*GIVEAWAY* Skuut Balance Bike ($99)

by Kelsey Norwood

in Reviews

The Skuut winner is Alyson! She said, “My 2 1/2 year old watches her older sister ride her bike all the time. She has a little playskool car that she scoots around on but she is getting too big for that. I would love for her to have something like this!”

Send an email to kelsey[at]vanillajoy[dot]com to claim your prize.

Congrats!

THE PRIZE

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THE REVIEW

skuut balance bike

Teaching a child to ride a bike can be kind of traumatic with the falls and figuring out the balancing thing… Some kids get scared and don’t want to keep trying!

The Skuut balance bike is the perfect solution. They can learn all the essential bike riding skills easily and quickly without even knowing they’re doing it. The Skuut teaches balance, coordination, and steering and it’s not even a little bit scary!

It’s also such a cute and sturdy little bike, and so easy to put together! I did it with just the little tools included in about 10 minutes. We pumped up the tires and he was ready to Skuut!

The frame is made of wood and it has no training pedals, training wheels, or brakes so it gives kids the chance to practice those essential bike riding skills without having to think about about too many things at once.

It’s made for children ages 2-5. My Gus is pretty tall for his almost 4 years and it was a little small for him, but it still totally taught him how to ride a regular bike, he just couldn’t get it going quite as fast. Fine with me!

Because there are no pedals, the child pushes off the ground with his feet just like he’s running, letting him get the feel of balancing without being on just two wheels. It’s the perfect way to get a child ready to ride a regular bike!

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Gus hadn’t tried riding a regular bike at all before he hopped on the Skuut. He went straight from his tricycle to this and he loved it immediately. He never fell over or crashed, it wasn’t scary, and he could go faster than on his little tricycle. And he felt a lot more like big brother…

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We love to take our bikes to a local park with lots of sidewalk space and Gus cruised around all by himself on his Skuut, getting himself ready to ride a regular bike without even knowing it.

After a few days of Skuuting around, we went encouraged him to try riding Elliot’s bike. He was afraid at first and didn’t want to do it but agreed and…

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Seriously, within seconds he was riding out of Boyd’s grip! I had no idea how easily he would take off and go on a regular bike after practicing on the Skuut!

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He was a little wobbly at first and still is getting the hang of it all, but he hasn’t fallen yet!

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Teaching Elliot how to ride a regular bike was so much harder. The Skuut balance bike is the best way to get a child ready to ride without fear or falls.

Good thing Gus’s birthday is coming up, he’s ready for a regular bike thanks to Skuut!

Have you ever tried a balance bike? What did you think???

GIVEAWAY RULES

  • Make a comment on this post telling me why you want to win before midnight Sunday, May 19.
  • A winner will be selected and announced the following day.

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GOOD LUCK and THANKS!

{This product was provided to VanillaJoy.com for review purposes. Thanks to Diggin Active for sponsoring today’s giveaway!}

 

{ 87 comments… read them below or add one }

1 kathy May 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

My son would love this! He’s always watching the big kids do it.

2 kathy May 12, 2013 at 12:21 am

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3 kathy May 12, 2013 at 12:22 am

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4 kathy May 12, 2013 at 12:23 am
5 Susan S. May 12, 2013 at 6:58 am

I have always thought these bikes looked cool. I have a two year old that would love this!

6 Pia Bineau May 12, 2013 at 7:10 am

I would absolutely love to win this little bike… I’ve been eyeballing these ever since I got pregnant with my daughter, Lilija. This will be perfect for her birthday this summer!

I have also shared this contest on Facebook!

Fingers crossed! xo

7 Nancy A May 12, 2013 at 7:20 am

What a fantastic giveaway! I know a little 2 1/2 year old that would LOVE this bike. Thanks for the chance to win!

8 Anne Marie May 12, 2013 at 8:26 am

I would love to win this – I have three little grandsons who would think I was a really cool grandma if I had this at my house for them to ride!!

9 Anne Marie May 12, 2013 at 8:26 am

I follow you on pinterest.

10 Tabathia B May 12, 2013 at 8:57 am

My cousin youngest daughter would love to learn how to ride a bike

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11 Tabathia B May 12, 2013 at 8:59 am
12 Tabathia B May 12, 2013 at 8:59 am

like on facebook: michelle b

13 Tabathia B May 12, 2013 at 9:00 am

pinterest follower: http://pinterest.com/chelleb40/

14 Sue D May 12, 2013 at 10:48 am

I would love this for my grandson.

15 Kenyetta Richards May 12, 2013 at 11:45 am

My youngest daughter never learned to ride a bike after we took the training wheels off, couldn’t balance. I would love this to make it easier to teach my son.

16 TaraM May 12, 2013 at 2:26 pm

I’ve adored these bikes since they first came out! Great way to begin to ride, I’d love one for my son. Thanks for the great giveaway!

17 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 12, 2013 at 3:49 pm

My son is ready for something like this, I think he would love it. Thank you for the chance to win.

18 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 12, 2013 at 3:51 pm

I follow you on Pinterest as http://pinterest.com/iammeuc/

19 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 12, 2013 at 3:52 pm

I like your page on Facebook as
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20 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 12, 2013 at 3:53 pm
21 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 12, 2013 at 3:56 pm
22 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 12, 2013 at 4:05 pm
23 Krissy May 12, 2013 at 5:22 pm

These bikes are great for balance and coordination. Training wheels, shmaning wheels. I’ve seen 2 year olds ride these faster than a biker on a Harley. We want one for Kz!!! Pick us! Pick us!

24 Sue D May 12, 2013 at 5:50 pm

I commented on your post on painted striped curtains.

25 Niki May 12, 2013 at 6:04 pm

My son would be thrilled to have one of these! He is dying to keep up with this sister on her two-wheeler!!

26 Tracy May 12, 2013 at 7:30 pm

Oh this is so great! I have been reading a lot about balance bikes lately. I have a 3 year old boy who is ready to move up from his tricycle. Fingers crossed!!! Thanks for the chance at this cool giveaway!

27 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 13, 2013 at 5:16 am
28 Rebecca D May 13, 2013 at 8:18 am

I’d love to win this…I have 2 boys who are both looking to learn how to ride a bike. This would be perfect!

29 Rebecca D May 13, 2013 at 8:19 am

I like you on fb

30 Stephanie Eberhart May 13, 2013 at 9:32 am

I have a son that could really benefit from this bike. I have tired to teach him to ride a bike without training wheels and he is terrified. My family would love to win this bike.

31 Jonathan Baker May 13, 2013 at 10:18 am

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32 Jonathan Baker May 13, 2013 at 10:19 am

Followed on Pinterest. http://pinterest.com/theviper2185/

33 Jonathan Baker May 13, 2013 at 10:19 am
34 Jonathan Baker May 13, 2013 at 10:20 am
35 Jonathan Baker May 13, 2013 at 10:20 am
36 Jonathan Baker May 13, 2013 at 10:21 am

I would love to win this for my son! He absolutely loves bikes and while he’s too young for a real bike, he would definitely be able to ride a Skuut.

37 Kim @ The Educators' Spin On It May 13, 2013 at 1:45 pm

My 2 year old daughter would love to learn to ride a bike with this! My best friends son has so much fun with his.

38 Jennifer T. May 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I would love to win for my 2 year old son. I think he’d get the idea pretty quickly. And, then he’d be closer to keeping up with his big sis.

39 Jennifer T. May 13, 2013 at 1:51 pm

I follow on facebook under Jennie Tilson.

40 Monica B May 13, 2013 at 6:54 pm

Would be great for my little guy turning 3 in July!

41 Sandy May 13, 2013 at 7:14 pm

This would be wonderful for my son. He wants to learn to ride but is so scared, we can’t convince him to try. Thanks!

42 Sandy May 13, 2013 at 7:19 pm

I like you on fb

43 Sandy May 13, 2013 at 7:22 pm

I follow you on pinterest

44 Kiersten May 13, 2013 at 9:36 pm

Oh my heck. That is so cute! I would love to have this for my almost-four-year-old. I feel bad that we haven’t gotten him started on a bike yet; he is a little bit cautious about things, and I think if we would have started him earlier, he wouldn’t be so nervous. A balance bike would be a perfect way to build up his confidence and get him ready for two wheels. And with our second, having learned our lesson, we would be sure to start him on this much earlier! Thanks!

45 Kiersten May 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I follow you on FB

46 Kiersten May 13, 2013 at 9:37 pm

I follow you on Pinterest

47 Kiersten May 13, 2013 at 9:41 pm

I commented on your roller shade tutorial

48 Alyson May 13, 2013 at 9:58 pm

My 2 1/2 year old watches her older sister ride her bike all the time. She has a little playskool car that she scoots around on but she is getting too big for that. I would love for her to have something like this!

49 Alyson May 13, 2013 at 9:59 pm

I follow you on Pinterest!

50 Alyson May 13, 2013 at 10:00 pm

I follow you on Facebook

51 Alyson May 13, 2013 at 10:01 pm

I like you on Facebook

52 Alyson May 13, 2013 at 10:07 pm

I commented on your We’re Ok post. (and sorry for the repeat comment about liking/following on facebook – I don’t know how to delete it!)

53 Milcah May 13, 2013 at 10:28 pm

I have one son who’s ready to learn and two to follow. I think this would be great.

54 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 14, 2013 at 5:06 am
55 katie May 14, 2013 at 6:43 am

My oldest son rode a balance bike and his transistion to a peddle bike was just as smooth as it was for your son! He was nervous but took off right away and was SO confident (my daughter was in Grade 1 before she lost her training wheels….I will never do training wheels again)
The Skuut bike looks so nice and sturdy!

56 katie May 14, 2013 at 6:43 am

Follow you on FAcebook!

57 katie May 14, 2013 at 6:45 am

I am following on pinterest (?? I think ??) the link provided takes me to a pinterest page with only 2 boards and 4 pins?? Hmmmmm I will try again!

58 Run DMT May 14, 2013 at 7:19 am

I have three children and all THREE need to learn to ride a bike!

59 Run DMT May 14, 2013 at 7:21 am

Tweeted about the giveaway. :-)

60 dorothy May 14, 2013 at 6:49 pm

I would love this Skuut bike for my Granddaughter..She has a toy she rides and balances well so I think she would love this….

61 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 15, 2013 at 7:16 am
62 Jodie May 15, 2013 at 6:36 pm

I’ve been eyeing these for a very long time. I’d love to win one for my kids…especially for the son who thinks he’s always going to use training wheels! Thanks!

63 Jodie May 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I follow on facebook.

64 Jodie May 15, 2013 at 6:38 pm

I follow on Pinterest

65 Jodie May 15, 2013 at 6:39 pm
66 Jodie May 15, 2013 at 6:46 pm

Actually I pinned it here http://pinterest.com/pin/190769734188367037/

and I posted about it on facebook…but am scratching my head as to how to link it here…

67 Bobbie May 15, 2013 at 7:12 pm

I’ve been wanting one of these for my 3 year old girl!

68 Cathy May 15, 2013 at 7:14 pm

I would love to win this to give to a friend!

69 Aria May 15, 2013 at 7:29 pm

It looks awesome! My son would love it. He is 3.

70 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 16, 2013 at 5:19 am
71 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 17, 2013 at 5:03 am
72 Christine M. May 17, 2013 at 6:14 am

I think that it would really help my 3 year old build up the confidence she needs to ride a bike without training wheels.

73 Christine M. May 17, 2013 at 6:17 am

I liked Vanilla Joy on facebook :-)

74 Thuy Vu May 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm

I want to win this for my son.

75 Thuy Vu May 17, 2013 at 7:29 pm
76 Thuy Vu May 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm

I am following you on Pinterest
http://pinterest.com/spillerkustoms/

77 Thuy Vu May 17, 2013 at 7:30 pm
78 Cristy May 17, 2013 at 9:59 pm

My middle child had a ‘bike’ version of something like this that was handed down to us. I didn’t realize exactly what it was for! He played and played with it. After a while, I saw him pick up one of his big brother’s bikes and voila…he rode it! That little thing has since been run over :( and my daughter is getting of age to ride now. This would be awesome for her!!

79 Richelle May 18, 2013 at 4:48 am

I would love this for my for year old

80 debra myrick May 18, 2013 at 6:43 am

I have three kids…5 and twin 3.5 yos…that would love this for different reasons! One of our twins has Ds and I think this bike would be great for him for balance.

81 debra myrick May 18, 2013 at 6:44 am

following you are PINTEREST

82 debra myrick May 18, 2013 at 6:45 am

Liked you on FB.

83 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 18, 2013 at 8:59 am
84 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 18, 2013 at 9:08 am
85 Denise Taylor-Dennis May 19, 2013 at 7:39 am
86 dorothy May 21, 2013 at 12:12 pm

who won the “skuut”

87 alison May 29, 2013 at 1:39 pm

So random- found your superhero tutorial on pinterest and happened to see this giveaway. Over the past few weeks we’ve attempted to help our son ride without training wheels. It has been unsuccessful. This bike will help build his confidence and we’ll definitely skip the training wheels when our daughter is old enough to ride.

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