Bikes are a part of every child’s life, and now children have the opportunity to learn at an earlier age than ever thanks to some of the great products that companies are making, like this balance bike for kids. The baby balance bike we are reviewing here is one of those examples that can allow your child to start learning this life long skill as early as 1 year old.
Baby Balance Bike Product Review
We were asked to review this product and sent a sample by the manufacturer, the Xiapia Baby Balance Bike. As with all our products, we always like to check out the product listings on Amazon or a seller’s website prior to actually receiving the product. This helps us to make sure our readers will be interested in it and get a sense of how we feel about it before it arrives.
- Suitable for ages 10 to 36 months
- Made of steel and plastic
- Weight: 3.5 pounds
- Product Dimensions: 15.8″ high x 9.8″ wide x 21.6″ long
- Seat Height: 11″
When we were looking at the listing for this baby balance bike were impressed. It is a really cute dog so we thought kids would love its face with eyes that turn when you turn the handlebars. This did not disappoint and it is probably my child’s favorite part. Before my kid ever got on the bike, they loved playing with the handlebars to make the eyes move and giggled with joy while doing so. For me, that alone was a win for a kid’s toy..
As any parent knows, almost every kid’s toy requires some level of assembly. This balance bike for kids is no exception. Our balance bike came with a total of 6 pieces (and some extra stickers incase your child pulls of the ones that come attached). Assembly took no more than 5 or 10 minutes for me from opening to box until it was ready to go with very easy to follow instructions. My only problem here was that I have larger hands and fitting my fingers in some of the small spaces was a bit challenging, but manageable.
Ease of Use
My child is on the young side of the recommended age at 13 months old, and still getting the hang of riding on a balance bike. They love the appearance of the balance bike, and dogs even more as a result. They also enjoy standing over the bike and turning the handle bars. We are working on getting them to sit on the seat and use their legs to move forward. Everyone’s child will learn at a different pace, but the sooner you start the sooner they will learn!
The safety of this product, and any children’s balance bike, is one of the most important things to consider. This balance bike has durable construction of steel and plastic, and also no small spaces for kid’s fingers to get pinched. The wheels are fully enclosed as well, so short of running over some toes, they are as safe as you can get.
Frequently Asked Questions
At what age can a baby ride a balance bike?
This particular balance bike is advertised to ages 12 to 36 months. I personally think it is going to be a case by case basis, my kid is above average size at 1 year old and is still a little short to use it correctly. However, I would not hesitate to buy it at a young age and let them grow into it as it will take some time for kids to figure out how to ride on it.
Are balance bikes safe?
Balance bikes for kids are as safe as any other toy out there. This baby balance bike is as sturdy as we have seen. It is made of metal on the main bar and heavy-duty plastic for the rest, but with anything that helps a child learn how to balance, there is always a chance of falling over.
What benefits do balance bikes provide?
Everyone wants kid’s toys to provide some sort of mental, emotional, or physical benefit to their child. Balance bikes are no exception. Your child will improve their balance and leg strength. They will also gain confidence as they become independent and can push themself all over the house, both indoors and out.
Disclaimer: We received this product free of charge to review. The review expressed here is our reviewer’s personal opinion from actually using the product.
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