Welcome to the first day of Oh My Baby's Holiday Extravaganza! To kick off this fun event my first review and giveaway is for a Strider Running Bike. If you haven't heard of this bike before I'm sure you'll want one by the end of this post. This has got to be one of my favorite things I've had the pleasure to review. Not only because it's such a great product but because J truly loves this bike.
Here's a little info straight from Strider to explain what makes their bikes so special
"Tricycles tip over, scrape ankles, and are difficult to pedal. Bicycles with training wheels are tall, heavy, unstable and downright scary for young riders. Both have the potential to cause painful injuries and fear.
Not true with the Strider™.
The Strider™ running bike is free from any cables, chains, sprockets, pedals or protrusions that can harm your child.
And the Strider™ is steady, stable and safe. At the first feeling of instability, your child will instinctively place both feet securely on the ground. So there are no "tricycle tip-overs" or "training-wheel wobbles" that stir-up a fear, hesitancy, or dislike of bike riding."
I was lucky enough to get a chance to review this bike. When the box arrived J went nuts! The picture of the bike is on the box so he knew exactly what it was. The Strider bike was so easy to put together I didn't have to wait for hubby to get home to do it. And the best part was that the Strider bike came with its own wrench so I didn't have to dig through hubby's toolbox and guess what would fit. I seriously put this thing together in a matter of minutes. The bike is so light, weighting a mere 7 lbs. J can pick it up himself.
So once the Strider bike was put together I just had to adjust the seat for J. He's tall for his age (90th percentile, thanks daddy!) so being able to adjust the seat to his correct height was pretty important. J was hovering over me the whole time so once the bike was together he jumped right on.
Like with anything new, J was a little wobbly at first. He's used to riding tricycles and his ride-on toys that all have 4 wheels. My husband was a skeptic, "A bike with no pedals? What is that going to teach him?" Well it taught him a lot. Within the first couple of days J was going several feet at a time with his feet up and balancing himself. Next thing I knew he wanted to go down the small hills in our neighborhood to be able to ride longer. He was so proud of himself and knew he was doing a good job. The skeptic husband turned into a Strider lover too.
While outside, I had a neighbor I didn't know stop and tell me how impressed she was watching J riding this bike because he was so young and did it without training wheels. I can't begin to tell you how much J loves this bike. I'm excited to know that when Baby L gets big enough he'll have hours of fun on this bike too.
Want to WIN one? The generous people at Strider are offering one Oh My Baby reader their very own Orange Strider Running Bike. Leave your comment by December 10th. One random winner will chosen and have 48 hours to respond.
To enter (this is mandatory):
Visit Strider and leave me a comment telling me one thing you learned about Strider Running Bikes.
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- Sign up for Strider's newsletter
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- Enter any of my other giveaways (one entry per giveaway)
- Make a purchase from Strider (5 extra)
I recieved this product free of charge for a review. The views and opinions are my own and were not influenced in any way.