The KaZam balance bike may sound familiar because it recently appeared on the television show Shark Tank. Prior to the show, it was already a well-known product with international success in Australia, Japan, Singapore, Europe, and Canada. With so many options available in the market – both wooden and steel, what separates it from the competition? The KaZam is a very good choice that offers durability and quality to the rider. With a steel frame all around that weighs at a hefty 11.2 pounds, … [Read more...] about Kazam Balance Bike Review
The Skuut Balance Bike is an eco-friendly model designed for children ages 2 to 5. On this page, we provide a review which looks at the top features and how people feel about it. Balance bikes aim to teach a child balance and coordination prior to riding a conventional (pedaled) bike. Currently available under $100 (it goes further down to $70 on sale), the Skuut’s wooden frame and classic European design make it one of the most attractive (or classic looking) models available. The Skuut … [Read more...] about Skuut Balance Bike
A common misconception about balance bikes is that children will outgrow them quickly, therefore, making them quite a waste of money. Although it is true that they do not replace regular pedaled bikes for older children, a child can still realize many benefits by using this type at a younger age. With pedaled version, it is quite hard to start children off early but with its light weight design, and child-sized features toddlers as young as 18 months are able to make use of them making it a fun … [Read more...] about What is the right age to own a balance bike?
Advocates of balance bikes believe that training wheels force the child to rely too much on them which in turn hinders their ability to learn how to ride and stabilize themselves on their own. On the other hand, skeptics of these newer models believe that training wheels are just as good as they have taught millions of children from around the world how to ride pedaled versions properly. So, which method is best when teaching children how to ride? Before diving into the differences, lets … [Read more...] about Balance Bikes or Training Wheels?
The Diggin Active Skuut and the Prince Lionheart may appear similar in many aspects. They are both wooden, eco-friendly and manufactured by companies who are passionate about the products they sell. In truth, both bikes have many similarities so it is difficult to determine which is the better product. This article instead will look at similarities between the two bikes, and discuss how these similarities are becoming common place for most wooden bikes in the market. Bike Frames Both bikes’ … [Read more...] about Diggin Active Skuut vs Prince Lionheart
There is a great deal of similarities between this new breed and a tricycle. They are not physically alike, but rather similar in concept. Many parents swear by the old tried and true method of the tricycle. Newer parents are starting to give more thoughts to this new innovation. Tricycles have been around in North America much longer and therefore more people are familiar with it. These bikes are relatively new in the North American market even though they have been around in Europe for a … [Read more...] about Balance Bikes or Trikes – Which is best?
Learning how to ride a bike is quick and fun with the Schwinn Balance Bike. With this type of bike, your child will be able to master all the skills needed to ride the right way. It is pedal free and teaches children to ride without needing training wheels. If your little one has outgrown their tricycle, this is the perfect next step. It mimics a traditional bike minus the pedals. Your child will drag their feet on the ground in order to propel themselves forward or backward. The design is very … [Read more...] about Schwinn Balance Bike Review
When you reading about balance bikes, you will more than likely see two different types of balance bikes: those made from wood products and those made from metal. So what are the differences? Is one better than the other? We hope this article helps to address some of these questions. Wooden versions For the most part, this type of bike is made out of birch wood. Birchwood is the preferred choice since they are renewable and reusable resources. Should you end up throwing your bike away into … [Read more...] about Metal vs Wooden Balance Bikes
Welcome to our Strider ST-4 review. The Strider ST-4 is the latest no-pedal balance bike offered by the popular U.S. based company, Strider. Its predecessors were Strider ST-2 and ST-3. The Strider no-pedal balance bikes are intended to help young children – those who already know how to walk – develop balance and coordination prior to learning pedaling on a conventional bike. This approach not only develops the child’s motor skills, but it also help builds confidence and diminishes any fear … [Read more...] about Strider ST-4 Balance Bike Review