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A good balance bike for a 20 month old?

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Londonmamabychance Mon 27-Jun-16 11:43:49

Hello, would be really grateful for any recommendations on a good balance bike for my 20 month old. She's currently got one of those little plastic 'toddler bikes' and she's obsessed with it, and very good on it, so I think she's ready for a balance bike. But many I see say from 2 years, and I'd really like her to have one now, to enjoy it for the summer, rather than get it for her in autumn when we're not going to be outside as much.

She's fairly tall and very sturdy and strong for her age, and very advanced on motor skills, climbing etc generally. (sorry, not showing off, just to mention I'm not worried about her not being able to use it, more about some models maybe being too heavy or tall).

My gut feeling goes against wooden ones, as they just seem not like a real bike and worried they'd be heavy, prefer metal ones, but maybe I'm wrong?

GreenSand Mon 27-Jun-16 20:18:41

Puky is the brand I know that does tiny balance bikes. BUT, check her inside leg is longer than the saddle to floor height given in the diagram

Choceeclair123 Mon 27-Jun-16 20:50:16

We have this one for our 2 year old, she's had it a while and loves it. There's a review says a lady with a 22 month old has one. This is a really small bike.

PatronIcingBardStarred Mon 27-Jun-16 20:55:16

We've had this for DS since he was about 18 months but he didn't really start to use it until he turned 2. It's a bit more expensive than some but it's so light he can carry it around himself. My friends DD has a heavier one she doesn't use but loves DS's...

www.chainreactioncycles.com/mobile/cruzee-balance-bike/rp-prod124802

Fueledwithfairydustandgin Mon 27-Jun-16 20:55:57

We have a cruzee. It is amazing. Not cheap but fantastic quality and so light

Londonmamabychance Tue 28-Jun-16 10:04:48

Thanks a lot for all the advice! the cruzee and Pukey both look nice, but a bit pricey for my budget. Tied to look for a second hand one but so far no luck. May just keep looking for a bit - if anyone knows other brands they'd recommend, please keep them coming!

Seems to be lots of Kettler, Hoy and Scot balance bike for sale second hand, but no Cruzees, typical! ; )

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