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Having three boys, we have gone through A LOT of rideable toys. So today we’re going through our favorites for babies on up! Hayes, now 7, is getting into trickier toys and heaven help us when motors get involved!Hayes: Shoes // Board // Jeans // Vest // Helmet (too small all the sudden, we’ve got a bigger size on the way!)Cal’s shoes // Cotton On Tee // Sunnies
So let’s start at the beginning. Scootable toys and walkers are so fun pre-walkers and early walkers and Raleigh is OBSESSED with his brothers Micro Scooters already. I love that they’re adjustable now so we can make it his height with ease. My boys favorite rid toy is for sure the Micro. It’s smooth and easy to handle and teaches them to naturally use their weight to balance and turn. Its a good ground work for other sports later on like surfing, skating or snowboarding. My older boys lived on their plasma cars for years. I think we went through 4 or 5 since they were so hard on theirs, riding day in and out! TOP TWO ROWS: Bee – More animals here! // Race Walker // Y Pewi Tricycle // Micro Seat // Plasma Car // Adjustable Micro
BALANCE BIKE – I know a lot of people ask about balance bikes. In my experience it took my boys a long time to ride it correctly, but once they did the transition to a two-wheel bike was so easy! It really does set them up for an easier time on a big kid bike. But, it also gives them the feel of riding a bike when they might be too young to do it right or do it well otherwise. I am a fan! :: Public Balance Bike //
MORE FUN: Our friends have this rollercoaster in their basement and it gets so much love! All ages enjoy this in one way or another! Rollercoaster // More toys that you will use for YEARS: Ziggle // Ezy Roller //
TRAINING WHEEL BIKE – We used Priority Bikes and I recommend it to everyone because their wheels are airless. SO so nice to not have to fill and refill flats. Especially when they’re too young to try and avoid things that could cause leaks.
BIG KID BIKE – Guardian has technology that creates breaking on both the back and front wheels, so no end-over. All my kids will use these as they get older, Hayes has it now and having that element of safety makes me feel loads better.
SKATE – I love the mini boards like this Penny board for early learners. I am so impressed with Hayes’ growth this Summer with the Penny. He looks comfortable and carves with ease, and I think its a lot easier to learn on than a typical skateboard. There are a few cheaper brands that I haven’t tried, but are well reviewed! Worth testing out for sure if you don’t want the investment. SHOP DC SHOES for KIDS here.