A balance bike may be one of the coolest things EVER. Cooper got a balance bike for his birthday and it just so happened that his BEST BUD EVER also got one. Thankfully, his BB was a natural on his bike and Cooper quickly learned how to use his after watching his BB on his. Every time we are out on this bike people stop us and say "how old is he?" or "I have never seen someone so small on a bike without training wheels before!" Or a simple "that is the cutest thing I have ever seen." His BB has moved on to an actual two wheel bike and I think Coop will be ready for a big boy bike very soon too.
These bikes are awesome because they teach the child to balance and ride a bike without petals so that they can ride a regular bike with ease. They totally skip training wheels. It really is amazing to watch. We have to run to keep up and Doug even rode his bike along side him last week.