In the summer it was Alice’s birthday and she was a lucky girl and got a new bike. Since then it has been difficult when Alice has wanted to go out on her bike, to say to Holly you haven’t got one. So, when I was asked if Holly would like to try out the Toddlebike2, I jumped at the chance. Not only did it solve the problem, but when I looked at it online it sounded perfect for a first bike for Holly.
I have honestly never seen a little girl so happy to have her own bike when it arrived. She immediately asked to put her ‘hat on’ (helmet!).
We headed to our local park and she had her first attempt along the path from the car park to the actual park. It’s so easy to just pop it in your car, it doesn’t take up much room and its so light even Holly can carry it.
The Toddlebike2 is designed to bridge the gap from when they grow out of their ride along toys, but are not quite ready for a balance bike. They recommend from when they are confidently walking.
Holly could easily get herself on and off the Toddlebike2, it has easy to reach handlebars and a centralised seat. She was able to steer it really easily.
I was advised by Toddlebike that sometimes children start off by going backwards on it and not to be alarmed, as this is fairly common. Holly only did this for about a minute and then seemed to grasp going forward, probably from watch Alice on her bike. It did take her a while to get any speed up and I had to patiently walk slowly with her, but every time she goes out on it she gets a bit faster.
It comes in three colours, Holly has the pinky pink. But it is also available in midnight blue and racing red.
We are so pleased with the Toddlebike2 and I honestly can’t find anything that I don’t like about it. It is perfect for Holly and I am confident that it is going to help her transition from this to a balance bike much easier when the time is right.
I have made a little video for you to see how she has got on…
Disclosure: We were sent our Toddlebike2 in return for an honest view. All views and opinions are my own.