learning to ride a bike
Autism Parenting

Learning to ride a bike


We bought our 4yo a bike for her birthday this summer. You know the kind – bright pink with tassels on the handlebars, a bag for important things at the front and a seat for baby at the back. She absolutely loves it, and her and hubby usually spend a good couple of hours each weekend learning to ride.

At first she was quite scared of it, especially the wobbly sensation when slowing down. In fact she’d rather fall off than remain on the bike while it wobbled a bit. Over the last few weeks though she’s really got the hang of it, and it’s been amazing to watch her confidence grow. She’s so proud of herself when they get back from the park or wherever it is that they’ve been. It’s also lovely for her and hubby to have a bit of daddy/daughter bonding time – a little activity that’s just theirs.


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  1. judithkingston says:

    Aw so lovely! And what a pretty dress too! I’m a bit apprehensive about my kids learning to ride a bike – so much potential for injuries and accidents…

  2. The milestones often are emotional because they are signs that your little person is growing up! One minute you’re bringing them home from the hospital and the next they’re riding bikes and going to school… how on earth does the time pass so fast??!!

  3. Oh, I remember when my eldest learned how to ride. For some reason it was a very emotional thing for me (maybe because it took me so long to learn). I left it to his dad too, and it is great when they get that uninterrupted daddy time.
    Love the photo, so cute and sweet.
    And adore the bike. My boys never want anything pink πŸ˜‰

  4. Thanks Erica, a seat for baby is a must! πŸ™‚

  5. πŸ™‚

  6. Definitely a rite of passage! The pink tassels can look a little OTT, but four year old girls love them so who am I to argue?

  7. Thanks honey, it’s nice to let the men take charge of certain things πŸ™‚

  8. It’s a wonderful thing to witness, and such a big milestone for the little ones xxx

  9. Loving her doll hanging out the basket at the back. Glad she’s doing so well.

  10. My girls took a little while to learn to ride a bike. You really need a wide open space with a bit of a slope. Oh, I remember the back aches of pushing them along. xxx

  11. So sweet and she looks like she’s confident on it now. I love watching my OH and Z having special daddy and son time.

  12. I remember two pink tassel covered bikes… my parents bought them for the girls and helped them learn to ride. It’s like a modern rite of passage, the pink tasselled bike.

  13. awww lovely. my boy has had his bike since he was 2.5 and he absolutely LOVES it!

  14. The Daddy’s love it and we get a little break… win win πŸ˜‰

  15. Great to learn young though. Good luck for your little one πŸ™‚

  16. Thanks lovely, she’s really enjoying it xx

  17. Bless them. My 4yo is trying to learn to ride without his stabilisers at the moment – it’s really hard!

  18. ah,riding a bike is lots of fun, but can be tricky to master. Of course you need to have the basket for baby too! It’s a great thing for daddy daughter bonding too πŸ™‚ x
    Thanks for linking #LetKidsBeKids

  19. That’s a very sweet photo. My daughter had a pink, tassel-covered one for her birthday last year. She does like pedalling about on it, and like your family, it’s a daddy task!

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