All I Want For Christmas is….a Balance Bike!

wooden balance bike

For months and months I knew that one of the gifts I wanted to get Elliott for either his 3rd birthday (next week…argghhh) or Christmas was a balance bike. Elliott has never been able to grasp the whole pedalling thing and he has fast outgrown his smart trike.

The first time I saw a balance bike was in Queenstown, New Zealand. We were at a park by the water’s edge, freezing our butts off in the icy wind, but appreciating a playground with the most amazing view. While I was standing watching Elliott have fun, I saw a little local boy scooting off in front of his mum who was trying to keep up with their two dogs. The little boy loved pushing himself along on the bike without wheels and I just thought ‘what a great idea’. Now a year later, Elliott is definitely ready for one and it will be a huge help for him to get his balance before upgrading to an even bigger bike.

So, when the folks at CrazySales.com.au contacted me to review one, I was over the moon because to be completely honest, I was almost not going to get one because our budget was extremely tight and all the balance bikes I saw were around the $120 – $140 mark. The fact that Crazy Sales had one so perfect for my motorbike, cars and truck loving toddler was a dream come true.

Within 5 days the well packaged box arrived at my door step. I was so glad it didn’t have pictures of the bike plastered all over it otherwise I would have had some explaining to do when Elliott discovered what it was. He didn’t even question the brown box sitting in my office.
I left it to Mr. G to put it together and I was pleasantly surprised that really I could have put it together if I wanted to; it was really simple and just a matter of screwing the back part to the front and screwing in the handle bars. The only negative we found was with one of the screws that were already ‘screwed’ in when we received it. Once we put the bike together, we found that something was a little loose. After Mr. G disassembled it, he found that one of the screws had lost its threading and would need to be replaced. Luckily Mr. G is in the business of screws and it’s not such a big deal to get another. This could be a bit of a disappointment for others but I hope just a one off.

What a super cool looking bike it is, nice and sturdy and awesome paint work…it looks so real! The fact that you can get this balance bike online at Crazy Sales for $69.95 I think is great value compared to the others I have seen. Elliott is going to be over the moon and I think we will have a lot of motorbike sounds to endure in the future.

wooden balance bike

Guest what!? I’ve got one Wooden Balance Bike Motorbike worth $69.95 to giveaway, perfect for a special little girl or boy!! It’s going to be a super quick giveaway because I really want you to be able to receive your bike before Christmas time. To enter, all you have to do is answer the question in the rafflecopter and that’s it! It’s a game of skill and so the best and most creative answer wins!!!

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And the winner is….

Elise E.

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Please note: I received the Wooden Balance Bike Motorcycle for the purpose of a review and was also offered the same bike for a giveaway to my readers. I did not receive monetary compensation for the post. All opinions are my own.

Eva Lewis (The Multitasking Woman)

Eva is the Editor and Owner of The Multitasking Woman - a lifestyle and parenting blog.She always has her fingers in many different pies but wouldn't have it any other way. Eva is a Mum to her 4-year-old son, 2 month old daughter, two chickens, one dog and a fish called Bob and a wife to Mr G. They all live happily in their little cottage on the outskirts of Brisbane.

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22 Comments

  1. Lndeang
    December 8, 2014 / 1:12 pm

    I just want to see my kids happy, be it a gift they receive or that they feel they belong to a wonderful family because both myself and husband have decided to abandon our worries until the new year., so we can make this Christmas perfect for our kids.

  2. Wendy Sutcliffe
    December 8, 2014 / 1:17 pm

    Having all 5 kids together, the best part of every year!

  3. Karly
    December 8, 2014 / 1:32 pm

    Since I was a child our Christmas Day has been the same – a big family lunch with three generations in attendance. In recent years we’ve lost grandad but our son has joined the mix. It’s a stress-free, indulgent day that we all look forward to.

  4. Simplify.Create
    December 8, 2014 / 1:34 pm

    Having a 2 year old, she doesn’t so much understand Christmas yet but the joy on her face when she gets to play with all her cousins is the most rewarding part of Christmas already. She just adores having playmates, being an only child (for another 5 months).

  5. Melissa Puli
    December 8, 2014 / 2:06 pm

    I am looking forward to the Turkey… the one time of year we get to eat it!!

  6. tizz lipp
    December 8, 2014 / 2:25 pm

    Family and friends from interstate,
    Hot lunch with bon bons, cant wait!
    Unwrapping presents, total glee
    I love decorating the christmas tree!!

  7. hamir
    December 8, 2014 / 3:30 pm

    I am looking forward to spending time with my kids and our family Christmas celebrations – I work in Sydney and my family is in Melbourne ,so this time will really help me to spend special time with kids..

  8. Wendy Hatton
    December 8, 2014 / 3:35 pm

    I am going interstate to spend some time with my son, daughter in law and 7mth old grand daughter. I rarely see them in person and email/facebook is just not the same.

  9. Elise
    December 8, 2014 / 5:01 pm

    Cubby Houses and Outdoor play,
    This is our first Christmas not going away.
    Little ones and a brand new house,
    I’m looking forward to time with kids and spouse!
    BBQ’s and waterplay, Icecreams to love and lick,
    2 weeks off to rest and play,
    This break can’t come too quick!

  10. marypreston
    December 8, 2014 / 5:42 pm

    I have already visited all of the relatives. A pre-Christmas, pre-emptive strike as it were. Christmas will now just be me & mine. Low key, no stress, no muss, no fuss. Just thinking about this makes me happy.

  11. kookla123
    December 8, 2014 / 5:59 pm

    Simply playing the role of Santa.
    It is a job I take VERY seriously. Everything must be in order to ensure my kids will be excited on Christmas morning! (and yes, I even eat the cookies the kids leave, because, you know, job requirements and all…)

  12. December 8, 2014 / 8:59 pm

    The thing I am looking forward to most this Christmas is the quiet of contentment after our bellies and hearts have been filled by the joy of the day.

    Christmas time is very special to us this year as it is the first to enjoy filled with the pure excitement of an understanding child.

  13. Rachel K
    December 8, 2014 / 9:48 pm

    Last Christmas my husband was in hospital with lung cancer! Having survived through surgery and
    intensive care three times this Christmas will be much healthier and one to be truly thankful for!

  14. Jade
    December 9, 2014 / 7:30 am

    Spending quality time with family and close friends before number 2 arrives in January! My two year old has a great concept of what Christmas is this year and I love it!

  15. Sarah Armstrong
    December 9, 2014 / 1:46 pm

    2 weeks off work to spend with the kids and enjoy the sunshine

  16. Andreea Nicolescu
    December 9, 2014 / 9:18 pm

    Seeing my 3.5 yeat olds face, after Santa has been, his at the perfect age when it is magical

  17. Nikita Tasi
    December 9, 2014 / 10:30 pm

    I’m looking forward to my little one understanding Christmas a little more. Each year at a new age they understand what the day is about more and more. I can’t wait to be able to get my little girl up and open presents with her being able to open them herself this year and to cherish every moment with my darl

  18. Kaz @ MeltingMoments
    December 10, 2014 / 8:23 am

    After a pretty stressful year, I can’t wait for the excitement, joy and laughter that Christmas brings as well as the closeness of family. The abundance of love all in the one place on Christmas day is something that money can’t buy.. oh, and champagne? I’m looking forward to that too 😉

  19. Jocelyn R
    December 10, 2014 / 7:44 pm

    I’m looking forward to not having to work, my friends and family have really fallen by the wayside this year. I have been working 12 -16 hours a day, everyday for months, its what I have to do at the moment, but knowing I can relax over Christmas is what is keeping me going!

  20. Cate
    December 11, 2014 / 7:36 am

    What are u looking forward to the most this Christmas?
    Putting my feet up. Yep, you heard it! My husband will be home after months away and he’ll love chasing after our son. Bliss!
    Also looking forward to Nanna’s caramel-pie, chocolates hidden for Christmas Day, baking cookies and watching our son’s excitement opening the cork he wants from Santa!

  21. Cate
    December 11, 2014 / 7:37 am

    Putting my feet up. Yep, you heard it! My husband will be home after months away and he’ll love chasing after our son. Bliss!
    Also looking forward to Nanna’s caramel-pie, chocolates hidden for Christmas Day, baking cookies and watching our son’s excitement opening the cork he wants from Santa!

  22. Melissa Jones
    December 11, 2014 / 10:06 pm

    I’m looking forward to seeing my little girl being able to walk by herself and run around the Christmas tree.