We tried it: FirstBIKE
Who tried it: Anya Leon, PEOPLE.com writer-editor
Why she did it: I have a 3-year-old who refuses to pedal a bike. Enough said.
I also have a secret. I’ve never really believed all the hype surrounding balance bikes. Honestly, I thought it was one more cute kid product to add to the already long list of maybe-not-so-functional items on the market.
In fact, I had considered buying one as a Christmas gift for my little guy last year, but figured it would make a momentary splash before being pushed to the back of the garage. (Spoiler alert: Nowadays, it’s definitely being pushed — all over my house!)