Safe Bikes for Kids
A lightweight steel-frame design weighing in at 7 pounds with an adjustable seat to fit children 30 to 44 inches tall. Outfitted with puncture-proof polymer that never need inflated. Optional extra-long seat post available. $100, stridersports.com.
Skuut Balance Bike
This wooden-frame bike weighs in at 10 pounds and includes pneumatic rubber tires and an adjustable seat. Recommended to be stored indoors to prevent wood from cracking. $70, skuut.com.
YBike Original Balance Bike
Large, thick tires and lower-to-the-ground design provides a more secure feeling for toddlers. Weighs 8 pounds and comes in colorful designs. $70, ybikeusa.com.