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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 03:23 AM   1
Jessica60
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Riding without stabilisers


What age was your child when they rode a bike without stabilisers?

How did you teach them?

My daughter gets frustrated and angry as she can't do it, then everyone refuses to take her out or show her. She is five.



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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 03:26 AM   2
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It can vary, mine have been abywgere from 4 to 8! A balance bije really helped mine. Mine either learnt in the garden or on the beach where if they fell it didnt really hurt them x



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 06:11 AM   3
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Summer was about 5, Maci is 5.5 and still not there yet!



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 07:57 AM   4
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Paige was 5 and a bit, Ella just before turning 4 x



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 08:09 AM   5
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This thread has made me feel like the worst parent. Rio has only ever been out on his bike about 3 times, and that’s with stabilisers. We live on busy roads and it doesn’t fit in the car! I must make an effort to start teaching him to ride!



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 08:09 AM   6
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My dd is more interested in her scooter. Getting her on the bike itself is a challenge. We are getting her a new bike for Christmas to try and get her on one. She will be 5 in November. X



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 12:32 PM   7
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Maria got a scooter (normal two wheel kind) just before she learnt to ride her bike without stabilisers and I think that really helped as she had to learn how to balance on two wheels on the scooter.

For the bike, she was 4.5, I just took her to a grassy space that had a slight slope and pushed her along for a bit and then let go and she figured it out in a few minutes (the grass is so that it doesn't hurt so much when they fall).



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 16:23 PM   8
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Anabella was 3 years 10 months when she learned. Couldn't believe it! We had just been on holiday to Italy where she rode around on a balance bike the entire time and she asked us to remove the stabilisers from her bike when we got back. She just got it straight away and she didn't need to be taught. Where we live it is very flat and quiet, so there are lots of places to practice. I strongly believe the balance bike helped her though.



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 17:16 PM   9
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Ds1 was about 5 before he was fully able to ride his bike on his own, ds2 is nearly 4 and nowhere near wanting his stabilisers off



 
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Old Oct 18th, 2017, 17:24 PM   10
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DS was 4, we went out on the bike a couple of times and I held onto the back while he peddled and steered and then when he got his balance I let go and that was it really. DD1 is 4.5 and just learning now, she can do it but as soon as she realises I've let go she panics and bails onto the ground, cue tears. I have no idea how long it will take; we've only actually been out on the big bike once (where she got it but fell dramatically on repeat for 45 minutes ) and she's not keen to go again so we might stick with the balance bike for a while yet.



 
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