Balance Bike

Kristina - posted on 06/12/2011 ( 3 moms have responded )

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Does anyones toddler use a balance bike? Was thinking about getting my 21 mon old a strider bike and was hoping other moms could tell me what they thought about them.

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Karli - posted on 06/27/2011

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Hello, we bought our son a small 2 wheeler with training wheels, we thought he could learn to pedal and get fast and steer and when he was 4 we would take off the training wheels and teach him to balance then. He turned 4 this past May and he has learned to ride his bike without his training wheels. It took him about 3-4 days. I am so thankful that I did not get the balance bike because being hunched over while he is learning to balance is back-breaking. Not only are you hunched over, you are hunched over running beside him as fast as he can pedal until you have to let go and hope that he stays upright or crashes somewhere soft and cushy. If he wipes out really bad when he's that young he may not get back on it. This is just my opinion, but it may help.

Kristina - posted on 06/27/2011

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I have bought my daughter a balance bike and she doesn't like it at all, tho she can just barely touch the floor. Hoping that someday she will like it

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