With the aim of improving a child’s balance and steering skills before introducing pedalling, balance bikes are simplicity personified. No pedals, no chain – these bike are a great introduction to two-wheeled fun.
Ideal as a first bike or baby bike, balance bikes should be light, easy to control and highly adjustable. Some models are more suited to toddlers, with a slightly larger wheel size.
Look for special features like a brake, so your child can get used to slowing down and an easy grab handle for you to carry the bike.