My"bonus" daughters will be 4 on Thursday. We are thinking about getting them bikes, but can't decide what size we should get. The 12 inch one seems like a good choice for now, but I think they would outgrow it really fast! The 16inch seems way to big though! lol Any input you have would be great!Answer Question
Answer by missanc at 9:26 AM on Nov. 2, 2010
Answer by .science.mom. at 12:25 PM on Nov. 2, 2010
My kids don't have bikes anymore (had to leave them behind when we moved because there wasn't room on the truck). But when we replace them my 4yo is getting a 16". But she's kind of tall for her age. 12" is already too small for her. She could almost touch on her sister's 16" with the seat all the way down when she turned 4 (she'll be 5 in April). That daughter is almost 8 now and the 16" has long been way too small for her but we didn't have the money to upgrade. The other kids have 20" bikes.
I would go with the 16" and keep the training wheels on. They will grow into them and you won't have to replace them in a couple years.
Answer by justanotherjen at 2:07 PM on Nov. 2, 2010