Of all the kid stuff we’ve some of the best investments we have made in the past years I would say the balancing bike is amongst them. The bike helped us when we were still living in Amsterdam to move through the city a little faster, because a 4-year-old walking doesn’t necessarily go fast, but most importantly it helped transition to a normal bike really easily. Once a child moves like a natural on the balancing bike, you can put them on a bike (without the side wheels) and they will bike away after trying just a couple of times. I have been really happy with that. It is really important that you don’t first let them bike with side wheels, because they will lose the balanced feeling. We use the balancing bike from around 2,5 years old and then we let the boys try the normal bike between their 4th and 5th birthdays.