Since I started this review blog back in August, I have had the opportunity to work with so many great companies and have really enjoyed testing their products and communicating with them. And with the exception of one product, it's been really easy to get the review done in a timely fashion.
The one item that I am lacking a review of still is our Strider PreBike. My son, Ethan, is a very stubborn child, and he has decided to use his stubbornness in NEVER going near his bike. It's not that he's gotten on it and not liked it, he won't even get on it. Probably due to the fact that we were too excited when it first arrived and actually expressed interest in him getting on it. Yes, I'm doomed when this child reaches adolescence!
Let me just tell you though, his behavior is not normal. Since we got the bike, we've had a number of friends over to visit, and their kids have all flocked to the bike. And every one of them has happily gotten on it and walked around, usually with their moms holding onto the handlebars, since they're still young, but they all did a great job of balancing and had fun. Several kids have just sat on the ground next to the bike and petted it. All the parents are so intrigued by the idea when I explain it to them. If any of you missed my last post on this topic, here's the idea behind the bike, from the Strider website:
With the Strider™ PREbike, there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" to create a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding. The Strider™ running bike helps toddlers learn balance and coordination BEFORE pedaling, which develops glittering confidence. So ditch the tricycle and training wheels, and teach your child to ride a bike sooner and safer with a Strider™.
Not my child, obviously
Daniel and I are still extremely hopeful that Ethan will get on the bike soon, since we still believe this is one of the most brilliant kids' products we've seen in a long while. We're not going to give up!
So, if you have a little one who's expressing interest in bikes, but is too young for a regular bike, check the Strider PreBikes out!