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A balance bike is a great first bike for a toddler. Because it doesn't have pedals or gears, it doesn't require training wheels, and it can help your child learn to balance and steer, making the transition to a true bicycle easier.
When choosing a balance bike for your toddler, start by determining the proper seat height. Measure your child's inseam (the distance from the bottom of their shoe to the top of their crotch) and add 1/2 to 1 inch. Note that some balance bikes have adjustable-height seats, which allow your toddler to continue to use the bike as they grow.
Also consider the height of the handlebars. Low handlebars are best for shorter or younger children, while high handlebars are best for taller or older children. Some balance bikes have adjustable handlebars.
Another factor to consider is the material of the frame. Balance bikes can be made from wood, metal or plastic. Metal balance bikes are most likely to have easily adjustable seats and handlebars. Plastic balance bikes often have fun designs and can be made to look like motorcycles or other vehicles.
Finally, consider the tires. Balance bikes can have air tires or EVA polymer tires. Air tires tend to provide better traction and last longer, but EVA tires are lighter and don't have to be inflated.
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