Health Tip: Is Your Child Ready for a Tricycle?
(HealthDay News) -- Riding a tricycle is a milestone for little ones, but parents should make sure their kids are ready to peddle.
The American Academy of Pediatrics offers these suggestions:
Make sure your child is ready to ride, usually about age 3.
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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