Tommy is obsessed with pretty much any vehicle, so we sort of jumped the gun and bought him a balance bike before he was either skilled enough or tall enough to use it.
Skill, of course, will be acquired with practice. Height, not so much. The bike I wanted to get costs $300 and can be modified so that it fits a wide range of heights and has a third wheel that can be taken off when the toddler is ready for a bike. But, you know, $300… I think we paid $30 for the one pictured above (second hand, but still).
The ridiculously expensive balance bike accommodates such a wide range of heights by flipping the crossbar upside down. Could this be done with our much cheaper bike? It could indeed!
Now we just have to work on the skill part.