How do I choose a bike for my toddler?

What kind of bike does a 2 year old need?

Best Bike Size for 2 to 4 Year-Olds

Balance bikes or lightweight pedal bikes are the best bikes for toddlers. Tricycles or bikes that have training wheels are not good bikes for toddlers. These styles make children overly reliant on their parents and can hinder their learning process.

How big should a bike be for a 2 year old?

Wheel Size

Although the bike sizes have some overlap, a good rule of thumb is 12” bikes are for ages 2 to 4, 14″ bikes are best for kids ages 3 to 5, and 16″ for ages 5 to 8. 12, 14, or 16 inches are the most common wheel sizes for bikes for the 2-5-year-old kids.

Are balance bikes a waste of money?

Balance bikes definitely are not a waste of money. They are more helpful than tricycles and training wheels in developing children’s balance. It becomes easier and more comfortable for kids to ride a bike who have already developed their balance with a balance bike.

Are tricycles bad for toddlers?

The lowly tricycle can be a dangerous ride, sending more than 9,300 children to U.S. emergency rooms each year, a new study finds. Kids 1 and 2 years old accounted for 52 percent of those tricycle-related ER visits in 2012-13, researchers found.

Why are balance bikes bad?

Balance bikes are made for your child to sit on the seat and push themselves along with their feet. … The bike would often topple over from your child riding too fast and taking a turn. This has the effect of teaching your child resilience, ‘getting back on the bike’.

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