I saw a post the other day from a mum asking about balance bikes that would make a suitable Christmas present for her 18month old. I told her to check out the one we have and I thought I would share it on here as well. Looking for a balance bike that is A) adaptable with your child’s growth and B) not super tacky proved kind of difficult for me to find. Don’t get me wrong Chet has more than his fair share of ugly toys (that I don’t post photos of on insta.) I am definitely not one of those mums who ‘only have wooden toys to suit their decor.’ I don’t mind if his toys are brightly coloured because I would rather buy products that can adapt with Chet’s growth and development, although preferably something which is not novelty branded lol.
I was super happy to come across the Chillafish Bunzi 2-in-1 Gradual Balance Bike from Colorific Toys. It looks fun and has a really cute innovative design. We got it for Chet just before his second birthday because we weren’t sure how quickly he would learn to balance on two wheels. This balance bike can be switched from 3 wheels to 2 wheels in literally a few seconds. It’s actually really impressive haha! Here is a demo at how easily it can be swapped between the two modes.
This bike is really compact and lightweight making it easy for Chet to steer and convenient for us take to the beach or park. He had a ride on car before we got the Bunzi but it was too heavy and big for him… he always crashed into things or lost control which made him upset or frustrated. The three wheel mode makes it hard for the bike to tip over which is perfect for younger toddlers but as you can see from the above demo, the two wheel mode resembles a traditional (but way cooler) balance bike.
Chet’s faveeee part is the little trunk. No joke, he hides everything in there!!! Dummies, snacks, little toy cars, muesli bar wrappers, things he has stolen from my handbag eg, my drivers license, loose change, paperclips and tampons lol. The cutest thing I found in there recently was a Polaroid picture of Shaun and I. My heart exploded at the fact he wanted to keep his mummy and daddy in his car while he drove around like a hoon haha.
If you think your toddler would love one for Christmas, I have attached a link below to the 3 available colours.
Chillafish Bunzi Balance Bike || Blue || SHOP HERE
Chillafish Bunzi Balance Bike || Pink || SHOP HERE
Chillafish Bunzi Balance Bike || Red || SHOP HERE
Anyway, we packed his boot full of bread this morning and went down to feed the ducks. It was so sweet.
I hope you all had a relaxing weekend.