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Best Wooden Bike for Your Toddler

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The weather is warming up and that means lots of outdoor time hiking and biking for our family. Before it gets too hot and humid out that is! Then we will be switching to days at the pool and evenings on the patio. As a biking family with a little one now in tow again we needed a toddler bike to get her comfortable with one of our favorite family activities. We found that the best bike for that is a wooden bike that can be used indoors or outdoors. Gets her used to the concept and is a lot of fun at the same time!

Best Wooden Bike for Your Toddler

I was recently approached to try out the new Hape Scoot Around for toddler outdoor fun. Of course my little toddler is the one who is really trying it out! The Hape Scoot Around is a wooden trike that is perfect for toddlers 12 month + to enjoy the outdoors. Or indoor if you prefer, because the wheels are just the right density to not damage floors.

What are the benefits of wooden toys?

There’s just something about wooden toys that draws people in. The toys are typically made from Montessori materials like birch wood and other natural material. Wood toys have become quite popular over the years. Not at all a new concept since wooden toys often get passed down from generation to generation, but these toys made from sustainable materials have indeed gotten quite popular over the last number of years. Perhaps it’s due to their eco-friendly design and sleek modern fun designs.

While there is an extra cost to toys made out of wood, the important thing to remember is these toys are often more durable and will last a lot longer. Hence the passing down from the generations. Wooden toys are also popular due to the fact that they are easy to clean with just a rag and mild soap and water.

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Hape Scoot Around Toddler Bike

While Hape Scoot Around toddler bikes are not conventional bikes, toddlers aren’t yet ready for a pedal bike. Toddlers are still developing gross motor skills and learning. They need a bike at their skill level. The Hape Scoot Around is a good starting point for that. Before you get into the bikes with training wheels, toddlers really need to first learn balance. This little trike is perfect for learning balance with four wheels, two in front and two in back.

hape scoot around wood trike

The Hape Scoot Around is a great first step for toddlers to take into biking!

Ages 12 months +

Key Features of the Hape Scoot Around Wooden Bike

  • It’s just the right size for young toddlers.
  • Toddlers can navigate sharp turns with easy turn handlebar.
  • Made from durable wood.
  • Easy assembly that is completed in no time at all.
  • Trike rear wheel design with two wheels.
  • Wooden frame with metal axels.
  • Solid rubber tires.

hape scoot around wooden bike

Types of Toddler Bikes

When it comes to toddler bikes, there are a few different types and models to choose from. These include but are not limited to ride ons, balance bikes, toddler scooters and tricycles. Most are great for small toddlers and all are great for the older toddlers.

Hape Scoot Around

hape scoot around bike

More details about the Hape Scoot Around:

  • Wooden bike with rubberized wheels: This toddler push bike is on four wheels that are all rubberized so your floors will be protected while your little one scoots around indoors. The wheels are also great in durability.
  • Toddler motor skills development: This bike is perfect for toddlers who are beginning to test out their mobility and work on developing their active/gross motor skills at the same time.
  • Improves toddler strength: Even just short rides will help to develop a toddler’s muscle strength and balance.
  • Award winning toy bike: The Hape Scoot Around was the winner of the 2013 Oppenheim Toy Portfolio Gold Seal Award. It also received the 2013 Parent’s Choice Recommended Award. 

Such a great toddler trike!

Get the Hape Scoot Around HERE.

Hape First Ride Balance Bike

Great for first time riders! This balance bike offers toddlers both the ability to strengthen muscles and balance coordination. Plus, flexibility! The perfect balance bike to start off with to encourage early use of a pedal bike..

Comes in colors Vespa Pink, Vespa Green and Vespa Blue.

Get the Hape First Ride Balance Bike HERE.

What’s the next bike for young riders?

Hape has some of the best wooden balance bikes, but also has metal balance bikes perfect for the older children who aren’t yet ready to hit the road on two wheels with pedals.

Hape Balance Wonder

hape balance wonder bike

Age: 3+

Skip the training wheels! By using a balance bike kids will be given the confidence to learn the skills they need to ride a bike. The seat on this particular bike can be adjusted to a child’s height at various stages to be used until ready to ride with a pedal bike.

Hape New Explorer Balance Bike

orange hape new explorer balance bike

Age: 3+

Balance bike riding to the next level! This balance bike features a lightweight design, anti slip handlebars and a comfortable seat.

Get the Hape New Explorer balance bike HERE.

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