10 Best Child Bike Seats (We Tested them ALL!)

10 Best Child Bike Seats (We Tested them ALL!)

We’ve tested just about every child bike seat out there with our own babies, toddlers, and kids. Here are the 10 best child bike seats, broken down by FRONT mounted and REAR mounted.

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0:29 Rear Mounted Seats
0:39 Bellelli Pepe – Best on a Budget
1:24 Burley Dash – Unique Harness and a Storage Pocket!
2:10 Topeak BabySeat II – Comes with a rack! (Rack mount only)
2:46 Thule Yepp Maxi – Fantastic Ventilation!
3:28Hamax Caress – Great Fit for the Youngest Riders
4:15 Thule RideAlong – Best Shoulder Straps and Overall Easiest to Use (Frame mount only)
5:20 Front Mounted Seats
5:34 Peg Perego Orion – Best on a Budget AND Most Likely to Fit Your Bike
6:12 Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini – Most Lightweight and Easy to Use
7:04 Mac Ride and Kids Ride ShotGun

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(1) Bellelli Pepe
With tons of ventilation, high sideboards for better containment, and a sliding footrest height adjustment, the Pepe is both comfy and safe.

The Pepe is unique because it has shoulder straps that can be moved low enough to securely accommodate a 12-month old. Additionally, with three shoulder strap height adjustments, there’s plenty of room for growth.

(2) Burley Dash
Rear Child Bike Seats
Durable and well-designed for a very fair price point, the Dash bike seats have two unique features that set them apart from the competition. 1) Rear Storage Pocket 2) The 5 point harness system adjusts to allow you to place the buckle lower or higher on your child’s chest according to your preference.

(3) Topeak BabySeat II (Rack mount only)
If you know that your bike doesn’t work with a frame mounted seat and you need a rack mounted seat, the Topeak BabySeat II is the ONLY seat we know of that actually comes with a rack.

(4) Thule Yepp Maxi
Made from Crocs-like seat material with 56 ventilation holes in the back of the seat!
The foam material of the shoulder pads is slightly grippy and helps keep them in place.

(5) Hamax Caress
Our favorite feature is the shoulder straps which can be set by sliding the entire back of the seat up and down. If you have a 12 month old or a petite toddler, the Hamax is a great choice if you prefer a rear mounted seat.

One thing to note about the Hamax is that the shoulder straps are set more narrowly than every other seat we’ve tested, which makes it less comfortable for kids 4 and older.

(6) Thule RideAlong (Frame mount only)
The Thule RideAlong is their most high-end, cream-of-the-crop seat. The harness is the standout feature for the RideAlong. The wide, sturdy back-pack style straps stay in place better than any other straps we’ve tested, and are insanely easy to adjust.

The blue color coding system of the Thule RideAlong makes this seat pretty fool proof. Anything on the seat that can be adjusted is blue.

The RideAlong Mini is the front-mounted version of this seat, and it’s just as awesome.


(7) Peg Perego Orion
While not as high-quality as the other seats we recommend, we really appreciate its unique mounting system that works for bikes with little or no room on the headset for a mounting bracket.

(8) Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini
Weather resistant foam core and a soft, dense foam seat cushion, the Mini is expertly crafted and also the lightest seat we’ve tested!

We love the Mini’s unique two-handed, child-proof magnetic safety buckle. It’s completely impossible for a toddler to undo on their own and clicks in place heartily.

(9) Mac Ride and Kids Ride ShotGun
Consisting of just a saddle and a footrest, these seats take up very little space on the bike. One of the major advantages of these seats is that you can ride with your child in front of you until they are 4 or 5, while standard front mounted seats max out around 3 years old.

If you’re still wondering which seat is best for you, check out our Child Bike Seat Buying Guide video where we’ll walk you through the differences between front and rear seats.

Reviewer: Carrie Wren
Videography & Production: Fressia Eames

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  1. Robc509 on July 27, 2022 at 12:27 am

    Great video, thanks

  2. Suri Nguyen on July 27, 2022 at 12:33 am

    I haven’t bought a bike yet and don’t know anything about bike except know how to ride. Could you recommend a bike that can have front and rear mounted seat? I care about quality, comfort, ride on the road or trail. I am short (5 feet tall). I have a 15 months old baby which is 27lbs. Thanks in advance. Love your video.

  3. Infamous Nova on July 27, 2022 at 12:33 am

    What’s the best for a beach cruiser

  4. Kayte Reeves on July 27, 2022 at 12:34 am

    I don’t think people realize how much time and work goes into making a video like this! I’ve been going a little nuts researching the best baby/child bike seat and your video just answered all of my questions and I’m (finally) ready to order a seat for my 2 y/o! Thank you so much.

  5. Jerry Huang on July 27, 2022 at 12:35 am

    Will the thule ridealong or yepp fit Giant D fuse seatpost?

  6. Davo on July 27, 2022 at 12:38 am

    amazing review, the details are soooo helpful. pretty much gonna follow what you guys do with my 2 and 5 year olds.

  7. bitty baby twins blog on July 27, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Thank you for this video I am buying a bicycle seat for my reborn toddler doll and this really helps

  8. The Zene on July 27, 2022 at 12:39 am

    Front is best. It also teaches them how it all works. Install a small handbar onto yours, for them to feel the road

  9. maria ramos on July 27, 2022 at 12:41 am

    My diaghter us 3 turns 4 in July 31 and she weights 47lbs ? So which seat do you recommend for her

  10. Pierre Samarasinghe on July 27, 2022 at 12:47 am

    I just bought the Topeak UNI SUPER TOURIST DX (DISC) bicycle rack (https://www.topeak.com/global/en/products/mtb-&-700c-touring-racks/832-uni-super-tourist-dx-(disc)) to fit the Thule Yepp Nexxt Maxi rack-mount seat. Can you please tell me whether you know whether this seat will fit onto this rack? The rack can take a load of 26 kilos so according to my calculations of the weight of the child and the baby seat the rack can bear the weight.

  11. Qursheed Mohammed on July 27, 2022 at 12:49 am

    Are these also good for ebikes which can go 20mph?

  12. AnataWaDareDesuKa on July 27, 2022 at 12:54 am

    Seeing those big kids in the front seats gives me anxiety 😆 They are used in the Netherlands from the age the child can sit on his own (around 5 months I think?), some of the babies in it are tiny. The oldest in it are usually maybe 12-18 months? And then move to the rear seat 😂 Of course children up to 3 fit in the front seat, but it’s mostly used for babies. I’m a childminder of a 12 month old, and I’m looking into rear seats. I find the front seat annoying anyway, I have to make quite a bit of speed to get on the seat with enough balance (at least that’s what it has felt like for me, but I’ve only used them on the bikes of the parents I mind, so it’s not my own, which also doesn’t help probably).

  13. Arii Tee on July 27, 2022 at 12:54 am

    What bike would you recommend?

  14. Monique Neely on July 27, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Are any of these for 6 or older? My daughter wants to ride with me but I cannot find information supporting ages or weights above 50lbs.

  15. De Stadhouder on July 27, 2022 at 12:56 am

    Wy is everyone wearing HELMETS

  16. Carl Hammill on July 27, 2022 at 12:58 am

    i want ebike with child seat

  17. Viki Pavlič on July 27, 2022 at 12:58 am

    nice review, thank you!

  18. mrrichardvideos on July 27, 2022 at 12:59 am

    Great video! I use my bike for all my trips and always bring a pannier/bag. Do you know how to have a rear child seat and a pannier that attaches to the rack?

  19. Just Looking on July 27, 2022 at 1:09 am

    This video was helpful! ThNks

  20. leo2502 on July 27, 2022 at 1:19 am

    What bike is the man in the videos riding? Black frame with brown tires.

  21. chicoktc on July 27, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Amazing video, straight to the point, lots of info, no bs. Thank you!

  22. J H on July 27, 2022 at 1:19 am

    Target carries Polisport child bike seats online now. I am not sure how recent that is, but wanted to let you know!

  23. stefan speidel on July 27, 2022 at 1:22 am

    What would be the youngest age for a kid to be to do this? My son is 7 months old.

  24. baronvg on July 27, 2022 at 1:22 am

    I like that the Topeak comes with a cross bar but me not being a parent, it didn’t occur to me that it’s portably for security and I’m thinking about about comfort for putting your arms there to rest 🤣