So I ordered the Kiddimoto on a Sunday night and it arrived Tuesday which I think you’ll agree is pretty speedy. Well done Firebox!
Anyway it’s taken me an age to get a bit of free time when I wasn’t suffering sleep deprivation to put the bikes together, but this weekend was the time to finally get the boxes out of the cupboard and do a bit of DIY balance bike style. Okay so it’s not technically DIY, but it involved a screwdriver so that’s good enough for me. I’m claiming it as DIY.
As soon as you open up the box, the Kiddimoto looks amazing. It also looks practically complete, which is a relief for a DIY disaster mum like me. All you need to do is fit the handlebar, and the wheels and then that’s it, all done.
The instructions are easy to follow, and it literally only took me 10 minutes tops to read the instructions and get it put together. There is only 4 steps you need to follow, so it’s really simple.
The Kiddimoto is suitable from 2 years old and up to a weight of nearly 6 stone, so going by average child age and weights it should last your child until around 6 years old.
Once fully assembled I was slightly concerned about the size of it. It seems very low to the ground, and not very big. I’ve got some concerns that my 4 year old might be too tall for it. However looking round at photos and videos on the Internet it seems that I’m thinking in terms of it being a proper bike, which it isn’t. It’s a balance bike, and because your child needs to scoot along the floor to make it move, it has to be lower to the ground.
If your not familiar with Balance Bikes they are basically your child’s first bike but without pedals. A training bicycle that allows your child to learn balance and steering without having to worry about pedals or brakes, all the motion is done by moving their legs along the floor. Eliminating the pedals or stabilizers make children concentrate more on balancing and gain more confidence, and generally move onto a normal bike quicker and without the need for stabilizers.
I cant wait to see the reaction the Kiddimoto gets from Thomas Christmas morning, it just looks so cool he is sure to be wowed. Styled to look like a real superbike even down to the exhaust pipes. I’m seriously considering returning the TP balance bike I bought for Jacob and getting another Kiddimoto. It really does look that good.
Obviously waiting for xmas means that I haven’t had a chance to see the boys test drive the balance bikes yet, but I’m sure when I see the boys using them at Christmas they’ll be zooming about in no time.
How many more sleeps is it now?