Which wheel tires are best?
When it comes to tires on wheels, you often have the choice between pneumatic tires and plastic or rubber tires. Here are the differences briefly:
With air-filled tires, the resulting light suspension is an advantage when walking along uneven roads and paths. Paving stones and forest paths are also easier to drive on with such tires. The use of pneumatic tires is more flexible and the children can cover comparatively longer distances with them.
Solid rubber tires offer more stability and better durability, as punctures are almost impossible. Plastic tires roll best on smooth surfaces. So a few laps around the apartment to practice are no problem and don't leave any scratches. However, routes through forest and field paths are a little more difficult with these tires.
Balance bike – when is it possible to purchase one?
Not all balance bikes are the same. As with its big brother, the bicycle, there are different types of balance bikes that are aimed at children of different ages. When it comes to the question: “When is a balance bike suitable for my child?” criteria such as the size and level of development of the child are crucial.
Depending on the version, the balance bike principle is possible from 1 year onwards. We recommend models with three or four wheels, which offer your child a secure footing.
In the classic form with two wheels, we recommend the balance bike for ages 2 and up. At this age, children are already able to keep their balance, so a balance bike is possible from the age of 2.
When it comes to balance bikes, care should be taken to have a low entry so that it is easy to get on or off.
You can find out why balance bikes enable you to learn to ride a bike faster in our blog article: Learn to ride a bike faster with balance bikes