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"light, attractive and a bargain!…"
I was sceptical about getting my 2.5yo son a balance bike because he is a cautious soul and I couldn't imagine him relishing it, but thought I'd give it a try so Santa obliged and less than a month later he is freewheeling down hills using his legs to control the speed and it allowed a whole other side to his character to blossom!
The bike is very light indeed, so easy for little ones to control if they have a wobble AND light enough to carry in hand if necessary, has solid tyres so no punctures, is a fab Bright Red colour such as any child would adore, and is a perfect size for the smaller new rider (my 2.5yo is in 50th percentile) on lowest setting with enough adjustment to last a good while.
He is now motivated to travel and fast too so walks or running errands on foot have gone from something of a tedious exercise in chivvying along to a fun adventure for both of us with me hurrying to keep up - it has transformed our days together as I can now pop out with him easily as he loves to go on his bike.
He started just walking with the bike between his legs, then progressed to leaning on handle bars and steering with his chest, then sitting on the cross bar so he could still lean on handle bars, then sitting on saddle and steering with arms, then free wheeling with a bit of speed or slight slope. Yesterday he was trying some tricks of superman pose and mounting rocks! All in less than 2 months.
Mittens and a hat mean he doesn't get hurt if he falls so he has only grown in confidence, never felt knocked back.
I am optimistic we will never need stabilisers when he progresses to pedals.
Best £32.00 we ever spent!Read moreLess