Old 03-28-15, 10:46 PM
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Originally Posted by Stucky View Post
I don't "get" balance bikes. Just get her a real bike and teach her to ride- it takes 5 minutes!!!!

If she must have a balance bike, just get her a regular bike and take the pedals off.
I tend to agree. Once a child is developmentally ready to learn to ride it generally takes less than an hour to learn. And the 'take off the pedals; lower the seat; hobby horse' method works well since it hardly ever involves the painful falls that are common with the use of training wheels or running alongside approaches.
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