Jon is a huge believer in having a balance bike first instead of using training wheels. So Caitlin has been riding her balance bike for about two years now. She has been ready for a bike with wheels, but we were waiting on her to grow. But this year we noticed she was finally tall enough and began to keep our eyes out for one her size. We are cheap (I might have mentioned this a few times) and won't buy a brand new bike for a child that is going to grow out of it in a few months. So we found a really nice one on lsn for $10. The basket needs to be replaced and the training wheels removed. But other than that, it was perfect. Caitlin called it beautiful and picked up using peddles right away.
Daddy had to make sure it was sturdy. =)
Making sure the seat is the right height.
And she's off!
Jon's right. Using a balance bike means training wheels are never needed.
She took off and has been riding almost all day today.