Save our elbows: Why your child lacks a running bike
Categories: ChildrenBy Pictolic https://pictolic.com/en/article/save-our-elbows-why-your-child-lacks-a-running-bike
During our barefoot childhood, there was no special choice: pre-school children rode scooters or tricycles, and then switched to two wheels. Such monotony is not the best option for the harmonious development of a child. Toy manufacturers do not just write the recommended age on each product. The body rebuilds very quickly, and at each stage the baby needs something specific.
It's the same with vehicles. Now there are so many different children's equipment that it is at least strange to move along the Soviet fairway. For a child of any height, you can choose exactly such a device that fully meets his current capabilities and needs. Starting with something simple, in the future he will easily master an ordinary bicycle.
A wave of popularity of running bikes has reached Russia. European toddlers have long been dissecting on miniature bicycles without pedals, pushing off with their feet. Several million pieces are sold annually in Europe. It is a kind of hybrid of a scooter and a bicycle. It is almost impossible to fall, and the variety of models allows you to choose the most suitable for your child.
The market is dominated by the German company Puky, which has been producing running bikes since 2003. The brand name has already become a household name in parental circles. If in Germany you see a child on a running bike, then it is most likely Puky. Let's talk about the two flagship models.
Puky LR M is the smallest two—wheeled running bike in the line, it is suitable for children from one and a half to three years old. At this age, kids still don't walk too confidently, not to mention riding a bike. Therefore, the treadmill is designed to exclude any injuries.
The young rider pushes with his feet, and does not pedal, so falling even on the steepest turns is excluded. A soft pad on the steering wheel will protect you from a painful blow during sudden braking. A soft ergonomic chair and wide wheels made of foamed synthetic substance neutralize the flaws of Russian roads. And in general, Puky LR M is so miniature that the baby easily reaches the steering wheel and thanks to this very confidently handles it.
With this level of safety, the child can be released into relatively free swimming in the park or yard. There is no need to constantly be half a meter away and hold it behind your back. Thanks to this, boys and girls become independent faster, learn to keep their balance, develop the vestibular apparatus. These skills will later help you easily switch to a regular bike.
The saddle and steering wheel are adjustable in height, but in a couple of years the child will need a bigger device anyway. If the issue of reasonable savings is relevant for you, then it's definitely worth taking Puky. The German quality of materials and assembly guarantees, let's say, the indestructibility of the begovel. And when the time comes, it can be sold without any problems.
Upon reaching the age of three, the friendship of the little man and the begovel does not end. For those who have finally said goodbye to diapers and are ready for great achievements, they produce models with bicycle dimensions. There are three main models in the segment up to six years old, the most sophisticated (and, accordingly, the most comfortable) is the Puky LR Ride.
It is on this transport that most of the pupils of the running sections, working not only in Moscow, but also in other Russian cities, travel. What can a preschooler be taught on a running bike? And you here watch the video:
The technical equipment that is exceptional for a running bike allows you to perform such tricks. The best brake on the market with the possibility of individual adjustment, rear wheel suspension that removes the load from the back due to a high-quality shock absorber, aluminum frame and steering fork with shockproof coating.
Another important point: Puky LR Ride is not a sissy at all, feeling confident only on perfectly smooth asphalt. Wide inflated wheels ensure smooth running both on crushing paving stones and off-road. So you can take a running bike with you, for example, to the country. It is only necessary to make sure that the child does not go too far, carried away by his all-terrain vehicle.
Please note that the official Puky dealer in Russia provides a two-year warranty on all models. And when the purchase is activated on the manufacturer's website, the warranty on the fork, frame and steering wheel is extended to five years.