I want to ride my bicycle... I want to ride my bike!

Friday, 29 June 2012

BabyMoo's at that stage where he is revelling in his new found independence and mobility. At almost 18 months, he no longer waddles much, unless he's struggling to stay awake because he still wants to play - when he really would be better off asleep. He breaks into a happy run, bulldozing everything and everyone in his path.
Independence and mobility. Cause and effect.

Lately, he's been fascinated with bicycles.

His ride-on cars are parked at the corner of the room, neglected, because perhaps he's realised that they don't really meet the danger factor now. I suppose the sense of being in control just by manipulating the handle bars is the main appeal. Most boys never grow out of it: the thrill of the two wheeler and submitting to its charm till they're old and grey.

I actually thought of getting a balance bike for him, but since his nephew has an almost brand new tricycle that he has outgrown, I figured I will wait till he's slightly older to get him one. His feet aren't able to pedal effectively as yet, but he absolutely loves 'feeling' that he's riding on it. Poor Granny has to push him discreetly from the back... because he doesn't like to know that he's being pushed, but gets frustrated when the bicycle doesn't move!


So we decided that since he's going to be riding in the outdoors, we'd best get him protective gear. I explained to him that he has to wear these for his own safety, especially when he's on rough ground. BabyMoo hates to wear any form of headgear from the time he was a newborn till now, but he was more than happy to get geared up to ride his tricycle!


"Mummeh!! I said I wanted a MOTORBIKE, not a Tricycle!!"

So there he is, all suited up for the ride.


My little boy-baby is growing up.

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    1. Nope... that one when he rides car.

      This one he keeps quiet because he's busy trying to balance!! Haha!

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    2. ya but soon he will be pedaling fast n goes vroom vroom!

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    3. Or he becomes bechak boy. Haha!!

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  2. Kids grow up too fast! Why not get him a balance bike, I saw a number of parents opted it instead of tricycle.

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    1. Umm... I mentioned why in the post :)

      "I actually thought of getting a balance bike for him, but since his nephew has an almost brand new tricycle that he has outgrown, I figured I will wait till he's slightly older to get him one."


      The tricycle is just to tide him over till he turns 2, at least.

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    2. Oops! Sorry, old already lai ;)

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  3. Kids grow up too fast! Why not get him a balance bike, I saw a number of parents opted it instead of tricycle.

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  4. Love his cute smile and him in the gear. I too have though about getting my girl a balance bike but I think she will outgrow that really fast- plus it's not really that cheap. Waiting for a tricycle from her cousin to be passed over for use before she moves on to one of her brother's bikes.

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    1. Ya lah... I think about spending $200+ on it for 3 - 6 months(?) before he starts wanting a bigger bike and I really don't want to get one. Not that I can divide the Strider cost between a few kids! :D

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