Shop Balance Bikes with SkateHut

Shop our huge range of Balance Bikes for your toddler today. At Skatehut we provide 12-inch Balance Bikes and 14-inch Balance Bikes. The purpose of a Kids Balance Bike is to help train your youngsters to get familiar with the feeling of balancing on two wheels, without a stabiliser in sight. The traditional method of learning to ride a Bike may prevent a child from even attempting to balance from the get-go and encourage kids to ride on a tilt, which is off balance. A Balance Bike training bike starts your child off with all balance and no bad habits.

Teach your child the essentials of cycling with ease, using a Toddler Balance Bike. We even stock Balance Bikes for children aged from 2 years old. The primary purpose of a Boys Balance Bike is to teach your child to balance while they are sitting and in motion. It has no foot pedals, no drivetrain, no chain, no gears, no gear shifters, no derailleurs, and no freewheel. Our vast collection of Boys' and Girls' Balance Bikes are all available for Free Delivery. They also come from some of the best brands including Berg and Strider Balance Bikes. Our Balance Bikes also come in a range of vibrant colours and designs such as the all-new Pink Balance Bike. Use the filters at the side to help your search.

Our collection at Skatehut features 14-inch and 12-inch Balance Bikes. Skatehut can help your little ones take their first steps off the ground and into the world on two wheels. Need advice on what Baby Balance Bike to get? Contact Skatehut’s friendly Customer Support team for help. Our Balance Bikes are suitable for children aged 2 and up, so get shopping now to find the right bike for your little one today.

Balance Bikes FAQs

  • What is a Balance Bike?

    If you’re new to the world of toddler Bike riding, you may be wondering what a Balance Bike actually is. A Balance Bike is a miniature frame with no pedals or brakes designed for younger users between the ages of 1 to 3. As opposed to the stone age of cycling with stabilisers and hold-the-saddle methods, the most efficient way to develop your little ones balance on two wheels are Balance Bikes.

    Kids Balance Bikes offer more in the way of aiding and adapting your child's balance on two wheels with stable access to the floor. From here children often feel more secure on two wheels by the time they’re old enough to move on to their first pedal Bikes.

  • What age are Balance Bikes for?

    Balance Bikes are designed for users between the ages of 1 and 3. Intended as an entry level introduction to cycling, BalanceBikes have no pedals and no brakes. The lack of acceleration means there is little need for brakes as most users won’t be able to pick up much speed due to not being able to ride their Bikes yet.

    Once the child is able to balance and ride their boys or Girls Balance Bike competently and the lack of brake becomes a concern, this is when you know it’s likely time to upgrade to pedals. The years 1 to 3 are crucial to building over balance as well as confidence. A Balance Bike is an effective way to build valuable skills such as motor planning, spatial awareness, and balance.

    The size of the Balance Bike will depend on the child's height and inseam. A good rule of thumb is that the child should be able to sit on the seat with their feet flat on the ground. This allows them to push themselves forward and maintain balance. Balance Bikes come in different sizes, so it is important to measure your child's height and inseam to ensure a proper fit.

  • How do I teach my child to ride a Balance Bike?

    To teach your child to ride a Balance Bike, start by adjusting the seat to the correct height so that the child's feet can touch the ground. Then, encourage the child to sit on the seat and push themselves forward using their feet. Gradually, the child will learn to lift their feet off the ground and balance on the bike. Once they have mastered balancing, they can move on to a pedal bike. It is important to always supervise your child while they are riding a Balance Bike and to ensure that they wear a Helmet.
  • Can a 1 Year Old Use a Balance Bike?

    Yes, it is possible for a 1-year-old to use a balance bike, although it may be quite challenging for them at that age. Balance bikes are designed to help young children develop their balance and coordination skills, which are essential for later learning to ride a regular bike.

    Typically, balance bikes are recommended for children between the ages of 2 and 5 years old. At 1 year old, children are still developing their gross motor skills and may not have the necessary strength and coordination to ride a balance bike effectively. However, every child is unique, and some 1-year-olds may show an early interest in balance bikes and be capable of using them with parental supervision.

    If you decide to introduce a balance bike to a 1-year-old, it's important to ensure their safety. Look for balance bikes specifically designed for very young children, with features such as a low seat height, lightweight frame, and wide, stable tires. Always supervise your child closely while they are using the balance bike, provide a safe and flat riding area, and ensure they wear appropriate protective gear, such as a helmet.

    Remember, the primary goal at this age is to let your child explore and have fun while gradually developing their balance and coordination skills.

  • Is a Scooter or a Balance Bike Better for an 18 Month Old?

    Between a scooter and a balance bike, a balance bike is generally a better option for an 18-month-old. Balance bikes are specifically designed to help young children develop balance, coordination, and steering skills, making them an ideal choice for early childhood development.

    Here are a few reasons why a balance bike is more suitable for an 18-month-old compared to a scooter:

    1. Stability: Balance bikes have a low centre of gravity and are designed to provide stability to young riders. They typically have wider tires and a sturdy frame, which helps prevent tipping over. This stability is especially important for toddlers who are still developing their motor skills.

    2. Motor Skills Development: Riding a balance bike helps children improve their balance, coordination, and steering abilities. It allows them to practice walking, running, and eventually gliding on two wheels, which are essential skills for riding a regular bike in the future.

    3. Safety: Balance bikes are generally considered safer than scooters for toddlers. Scooters often require a pushing motion with one foot, which can be challenging for an 18-month-old to coordinate effectively. Balance bikes, on the other hand, allow toddlers to focus solely on balancing and propelling themselves forward without the added complexity of pushing off with their feet.

    That being said, it's important to choose a balance bike that is appropriate for an 18-month-old. Look for models with a low seat height, lightweight frame, and wide, stable tires. Always supervise your child closely and provide a safe riding environment. As your child grows and develops more advanced motor skills, you can consider introducing a scooter at a later stage.