tjamil wrote:save your money. convert a regular bike into a balance bike by removing the pedals. Once your kid figures it out, put the pedals back on.
I picked up two of these in a past W00t! and I'm pleased. I tried taking the pedals off the other bikes, but the kids didn't like that - they know something was "wrong" with the bike.
Once they decided to try the balance bikes, BAM!, they were racing down the drive way and around cones in two outings.
So, chance are you won't get much use out of these - once they learn, then it's big bike time. But it's a great way to learn.