Balance Bikes 101

Jun 4, 2022 | Blogs

Balance bikes are a type of bike that helps children learn to ride a bicycle without the use of training wheels. They are typically very lightweight and easy to maneuver, which makes them perfect for beginners. It can be used by children as young as 18 months or as a training tool for older children who are learning to ride a traditional bicycle.
Balance Bikes 101

How Can Balance Bikes Help My Child Learn To Ride A Bike Better Than Regular Bikes

Do you feel like your child is struggling to learn how to ride a bike? Is it difficult for them because they are inexperienced or does the task seem overwhelming. If this sounds familiar, then consider getting balance bikes as an alternative option that can make learning more fun!

Balance bikes are simple two-wheeled vehicles that children can use to learn how to balance and steer. Unlike regular bikes, there are no pedals or brakes on balance bikes, children simply push themselves along with their feet.

This makes them a great way for younger children to learn the basics of riding a bike without having to worry about anything else. And, since they’re so much fun to ride, older children will love using balance bikes too.

 

How Do I Know When My Child Is Ready To Start Using A Balance Bike

At what age is it appropriate for my child to start using a balance bike?

This is a question that many parents ask, and the answer can vary depending on the child. Some children are ready to start using a balance bike at 18 months old, while others may not be ready until they are 3 or 4 years old. So, it’s important to pay attention to your child’s development and observe how they interact with their environment in order to determine when they are ready for this new challenge.

 

Tips When Riding A Balance Bike

Biking is a great way to get exercise and have fun. If you’re new to biking, try using a balance bike. A balance bike is a bicycle without pedals that helps children learn how to balance on a bike. Here are some tips for riding a balance bike

 

STEP 1 – SET UP THE BIKE CORRECTLY

The best way to make sure your child can use their stride length when they are walking with the balance bike is by ensuring that you have a seat height in which it’s comfortable and not too high or low.

If there were no upper limit on how close these two things would be, then someone might end up hurting themselves because of this configuration issue – but luckily we know better than anyone just what risks come along with having an improperly situated seat height.

If unsure, ask our knowledgeable staff about it.

 

STEP 2 – DON’T HOLD THE BIKE.

The natural instinct for parents is to hold onto the bike when their child starts falling. This can lead them closer towards dropping it, so try not to do this!

If you have chosen a balance bike wisely then your child will be able to easily handle and hold on themselves and learning how important balance really feels.

 

STEP 3 – LET YOUR CHILD LEARN AT THEIR OWN PACE.

It’s a wonderful thing when children are able to learn new things. Some take the initiative and jump right in, while others need more time or patience on their part. It’s important to not only make sure you’re providing your little one with plenty of opportunities for exploration; but you should also be mindful about how long these sessions should last. This is to avoid them from becoming discouraged!

 

STEP 4 – KEEP THE RIDING FUN

!Mix up their riding experience by making the journey exciting with stops at parks and feeding ducks. Let them rest when they need it, but keep going! Every time you play on bike or take breaks together is another step forward in them becoming a confident cyclist

 

Buy your 12″ and 16″ STACYC Balance Bikes Now

STACYC balance bikes are the perfect way to teach your kids on how to ride a bike. With no pedals to worry about, they can focus on learning how to balance. And with two different sizes available, there’s a STACYC balance bike for every child. These bikes are ideal for both children and adults, and they are sure to provide hours of fun.

So, do you want to start teaching your child how to ride a bike? We got you. Get your 12″ or 16″ STACYC balance bike with Odes Superstore today. Call us at (07) 4633 3304 to know our available stocks.