I recieved a Chillafish Bunzi free to review. However, the opinions are 100% my own.
A friend of mine mentioned she was looking for a Balance bike for her daughter, who was two at the time. Like many new parents I had no idea what the difference between a balance bike and a traditional bike was.Well the difference is the balance bike which is designed to be a step up bike that teaches your child how to do the fundamentals before you put them on tradtional bike. Balancing their weight and steering are the first things your child should learn prior to learning to petal as petalling equals speed and if they can't balance or steer they are more likely to fall.
When I was researching balance bikes I found Chillafish. They held a contest in November and I was one of the lucky winning bloggers, with your support as my readership I was fortunate enough to get the opportunity to review one. The thing I found the most unique about the Chillafish Bunzi balance bike over the various other brands I have seen is the age transitioning feature. Bunzi offers a three wheel balance that can in less than 30 seconds transition to a two wheeled balance bike. This feature allows the Bunzi to advance with your child's skill level and still give them the opportunity to take the time they need without feeling the pressure of having to spend additional money on another bike.
Honestly, all the reasons I gave you above although are good for self justification aren't anything if your kid doesn't like it right? Well, my son loves it! From the minute it was out of the box he started scooting around on the three wheels and continues to still. We have done the transition, but he still like that it balances on it's own on three wheels so he can stop and pick up toys while riding. As parents, we like that he is close enough to the ground that we don't have to worry about his fall and that it's a durable plastic so we can let him take it outside.
If you want to get a chance to win a great Balance bike from Chillafish they are currently offering a great 1 a day for the next 31 days contest. The link is found here The 31 Bunzi holiday giveaway”!