Balance biking makes walks so much easier

Don't you just love it when you watch you child grow up and develop right before your eyes? That is happening a lot lately with M as her confidence grows as she rides her balance bike. When she started looking at it, around 6 months ago, she was too small to use it. Now she can scoot off so quickly that I have to run with her rather than walk, stop and wait for her to catch up. 

Just recently she has started to lift her legs and glide as she goes and now we can go for miles without her giving up. I am absolutely loving this stage now as we can go places, at speed, without having to work out how to transport everyone, or taking the double pram when all I want to do is go to the shop. I can now carry F or push F and I know that I don't have to work out how I will get M home. She does occasionally want off her bike, to pick up sticks, but she can easily got a few miles without complaints.

She loves it too and we have been going out for an hour in the morning and hour in the evening these last few days, come rain or shine, and it has totally been encouraging me to get moving too! Certainly boosts our mood and breaks up the days so much. It also helps me out so much more with the dogs as I don't have to work out how to hold onto them all. The dogs are also delighted about their extended walks!

M wears:

Dress - Next, 2-3 years £5.50

We went to the Next sale the other day and there was still so much clothing to choose from. This time I found that there were far more options for boys that girls but this dress was one that I just had to get M. The colours are so bold and the print looks photographic.

Shoes - Converse

I love Converse trainers for myself and I love these as they are so adjustable to M's skinny wee feet. We have had them for 6 months now, worn daily, and they still look good as new. We got these in the Boxing Day sale so they were a great bargain. 

Cycle hat - LIDLS, £9.99

I just could not resist buying this had when I saw it in LIDLS one day. It meant F could get M's old hat for when he is on the back of my bike.


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Training Mummy is a 30 something mum to two beautiful children - a girl born February 2014 and a boy born in October 2015.


  1. Awww this made me remember the days when my son is just starting with biking. We removed his bike's pedal and used it as a blance bike and in no time the pedals are back and he is biking by himself! #countrykids

  2. Balance bikes weren't around when mine were learning to ride but if they were I would certainly have invested in them. You can see her confidence there in the photos and I love her dress too.

    Thank you for sharing with me at #CountryKids

  3. Love how much fun M is having on her balance bike and how lovely to be able to go for such long walks now with her riding it. I love her pretty dress too :-) #CountryKids

  4. how cute. I love the bike and her dress is so cute too. #WeekendTotStyle

  5. That dress is great and perfrct when we actually get some good weather. I actually have a jumpsuit with the same design #WeekendTotStyle #funkykidfriday

  6. Oooh I tried to get this dress in the sale but failed! It's gorgeous and really suits her. I love the print. Also loving the helmet - how fab is that?! Thanks so much for linking up with #weekendtotstyle this week lovey :)