A child bike seat is probably one of the most common options for sharing a ride with your kids. It brings closeness, quality-bonding time, and keeps children to your height-level, allowing them to ride at your speed.

That also makes it easier to protect children, in case of fall.

Scroll down to find our selection of the top front and rear-mounted child bike seats.

 

FRONT-MOUNTED CHILD BIKE SEATS  |   REAR-MOUNTED CHILD BIKE SEATS

 

 

Front-mounted

They can be attached to the handlebar, or to the frame. Their weight limit is typically lower. They offer better centre of gravity for the adult rider, and a better view for the kid. They provide improved communication, and a more enjoyable ride.

However, installation can be, generally, more complicated.

 

yepp mini child bike seat reviewYepp mini child bike seat

★★★★

9 months to 3 years old. Maximum weight load is 33 lbs or 15 kg

Coming from Holland, and winner of many awards, the Yepp mini is a child bike seat made of EVA polymer, offering comfort without sacrificing support. It displays a nice design and comes in a wide array of pretty colours.

It is sturdy, and comfortable to ride, having a good backrest height and a 5 point padded harness. The material absorbs the terrain bumps.

Cons:

  • Slightly complicated installation
  • Stem requirements, and the possible need of purchasing adapters

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thule ridealong mini child bike seatThule RideAlong mini child bike seat

★★★★★

9 months to 3 years old. Maximum weight load is 33 lbs or 15 kg

Swedish made, the Thule RideAlong is made of hard plastic encasing, with reversible, detachable (washable!) padding, in elegant vibrant colors.

This baby bike seat is compatible with most bikes, and has a quick release button that makes it easy to take away for rides on your own. It also includes a theft-preventing lock.

Cons:

  • Designed with bigger bikes in mind, with upright riding position. Not as comfortable for race bikes.

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tyke toter child bike seatTyke toter child bike seat

★★★★★

2 to 5 years old who weigh under 45 lbs (20 kg)

The Tyke Toter is an American made, simple child carrier intended for slightly older kids who can maintain balance.

It is a universal fit, really easy to install, and gets rid of the unnecessary, straight to the point, for those kids and parents who don’t need more.

Cons:

  • For kids that have certain stability

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iBert safe-T child bike seat review iBert safe-T child bike seat

★★★★

For children under 42 inches (1,06 m) tall and who weigh under 38lbs or 17 kg.

The iBert is an American-made child seat that is easy to install and compatible with most bikes in the market. It is one of the front-mounted child bike seats that offer the most leg-room for the riding parent.

It has a padded seat and steering wheel / headrest

Cons:

  • To use the bike without the bike seat attached, the mounting bracket should be removed, otherwise it can be dangerous.
  • Slightly flimsy, a little basic.
  • The backrest is a little low.

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weeride kangaroo child bike seat reviewWeeride Kangaroo child bike seat

★★★★

For children between 9 months to 4 years old who weigh it can support is 33 lbs (15 kg).

The Weeride Kangaroo is compatible with most bike models, through a mounting bar. it is safe and sturdy, and well built.

It its really comfortable for the kids, as it has a good-sized backrest is padded, as well as a padded harness and headrest.

Cons:

  • Less leg room depending on the cyclist height / frame size
  • Outdated design / colors

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Rear-mounted frames

They can be either attached to the bike rack or to the seat post. Generally speaking, the installation and bike requirements, are easier than those of front-mounted bike seats. Their weight limit is typically higher. However, kids don’t get as good views, and they don’t take an active part in the ride.

 

 

yepp maxi child bike seat reviewYepp maxi child bike seat

★★★★★

Suitable for kids up to approximately 6 years old or 48.5 lbs. (22 kg)

Meeting stringent european safety standards, the Dutch Yepp maxi is a sturdy child bike seat made of EVA polymer, offering loads of comfort. It displays a nice design and comes in a wide array of pretty colours. Its weigh limit is higher than Yepp mini.

It offers different installation options, to accommodate to different bike models: either in the bike rack, or in the seatpost.

Cons:

  • Reduced view for the kid
  • Suits better large dutch bikes

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Thule RideAlong child bike seat reviewThule RideAlong

★★★★★

Designed for kids from 9 months up to 6 years old,with a maximum weight of 48.5 lbs (22 kg). 

This Swedish child bike seat has a higher weight limit than its mini counterpart. It is suitable for most bikes, and offers plenty of features, like a reclining seat, and washable padding. It is a safe option, with is good sized backrest and hand protecters.

It has a theft preventing lock and quick-release button.

Cons:

  • Appears bulky, when used by smaller kids.

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schwinn deluxe child carrier child bike seat Schwinn Deluxe Child Carrier

★★★★

Conceived for ages 2 and up, for kids weighing up to 40 lb (18 kg)

American brand Schwinn brings us this child bike seat that in the package box includes a dedicated rack for a 100% secure fit, making it compatible with most bicycles.

It has detachable padding, good backrest height and adjustable footrests, and an included headrest.

Cons:

  • The rack can’t be purchased separately.
  • Lower weight limit compared to other rear mounted child bike seats

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We hope we helped you decide the most suitable option for you!

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