Child (Baby) Bikes Seats: Comparison Charts and Ratings

Front-Mounted Seats

Mounts to front of bike near handlebars.

Always smaller than rear seats; best for small kids 9 months – 2 years.

Easier to engage with kids in front of you.

Rear-Frame Seats

Mounts to the frame of the bike in the rear.

Offers best suspension and reclinability.

Can be harder to fit on some bikes.

Hamax Caress Rear Rack Mounted Child Bike Seat in Red

Rear-Rack Seats

Mounts to a rack at the rear of a bike.

Lacks great suspension and reclinability of rear frame seats.

Best if you’re already using a rear rack.

Take the Guess Work out of Finding a Child Bike Seat

We’ve tested out over 20 different child bike seats and compiled our research for you! From placement on bike, to price, to brands, use our comparison charts and ratings to help you find the best seat for your bike and your child.

Sorting this Chart

Seats in comparison charts are sorted by rating level.  In desktop (not mobile) each column can be filtered by clicking on the up and down arrows next to the column title (rating, age range, quick release etc.).   To filter bikes by seat mounting type, use the button links in the chart above.

Product Bike SeatEstimated PriceOur RatingAge RangeQuick ReleaseReclinesInches to MountSeat Type
Best Overall
Thule RideAlong Mini

Thule RideAlong Mini

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$39.95
Exceptional
9 mo. to 33 lb.
Yes
No
3/4"
Front-mounted
Best Overall
Hamax Caress

Hamax Caress

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$159.00
Exceptional
9 mo. to 48.5 lb.
Yes
Yes
3" on seat tube, w/o wires on frame
Rear Frame-mounted
Hamax Observer

Hamax Observer

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$109.00
Exceptional
9 mo. to 33 lb.
Yes
No
1 5/8" (~50mm) on Threaded Headset
Front-mounted
Best Overall
Hamax Caress (Rack Mount)

Hamax Caress (Rack Mount)

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$159.00
Exceptional
9 mo. to 48.5 lb.
Yes
Yes
Rear Rack-mounted
Polisport Guppy, Rack

Polisport Guppy, Rack

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$214.39
Exceptional
9 mo. to 48.5 lb.
Yes
No
Rear Rack-mounted
Polisport Guppy, Frame

Polisport Guppy, Frame

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$214.39
Exceptional
9 mo. to 22 kg.
Yes
Yes
3"
Rear Frame-mounted
Polisport Guppy Mini

Polisport Guppy Mini

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$199.87
Exceptional
9 mo. to 15 kg.
Yes
No
0.5"
Front-mounted
Thule RideAlong Lite

Thule RideAlong Lite

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Highly Recommended
1 yr. to 48 lb.
Yes
No
4"
Rear Frame-mounted
Top Pick
Thule RideAlong

Thule RideAlong

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Highly Recommended
1 yr. to 48 lb.
Yes
Yes
4"
Rear Frame-mounted
Top Pick
Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini

Thule Yepp Nexxt Mini

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Highly Recommended
9 mo. to 3 yr.
Yes
No
1"
Front-mounted
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