DD1 is asking for a dora bike for christmas so we were discussing what to get for dd2 who will be 2 a couple of weeks after christmas and I suggested a balance bike but dh isnt so sure...so do toddlers actually like them? Also can you get them any cheaper than £50?
Ds1 does well on his. He is 3.5. He is not very co-ordinated - he can't do a scooter, and can't peddle his trike, so I doubt he would peddle a bike with stabilizers. But he shoots along on his balance bike.
He is starting to take his feet off the ground and coast along - so really balancing properly. I am hopeful that we will be able to skip the stabilizers when we do get him a 'proper' bike.
Nemo I think you need to check how high the saddle is on the one you buy - they really need to be able to sit on it with their feet flat on the floor. It took ds1 a while to get going (fast) on his bike because he just wasn't tall enough. He is tiny though.