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A few years ago now, back when I lived in Bristol, I had a boyfriend who was obsessed with hotukdeals.

I don’t just mean that he would check the site for offers before he bought something significant, I mean that he loved browsing, scrolling through the listings, just for fun. ‘Someone’s just found a half price patio set in an Asda in Doncaster!’ he would shout out, excitedly. It makes you wonder really how engaging I was as a girlfriend, but let’s brush over that.

He actually saved us a lot of money over the few years we lived together – or should I say hotukdeals did, because the beauty of the site is that you don’t actually do any of the research yourself, you just wait for other people to find the bargains, post about them, and then you swoop. Hotukdeals is a place for real consumers to share their stories, deals, vouchers. and tips. The purpose of the site is to encourage honest advice from genuine consumers, getting insight from other real people about hot deals and products.

There’s also an app, which is totally free and allows for on the go bargain hunting. You can also use the app to set keyword alerts, so if, for example, you’re after some LEGO for Christmas presents, you can get a notification as soon as a LEGO offer gets posted. I actually did a little project with them a couple of years ago, where I saved £527 on my Christmas shopping, so coupled with my obsessive boyfriend history I consider myself something of an expert.

When hotukdeals asked me then if I fancied using the site to discover some bargains for a garden makeover, I was PRIMED, ready to strike while the deal was hot. (Or, as it turned out in my case, while the half price barbecue was hot.) They’ve also given me two £50 vouchers to give away, so read on for more info on how to win those too.

My garden is one of my favourite bits of the house because it’s the area where I have made the most difference. The rest of the house was already redecorated and ready to go, but the garden was like a prison yard. I did a whole garden makeover post, complete with kitten in a wheelbarrow, if you want to check it out, and I’ve added a lot of plants along the way too. (It’s worth noting too that the plants from that second post are doing really well a year on – I’ve been really impressed with them.)

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So I set about searching the garden section of hotukdeals for some garden bargains that would add to the tropical paradiseness of my garden.* View Post

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A lot of people are now hopping onto the bandwagon of juicing. Because this diet fad is actually pretty easy to follow, the number of people who are juicing are steadily growing. Juicing can also be a cheaper and healthier alternative compared to commercialized fruit juices. This is especially true if you hand-press yours with Goodnature juicers and other types of juicers. But are there any actual benefits to juicing your own fruit? This article can provide accurate answers.

You don’t want to try out something that will not impact your life in a positive way. Fortunately, juicing your own fruit isn’t a useless effort because this practice can provide the following benefits:

1.     It Can Help You Consume More Fruits

Everything you consume and don’t consume can affect your overall health. If you’re stuffing your body with too many junk foods and carbonated drinks, don’t expect that your body will be safe from common illnesses and diseases. Consuming unhealthy food and practicing unhealthy eating habits will only put your health and life at risk. When you juice your own fruit, you’ll be able to steer away from this direction.

Juicing is a great way for you to consume all the nutrients and minerals your body needs through fruits. And because juicing allows you to combine different fruits, it’ll be easy for you to enjoy healthy fruit-based drinks. Through juicing, you might even start loving juices that you disliked in the past!

2.     It Can Give You More Energy

Regardless of whether you’re a student, parent, or employee, you need to have a lot of energy during the day. Your energy level is vital for you to function and become productive. If you see yourself dozing off in the middle of the day, the absence of nutrients and minerals from your body might be the reason why. All of these components serve as your body’s fuel, which is why you should always be on a full tank.

When you juice your own fruits, nutrients and minerals are retained, allowing your body to produce higher levels of energy. You can try juicing one piece of orange, four slices of apples, and a handful of kale together. This combination can boost your energy—perfect when you’re starting a busy day.

3.     It Can Help You Sleep Better

Getting a good night’s sleep is vital for you to achieve optimal health. Sleep is your body’s way of recharging and repairing broken muscles and tissues. It’ll be easier for you to function and excel if you’re able to sleep well. You can’t possibly become effective at school or work if you’re always grumpy first thing in the morning, right? If you want to get the most out of your sleep, juicing can certainly help.

Fruits like cherries, oranges, and kiwi naturally contain melatonin, a hormone that puts your body to sleep. The more fruits you include in your juices, the better quality and longer sleep you’ll have.

4.     It Can Help You Focus Better

When you’re alert and focused, it’ll be easier for you to accomplish different tasks during the day. If you exert time and effort on a specific task, you’ll be able to complete this in no time and move on to another task. If you’re having a hard time focusing at school, work or home, start juicing all of your fruits. Drinking natural juices from green fruits can make you feel alert and energized, allowing you to function better. Pressed juices are also a healthier alternative to coffee and energy drinks. Fruit juices can improve your focus without letting your body go through a sugar crash.

5.     It Can Help You Live Longer

As they say, “health is wealth.” All of your achievements in school and work will be useless if you’re always sickly. Instead of enjoying the rewards of your hard work, you’ll end up spending all of your money to pay for expensive medical bills, doctors’ professional fees, and hospitalization. Fortunately, you can save yourself from experiencing any of these once you start juicing your fruits. Drinking fruit juices regularly is like taking the most natural multivitamins. Fresh fruit juices can regulate your blood sugar and blood pressure, and can also help prevent cancer.

Consult Your Doctor

If you’re a newbie to the world of juicing, look for easy recipes to follow. You can do this by using the internet or asking for help from people who are juicing. But most importantly, you should get the go signal of your doctors before trying out juicing. You want juicing to improve your overall health, not become the reason why you’ll become unhealthy.

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Finding spiritual guidance is essential for every person’s spiritual growth. However, sometimes it can be difficult to determine the best way and how to find as well as identify spirit guides. This is because there are many spiritual gurus out there who promise to know it all yet at the same time some of them are not as reliable as they claim to be.

There are different methods and ways of finding spiritual guidance. However, while to some people, not all might work for you there are others who they will all work for. It’s therefore; best to determine which approaches best for you. Psychics can also help you create a closer connection and relationship with your spirit guides which will be quite beneficial in every area of your life. Here are 4 tips to finding spiritual guidance. 

Be flexible and open

Understand that spiritual guidance comes in many forms so be open to receiving your spiritual guidance. Spirit guides are clever, and if you let them through different ways, either dreams, thoughts or a sign, you can receive that spiritual guidance that you need.

You can receive spiritual guidance through a voice within you or an inner knowing. Sometimes, you might even see them in the form of sparks of light which are an indicator of the presence of a spirit guide. When this happens you need to connect with your spirit guide by listening. 

Practice yoga and meditation

Prayer, yoga and meditation also quiet your mind which opens you to hearing any guidance from your spiritual guide. Finally, after meditation, exercise gratitude. Also, you can choose a credible psychic to perform a psychic reading for spiritual guidance. Psychics will often share what they have learned and guide you to what’s required of you.

Be relaxed and enjoy

Let it go and do not attach to the outcome. Let the flow happen naturally by trusting that there is something better in store for you. Understand that everything will be perfect in divine timing and don’t force things. If you’ve made any mistakes in the past, learn from them, but don’t dwell too much on how things will unfold since this might push away your spiritual guides. Be grateful for every experience to avoid and trust that your guides know what’s better. This will give you clear guidance and prevent you from manipulating your results which might cause disappointments.

Believe in yourself 

When you want to find spiritual guidance one of the most important things is believing in yourself. You need to believe that you deserve the guidance. Believe that you can receive the guidance and the ability to connect to your guides. This is essential for you to get the support and guide that you are searching for and deserve. If you can trust in your own psychic ability, then you increase your chances of hearing any information that is key in your spiritual journey.

Above all, even while making use of the above tips, it’s always best to engage in activities that bring you joy. Find out which activities or hobbies you love, whether it’s running, artwork, cooking, swimming or any other and keep yourself happy at all times. Positive vibes are important for you to feel the presence of your guides, especially when in high vibrational energy. These vibes will greatly help you to succeed even in unlikely situations and circumstances. 

 

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Traditionally, gambling has been the reserve of men, and men only. If you think about any film set in a casino, it’s full of men having all the fun, while the women do nothing but serve them drinks or cheer them on. Thankfully, that’s all starting to change.

Female-friendly casinos

The online casino industry has grown and grown over the past few years and shows no signs of stopping – experts have predicted that, by 2020, the online casino industry could be worth around $60 billion. More and more people are gambling, both men and women, and, because of this, the casinos aren’t just aimed at the men out there.

In the past few years, new online casinos have appeared with names like Queen Vegas, Anna Casino, and Vera & John – you can tell just from the names who these sites are all aimed at. They’re all full of games aimed at women, from bingo and games and scratch cards to slot machines with titles like Ladies Leisure or Immortal Romance.

Why Women are Going Online

The Gambling Commission recently revealed a study on people’s gambling habits in the UK. While men are more likely to gamble for fun, 49% of women gamble to win (compared to only 41% of men). One reason for the rise in the number of women signing up to online casinos is that they feel more comfortable with them. Online casinos have made it easier for them to have fun playing on their laptops or phones, rather than playing in front of crowds of men.

From the designs of the websites to the variety of games available, it’s clear that online casinos are trying to entice more women players. If you’re looking for an online casino to try out, Bonus.ca has all the top casino bonus codes and offers available for new players.

Women in the Industry

Denise Coates, the founder of online casino bet365, has been dubbed “the best-paid woman in the world.” Just last year, she earned £265 million, which was more than three times what Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, made the same year. Some of the biggest and most influential figures in the industry are women, too, such as Lydia Barbara, the head of innovation and strategy at Microgaming. The software company is responsible for hundreds of the biggest online casino games, from poker and roulette to blackjack and slot machines.

Women aren’t just playing a big part behind the scenes; an increasing number of women are taking up poker and other casino games, and rising up through the ranks. People like Vanessa Selbst, (who’s earned more than £9 million to become the top-earning female poker player of all time) and Barbara Enright (who was inducted into the Poker Hall of fame in 2007) could be said to be inspiring other women to follow in their footsteps.

Even though gambling’s traditionally been for men, things have changed fast in the past few years, giving women opportunities that they’ve never had before. It’s a trend that doesn’t show any sign of stopping and, hopefully, is here to stay.

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We were gifted spaces on this Boo Cottage Botanicals workshop for the purposes of this review

When I was little, I used to make my own perfume.

I say ‘make my own perfume’ – what I actually used to do was collect up scattered rose petals that had fallen off the flowers, (or pick them off if I thought no one was looking), and put them in an old jam jar of water. The petals smelt so beautiful, I was sure if I could just gather enough that I would be able to turn my jam jar water into rose scented perfume.

As anyone who has tried this, (and I’m imagining it’s a lot of you), will know, it doesn’t work. You just get rank old petals in a jar of water. Still, it’s fun to try when you’re eight years old or so.

It was with with kind of ‘anything is possible if you have enough rose petals’ attitude that we rocked up one Sunday morning a few weeks ago for a workshop with Boo Cottage Botanicals. We were doing the ‘natural skincare workshop: balms, bombs and body butters‘ and it promised that we would leave with a whole range of skincare products that we’d made ourselves from scratch.

I’d taken Belle along with me because she loves skincare and is always mashing avocados late at night to smear on her face. She told me she only does that out of poverty (not sure where she thinks the avocados come from) but regardless she DID enjoy it. She has a certain way of being when she gets really engrossed in an activity – a serious, efficient look on her face and a nice straight back – and she had this throughout the morning.

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Do you love exploring new cities? Well, this is one activity that most people don’t do. If they only knew how much fun they miss. If you are one of those city adventurers, then you’d want to visit Kansas next time you are in the United States. There is never a dull moment here since there are so many things to do in Kansas City. You’d need to stay here for more than six months just to enjoy half of what this amazing city has to offer.

1.  Visiting Museums

Among the places you shouldn’t miss is the World War 1 Museum. There is a great collection of equipment used in this warlike torpedoes, grenades, and guns among other artifacts. You also get to learn a great deal about the war and a bit of history that is uncommon in the conventional education system. Remember to enjoy the elevator ride to the top of Liberty Memorial which is 217 feet above. You will be mesmerized by the majestic views of the city while up there. If you are traveling with your family, and if especially if you have children, how about you make their experience worthwhile by visiting the Toy and Miniature Museum. There is a beautiful collection of more than 70,000 old toys, dollhouses an array of other stuff. The museum is sponsored by HallMark and is free of charge.

2.  Enjoy the Culture

Remember the cool Jazz music that was popular in the 1930s? you can relive this experience at the 18th & Vine District. This historic city is the heart and soul of such music with the American Jazz Museum and the Gem Theatre being its pulse. You will also like the Negro Leagues Baseball Museum. Maybe they can tell you a little about Kansas baseball stars such as Ray Sadecki. Of course, you will need to eat and do some shopping while in this city. For a light breakfast, visit Donutology. They have some snacks you can grab on your way. You can have a heavy sumptuous meal at Port Fonda, where they have a mouth watering Mexican delicacies. After breakfast, you can head to the Plaza to do some shopping after which you can walk down the creek that is parallel to the Plaza. It’s just a past time that you will enjoy.

3. Where to Rest and Sleep

In the evening, just before you retire to bed, enjoy the piano bars, clubs and night restaurants that are full of life. The clubs are mostly active during the weekends. Westport offers some of the best chillings, partying and eating spots, as well as some relaxing coffee shops. If you happen to visit in September, you will be lucky to experience the Midwest Tea Festival that recognizes the culture that produces and enjoy tea. After the day’s activities, you will need a place to rest and rekindle your energy. There are a lot of nice places you can sleep like Baymont Inn, Sleep Inn and Suites and Americas Best Value Inn among others. Most of these inns are affordable and very comfortable. So, get your bags and head to KC one of these days. 

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This is a guest post from Bee, who was sent a gluten free apple cake from Sponge for the purposes of this review. 

Gluten free cake reviews

I need to talk to you all about the best (gluten free) cake on the whole of the internet. I say internet because my sort of sister-in-law made me a really nice gluten free birthday cake that was definitely as good as this one, so they have to take joint first place in the very important cake league table in my mind.

Anyway, when I was about six months pregnant I was becoming really ill after food and I soon worked out that wheat, and more specifically gluten, was the culprit. It took a couple of months of going cold turkey but it finally helped my skin breakouts, heartburn, digestive issues and a host of other crappy stuff I had been dealing with that I had just put down to pregnancy symptoms.

I optimistically thought that when I gave birth I would regain my tolerance to gluten but alas, it was not to be. I’m quite sad about it because even though I like feeling good in myself and not hideously ill, there are so many things I miss that contain wheat and other gluteny stuff. (Looking at you, Starbucks fruit toast.)

‘Free from’ alternatives have come a long way in recent years but gluten free stuff is still really hit and miss and with it often being so expensive I feel reluctant to try too many new things in case it’s a total waste of money. That’s why when Sponge offered me one of their gluten free cakes to try I jumped at the chance.

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Even with a stable source of income and a pre-set monthly budget plan, there are still many people who find it difficult to manage their expenses and meet their basic needs within a specific budget. Unexpected car and home repairs, hiking billing rates for utilities, and expensive monthly rents can all pile up and make it difficult for you to look for money to cover these expenses. Some people have emergency funds that are available for immediate withdrawal, while others do not want to use their savings in the bank for their daily needs or may not have any savings at all. Fortunately, there are financial institutions that offer quick loans to pay for your small and immediate needs, like creditninja quick cash. Learn more about the basics of quick loans and the terms.

Quick Loans and Personal Loans

As its name suggests, a quick loan is a type of a personal that can usually be approved in less than a day after evaluation of the required documents. Upon assessing the financial capacity of the borrower, the loan amount, the loan period, and the interest rate of the principal, the funds can be immediately transferred to the debtor’s bank account. If you have a good credit standing, you are more likely to get approved for a quick loan with more favourable terms.

Advantages of Getting a Quick Loan

Unlike long term loans, you do not usually need to nominate an asset or property, such as cars and homes, as collateral. There are also many lenders that can offer quick loans with varying terms and interest rates depending on the purpose of the loan such as credit unions, traditional banks, online lenders, and others. All you need to provide are documents which show proof of employment or a stable source of income. This is in stark contrast with conventional lenders which rely on your credit history in the past rather than your capacity to pay at the present.

Terms of a Typical Quick Loan

Depending on the lender, the terms may vary both on the interest rates and time of repayment. Some calculate interest charges based on the number of days it took to repay the loan, while others offer fixed interest rates for the whole month regardless if you pay ahead of the deadline or just on time. There are lending companies that offer quick loans which you need to repay come the next payday. There are also other types of quick loans such as car title loans, peer to peer lending, and pawnshop loans.

Staying Out of Debt

With typically high interest charges, payday loans can put you in huge debt problems especially without proper financial management. Only apply for quick loans if you really need one, and make sure that you can repay the amount in full at the given deadline. You may ask a co-signer with good credit rating to lower the interest rate and make it easier for you to repay. You may also talk directly to the lender to ask for an extension as most of them would be willing to help if you have a good reason. You may also check on other online alternatives to get approved fast, easy, and with lower interest rates. Visit www.quickloans.co.nz to know more about the best loans that you can get to cover your immediate financial needs.

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It’s ten years this summer since I quite working full time and became self-employed. I’d like to say it was a carefully thought out plan, that I had savings and relevant experience built up, but honestly I was just in a job I hated and sick of working for other people.

I was also watching a lot of Sex And The City.

I’d always enjoyed writing, and there was something about Carrie Bradshaw’s freelance writer life that was just so seductive – she barely ever seemed to do any work and yet she lived in central Manhattan, was always in fancy bars drinking cocktails, and she thought nothing of blowing hundreds of dollars on pairs of shoes that I wouldn’t even be able to walk in, let alone strut around a busy city in.

I know that her apartment was meant to be rent controlled, but even so, I felt like if she could do it then surely I could?

It turned out of course that freelance journalism isn’t quite as lucrative as it’s portrayed by Carrie, and lo and behold I still don’t own a single pair of Manolo Blahniks, but I’m still grateful to her for giving me the confidence to pursue the dream, even if it was a little misplaced.

The reality is that most of the famous characters you see in TV and films would never be able to afford to live the lives they are portrayed as having. But then where would be the fun in watching a show about someone who stayed in every night eating Pasta n Sauce and watching old DVD reruns of Peep Show?

If you’re interested, and have ten minutes to kill, Canstar have put together a fun game to see which from a line up of 24 famous characters would actually be able to afford their homes, and which you really shouldn’t use as a justification for giving up a well paid job on a whim. (Me.)

You can also see how you stack up. Spoiler alert: I don’t earn enough money to buy Tony Stark’s house in Iron Man, or 221b Baker Street, but I COULD stretch to Kevin Webster’s house on Coronation Street. Sad times.

Play the game now, see which characters are living a lie, and see how you compare.

 

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Whether you are a power walker or a marathoner, a 3-wheeled jogging stroller will be your best friend if you are a new parent. Consider the following factors when making a decision on which jogging stroller to purchase:

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1.   Determine Where it Will Be Used

The first question you need to ask yourself is how you intend to use the stroller.

  • Will you push it as you jog?
  • Are you planning on attaching it to your bicycle?
  • Will you be taking it cross-country skiing with you?

If you only intend to use the stroller for running purposes, then you should check top jogging strollers on littlebabygear.com for the best recommendations.

If you are interested in finding a stroller that can be used in multiple ways, then it may be ideal for you to consider buying a jogger/bike trailer – there’s a huge selection online! View Post

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Is there anything better in the whole wide world than a good cup of tea?

Okay, so winning the lottery or marrying the love of your life or getting stranded on a desert island full of cats or something, but APART from those things… Is there anything better than a cup of tea?

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And before you say anything, yes, my milk jug is very cool, thank you. It’s part of my collection of ‘milk jugs in the shape of chickens where the milk comes out of their beaks’. It’s fun because it looks like the chicken is throwing up in your drink. It’s a fairly niche collection, but I like a challenge.

The tea that my chicken was ‘helping’ with today was a rather lovely earl grey from Blue Tea Box. I was excited to try them because their coffee – Blue Coffee Box – is my favourite coffee of all time, not even an exaggeration. The tea is a new strand to the business, offering rare and single-origin teas, ethically sourced from across the globe by specialist tea merchants.

Blue Tea Box works on a subscription model and you can choose either one large bag or three smaller bags delivered to your door every month, either for yourself or as a gift. Tell Blue Tea Box what kind of tea you normally like and your tea concierge selects your perfect teas. Fancy!

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Everything You Need To Know Before Cycling With Your Child

Going on a bike ride is one of the best ways to spend some quality time with your little one. As a parent though, we can’t help but worry about the safety and comfort of our baby during the ride. These issues often prevent us from taking our children on a fun cycling ride.

However, biking with your child can be a fun and convenient experience for both of you. Just make sure you know the important things to make when biking with babies and have suitable equipment. Also, it’s an excellent way to get your daily dose of exercise.

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How Safe Is It To Cycle With My Baby?

Cycling with a child is a topic that has sparked a lot of debate. The Dutch believe that it’s safe to take a newborn for a bike ride while to Brits it’s safer if your baby is at least nine months old. Americans, on the other hand, think it’s better to wait until a baby is one year old.

It doesn’t matter what advise your family or friends give you. Eventually, what the appropriate age you think and feel your baby is safest for cycling is the most important thing here. If you’re not 100% comfortable and sure of your little one’s safety, then listen to your gut feeling.

But if you truly want to share the joys of the outdoors and nature with your baby onboard your bike, then make sure to consider several factors before making your final decision.

Falling from the bike is an obvious thing for parents to worry about. While most biker parents say that it’s more likely for them to fall down the stairs with their child in their arms, it doesn’t mean that the low chance of a bike fall with your baby is an unreasonable worry, and here are the reasons why:

  • Your little angel is a fragile little thing compared to toddlers and older children. And a slight accident can cause him to suffer serious injuries.
  • Bike rides can be quite bumpy. The delicate head of your baby is prone to injuries from the continuous shaking and vibrations he may feel when you’re pedaling away. So it will be safer to take your baby on his first ride with you when he’s a bit older.
  • Your baby’s head and neck are not strong enough to support a safety helmet.
  • It is not advisable for a young baby to sit upright for longer periods.

The majority of cycling organizations and bike shops recommend that the safest cycling age is when your baby can sit up on his own and when he’s at least nine months. It’s also best if you can wait until he’s a year older.

When your baby reaches the right age for him to safely cycle with you, there are various carrier and bike seat options you can purchase. Every parent is different. What works with your friend may not work for you and vice versa.

Also, your choice will depend on your budget and needs. Make sure to check out the available options you have. It is also advisable to read toddler bike seat reviews to see which one is the most suitable for you and your child before making any purchase.

Different Types Of Child Bike Seats

The popularity of child bike seats is increasing because more and more parents want to contribute to the preservation of our environment by opting to ride a bike. Also, they are more affordable than getting your kid an entire bike.

There are three main types of child bike seats you can choose:

  • Rear-mounted child bike seat
  • Front-mount child bike seat
  • Bike trailer

Rear-Mounted Bike Seats

This bike seat is the most common type used by many biker parents. It fits above your bike’s back wheel. A rear bike seat normally has a harness, leg guards, raised sides, and a high back. It’s a great option if you like going on long bike rides and if you have a taller baby.

It’s larger than the front-mounted model and can carry children up to five or six years old. Keep in mind that you’ll need to switch to a rear-mount seat if you begin with a front bike seat as your baby grows.

This type has two mounting styles:

  • Frame-mounted rear bike seat. This style is suitable for your nine months old baby weighing up to 45 lbs. You can attach it directly to your bike’s frame allowing it to have suspension. It’s cost-effective since you need to buy a separate rack. It also comes with more features like suspension, recline ability, footrests, and adjustable harness.
  • Rack-mounted rear bike seat. You mount this style to a rack attached to your bike’s frame over its rear tire. It’s easier to fit to a wide range of adult bikes. However, you need to purchase a separate rack for this with at least 60 lbs weight capacity.

Front-Mounted Bike Seats

This bike seat is more compact. A front-mounted seat is suitable for kids with age ranging between nine months to around two years old. It is placed in front of you and attached to the handlebars of your bike, which can affect its maneuverability. However, since it is positioned between your arms, your toddler will feel more carefree and comfortable.

You can attach it to the stem of the handlebars through a mounting bracket. The stem’s height and width, as well as the mounting bracket diameter,  will determine if you can mount the bike seat to it. Each bike has a different mounting bracket. Some may need an entire vertical inch to mount, while others barely need any space.

Bike Trailer

A bike trailer allows you to tow your toddler behind you. It usually has a couple of bike-type wheels as well a long hitching arm which you can attach to your bike. You simply place your baby in a seated position, strap him inside the ventilated, weatherproof, and zipped compartment, and you’re good to go.

This type of bike seat is spacious, features comfortable seating, storage for toys, and available in two-seaters. It’s a bit more expensive, but they often feel more stable than the other bike seats. There are even some models that you can transform into a pushchair.

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Tips On Safe Cycling With Your Child

Cycling is an activity that you and your child can both enjoy. Generally, it’s safe, and most parents feel that the health benefits it presents outweigh any risks. Letting your child wear a helmet is a personal choice and your responsibility.

Keep in mind that a helmet will not be able to protect you or your little one from any eventualities. They’re not designed specifically for accidents involving other traveling vehicles at relatively high speeds. However, using bike helmets can provide you and your child with added safety in minor falls and accidents.

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With that in mind, here are some safety tips to remember when going on a bike ride with your little one:

  • Make sure your baby is old enough to support his head and can sit up without any help. If not, it is advisable not to take him cycling yet.
  • Since not every bike out there is suitable for child bike seats, check first if it will accurately fit your bike before buying one.
  • It’s worth investing in a good quality helmet as it can aid in reducing the risk of head and brain injuries in certain situations. The skull of your baby is fragile, so wearing a cycling helmet is vital.
  • It is crucial for you to practice getting your baby in and out of his bike seat. Make sure that you can safely balance your bike and get your child out before cycling.
  • Choose a bike seat with footrests to prevent the feet of your child from getting caught in the spokes of your bike’s wheel.

Final Words

Cycling with your baby is a fun bonding activity where you can also introduce the beauty of nature with him. Make sure to choose the best bike seat for your baby and follow our safety tips so that both of you can enjoy a safe, relaxing, and comfortable cycling adventure.

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