Buckle Up Companions for a Ride
- What: Dolly Come Ride with Me Bike Seat
- When: 2 years and up
- Why: Take dolls and stuffed animals along on bike rides
- Where: Amazon
If you have a child who loves bikes and baby dolls, hook them up with this affordable plastic doll bike seat. It fits onto the seat post of most bicycles, from toddler size to big kid bikes.
The Velcro straps mean it can adjust to accommodate almost any doll or stuffed animal. We’ve used it with a variety of sizes of dolls, from Baby Stella to Cabbage Patch to our most recent obsession, Baby Alive. Hard or soft, big or small, it can take dolls along for the ride.
The top straps go over the doll’s head, and can adjust to fit looser or tighter. We leave those in the same position most of the time. The bottom white strap lifts up and threads through the center plastic piece. It creates a three point harness with infinite adjustability, but with closures simple enough for toddlers to handle. It can easily accommodate most stuffed animals as well.
It attaches with screws to the pole underneath the bike seat. If, like us, your bike seat is in the lowest position, you might not have room for the attachment and a reflector. We used zip ties to get around that issue, until our girl grows a bit bigger and a higher seat height reveals more post real estate. On her smaller bike, with a higher seat, we had no trouble using the screws.
The pink plastic doesn’t feel like it would hold up, yet it has lasted without many marks for years in our household, We’ve even used zip ties instead of screws to attach it, so we could keep the seat in the lowest position. We used it on a twelve inch wheel bike, a 16 inch wheel bike, and will soon upgrade it to 20 inch wheels. That alone tells you how long it lasts – longer than the bike for young kids!
We’ve had this seat for at least two years, and despite regular outdoor use in all kinds of weather and storage in our dirty garage (i’m not kidding our garage has dirt floors), it looks brand new. It hasn’t warped or faded, and has made my daughter and her playmates happy on countless occasions as they take their beloved babies along on their bikes.