iBert Safe-T is the Best Child Bike Seat

iBert Safe-T Seat

iBert child bike seat
iBert child bike seat

We love the iBert Safe-T Child Bike Seat

Our iBert is the best bicycle accessory I have ever bought. Since I have three boys and two are at least 6 years older than our toddler Tommy. I needed some convenient way of taking Tommy with us on our bike rides. We usually just ride around our neighborhood and sometimes we go around the big pond or on a local bike path. So I started looking and I had seen lots of seats for use on the back of my bike. I had seen lots of people use them while I was growing up. They seemed decent but, really bulky and I wouldn't be able to see what my little devil might be up to. So I kept looking. I came across trailers that could be towed in the back and they were very expensive and Tommy wouldn't see anything from inside one of those.

Then I found the iBert. It had tons of high star reviews on Amazon. It seemed too perfect and because of that my wife had doubts about its safety. But, from what I read it seemed safer than the others. Sure Tommy would be in front of me so he would get whatever it is in his face first. But, I didn't plan on hitting anything to begin with. I obviously won't be racing downhill with him on the bike either. I really liked the idea of being able to see Tommy without trying to look behind me. I also didn't want to block his view of the scenery. What kid wants to stair at their dad's back for a whole bike ride? Another thing I loved about it was that since it is attached to the handlebars it is a lot easier to balance than the child seats for the back. Unfortunately I couldn't find one in a store anywhere and I really wanted to try it first. Since I could only find it on Amazon I eventually took the chance and ordered one. A year later and the iBert is awesome. Tommy loves it and is always trying to get me to take him on it whenever he sees the other boys riding their bike's or even if I just open the garage door in front of him.

Tommy is now three years old and is starting to get a little big for the iBert Safe-T seat. I can get him in it fine and it still supports him. But, when I take him out he needs to take off his shoes or else he doesn't fit. We still have lots of fun with the seat on bike rides. I'm not sure what I am going to try next. He has a balance bike and does really well on that too. So maybe I will just let him use that and we will go pretty slow. When he is a little bigger we will get him a bike with pedals. I have seen some trailer bikes but, I'm not sure if that would be worth it.

Does your child love going for a bike ride? 6 comments

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ethel smith 6 years ago from Kingston-Upon-Hull

This looks good. Ypu do have to be very careful. A niece of mine suffered a fractured arm when she was in a seat on mum's bike. She was seated at the rear and caught her arm in the wheel spokes.


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jim10 6 years ago from ma Author

Ouch! That is awful. The poor girl. That is another reason why I am glad I can see what Tommy is getting into since he is in front of me. Thanks for the comment.


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Nancy's Niche 6 years ago from USA

Great article and product; I like the idea of the seat being in front instead of on the back. It also looks more comfortable for baby then the older designs.


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Teresa Laurente 6 years ago from San Antonio, Texas, U.S.A.

I agree with Nancy as a mom. Maybe too there is a reason for it.Great hubs.


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Robin 6 years ago from San Francisco

We are looking for a bike seat for our almost three year old. Do you think she's too big for the iBert? Do you know the weight limit? Thanks!


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jim10 6 years ago from ma Author

Hi Robin, unfortunately the weight limit is 38 pounds. But, that is based on maneuverability. I think it could easily hold more it is pretty strong. My son is 2 and a half. He fits in it fine still. The only trouble is getting his sneakers between the handlebars and the iBert. When he wears his crocs it is no problem. But, to be honest I doubt he will fit in it next summer. Unless his feet don't grow or I put him in barefoot. I am only 5 '3 and I have not trouble seeing over him. I would highly recommend it for about 1 to 3.

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    iBert Pluses and Minuses

    Pluses

    • Great balance and control of the bike.
    • You can see your child.
    • Your child can look around and actually enjoy the ride.



    Minuses

    • A little uncomfortable for me since the seat is in my way. At first I bumped my knees sometimes but, now I easily ride without touching it.
    • Sometimes Tommy tries to remove my hands so he can hold the handle bars.

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