A balance bike is a bicycle for kids that helps them learn how to balance and steer properly. Balance bikes come with no pedals or drivetrain, and are usually made from either wood or metal. As a rule of thumb, balance bikes must be small enough for the child to touch the ground with their feet flat on the floor, allowing them to guide themselves in the initial stages while they get their bearings. In the beginning, the child should start scooting along with their feet until they feel confident enough to balance on the two wheels, moving without their legs. Once they have learned how to balance properly, the steering should then come naturally, particularly as they don’t have to think about pedalling, which can be a distraction for beginners.