I wanted to get Drake a balance bike for his birthday this year (yes...that was 2 months ago!), and we finally made the purchase. If you're not sure what a balance bike is you can check it out here. There are a ton of companies that make them, but we have friends with a Boot Scoot and a Strider. I went back and forth on which one to buy and ultimately decided on the Boot Scoot.
I ordered it on Sunday and it was on our doorstep yesterday! Jason put it together, and we gave it to Drake tonight.
The only thing I was concerned about was that the website said kids need a 14 inch inseam to be able to ride. Poor Drake has short legs just like his momma, but I was really hoping he would be able to reach.
Unfortunately...he couldn't. The seat is down as far as it goes and he can't reach even on his tip toes with shoes on. Poor kiddo!
But, that didn't stop him from riding on it or walking with it. Jason helped him for a while. Then, we decided to take off the seat and see if he could reach even if he couldn't sit down on the seat. It worked great. He thinks it's awesome and it allows him to work on steering it around the house.
Happy Birthday, Drake!!
(And, thanks to Swagbucks and Mommy Wants Freebies, the bike was basically FREE!)