Balancing act solves first bike dilemmas

Hip Kids 2-in-1 balance bike

If you’re in the market for a first bike, then chances are you are also having the balance-bike-or-pedal-bike debate. Everyone raves about how much easier it is to teach kids to ride with a balance bike – but you know you’re going to have to replace it with a pedal bike eventually. Thankfully Hip Kids has ended your dilemma because now you simply don’t have to choose! Their two-in-one balance bike starts off without pedals so kids can learn to steady themselves on two wheels. Once they’ve mastered the essential skills of balance, braking and control, add the pedal system and away they go! The set also comes with training wheels if they still need a bit of extra help keeping upright while learning.

Available from Hip Kids – $129