IntroductionWhen you buy toys, its good if it can challenge the kids mentally or physically besides being just fun.
That’s what a balanced bike does. Unlike a pedal bike, a balanced bike doesn’t have pedals so a child has to propel it ahead using his feet. And as the bike picks up pace, the child is suppose to learn to balance while the bike is in motion.
So its indeed a unique toy.
Just ensure your child is wearing a helmet while riding this bike, and you be around the bike, at least until your child has got a hang of it.
The most important advantage of a balanced bike is that it encourages the child to balance, so it will make it easier for him/her to learn an actual bike when the child grows up (and you won’t have to do all that running behind the bike).
Balanced Bike: Buying Guide
A Balance bike uses a simple mechanism through which it operates but choosing a suitable balanced bike for your child may not be as simple a task.
The riding experience on a balance bike is dependent on factors such as bike size, build quality, and features.
When choosing the best balance bike for your little one, make sure you pay attention to the following factors:
- Size and weight of the bike
- Geometry, which makes it easy to maneuver
- Tire type
- Brakes: Most balance bikes do not have brakes and its perfectly fine. but you can choose one with brakes.
- Turning limiters
- Frame materials
- Hand grips