Balance bikes can be used from 1 year old or so, and up until your child is ready to ride a pedal bike. Most balance bike riders do not have to use training wheels and are able to go straight from their balance bike to a pedal bike.
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When to convert a trike to a 2-wheeler balance bike
There is no perfect moment to convert your bike from 3 to 2 wheels, it truly depends on each child and their own comfort level. That said, here are some signs that your child might be ready to switch to 2 wheels:
- Your child is starting to feel like the trike goes too slow
- Your child is starting to lift their feet from the ground when riding
- Your child has a good level of general motricity and balance
- Your child is confident on the trike and feels ready to learn something new
One thing's for sure : do not go too fast. Rushing things might scare your little one and we want exactly the opposite. The main benefits of using a balance bike is for your child to develop their balance and ability to stand upright, which will make them more confident when riding their first pedal pike.