Balance bike reviews find the best balance bike for you child in 2018

Make 2018 the year your child learns how to ride a bike! Balance bikes are the essential tool to teach children quickly and safely how to ride a bike on their own. Not to mention they are a fun, active toy for kids of all ages. This site provides informative balance bike reviews that help you select the best balance bike for your little girl or boy so you can focus on having fun with your child learning to ride a bike. Toddler boy riding his balance bike and having fun. Why a Balance Bike?

Balance bikes offer the beginner rider many advantages over training wheels and tricycles. Not only can you child start on a balance bike as young as 18 months, but kids who start out on balance bikes build greater confidence in their abilities and transition faster to normal bike riding.

The feeling of riding a balance bike is similar to riding a pedaled bike, and because kids feel safe and in control of a balance bike they are able to experience bike riding more realistically than with training wheels. With time spend on a balance bike, you child will know how to master bike balance and steering, the two most difficult skills for new riders. Little girl riding her balance bike

Many parents who purchase wooden balance bikes say that the wood is flimsy and can disintegrate quickly when compared to metal bikes. This is not the case with the Kinderfeets wooden balance bikes. Kinderfeets wooden balance bikes get excellent reviews for both the quality of materials and the overall ease of use. Plus, the sleep, European design makes these wooden balance bikes really stand out.

The most unique (and fun) feature of the Kinderfeets chalkboard wooden balance bike is that that the middle piece is a chalkboard surface that provides the ability for your child to fully customize the bike to their tastes. We believe that learning to ride a bike should first and foremost be fun for kids. What’s more fun for a toddler than being able to draw all over something again and again?

Another feature we like about the Kinderfeets bike is that seat is cushioned and washable. Many wooden bikes have wooden seats that can be uncomfortable, making riding less enjoyable. And anything washable is great when it comes to kids, too. Most wooden balance bikes do not have foot rests, and so the foot pegs on the Kinderfeets is another outstanding feature that make this one of our top picks.

Some of the distinguishing features of the Woom 1 are the light-weight aluminum frame, high-quality materials and components, and an overall sleek European design. Similar to other balance bikes we really like for kids to properly learn how to ride, the Woom 1 has a low center bar and air-filled tires. However, foot rests are missing on the Woom 1 and there are limited color choices.

The Woom 1 has notable safety features not typically found on balance bikes. In addition to providing a means to slow down and stop, the hand-brake also provides early experience at braking on bikes. A less-noticeable but very nice safety feature is a limiter in the steering column that helps prevent over-steering and wobbling common for kids just learning.

The Woom 1 is ideal for kids aged 18 months to 4 years of age, with Woom brand pedaled bikes available for older kids (for example their smallest pedaled bike is the Woom 2 Pedal Bike). Woom offers a unique program, the Woom upCycle membership, where parents can save on later Woom purchases and receive credits for older Woom bikes. With kids continually needing new bikes to fit their growing bodies, this program can come in handy if you plan on buying new bikes at each new stage of riding and really like Woom products. However, this can be a commitment to a single, high-end brand that may not be right for everyone. But with the Woom 1 Balance Bike being the least expensive Woom bike in their line, it may be the right time to try it out.