You might remember me blogging about Maxx’s bike riding troubles. He was finding it extremely difficult to make the bike move and was getting frustrated and giving up.
Today I decided to take him out for some fresh air, thankfully his chicken pox have all scabbed over now! I decided to take off his stabilisers and see if he could walk/glide with the bike to get his balance. Unfortunately the bike is too heavy for him to be able to hold straight himself.
Instead I held onto his handlebars and he pedaled and tried to steer. He has a bad habit of looking everywhere else but where he’s going so tends to crash quite a lot which he thinks is very funny. He really enjoyed being out on his bike and his confidence seemed to soar, he seemed a lot happier and rather than wanting to go home and giving up he didn’t want to get off the bike.
I was recently introduced to FirstBIKE a multi-award winning balance bike which is fast becoming a big hit in Europe. It is a super light training bike for developing your child’s sense of balance and motor skills.
Since finding out about FirstBIKE I have been thinking about getting him a balance bike. I think it would help him get his balance and when he has mastered balancing I think then is the right time to move him on to his normal bike.
It would be interesting to see if it does help Maxx learn to ride a normal bike. I keep wondering if it’s me and I’m just being impatient after all I learnt to ride without a balance bike it just takes time but on the other hand if there is a product that will make his learning easier then surely that can only be a good thing.
So the question is To Buy or Not to Buy?