Object Of My Affection: Balance Bikes For Kids On The Move
Judging by the vicious workout my 6-month-old already gives his Jolly Jumper, Iâ€™ll be able to ditch my gym membership as soon as he can move because Iâ€™ll be spending the next five years keeping him from suddenly hurling himself into traffic.
Iâ€™ve already got my eye on BIT, this groovy, futuristic balance bike from Glodos. Balance bikes are all the rage in my Park Slope-esque hood. Their claim to fame being that they help very small kids â€” as young as 18 months â€” learn to balance and hence sometimes skip the humiliating training wheel stage of their biking life altogether.
The BIT bikeâ€™s curved wood and technicolor, extra-wide wheel (in hot pink, bright blue, green or orange) will make me feel better that secretly Iâ€™m just training my baby for his first paper route to support his expensive tastes. Bonus? The handlebars morph into a convenient carrying handle and also a practical hanger in small spaces, and the whole thing comes in a carrying bag.
From 18 months to three years old; arout $130. Glodos.com.