Once your child has mastered the art of riding their balance bike it’s time to move onto their first pedal bike. Most toddler bikes will come with stabilisers to start with giving your little one a chance to master this alien action of pedalling and the various multi-tasking required to steer, brake and pedal. These are easily detachable once they’re feeling confident. The most important factor in choosing their first bike other than attractiveness, price and weight, is the sizing. Tempting as it can be to opt for the ‘they’ll grow into it’ idea in reality they are more likely to be put off wrestling this oversized hunk of metal before that happens. Get this first bike right with a quality, lightweight well fitted model and the extra pennies spent will be reflected in the daily smiles it brings even after the new toy shininess wears off.