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Dear Jess: Sleep-Tricycling


Here’s the first in a new occasional series in which I will ask myself questions and then reply. I’ll be my own agony aunt. Today’s question concerns parenting and road safety:

Dear Jess,

Is it safe to allow my not-quite-eighteen month old to ride a tricycle on a public road while she is fast asleep?

Yours, uncertain of the rules of the road,

Jess

Dear Jess,

Not really, no. It’s actually rather dangerous. She was probably swaying quite a lot, am I right? You probably had to keep propping her back into an upright position, slumped over the handlebars, to stop her from tumbling onto the road. I suspect you already knew it a bit unsafe, didn’t you? Because you did pick her up a couple of times, but when she sleep-griped ‘Bike…bike…’ you put her back on and let her continue.

I think you are asking the wrong question here. What you should ask is ‘Is it funny?’ My answer to that is yes, so it’s okay to do it.

Yours advicefully,

Jess

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