In most cases when we are choosing the right product for our children, we search for all the available options, examine them, test them, if it is possible and after that we make a decision which one is the best. After we had gone through those steps regarding balance bikes we want to share with you why we chose them for our children.
A balance bike is a safe two-wheeled pedal-less bike that helps toddlers learn balance and steering on two wheels. It provides a no-stress method of learning to ride a bike. Balance bikes are a replacement for tricycles and training wheels as they are designed to be used during the ages that a child would typically ride a tricycle or use training wheels.
Furthermore they fit kids much better and they are much safer and more practical than tricycles and training wheels. On one hand, tricycles are slow, hard to manoeuvre and easily tip on uneven surfaces due to the three wheels. On the other hand, children are focused on balancing, rather than pedaling on a balance bike. As a result, they are more prepared for an unexpected loss in balance and are much less likely to fall.
The other option that we have checked is the training wheels. However, they significantly delay a child’s ability and desire to ride a bike. Balance bikes teach toddlers and kids how to ride while balanced, whereas training wheels teach how to ride while unbalanced. Bikes with training wheels tilt to one side, creating a false sense of balance. In order to ride without the training wheels, a child must unlearn how to ride unbalanced and learn how to ride while balanced.
Another advantage of balance bikes is that they move safely over uneven surfaces, easily gliding over rocks, dirt, curbs and even jumps. They ride on two inline wheels and easily roll over any obstacles.
Moreover, balance bikes are smaller, lighter, more narrow and fit small children much better. They provide a lot of fun and independent riding because they can go anywhere and do anything.
After a brief learning period kids learn to ride on their bikes with no assistance from their parents.With the skills learned from a balance bike, riders transit straight to a regular kids bike without the assistance of training wheels. They eliminate the need for training wheels because it teaches a child to balance while they are seated and in motion which is the hardest part of learning to ride a bike.
To conclude, essentially any balance bike can teach your child how to balance, but there are vast differences in quality, performance, and durability. The greatest advantages of our Vintage Balance Bikes are their stability and safety features. This is the reason they are much easier to learn to ride on and easier to control.