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Sizing Up Your Kid for a Balance Bike

Now that you've finally decided to buy a balance bike in Canada for your kid, it is

important that you learn a thing or two about these bikes. This is the perfect article to help you

out in this regard. Let's take a look at a few of the basics.


For the people who do not know what a balance bike is, they are basically bikes which

don't have pedals. The basic concept here is that your children are going to learn how to

balance on their bikes before learning how to pedal. To move the bike, your kid will have to push it

with his/her feet. Remember the Flintstones?


Balance bikes have slowly gained popularity in Canada over the last few years. Parents

are very excited to let their kids ride these bikes as they are completely safe for kids as little

as 2 years old. Another advantage of using these bikes is that you don't have to go through

the training wheel stage. Training wheels can be quite dangerous for your child, especially

if they pedal too fast. There will always be a chance of them tipping over. But with a

balance bike, you will never have to worry about this. It is obvious that you would want a comfortable bike for your child. That's where balance bikes with quick releases come into the picture. You will also want your balance bike to have seat adjustments. This is because you would want your child to be able to touch the floor while sitting on the seat. It should not be too high or too low for them. Your child needs to touch the ground properly or he/she won't be able to control the bike. This could make a balance bike very dangerous. So be careful.


Now, I am going to give you a few tips that will help you determine the best bike size for your child:


1. The first thing you need to do is measure your kid’s inseam. Make your kid stand flat footed and measure the length of their inseam right till their foot.


2. The next thing you need to do is find a bike which is equal to or slightly lower than your kid's inseam. This should be the height of the bike before you make any adjustments.


3. And lastly, you should get an adjustable seat so that your kid can use the same bike even when they get taller. All you have to do is raise the seat a little and you're good to go. Quite economical isn't it?


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