Goal : family bike rides with 2 parents, 1 yo & 3 yo through flat, paved suburbia Question: what is the best trailer bike for the 3yo? Context: the 3 yo currently uses a balance bike, but can't yet do long distances nor is he tall enough to cross streets & be seen by drivers. We would like him to contribute (pedal) rather than just tag along. We would prefer the option to easily ... More
My 3.5 year old has been on a balance bike since he was 18 months. He’s real good at it and has been coasting with his legs up for over a year now. He recently asked for a pedal bike so we got him a 12” specialized bike. Only thing is, he can’t seem to pedal! Videos online show kids just hopping on and being able to pedal like second nature, but my son is having a hard time understanding the pe... More
We are really big on water safety and recently started our 22 month old in swim classes. There’s a lot of singing and nursery rhymes which don’t benefit my kiddo as she’s deaf. She hates going to class. She will arch her back like a gymnast and kick anyone in a 2 foot radius. We used to be able to get about 15-20 minutes through class before she threw a fit but today it was the moment she saw ... More
So we got a pass for a pool near our house, but unfortunately they don’t have swim lessons for kids under 6. Can we start teaching them ourselves if we go once a week? My goal is to teach them to float and paddle without the floaties, as well as basic safety skills, but I don’t know where to start. Any resources would be appreciated!
Hello! What is the best time or way to start swimming lessons for toddlers with ear tubes? Is there a special precaution we must take? In our case, our son has had tubes placed about 15 months ago. One of them might be starting to come out. Really hoping we can start swimming lessons ... But not sure if the best thing is to wait for confirmation that the tubes are out. Appreciate any insights 😊
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My son is about to turn 5 and we want to get him a bike for his birthday. He’s already adept with a strider bike so we were thinking it’s time to try one with pedals. He’s very tall and leggy for his age... what’s a good first bike that’s suited for an early rider but that he won’t outgrow for at least a few years?
Are strider bikes worth it? I have a 2 year old that is more than ready and was thinking about getting him one. My older child is 7 and says she does not want a balance bike, she wants a bike with training wheels, the previous one is now too small, I told her that's fine and said maybe when she's ready we can take off training wheels and practice and she said no way. Tips for how to get... More
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