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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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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Balance Bike or Training Wheels for Kids?

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Balance bike or training wheels for toddlers? Any time a discussion about balance bikes vs. training wheels comes up, controversy almost always brews. As I put together this post, my main goal was to help parents sitting on the fence decide whether a balance bike is better than a pedal bike with training wheels. Related: …

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How to Choose a Balance Bike for a Kid

Many parents out there learned to ride a bike on a regular pedal bike. But this doesn’t mean your child must learn to ride on a regular pedal bike, with or without training wheels. A balance bike is a great way to help a child master balancing skills as well as basic motions such as …

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What’s a Kids’ Balance Bike

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A balance bike is the first-ever bike for most kids. Riding a perfectly fitted kid’s balance bike is tons of fun. Once your child learns to sit on the saddle and glide with the feet sticking out front or rested on the footrest, they won’t want to stop riding. But what on earth is a …

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