4 Fun Balance Bikes for Kids

Just as the name suggests, balance bikes allow toddlers to learn how to roll upright on two wheels as they scoot around the neighborhood.

Just as the name suggests, balance bikes allow toddlers to learn how to roll upright on two wheels as they scoot around the neighborhood.

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  • There are a lot of balance bikes on the market today that cater to kids ages 18 mos. – 5 yrs and up. It’s important to buy for the now and not for the future. A bike that is too big or heavy for your child might lead to overall frustration and impair their ability to learn to balance on a bike. First: Getting a proper fit on a balance bike requires one simple measurement, your child’s inseam measurement. A proper seat height should have the child sitting on the seat saddle, with feet flat on the ground, with a slight bend in the knees. A good starting point is 1″-1½” less than the child’s inseam. Second: Use the Rule of 30: A simple rule to follow when selecting a balance bike. A balance bike should weigh no more than 30% of your child’s weight. An easy way to determine this is to follow a simple calculation: (child’s weight) x (0.3) = (max bike weight).

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