Helpful Tips To Guide Your Child’s First Bike

13.10.2016

Balance bikes are bicycles that are for children aged between one and five years. They don't have pedals because they are intended only to guide the little ones to balance. Pedaling will come later. Balance bikes, glider bikes, run bikes are all pedal fewer bikes. They come with adaptable seats and handlebars and are especially lightweight for the children to be able to handle on their own if required.

Why should your toddler's first bike be a balance bike?

  • Compared to a tricycle, it is simpler to manage over uneven surfaces.
  • A tricycle tends to tip over on bumpy surfaces.
  • A toddler can't ride a tricycle for long distances, whereas with balance bikes, he or she can run or walk long ways without feeling exhausted as the wheels have a smooth gliding movement. You'll notice that most tricycles come with handles for the parents to push. A balance bike does not have any as it is not needed.
  • Kids study to balance on balance bikes, so they are more prepared when handled with a sudden situation where the balance is threatened. Unlike balance wheels, which teach the kid to pedal without balance.
  • They are more pleasant to ride than regular (toddler's) bicycles fitted with balance wheels.
  • They are lighter than the smallest pedal bikes and so can be handled by toddlers all on their own. Removing the pedals of a regular bike is not a great idea either!

Some FAQs

Where does my child put his feet?

He or she does not have to set them anywhere on the bike! Give the kid one, and you will see how he practices it. The feet will be on the floor

What is the exact height of the seat I should look for while purchasing it for the first time?

An inch less than the inseam size of your child (Crotch to ground) should be excellent. Seat height arrangement of two inches more than this is enough for the bike to last for another three years while the child grows.

When will my child be able to ride a regular pedal bicycle?

Through his or her fourth birthday, the kid should be ready to ride a standard pedal bicycle after 'practice' on a balance bike.

How much do they cost?

There is one to suit your budget, from reasonably priced to more expensive ones. The expensive ones build in more features yet maintain the weight low.

How to decide a balance bike for your kid:

  • Seat height- The kid should be able to hit and push off with his/her feet to go on a balance bike. While sitting on one, her knees should be somewhat bent, not straight nor very curved
  • Wheel size - 12" are suggested for beginners, going up to 14" and 16" for taller beginners and grade-schoolers.
  • Lightweight - keep the pressure to 30% of your child's weight. Anything more will get too heavy for the average child.
  • Tires. Foam tires are excellent but do not provide traction on smooth floors. Air tires are the best, but they can get pricey (fat boy tires) and regular ones should have sealant.

Hand brakes are not frequently recommended for toddlers, but if you intend for their continued use of 4 or 5 years, they can be fitted. Kids ordinarily pick up their use soon.

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