Banwood Bike Buying Guide
From what age can a child start riding a balance bike?
This is largely dependent on the bike and the motor skills of your child. Children as young as 18 months can ride a balance bike for early cycling practice with appropriate assistance, however this is not a widely recommended age and for more daring adventures it is common to wait until they are a little older. The key is to start with a very basic model, and then upgrade as your child's skills and confidence improve. Balance bikes are the perfect beginners bike as you don’t have to worry about pedalling or steering. The main focus is learning to balance properly on two wheels. Remember to always use helmets and other safety gear when riding, and never leave your child unsupervised.
How can a bike aid in child development?
There are many benefits of biking for kids. For one, it helps children to stay active, which is important for their physical, small and large muscle development. Bike riding also helps to improve coordination and balance, and it can help children to develop spatial awareness from a young age. Additionally, biking can help kids to learn about the world around them and to develop a sense of independence. Overall, biking provides a fun way for children to stay healthy and active!
What should I consider before buying a Banwood bike?
Before buying your child a bike, consider the following:
Bike size - when choosing a bike for your toddler, make sure to get one that is the right size. A bike that is too small will be difficult for them to ride, while a bike that is too big will be dangerous. As mentioned above, it is a good idea to start small as build up.
Bike features - some bikes come with features like training wheels or footrests. If your child is not experienced in riding a bike, it might be helpful to get these add on as a way for your child to develop confidence when riding.
Price - bikes can vary massively in price depending on what you are looking for. Decide what you are willing to spend and then find the best bike within your budget.
Do Banwood Bikes come with accessories?
A number of accessories are included with the bikes that you order through Small Smart.
The Banwood Trike Bike, is a classic pedal bike available in navy blue, cream, pink, white and green, comes with a front wicker basket, a bell and a removable push bar. And the two variations of the Banwood First Kids Go Balance Bike, that in cream, pink and white and that in navy and green, both feature a bell and detachable wicker basket in rattan. All of these Banwood bikes feature an adjustable handlebar and adjustable seat made of faux leather, making them the perfect first bike options.
Our collection of Banwood products also features a gorgeous classic kids helmet. This essential piece of bicycle safety gear is made of durable ABS plastic and comes in various stylish colours. Perfect for keeping your little one safe while they enjoy themselves riding their bikes around towns, parks and garden's on their day's adventure.
The helmet are available in one size but features a dial-fit adjustment system in the back to make it adjustable to your child's head. Additionally, an adjustable chin strap, ensures the helmet meets the highest quality standards and enables a more snug and comfortable fit for your child.
Care Instructions for your Banwood Bike
Banwood bikes are a lot of fun, but like with any other toy, it is important to take care of it so that it lasts as long as possible. Learning to ride a bike can often result in the odd bump and bruise but don’t worry that is all part of the fun! It is also why Banwood bikes are designed using durable and long lasting materials. Here are a few tips on how to best care for your Banwood bike:
Always wipe down the bike after each ride to remove any obvious dirt or debris.
Store the bike in a dry place when not in use.
Avoid leaving the bike out in the rain as this may result in rusting.
If the bike needs to be thoroughly cleaned, use a mild soap and water solution and wipe dry with a soft cloth. Never use harsh chemicals or solvents as they could damage the paint job.