10:28 18 May 2009
Battling the post-baby bulge could soon be a whole lot easier thanks to a new pushchair which turns into a child-carrying bicycle in a speedy 20 seconds.
The clever Netherlands invention, the Taga, allows mothers to go about their daily activities while keeping fit, as they cycle around town or the park with their young ones.
The three-wheeled stroller is described by its makers as the ultimate 'yummy mummy accessory' and because it features the convenience of a normal pram once they get there, parents can save on costly petrol and parking charges.
Suitable for babies from birth to six-years-old, children are carried in forward-facing seats between the handlebars and secured by a five-point harness. A head cushion offers added protection and a fully-sealed chain guard ensures that no clothes or body parts can get trapped.
The buggy-bike is easily disassembled for storage and can be fitted with a wide variety of accessories including a shopping basket or rain hood. Those with two children need not despair either, as there are plans to integrate a second seat although this is not available quite yet.
The Taga comes in a choice of red, green, orange and light blue and due to its versatility, it is likely to be the must-have yummy mummy accessory of the year. It is available from nursery and bike shops now, costing from 1,695.
General Manager at Taga, Hagai Barak, said the Taga turns a normal outing into an adventure.
He said: "Taga is what all busy city living, environmentally conscious parents have been waiting for.
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"Unlike in a regular bike with a rear child seat, the innovative design of Taga ensures that the child really feels part of the journey it is making with its parent. Taga is not only extremely functional but also a great bonding experience for both parent and child."
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