The children's running bike - fun and mobility for the smallest
Although it has only been on the market for a few years, it has already become one of the most popular means of transport for young children: the running bike. The ideal starting age is two years, because by then most children have developed the strength and motor skills to safely steer and move the wheel. The range of running wheels for this age is varied and extends across different price ranges. To ensure the safety of your child, you should pay attention to the quality of the material and high-quality workmanship when buying. For example, micro running wheels are recommended.
Where can kids practice safely?
To avoid accidents, children should only get on a running bike in traffic-safe places, especially in the beginning. The most suitable places to practice are:
- Large playgrounds
- Empty pedestrian areas
- Play streets
- Quiet and level field and forest paths
- Empty parking lots (of closed shops)
It should be borne in mind that young children usually still find it difficult to react to other road users, avoid obstacles and maintain control at higher speeds. Therefore, it is important to pay special attention to the little ones, especially on sloping roads, to prevent falls and injuries.
Advantages and requirements
There are many reasons why the popularity of running wheels has increased so much, especially in recent years. For example, they are an ideal vehicle for toddlers in particular: They train the motor skills and sense of balance, train strength and endurance and at the same time promote the joy of movement. As they also help to expand children's range of motion, they can play an important role in their development. The requirements that should be placed on a running wheel are correspondingly high. Above all, it is important to take into account developmental differences - which are sometimes immense at this age.
The height of the saddle in particular is crucial: a running bike is the right size if the saddle height can be adjusted to the child's stride length. The weight of the bike should also be considered and be appropriate for the child's stature and size.
You can find more information and trivia about choosing the right wheel HERE.