The moment your child takes his or her first steps is a magical one matched only by a few things. Their first words, first length of a swimming pool or first mouthful of solid food. All these things are very special to you as a parent and to your little ones. However, besides these events, the moment your child pushes off and rides a bicycle for few yards without the help of stabilizers, a magical moment occurs. Not only a memorable highlight of parenthood, but a real confidence builder for your child.
But this moment can be a long time coming and involve the precariousness and potential danger of that instant when you let go of your child's bike and expect them to have the confidence to ride unaided. The biggest problem associated with learning to ride a bike is gaining the confidence to balance in the first place. Children go straight from riding a bike with stabilizers to one without any safety features. And the disadvantage of this is that the skill of balance is not learned gradually over time but instead requires a leap of faith to attain. This is not only a worry for you as a parent but also incurs the extra expense of elbow and knee pads. Not to mention a few plasters or worst still, maybe even a plaster cast!
At Wicken Toys we understand that you may want your children to have the freedom of their own bicycle and therefore, we have a range of balance bikes that are the perfect solution.
Our balance bikes are much is smaller than standard bikes, enabling the rider to walk with both feet on the ground, whilst sitting comfortably on the saddle. Whether you want to take them to the shops or to their favourite park, the balance bike will allow your child to gain confidence over time.
While a balance bike imitates riding a regular bike, you can also be confident that they are perfectly safe, with you in control.
Whatever age you want your child to start riding a bike, at Wicken Toys we know how you feel about letting them loose on a bike without the extra support and security of stabilizers. However, we can assure you that a balance bike is safe way for your child to learn to ride as they have control of their speed and are able to gain the confidence and ability that will enable them to ride a regular bike without the high risk of falling over and hurting themselves.