Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Tricycle?11/14/12
(HealthDay News) -- Riding a tricycle is a milestone for little
ones, but parents should make sure their kids are ready to
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
- Make sure your child is ready to ride, usually about age
- Opt for a tricycle that's low to the ground and has big wheels,
so it's less likely to tip.
- Make sure your child has a helmet that fits properly, and that
the child wears it whenever riding the bike.
- Never allow your child to ride near swimming pools, parked or
moving cars, or in driveways.
- Most children aren't ready for a two-wheeled bike, even with
training wheels, until age 6.
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