My niece just turned two. Her big present from her parents was a brand new little brother. Pretty cool, but I decided she needed something for her. So I got her a nice little Specialized Hotwalk. Which is one of those pedal-less learning bikes, like the like-a-bike, but made of aluminum. It is a pretty sweet little ride. It is super light so my brother can carry it to the park for her. It does have an infinitely spinable bar which is a worry compared to the limited bar movement on a like-abike, but it is also about half the price. Hers is also covered in pirate stickers. Which is a big plus. I will report back as she gets used to it. I think she is a bit young for it yet, but it does fit her.
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So far, she had to be bribed to sit on it for the picture. My brother took a video of her avoiding it in favor of playing with a pot filled with rain water. He helpfully provided a transcript of the video, part of which goes:
no play no bicycle
no please no bottle
Well there you have it.