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We want you to enjoy your child using their Kiddimoto balance bike. We really don’t want them to get bumped and bruised, so please take time to ensure your child is as much aware as you are of the following safety measures.
Is your child ready for a Kiddimoto Balance Bike?
Remember that the recommended guidelines for Kiddimoto balance bikes are for children aged from 2 to 6 years old (from 3 years for Kurve bikes) and a maximum weight of 36kg. Please don’t let anyone ever use it without proper protection and education. That goes for your child, their siblings and friends.
The first ride…
Your child will be quick to learn and quick to ride with safety and control if you follow these simple guidelines:
- Explain to your child the dangers of balance bikes and roads and all the stuff below before they get on for the first time. Do this as you assemble the balance bike and check it according to the instructions.
- Go somewhere with a soft surface, a lawn or carpet for the first attempts. You can help if you wish by giving them some support. Some kids take to it quickly, others may need more time. Don’t rush them - they should get the hang of it.
- From the start make sure they wear a bike helmet for kids and kids' cycle gloves - it will get them used to it. Don’t let them outdoors without their helmet, especially if they are cycling on a hard surface. Photos on our website should not be used as a guide to fix your child's helmet - these are for modelling purposes only. If you are unsure how to fix your Kiddimoto helmet, please contact us for guidance.
- Let them learn in a safe place and ensure they know how to stop and turn their bike. Be sure they are being responsible on their bike before you venture out to open or public spaces.
Use the Kiddimoto ride ons for toddlers on shopping trips, country walks and at the seaside. You will find that your child can cover long distances very easily. You may find that they are somewhat quicker than you too! So be aware of the dangers that crowded malls and sea-front promenades might present. And be ready to have a lot of people talk to you about your Kiddimoto.
Safety first, race ‘em later
- Make sure your child wears a children's helmet and bike gloves. Elbow and knee-pads can help too.
- Before each ride ensure that the Kiddimoto balance bike is safe. Are the wheel axle bolts tight?
- Ensure that your child understands the dangers of roads and crowded areas.
- Only allow use of your Kiddimoto wooden balance bike under full adult supervision.
- Ensure that you understand the dangers of the environment where your child is using their Kiddimoto balance bike. Warn them about those dangers.
- Use on the road or on narrow pavements.
- Use near a swimming pool, lake or river.
- Use anywhere near stairways or steps.
- Use on gravel, sand or slippery floors.
- Use whilst using a personal stereo or mobile phone.
- Use near hills.
- Crowded areas.
- Insist your child wear protective clothing even if they feel a bit hot.
- Make your child as visible as you can and insist that they wear reflective clothing. Attach lights and reflectors.
- Watch out for table corners, furniture and ornament hazards that they may crash into.
CAUTION - Before each ride ensure:
- The handlebar and rubber rings are correctly positioned.
- The tyres have no tears or splits in them.
- The wheels rotate freely.
- Ensure that the foam on the seat and tank is in place.
- Each wheel axle bolt is tight and secure.
- That the steering bolts are tight, secure and not turning.
- That your Kiddimoto balance bike has no cracks/splits or suspicious wear and tear.
If in any doubt, please contact us.
And the big last word is for you adults. Oh yes, we know you will ride it, because it’s irresistible. We just want to tell you that it’s fine as long as you only weigh 36kg, any more is a big NO NO. Have you got that?
Maximise the use of your Kiddimoto wooden balance bike. Why not use your Kiddimoto as a way of educating your child about traffic rules or teach them racing lines around playground circuits? Use their balance bike as an example of responsibility through maintenance.