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SEAL OF APPROVAL WINNER

Holiday 2019

My Buddy Wheels

Balance bikes have become the de facto way to teach your children balance on their way to riding a bicycle. Yvolution has entered the fray with a decidedly different take on the genre, by throwing in a whole bunch of design flair. This line of My Buddy Wheels look like animal characters and have soft padded seats. With the adjustable seat you can make sure that your child’s feet can reach the ground which is part of the Balance Bike experience. Parents felt that the quality was great and loved the fact that the bike is fairly lightweight making it easy to take to the park, a friend’s house, etc. The animal cover is removable allowing you to wash it but also to remove completely if or when your child feels like moving to a bike that is more like the others on the block. This balance bike is designed to grow with your child and should be with them right up until the time that they make the jump to regular bicycles.

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Recommended Age: 2 and Up
Price: $ 79.99

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Parents and children, experience and review submitted products and services either already released or coming to market.

Participants fill out questionnaires for each product or service they test. They score based on 13 levels of criteria including quality, appeal, design, price, packaging, directions, desirability, stimulation, replay factor and more. Results are based on both statistical averaging and comments received by testers.

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