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At what age did your child ride a bike?

Posted by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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Ds is 6 and just today he learned. Honest it took him about two hours. We refused to put the training wheels on him so he didn't have them as a crutch. He has more practice to go but all in all he can do it! I'm so proud. I even broke down in tears.


Share your stories! At what age did your child or children learn?
by on Sep. 29, 2013 at 11:56 PM
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AEP210
by Silver Member on Sep. 29, 2013 at 11:59 PM
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AEP210
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM
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Bump anyone????
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fullxbusymom
by Ruby Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:00 AM

All of mine learned by the time they were 5, one I believe was 4.  No tears for us it is simply a mile stone.  Congrats to your son :)

matofour
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM
Three were four years old, one was five
We used balance bikes for all of them. They all went straight from the balance bike to two wheels, none used training wheels.
AEP210
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:02 AM
That's great! I would have liked for him to learn earlier but he was very scared. He shed tears because he doesn't like to fall. But no child does.
What a memorable milestone as all are!


Quoting fullxbusymom:

All of mine learned by the time they were 5, one I believe was 4.  No tears for us it is simply a mile stone.  Congrats to your son :)

AEP210
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:03 AM
I've never heard of balance bikes! I'm going to read up on those.

Quoting matofour:

Three were four years old, one was five

We used balance bikes for all of them. They all went straight from the balance bike to two wheels, none used training wheels.
matofour
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:04 AM
It's basically a bike with no pedals
They scoot with their feet.
Using training wheels actually delays riding a two wheeler, because they learn to ride the wrong way and have to relearn on two wheels.
The hardest part is learning to balance, once they can do that...off they go!


Quoting AEP210:

I've never heard of balance bikes! I'm going to read up on those.



Quoting matofour:

Three were four years old, one was five


We used balance bikes for all of them. They all went straight from the balance bike to two wheels, none used training wheels.

LeilaBeansMom
by Silver Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:05 AM
My oldest is 7. Still can't ride it. She tries her little heart out, but just cannot seem to get it down! My youngest daughter is 3, so she's still tearing around in her trike.
Seagodess
by Platinum Member on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:06 AM
Ds learned shortly after he turned 5.
Anonymous
by Anonymous on Sep. 30, 2013 at 12:06 AM
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My DS learned when he was 5. My DD when she was 6.
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