For little cruisers who don’t like taking a back seat, check out the iBert.
Although a front-mounted child’s bike seat may seem a little hair-raising, there are safety as well as social benefits over the traditional rear-mounted seat. Most importantly, a front-mounted baby bike seat gives the cyclist a better centre of gravity and allows for easier and safer loading and unloading of the child. Safety considerations aside, kids sitting up front get a terrific view (or at least it’s better than looking at your back!).
The iBert, which is suitable for children aged twelve months to four years, is simple and quick to install. The patented system attaches to your bike easily; additional attachment brackets are also available so that the seat can be switched from bike to bike in just seconds.
The iBert is US$94.95 and can be shipped internationally. The seat is also available through iBert New Zealand for NZ$229 – I’ll let you do the maths on exchange rates! Also, check out the iBert website for a whole range of useful family cycling tips.