Emotional Wellbeing

Mandy Kloppers

Choosing A Kid’s Bike

One thing which all kids should have whilst growing up is a bike. After all, riding a bike is a skill which is likely to come in useful. Not only this, but it is great fun and a fantastic way of ensuring that your child gets some exercise. 

Nevertheless, it can be difficult when it comes to deciding which of the children’s bikes to buy. This is largely because there are so many different types of kid’s bikes available today, meaning that it is hard to choose which one will be right for your child. In order to help you narrow down your decision, there are some points you should consider before making your final purchase.


The first thing you obviously need to consider is the price of the bike. In general, bike prices do not rise in combination with the size. Thus do not be surprised if a child’s bike costs you the relatively same amount as an adult’s one would. The best thing to do is to have a look at several websites, or use a price comparison website, to discover the average price for children’s bikes. Then when you go to make your purchase you can ensure that the bike you buy falls into this price bracket. This will ensure that you do not get ripped off and end up spending more than you should need to. 


Whilst price is obviously an important factor, the most crucial thing you need to contemplate is the size of the bike. It is absolutely pivotal that your child’s bike is the right size. Many parents make the mistake of buying a bike which is two sizes too big because they think it will benefit their child; after all, children do grow quickly, right? But this is a big a mistake. Make sure you buy your child a bike that fits them now. If you don’t do so then your child will be riding their bike unsafely because they will not have full control of it. They won’t be able to reach and control the breaks and steering properly. Of course, you can look into hiring personal injury attorneys who will prioritize your needs if there has been an issue with the bike in terms of safety because of the manufacturer, but not if you have bought the wrong size bike.


The final point to consider is the colour of the bike. You may not think that this is important, but for children colour tends to be a make or break factor. If you know your child’s favourite colour then this won’t be a problem. However, if they do not have a favourite colour then it is best to play it safe. If you are buying for a boy then a blue bike is a good option. If you are buying for a girl, then pink is probably the best colour. If blue or pink does not appeal, then one of the best colours to go for is actually silver; it suits both boys and girls and is a colour which tends to be very well liked. Its metallic look makes it interesting as well.


If you consider the aspects mentioned in this article then I am sure you will be well on your way to finding the perfect bike for your little one. 

Mandy X

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