I have a 2 year old who loves bikes. We have an old, rusty bike that has 2 flat tires and training wheels that is for a 5 year old. She tries to ride it every time we’re outside. Her little feet can’t even reach the pedals. Guess what that results in? Me pushing her on the bike.
I had to find a bike that she could ride herself. I really wanted a balance bike / pushbike for her. Mainly because I wanted her to do it on her own. I found out about Kinderfeet’s pushbike and Tiny Tot. I was interested in the Pushbike but I was able to also try out the Tiny Tot as well.
One thing that really made me want Kinderfeets bikes was the chalkboard paint finish. The bike is wooden and can be written on with chalk. If you purchase the push bike, you get a 12 pack of colored chalk. If you buy the Tiny Tot bike you are not provided with chalk. If your child colors lightly on it and doesn’t push hard the chalk should wipe off easily as pictured below.
This was a huge hit for my 2 year old daughter.
As I said before, I got the Pushbike and the Tiny Tot. The Pushbike is for recommended for children ages 2-5, while the Tiny Tot is for 1-2 year olds. Below, I have added a picture of my 2 year old daughter next to both the pushbike and tiny tot.
I am going to explain the difference between the 2 bikes as well as talk about the awesome features they both have!
Assembly is fairly easy for both bikes. But does require a few minutes (especially if you’re me!) Both bikes come with all the tools/screws needed to set up.
The Tiny Tot is the one I set up. It took me literally 20 minutes. The directions were spot on, but I am just super slow at assembly. I didn’t get any pictures of the assembly because I was pretty frustrated. But I did finish the assembly by which I was really proud of.
One feature the Tiny Tot has that the Pushbike doesn’t is that it can go from 3 wheels to 2 wheels. This was great for my daughter because at first she was really skeptical with the Pushbike, and was afraid she couldn’t ride it.
She only started riding the Tiny Tot with 3 wheels because it was easier. We took the 3rd wheel off the Tiny-Tot and it was only a 2 wheeled bike. She didn’t ride either bikes for a couple of days then one day she tried the Tiny-Tot and it was too small for her. She then grabbed her bigger Pushbike and was riding it like a champ! I was amazed.
2. Bike Seat
The seat has an adjustable height for both of the bikes. It can be moved up and down to fit the right height for your child.
The seat on the push bike has velcro strips so it can be removed. The seat is also padded for comfort.
The tiny-tot bike does not have velcro strips. It has a leather-like fabric.
3. Handle Bars
The pushbike and Tiny Tot both have great handle bars but they are slightly different from one another.
The push bike handle bars are soft and squishy.
The Tiny-Tot handle bars are more of a rubber material.
The bikes are very light weight. My 2 year old was able to carry the Tiny-Tot very easily.
The Push bike and Tiny Tot are both amazing bikes for children. The bikes teach them to how to maintain balance.
One last thing about Kinderfeets Tiny-Tot and Push bike is the tires. The tires are made of rubber and can NOT go flat. Which is great for little kids!
I will recommend Kinderfeets as a great company for starter bikes for babies and toddlers.
Kinderfeets has offered to giveaway one (1) Tiny-Tot bike to one luck I Love My Kids reader! Giveaway is open to U.S. only and ends @ 11:59 on October 16, 2014.
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