What is a Balance Bike?
A balance bike (sometimes called a running bike) is designed for toddlers as a training bicycle that helps children learn balance and steering. Balance Bikes do not have pedals or training wheels.
How Do Balance Bikes Work? At Mocka, we believe Balance Bikes are the best way for kids to develop biking confidence, balance and co-ordination. Balance Bikes do not have pedals, instead children guide the bikes with their feet (hence why they are also called running bikes). The key to riding a balance bike is to ensure your child’s feet can be placed firmly on the ground when seated. They need to be able to touch the ground to be able to use the bike correctly.
What Ages are Balance Bikes Suitable for? Mocka balance bikes are suitable for boys and girls aged 18months – 6 years and each bike has an average age recommendation (listed on the website). This should be taken as a guide as children grow and develop at different rates. Whilst learning to ride a push-bike can be scary for young children, balance bikes allow kids to master their balance quickly and confidently and makes transitioning to a push-bike seamless.
How to Maintain your Balance Bike Before little ones get going, it is always a good idea that screws, nuts, steering and axles are checked by an adult before use. We also recommend all screws and nuts are checked and tightened on a regular basis. The Balance Bikes are best stored indoors and should not be left outside for long periods of time. If the bike comes in contact with any water, it is important to wipe down the bike as soon as possible.
How to Order a Balance Bike Online Mocka makes ordering a Balance Bike fun and easy. First step is to figure out the correct size bike for your child. Simply measure the child’s inner leg and compare with the seat heights of each bike (sizing guide displayed on each bike product page). Most of our balance bike have either 3 or 4 seat settings that are easily adjustable as your wee one grows. So as long as your child’s measurement falls within the seat height range, they will be able to use the bike with ease. Once you have narrowed down which bike(s) are suitable for your child, choose which colour and design you would like and simply check out. All you have to do then is wait for the coolest balance bike to travel straight to your door!