Stacy shared some great tips for making the transition from training wheels to a "big kid" bicycle:
Keep your kid's first bike, the tiny one with training wheels. They will outgrow it but don't get rid of it. When you think they are ready to try two wheels, take the training wheels off that bike and have them use it to practice balance: they will be able to touch the ground when they feel like they are falling. It's also easier for them to learn how to get started.
Stacy also recommended the Balance Buddy, a handle you attach to a bike that helps you hold it while your child rides. Anyone who has experienced the unique brand of back pain that comes with teaching a kid to ride a bike understands the beauty of such a product! Read Stacy's blog post for more details about how the Balace Buddy worked for her.
We've talked before about how to teach a kid to ride a bike (fantastic recommendations in the comments of the original post). But it's been a while and I'd love to revisit the conversation.
How did you teach your kid to ride a two-wheeled bike?
(We just waited long enough till the kids basically taught themselves.)