Any of you that have trotted down the road, bent over, holding onto the seat of a bike know the pain of teaching a kid how to ride without training wheels. It’s not that the running is SO bad, it’s the running-while-bent-in-half that’s the problem.
I did that the hard way with my first two kids, but with Sonia and Zoe, I borrowed my brother’s Balance Buddy. It screws onto the bike right where the training wheels do and allows you to stay upright while helping your biker stay balanced.
You don’t need it for very long, so it’s a great item to borrow or to buy and share with other families.