WHAT SHOULD I KEEP IN MIND WHEN CARRYING MY INFANT IN THE CHILD TRAILER?
We recommend riding at slower speeds with your baby – in the beginning, it’s better to take short, easy trips on smooth paths. Plan a few short breaks now and then – the standard advice for car seats like the Maxi Cosi also applies to the Baby Seat: Never leave your child in the seat for too long without a break. The back and abdominal muscles of your baby are not strong enough and need to relax now and then. Take a break and let them stretch out and rest for a while. Then you can continue your walk or ride.
You can find more tips and guidelines in the Baby Seat user manual.
HOW DO I KNOW IF MY INFANT IS READY TO RIDE IN THE BICYCLE TRAILER?
There are no generally binding rules on how many days or weeks old your child has to be. As a parent, you know your baby best and should therefore listen to your own instincts. If your infant prefers to be carried against your body in their first weeks of life, or if you just feel better about doing so, then you should definitely listen to your parental intuition. That said, there’s also no good reason why you shouldn’t begin using the Croozer in your baby’s first weeks of life as long as they seem comfortable in the Baby Seat and you also have a good feeling about it. The trailer can be a real blessing for many parents because babies tend to feel relaxed and fall asleep in the comfortable “hammock”.
In other words, you can generally start carrying your child in the Croozer from the age of approx. four weeks. Until they are about 10 months old or can sit upright unassisted, babies ride in our patented Baby Seat: Like a hammock for bicycle trailers, it floats inside the protective frame of the Croozer’s passenger compartment, held securely in place by tensioned straps.
WHAT ACCESSORIES WILL I NEED IN ORDER TO CARRY MY BABY IN THE CHILD TRAILER?
The Croozer Baby Seat is the accessory that you will need for your infant’s first months of life. Families with older Croozer models (2009 and earlier) can use a bicycle-trailer seat from the company Weber.
At some point, your infant will no longer need the Baby Seat: If they are already able to sit upright unassisted, then it’s probably time to transition them to the normal seat with a Seat Support, an accessory that offers additional neck and torso support for young children aged approx. 10 to 20 months.