Reviewed by Veronika Royle
We had the pleasure of reviewing the super fantastic Swoops Scooter Balance Bike for What’s Good To Do.
I have twins aged 2½ years old who are around 90cm tall – we already had one bike, which is great but with 2 kids, there is always fighting when we got offered this Swoops Bike. Balance Bikes are hugely popular in Germany and I find being able to bike gives kids so much more than the flexibility to get from A-to-B. It gives them confidence, stamina and coordination skills that will come in handy when they are ready to move to a big bike.
It arrived all neatly packed up and you can see by just looking at it, that it is very well made and of very good quality with the help of the instructions it took less than 5 minutes to assemble. The design and creative of the Swoops Scooter Bike is outstanding – look at it, it is cute on the picture and super cute in real live too. The girls immediately took to it and named it: Shaun the Bike. Just look at the fluffy seat cover – and you can quickly see why the association with Shaun the Sheep!
One of the features that stands out for me personally is the fact that the seat is height adjustable. The website doesn’t state it, which is a shame as it is such a big PLUS and one that we are missing on the bike that we already had. So we could swiftly adjust the height and start testing. There were hard discussions as to who could start but the wiser one gave in, watcher her sister and then perfected the strides. It balances really well and an afternoon outside both girls adopted very quickly, shared nicely and when we lost our balance they were both able to pick he bike up, reset it and go again. Clearly being lightweight is another feature that needs to be pointed out, adding to the confidence in a young toddler to being able to do it themselves!
We have been out nearly every day and the Swoops Balance Bike is a clear favourite in our household! If you are thinking about getting a wooden balance bike – this one should definitely feature in your line up: It’s strong, lightweight, adjustable, loveable!
Available to buy from The Garden Furniture Centre here.