Gemma, Jacob and Max love to ride their bikes. Up until now, we have been using a bike trailer for Eliza, but she really wants to get out on her own, like the older children. We considered a balance bike, but she’s not really big enough for one yet. So when Toddlebike got in touch, we were keen to see if this could be the solution for our independent 17 month old.
Designed as a pre-balance bike, the Toddlebike is small and compact, with narrow wheels which allow toddlers to learn about balance and steering safely. Suitable from as soon as confidently walking right through to the pre school years, it is a great step up from ride on toys.
Eliza didn’t need any prompting to try out the Toddlebike. She instinctively knew what to do, and the low height of the crossbar allows her to get on and off by herself. At the moment, she sits or stands over the crossbar, which Toddlebike describe as the usual first step. Because it is so lightweight (less than 1kg), Eliza is able to move it around with ease, and it is so easy to carry or hang on the pushchair when she wants to run around or play in the park. The large, hardwearing wheels have managed concrete, grass, mud and even gravel without any issues, so you really can take it anywhere! It’s a great alternative to a pushchair for short journeys such as the school run, and Eliza loves the independence.
Max is at the top end of the age range recommended for Toddlebike use, but he has loved it too. Although he is capable of using a balance bike, or a bike with stabilisers, he loves the freedom and ease of the Toddlebike too. He can whizz around on it at high speed, and it’s great exercise for him too! Being that bit older, he uses the seat rather than the crossbar, and despite it being low to the ground, he can still push it along comfortably.
The Toddlebike would be a great gift option this Christmas, and I have one to give away to a lucky reader! You can choose from Midnight Blue, Pinky Pink or Racing Red. Simply enter below – and good luck!
Terms and conditions. Giveaway ends 1/12/2016 and is open to UK residents only. Winner will be randomly selected from all correctly completed entries and contacted by email. Winner should claim their prize within 7 days to allow for Christmas delivery. Prize supplied directly from Toddlebike. Choice of colour dependent on stock levels.