Sunday, July 25, 2010

Bought a Balance Bike for My Boy

Balance bikes are very short and lightweight.  They have air-filled tires, but they do not have a chain or pedals.  The basic idea is that the child learns how to balance on two wheels and this makes training wheels unnecessary once the child begins to ride a real bicycle.

I've been intrigued by the idea of balance bikes for quite some time.  After researching the pedal-less bikes, I decided that my little boy might like to tool around on one while at the park.  Heck, I wouldn't be particularly upset if he wanted to ride it around our living room or den. 

I began looking for balance bikes online, seeking high value and low price.  I found the Smart Gear balance bike in the Amazon link and I broached the subject with my husband this afternoon.  I decided to hold off on ordering until a little closer to Christmas.  Boy, am I glad that I waited!

I check out a website called fairly frequently.  As the name would suggest, they offer bargains that moms might be interested in purchasing.  Imagine my surprise when I noticed that they were offering Smart Gear balance bikes for $43!  I got pretty excited, but didn't get my hopes up since shipping costs often make a bargain not so great.  I yelled, "woo-hoo!" when I found that shipping was only $12! 

Five minutes and one credit card later, my son will be getting a balance bike delivered in the next couple of weeks! 


  1. I got one for E and he really likes it. It took him a while to get past the just walking along with it between his legs stage, but now he take small glides on it. We have the Prince Lionheart one, but it is the same idea.

  2. That's cool Jenny. How old was he when he first received it? I'm thinking of keeping it for a Christmas gift since my guy will be just over 2 1/2 by then and I think he might be a little too young right now.