Do you know about these front seats for little children? I bought this used for $40. You can too, because lots of people buy them, use them once, and then resell them on ebay. This was one of the best investments of my life. A child behind you is staring at your back, and you have to shout to each other. Plus, it messes with your balance. Riding in front is smooth and easy, and it's like holding your little girl in your arms and whispering in each other's ears. The only thing to remember is that s/he is colder than you, because they're not pedaling. This seat was rated to 35 lbs. I used it for almost three years and pushed it when she was 40 lbs, because I couldn't let go.