Training Wheels FAQs

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Here, you’ll learn everything you need to know about training wheels. You’ll learn what stabilizers are, what they do, how they work, and whether they offer any benefits to kids. The first balance bike, Karl Drais’ Dandy Horse (aka Laufmaschine), was invented over 200 years ago. But the first modern balance bike didn’t materialize until …

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How to Avoid Foot Cramps When Skating

How do you avoid foot cramps when skating? Foot cramps when ice skating or skateboarding or when doing any other kind of skating sucks. But it’s not like there’s nothing you can about them. In this post, you get to learn why skaters experience foot cramps, most important, what you can do about this annoyance …

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Why Skating Hurts Feet And What to Do About It

Skating is supposed to be tons of fun, but most skaters if not all skaters have experienced foot pain at some point. But why does skating hurt my feet when I’m supposed to be having endless wheel-y fun the whole time? This is the question this post sets out answer. Disclaimer: I’m a hobby skater, …

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Does Your Kid Need a Helmet Roller Skating?

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Good roller skate helmets are rarely the cheapest purchases you can make. Small wonder you’re wondering whether your kid really needs a helmet roller skating. Related: Best Kids’ Roller Skates Kids need to wear a certified skate helmet plus protective pads for the knees, elbows, and wrists. But if they can only wear one piece …

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Mountain Biking With Kids

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It’s no use buying your kids little shiny mountain bikes if you’re not planning on mountain biking with them from time to time. In this post, I share a bunch of tips on mountain biking with kids so you can make every experience out in the woods a pleasant family memory. What Age is Best …

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Flat Pedals or Clipless for Kids?

Flat pedals or clipless for kids? This is one of the most important considerations when buying a bike for a child or replacement pedals. Each pedal type comes with a set of advantages and disadvantages, and this post is all about shining some light on those pros and cons so you can make an informed …

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Child Struggling to Pedal Bike

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Your 3-year-old toddler is a proven master of his/her balance bike. And they’re ready to transition to a pedal bike without training wheels. But there’s one little problem: the child struggles with pedaling the bike. So how do you help a kid learn to spin pedals properly? Related: Best Balance Bikes for Kids and Toddlers …

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How to Clean Cycling Shoes for Kids

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Kids can ride a balance bike in thick boots, or they can ride in proper cycling shoes. If your kiddo owns a pair or several pairs of decent bike shoes, how do you clean them? How do you get mud, dust, slush, grit, rain, and more from cycling shoes? Here, you’ll learn how to clean …

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Balance Bike vs Tricycle for Toddlers

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Balance bike vs tricycle for toddlers, which should I buy for my little one? That’s the question many parents ask before choosing either device for their kids. At this point, I unequivocally state that a balance bike trounces a tricycle on many levels. And I’m not aware of any argument persuasive enough to sway me …

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