Prince Lionheart Balance Bike: Review & Giveaway

*Sorry, this giveaway has ended.*

 

What is the hardest thing about riding a bike?

Pedaling?

No.  Children can learn to pedal on a tricycle.

The hardest thing is balancing.

That’s why the idea of a balance bike is so ingenious.  A balance bike is a bike without pedals.  This way, young children can learn to balance themselves atop a bike before riding the real thing.  Plus, balance bikes can reduce the need for training wheels and many children go straight to riding a real bike.

Prince Lionheart has created their own version of a balance bike.  From the Prince Lionheart website:

“Prince Lionheart’s Balance Bike teaches your child how to balance – a crucial skill necessary before transitioning to a two-wheeled pedal bicycle.  Your child’s independence and self-confidence will become evident as they learn to balance and steer at their own pace.”

 

Big Brother has really enjoyed this bike.  However, if I had to pinpoint any of the seven domains of development as his weakest, it would be gross motor.  The poor kid is just not very coordinated (he gets it from me).  With that being said, he is still not all that proficient at riding this as you can clearly see in the video.  We did realize while watching this video, however, that the seat needs to be raised.

 

Before someone comments on the fact that my children are not wearing helmets…I am in the process of ordering them and they haven’t arrived yet.

 

This bike is recommend for children 3 years and older.  The seat is rather high, so children under 3 might have a hard time putting their legs on the ground when sitting on the seat (as you can see when Little Brother was riding it).  The height in the video is the shortest that it goes.

 

 

In case this bike is a little too “James Dean” for your little girl, it also comes in a “girlier” version too.

Would you like to win your choice of Balance Bike from Prince Lionheart (valued at $84 to $110, depending on your choice of bike)?  To enter this giveaway, just leave a comment below!

This giveaway is open to U.S. residents only (apologies to my international readers).  The giveaway will end on Friday, November 30 at 10 am (CST).  A winner will be randomly selected shortly after and notified by e-mail.  By entering, you are agreeing to these official rules

Good luck!
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