Your 35-month-old: Riding a bike

Your 35-month-old: Riding a bike

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Your 2-year-old now

Most children master a tricycle between ages 2 and 3. It takes large-muscle power and coordination to manage this feat. Starting with a low-slung model made of plastic can help your child feel secure (it's less likely to tip) and get the hang of moving her legs. Then you can move up to a taller trike if you like. Your child won't have the necessary balance and coordination for a two-wheeler until closer to the elementary-school years (some kids can handle training wheels before that, but rarely before the late threes).

Safety tips: Realize that low-to-the-ground vehicles can't be seen easily by motorists backing up, so always supervise your little rider. The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends a child wear an approved safety bicycle helmet even in the preschooler years, and even when she's a passenger on your bike or getting pulled in a bike trailer – it protects her brain as well as gets her in the helmet habit right from the start.

Your life now

Your child is very attuned to the rhythms of the household now and has a better sense of time, and she's discovering that after she goes to bed, hey, everybody else is still having fun! Procrastinating at her bedtime can be the result: "I need water." "I need a backrub." "I forgot to tell you I love you." It's as exasperating as it is cute.

If it becomes a problem, remind your child of the nightly routine as you tuck her in: We did this and this and this, now it's time for sleep. Before you leave the room, ask her if she needs anything else from you. Some parents allow one or two callbacks before refusing to respond to any more (make sure your child knows this rule). Be sure to keep your response quiet and calm. If you're exasperated and show it, your child might be getting a little power rush from being the cause. For the same reason, avoid getting into a back-and-forth discussion about staying in bed – no lengthy explanations necessary.

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