PlaSmart PlasmaBike Review
Are you looking for a Motor Toy that helps to encourage Balance, Coordination and Motor Skill Development while still offering a fun, stable ride? PlaSmart PlasmaBike may just be the right toy for you!
Ride-on toys have a very special place in your child’s life because these toys can help to improve their sense of balance, help develop motor skills, and also encourage physical activity. One of the newest ride on/balance bike toys to hit the market is the Plasma Bike by PlaSmart. It’s been designed to help kids feel as though they’re riding a real bike, but without all the worries of balance and pedaling themselves.
Features Of The Plasma Bike
- Self-balancing ride on toy,
- No training wheels necessary,
- Kids don’t have to hold their balance,
- Propelled using feet, rather than pedals,
- Weighs under 6 lbs,
- Supports up to 55 lbs in weight,
- No batteries required.
Is The Plasma Bike Worth Buying For Your Child?
The best thing about balance bikes in general is that they can be used by kids from a very young age. As long as the seat is low enough for their feet to touch the ground, they can propel themselves without the risk of falling. The Plasma Bike is recommended for kids between the ages of 18 months to 5 years. Do note the Plasma Bike does contain small parts so if your child is below the age of 3 years old, you may have to re-consider.
The Plasma Bike can serve as an excellent tool for kids to learn how to balance. Because there are no pedals, kids don’t have to worry about holding their balance for too long. However, the good side is that they will still feel closer as if they are actually riding a real bike, thanks to the fact that there’s no third training wheel on the Plasma Bike. The two wheels are wide enough to stay in place as they are; in summary, it really is a very stable training bike.
As children progress, they can progress from a slow walk to a run with the Plasma Bike. As they go faster and lift their feet off the ground for longer periods of time, their balance will improve, preparing them for more less sturdy balance bikes in future. When they’re ready to move onto pedal bikes, training wheels probably won’t even be necessary.
The design itself is simple. The bike features rounded contours that mean there are no sharp edges for kids to bang into. It also comes in different colors (red or black) to suit your child’s tastes. Compared to other balance bikes on the market, the Plasma Bike is well-priced for a toy manufactured to high standards.
As with any ride-on toy, it’s important to supervise your child as they’re riding. That said, most parents who own the bike have commented on just how stable and safe it is for young children. Even better is the fact that they have fun while riding!
What Some Parents Have Commented
This bike is incredibly sturdy, and to give you an example I will tell you about how it arrived. I don’t know if there was a problem with the shipper, but the bike came in a very large box that was falling apart. It was obvious the side had been retaped, and and there was absolutely no packing material in the box – the bike was just placed in there and had been rolling around as it was transported. Nonetheless, when we took it out of the box it was just fine – not a scratch or dent and it’s obvious that this is one resilient toy. Another big plus for me was that there is nothing to put together – literally just lift it out of the box and it’s ready to go. It’s really an attractive toy and the colors and style are just fantastic. So what did a 21 month old rough and tumble little boy think about it? He loved it. My nephew ran right over to it and got right on top. It is so stable and solidly built that he was able to stay on top of it and race around the room. It was a smashing success, and I cannot recommend this product enough.
I just gave the bike to my son and he is just going nuts about it. The bike is stable, easy to scoot, and overall, fun. This is definitely a homerun once again for PlaSmart. It has an attractive design and I love the inherent safety.