMGSRC@@" /><span>@@TITLE@@</span><span>@@PRICE@@</span><span>@@DESCRIPTION@@</span></a>
{/bsh_newproducts_v1}

Parameters:
[sitereference]="XXX", one of: BTS, BKS, BBS, TEC, LOK, TIR, TOO, Default is BBS
maxtodisplay="3" , the number of items to display. Default is 3.
See also:
• Local URL: /XYZ/feeds/newproducts.php (replace XYZ with sitereference)
• Ajax Front-End: /ajax.php?ajaxfend=get_newproducts
block{bsh_recentreviews_v1} This block method will return the HTML for "New Products"
Usage example:
{bsh_recentreviews_v1 sitereference="bts"}
<a href="@@HREF@@"><img src="@@IMGSRC@@" /><span>@@TITLE@@</span>@@AUTHOR@@<span>@@RATING@@</span><span>@@REVIEWTEXT@@</span></a>
{/bsh_recentreviews_v1}

Parameters:
[sitereference]="XXX", one of: BTS, BKS, BBS, TEC, LOK, TIR, TOO, Default is BBS
maxtodisplay="4" , the number of items to display. Default is 4.
See also:
• Local URL: /XYZ/feeds/recentreviews.php (replace XYZ with sitereference)
• Ajax Front-End: /ajax.php?ajaxfend=get_recentreviews
block{bsh_shopbybrand_v2} This block method will return the HTML for Top-Level Categories for "Shop-By-Brand"
The Category site reference is derived using the {siteident} value. Usage example:
{bsh_shopbybrand_v2}
<a href="@@HREF@@"><img src="@@IMGSRC@@" /><span>@@NAME@@</span></a>
{/bsh_shopbybrand_v2}

Parameters:
[sitereference]="XXX", one of: BTS, BKS, BBS, TEC, LOK, TIR, TOO, Default is BBS
See also:
• predecessor: {bsh_shopbybrand_v1} function
• Ajax Front-End: /ajax.php?ajaxfend=get_shopbybrand
block{bsh_shopbycategory_v2} This block method will return the HTML for Top-Level Categories for "Shop-By-Category"
The Category site reference is derived using the {siteident} value. Usage example:
{bsh_shopbycategory_v2}
<a href="@@HREF@@"><img src="@@IMGSRC@@" /><span>@@NAME@@</span></a>
{/bsh_shopbycategory_v2}

Parameters:
[sitereference]="XXX", one of: BTS, BKS, BBS, TEC, LOK, TIR, TOO, Default is BBS
See also:
• predecessor: {bsh_shopbycategory_v1} function
• Ajax Front-End: /ajax.php?ajaxfend=get_shopbycategory
block{bsh_strip_v1} This block method will strip out all line breaks and insignificant white-space in the content it is wrapping but only in non-Beta and non-Development environment.
In a non-live-site, this block has no effect, unless the COOKIE named "smarty_block_bsh_strip" is set to "always".
function{bsh_base_href_v1}This function should always be included in the header of the design to ensure the proper "" tag is included.
function{bsh_clientcartdatasource_v1}This function will output HTML for two "div"s (with id "clientcartdatasource" and "clientcartinfo") and a Javascript object named "window.cartinfo_jso" that may be interrogated by client-side javascript for obtaining and storing real-time shopping cart information.
Parameters Recognized:
 none
function{bsh_commonshoppingcart_v1}This function should always be included on all skins to ensure the Integrated Cart is functioning properly.
function{bsh_developerhelp_v1} This function accepts the argument named "op". "op" can be one of "bsh_extensions" or "cookiehelper".
The "op=bsh_extensions":
Will report details of all extensions of Smarty provided for BSH. It is best, but not required, to call this function near the end of the HTML, before the <body> close element.
Will be silent if the caller environment is not trusted.
The COOKIE named "smarty_function_bsh_developerhelp" set to the value "off" will disable this output.
Note: shift-double-click will hide this information and set the cookie to "off".

The "op=cookiehelper":
Will provide a tool-click that provides a cookie management tool helpful for quickly adding or removing BSH related cookies.

See also: details on {bsh_diagnostics_v1}
function{bsh_diagnostics_v1} This function will report all defines TPL variables as well as any literal-diagnostics content. It should always be included near the end of the document, inside the body tag, but outside any strip processing such that the content is dealt with literally and is exempt of any cosmetic formatting.
The output of this function is sensitive to trusted-IPs and will mute itself otherwise.
The following parameters are available:
  • will show page-specific back-end diagnostics information, for example the cart-view page has PHP object information.
  • will show a full list of all defined Smarty variables.

The COOKIE named "smarty_function_bsh_diagnostics" set to the value "off" will disable this output. Note: shift-double-click will hide this information and set the cookie to "off".

See also: details on {bsh_developerhelp_v1}
function{bsh_eightball_v1}The classic eithtball interface.
function{bsh_getads_v1} The Advertisements HTML
This function returns HTML wrapped in a <div> with class name "homepageadscontainer1"
On the backend, the core information comes from a call to wandertec_class::getadsinfo()
function{bsh_getcarticonhtml_v1}This function will return the HTML for the cart icon.
function{bsh_getcommonblock_v1}This function provides a programmed means of including templates from the /blocks/ folder, effectively the same as using {include file="blocks/XXX.tpl"}. This function will process WIN tags.
Parameters Recognized:
 block="name-of-block"
function{bsh_godatafeed_v1}This function should always be included in the tail end (footer) of the skin to ensure, at checkout, the Go-Data-Feed analytics code is embedded on the page.
function{bsh_googleanalytics_v1}This function should always be included in the tail end (footer) of the skin to ensure the Google Anaytics code is embedded on the page.
function{bsh_headersalesbar_v1}This function will return the HTML that contains the Sales Header Bar.
function{bsh_headersearchbar_v1}This function will return the HTML that provides the Site-Search input field and the associated button.
function{bsh_mainbody_v1}This function will return the main body content of a page and should always be included in the main part of the skin layout.
function{bsh_pagestatsparseinfo_v1}This function will report report the memory resources and time statistics but only for trusted visitors.
function{bsh_sampleajaxcalls_v1} This function will return Javascript samples that can be used with the BSH extensions.
This function will be silent if the caller environment is not trusted or if the source website is a LIVE website.
Use this function in the <HEAD> of the page.
View-source on the page to see the samples and to test-run them in your Javascript-console.
The sample javascript appears to be off right now.

function{bsh_shopbybrand_v1} Returns the HTML for the navigation menus containing the categories information, ordered by product Brand, for the targeted website.
This method is the primary method for showing Shop-By-Brand menus in and before 2014 when each niche brand ran on independent domain/URL.
See also:
• {bsh_shopbycategory_v1} method.
• {bsh_shopbybrand_v2}{/bsh_shopbybrand_v2} block method.
function{bsh_shopbycategory_v1} Returns the HTML for the navigation menus containing the categories information, ordered by Category, for the targeted website.
This method is the primary method for showing Shop-By-Category menus in and before 2014 when each niche brand ran on independent domain/URL.
See also:
• {bsh_shopbybrand_v1} method.
• {bsh_shopbycategory_v2}{/bsh_shopbycategory_v2} block method.
function{bsh_sitemonitors_v1}This function should always be included in the top part of the skin as it will return the necesary HTML for 3rd party site monitors to determine the health of the sites.
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