Parents use an old invention to fill the gap between training wheels and the freedom of two wheels.
Learning to ride a bike is an important rite of passage for a child, but it can be a challenging process for both the child and the parent.
Children often move from tricycles to bicycles with training wheels and then make the big jump to a bike without training wheels. The distance between the last two stages is great, and many parents approach it with understandable trepidation and hesitation, as many remember the first time a parent’s hand left the seat of their bike and they promptly lost their balance and crashed.
Balance bikes—and old concept with a new application—are now making the transition much easier and safer.