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Balance Buddy Review
By Baby Hints & Tips on November 20, 2016
Four reasons why this is the best balance bike this Christmas!
If you’re contemplating a balance bike for under the Christmas tree this year, Baby Hints and Tips has just reviewed new product Balance Buddy and we’d say it’s a winner! Here are four and a bit reasons we love this innovative product and think you will too! (With feedback from a real Mum and her son)
Balance Buddy looks super cool
We’d be lying if we said we weren’t immediately attracted to its sleek styling. Bright colours, motorbike inspired lines and modern packaging made us think it looked pretty awesome. And our little test driver agreed – he couldn’t get on quick enough! There was a whole lot of vroom, vroom, vroom to follow! I think in two year old language that’s a seal of approval!
Balance Buddy is built tough – but safe!
When it comes to toys and play-equipment, for me, safety is everything. The Balance Buddy bike is made from highly durable, non-toxic plastic. Its engineered to take all the knocks, bumps and rough play your kids can throw at it. It complies with Australian and New Zealand safety standards and has no sharp edges, screws or dangerous little crannies where little people can shove their fingers. We have previously owned a timber balance bike and the non-wood construction of Balance Buddy is far more practical and safe. There’s no screws, no splinters and it weighs half as much!
Balance Buddy grows with your child
With adjustable handlebars and seat height you’re Balance Buddy can be tweaked to ensure the perfect fit for both comfort and safety. Unlike it’s wooden predecessor which has no adjustments Balance Buddy’s features means this bike can grow with your child and you’ll get years of happy use out of it. I hate buying quality products that don’t give a good life span; I could immediately see that the Balance Buddy was perfect for us! Master Two could get his feet on the ground straight away but we’d be able to adjust it as he grows!
Balance Buddy is practical in so many ways
For me the greatest appeal of the Balance Buddy is that it is light. I hate hauling the heavy bikes in and out of the car boot when we go to the park. Even worse when we walk to the park and little master is too tired to ride home I hate carrying the bike. Balance Buddy is light enough to pop under your arm or put across the top of the pram if this arises. It’s the little things that make a mum’s day so much easier! Speaking of easy, now’s a good moment to mention that Balance Buddy is simple to put together with all the tools you need to build this bad boy provided! If you’re thinking of a balance bike we’d definitely suggest you investigate the Balance Buddy, there’s many reasons we’d suggest this is a first choice this Christmas!
Four thumbs up from mum and master two! Balance Buddy is super-affordable at only $129 and can be purchased online.
FACTS: Why to consider a balance bike over a tricycle or training wheels!
- Suitable for children as little as 18 months
- With skills learned from a balance bike children as young as 3 can transition to a traditional push bike with no training wheels
- A balance bike is normally used for 2-3 years so its bang-for-buck and doesn’t see you upgrading through numerous dinky, tricycle and small push bikes at greater cost
- There’s many developmental and social benefits including increased capacity in sport, understanding balance and motion and reduced injury risks longer term in other activities, gross motor benefits, steering – brain links and general confidence for your little one!
All of the children at Cool Bananas have really enjoyed using the Balance Buddies. It is so great that the height is adjustable as it has allowed them to be used across all ages. We have used the Balance Buddies to assist us with educating our older children on road rules, linking them to our community. As we have only 3 Balance Buddies, our children have really learnt the importance of sharing and turn taking. In regards to gross motor skills and balance, the older children were competent as soon as they rode them, the 2-3 year olds were quick to learn and after a shaky start, they soon became confident. Some of the girl were hesitant at the start although they soon grew to love the Balance Buddy. This new sense of confidence allowed them to participate in a variety of other gross motor experiences. Overall they have been a big hit with all of the children and have not only assisted with physical development but social, emotional and cognitive development too.
Cool Bananas Childcare and Preschool, Free Trial
They were great….. We are going to buy one and see how we go.
Leaps & Bounds, Manly NSW, Free Trial
The children have loved having the balance bikes this week. They were very disappointed when they had to be returned. Luckily for them we have purchased some to keep them entertained.
Dee Why Kindergarten, Dee Why NSW, Free Trial
Balance Buddy has proudly donated a Balance Bike to Kerri & Linda's Trivia Night. Held at the Harbord Diggers Thursday 16th April 2015.
This event is supporting Kerri & Linda going on the Great Wall of China Trek, they are proudly supporting the Leukaemia Foundation.
Balance Buddy, Australia
Balance Buddy has gladly donated 1 x BUSY BEE (Yellow/Black) bike to Wyndham Warriors Bmx for their Race Day in April. We hope the lucky winner enjoys their Balance Bike.
Balance Buddy, Australia
The children have enjoyed using the Balance Buddy bikes for the past week.
They have commented on them being motorbikes and enjoyed the use of them without the pedals getting in the way.
Seaforth Childcare Centre, Free Trial