Somewhere in Seattle, WA is a man who saved our backs. Literally. About four years ago Pete took the girls to a park on a Saturday morning so that I could do my 1-hour-whirlwind-house-cleaning. (I don't do that anymore, btw. Now, when he leaves the house with them, I do something that doesn't involve being on my feet.) But, I digress....
- has no pedals
- is low enough to the ground to feel secure
- has the seat moved very low so feet can touch the ground easily
- It's WAY MORE FUN!!!!! Training wheels are boring and slow and tippy! Yuck!
- Training wheels don't teach them to BALANCE, which is what riding a bike is all about!
- Put the pedals back on the COASTER BIKE. Not our preferred option. What if you put the pedals back on and Johnny isn't ready to ride with pedals on? Then you have to take them back off! According to Pete, putting pedals on and off is a pain, so we don't do this. Plus, EVERYONE loves the coaster bike, so it's never NOT being used.
- Get another 12" bike, leave the pedals on, no training wheels. This is what we do. So, we have two 12" bikes around here at all times.