The Best Balance bikes by age

by Dave on September 20, 2013

Shopping for balance bikes these days can be a huge undertaking with so many new balance bikes on the market and so many features to choose from.    We get many calls from parents who have been researching for weeks and are still overwhelmed.

That’s why we created a new section on our website called “Balance Bikes by Age” to make it easier for parents to narrow things down a bit from the start.

The reality is that all of the 12″ balance bikes on the market are not going to fit all kids ages 2 – 5 yrs old (as usually advertised)    Some bikes are great for the littlest toddlers starting under 2 and some are better to start on after 3 yrs.  Then there are bikes that fit the in betweeners the best –  the 4 – 5 year olds.  Kids need to be able to straddle the bike with their feet flat on the ground.  If the starting seat height of the bike is 14″, then a child turning 2 will not be able to ride it.    So getting the right starting seat height for your child is key.

We have broken down each age range (including older kids ages 5 – 10!)  into a separate page so you can view only those bikes that would fit that age range to help narrow things down from the start.

We hope this makes your balance bike shopping experience a little easier!

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