When I came across the Toddlebike2, I knew Seth would adore it. He loves anything with wheels on it. It doesn’t matter which toy the wheels are on, or what shape they they’re in, he just loves to sit and spin them. He even loves to spin the mucky wheels on the pram. Gross.
Seth doesn’t walk unassisted yet, but he does walk behind his baby ride-on. He’s quite comfortable on his ride-on (which has some back support) but it’s quite bulky, can’t turn and isn’t rated to hold much more than he already weighs, so I’ve introduced him to his Toddlebike2 (on his first birthday).
The Toddlebike2 is a pre-balance bike. It bridges the gap between baby ride-ons (like these) and balance bikes (like these). It’s suitable for ages 1 to 3 but most children start using it when they can confidently walk, which is around 18 months.
It’s extremely light weight (800g) and very compact. Considering how small our house is, it’s perfect. It’s easy to store and when Seth is playing with it, it’s not taking up a massive amount of space. It’s also small enough that I can place it in the pram’s basket.
The large but narrow wheels are perfect for both indoor and outdoor use. I must say, pushing Seth on his Toddlebike2 on the carpet is A LOT easier than doing so with his ride-on. The Toddlebike2’s wheels turn so smoothly. The bike is easy to steer and it has a handy steering limiter so that you can only turn the handle bar so far in each direction. I really appreciate this because it was something that I struggled with a lot as a child – that annoying, “I turned the handle bar all the way around and now my bike won’t move” situation.
The whole bike feels very sturdy – “rough and tough”. It’s made from hard wearing plastic and the whole bike is waterproof. It will survive the UK’s wet and muddy winters, as well as the abuse from toddlers. I really like that it’s easy to clean. There’s no hard to reach places so a quick hose down with either the hose pipe, or even the shower head, will do the job.
Toddlebike2 is also CE-approved, TUV certified and solely manufactured in Europe AND comes with a 3 year guarantee.
There are three colours available: Midnight Blue, Racing Red and Pinky Pink.
I chose Racing Red for Seth and I love it! I really adore the design of the Toddlebike2. The bike frame is very modern, but the wheels have an “old school cool” vibe and I’m so into it.
Seth easily climbs on and off the bike but is still a bit unsure of himself when it comes to pushing himself forward. The bike is so light that he picks it up and flips it over to play with the wheels. Once he’s happy that all the wheels are working as they should, he flips it over again and pushes the bike around the house. He’s a bit obsessed with it at the moment.
I can’t wait until he actually starts riding on it. I’m guessing he will be confident enough on is Toddlebike2 come spring time, and by summer I’m sure he’ll be zooming around the whole neighbourhood. I’ll be sure to let you know how he gets on.
If you would like to win a Toddlebike2, simply follow the instructions listed in the widget below.
Terms and Conditions
Open to UK (incl. Ireland) residents only.
No purchase required.
The competition runs from Thursday, 7 December 2017 to Wednesday, 20 December 2017.
One winner will be announced on Thursday, 21 December 2017.
The winner will receive one Toddlebike2 in the colour of their choice (red, blue or pink).
The winner must allow 30 days for delivery as this competition is running during the busy festive season.
The prize is not transferable for cash.
This is not a sponsored post but the Toddlebike2 has been sent upon request.