When Oscar Mulder's two year old son was big enough to fit on a balance bike, he couldn't find a bike that he wanted to buy. Without pedals, there was nowhere for his toddler to rest his feet. There was also no way to adjust the balance bikes to a height that was comfortable for his son.
This issue piqued his interest. The Dutch designer got to work looking for alternatives to improve the experience of teaching little ones how to cycle and successfully launched the Kinderfeets bike in 2012. These 2 in 1 balance bikes allow children from the early age of 12 to 24 months old to easily and safely ride a bicycle.
Named after a Dutch word that translates to child's bike, Kinderfeets is now a successful eco toy brand that kids and parents love. It has since expanded its product line, which includes a Kinderfeets balance board, bike helmet, and other toy products designed for adventurous learning.
These wooden toys help kids develop gross motor skills, coordination, and balance. They're also safety tested, made from non toxic, sustainable materials, and come with minimal packaging.
An Award Winning Toy Brand
One of the reasons that Hello Charlie loves Kinderfeets is because it makes the best 2 in 1 balance bikes that are easy for small children to ride. They deserve the many awards they've received for their innovative and fun designs, which help promote learning and development in children.
These factors helped Kinderfeets earn accolades. But the one they're most proud of having is The Toy Man® Eco-Recognition Seal. It's an environmental certification earned by products that use renewable sources for biodegradable materials. Kinderfeets has been using the most sustainable materials available, ensuring their products aren't only safe for children but also environmentally responsible.
What Makes Kinderfeets Products Eco Friendly and Sustainable?
Kinderfeets is a sustainable company as they use FSC (Forest Steward Council) certified German beechwood across their products. This means the independent organisation has verified that the wood they use on their toys come from a sustainably managed forest.
Their eco toys are safety tested as required by the European, North American, and Australian markets, including CE, ASTM, EN71, and AS/NZS 8124.
Part of their annual profits is also put toward Trees for the Future – a nonprofit organisation that partners with businesses like Kinderfeets to plant trees. For every bicycle sold, a tree is planted to help fight deforestation.
Kinderfeets Sustainable Toy Materials
Kinderfeets is the perfect choice for eco conscious parents who want safe, high quality toys for their kids. The eco toy company only uses water based paints and lacquers, as well as non toxic, formaldehyde free glues on their wooden toys. They also use minimal and sustainable packaging materials made from recycled paper and water based ink, so there's little waste produced.
The Kinderfeets wooden balance bike and Kinderfeets trike use sustainably sourced woods like bamboo, birch, and FSC certified German beechwood.
Bamboo is sustainable because it's a fast growing, renewable resource. It's strong and lightweight and has anti microbial properties, which makes it ideal and safe for children to use. Birchwood is a sturdy and stable material often used in furniture production. And beechwood is known for its strength and resistance to wear and tear. Birch and beech trees are sustainable because of their capacity to capture and store carbon.
They also use EVA (ethylene vinyl acetate) airless biodegradable rubber tyres on their bicycles. These eco friendly materials aren't only good for the environment but also make the bikes more durable. And because they're airless, there's no more holes or flat tyres!
Their Kinderboard wooden balance board is made from FSC certified German beechwood.
The Kinderfeets bicycle helmet uses an ABS outer shell (acrylonitrile butadiene styrene). It's a strong and safe plastic material that can absorb the force of a collision, which helps reduce the risk of serious injury. It also has a reinforcing EPS (expanded polystyrene) inner shell, a soft foam type that can absorb impacts.
The Kinderfeets natural wicker basket has vegan leather straps. Natural wicker is made from the natural fibres of plants and is a sturdy material that's great for multiple uses. It's a popular choice because it's beautiful and durable.
Shop The Best Kinderfeets Balance Bike & Other Wooden Toys
Kinderfeets encourages children to live an adventurous outdoor life! If you're looking for wooden toys to encourage your toddler to learn to ride, look no further than Kinderfeets' amazing range of durable bikes.
Choose Kinderfeets Tiny Tot range. It's a 2 in 1 bicycle that converts from a trike to a bike – a balance bike trike! It's the smallest one on the market, too, so you can start keen little ones early. For bigger toddlers, there's the Kinderfeets Balance Bike. It helps little ones to learn the balance and coordination required to ride a proper bicycle while having fun.
Complete your toddler's biking gear with a multi use safety helmet they can use for outdoor activities. You can also accessorise their ride with a stylish basket that carries small toys like teddies and snacks.
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Kinderfeets Tiny Tot Trike & Bike
As a toddler, learning to balance on two feet can be challenging. This is where the Kinderfeets 2 in 1 trike comes in handy. The wide base and tyres make it easier for your child to stay upright and balanced. It doesn't have pedals, so they can coast without worrying about pedalling. The padded seat also adjusts to fit different heights, so it grows with your child.
It's low to the ground, so it places your child's feet closer to the surface where they can gain control of their movement. It also has three wheels, which makes it very stable. This is important because it allows toddlers to focus on getting their feet moving and propelling themselves without having to feel worried or scared about staying upright.
Best of all, the kid's trike converts easily to a bicycle. So once your child has learned how to balance on it, they can graduate to a two wheel bicycle without any training wheels.
It's made from sustainable materials, like bamboo and lacquered and painted birchwood. The trike also comes in a range of lovely colours that will appeal to children.
Kinderfeets Tiny Tot Plus
Like the Tiny Tot Trike & Bike, Kinderfeets Tiny Tot Plus is the same award winning bicycle, but only bigger. It has a wider base that provides growing toddlers a more comfortable ride. And because it's bigger, it can accommodate children from 18 months up to four years old! It's perfect for children who are ready to graduate from the Tiny Tot Trike & Bike but are still too small for an ordinary bicycle.
The Tiny Tot Plus is made from sustainable materials, like bamboo and lacquered and painted birchwood. It also comes in a range of stylish colours that will be loved by parents and children.
Kinderfeets Balance Bike
Learning how to ride a bike is a skill. It helps improve gross motor skills and teaches your child to explore their surroundings. But for some children, the fear of not being able to stay upright and falling can hold them back. This is where a kids balance bike comes into play. It's designed to help kids develop balance and coordination, which can help them make the transition to a pedal bike easier.
Kinderfeets Balance Bike’s ergonomically designed seat and handlebar position help ensure good posture and comfort for kids as they ride. The padded seat is adjustable, so you can find the perfect fit for your child. It has foot pegs for cruising and lightweight EVA airless biodegradable tyres that give it a smooth ride. The bike also comes with a chalkboard finish that kids can design, adding a personal touch that makes learning even more fun.
Kinderfeets has a variety of bikes made from sustainable bamboo and birchwood. This ensures that your child’s bike is not only stylish, but also eco friendly, strong, and durable. You can be sure these wooden toys will last for years to come.
Kinderfeets Kinderboard Range
It's important to keep our children active, and another fun way to do this is by using Kinderfeets Kinderboard. This multi use toy helps kids develop their balance and become aware of their body parts. It also offers open ended play opportunities that are perfect for toddlers who can't sit still.
Kids can flip it and use it as a seesaw where they can rock and balance on the board. They can slide over it and pretend to fall right into a pool or sit on it as a boat where they can pretend to catch fish. Toddlers can also lay on it when they finally get tired from play. Kids will love using their imagination to think of new ways to play with their wooden Kinderboard. This amazing toy is fun and educational and will keep toddlers engaged and entertained for hours.
The Kinderfeets Kinderboard is made from FSC certified German beechwood and finished with non toxic finishes, so this toy is safe for children. It comes in two colour variants (natural and whitewash) and can support weights of up to 220kg.
Kinderboard Lite Natural
The Kinderfeets Kinderboard has a smaller and lighter version, the Kinderboard Lite Natural. But don't be fooled by its small structure. It can hold up to 136kgs, so it's perfect for even the heaviest kid.
Balance bikes, scooters, and skates are great ways for kids to have fun and exercise. However, parents may be hesitant to let their children use them because of the risks of head injuries. But a multi sport safety helmet from Kinderfeets can help put parents' minds at ease. It's the perfect choice for your child's first bike helmet.
The Kinderfeets headgear is ideal for protecting your toddler's head. It's made of durable materials that can withstand bumps and falls, so your child can safely play and have fun.
This toddler helmet has an adjustable fit dial system that makes it easy to get a secure and snug fit, so your child can ride safely and confidently. And the padded chin strap ensures that your child will be comfortable even when wearing the helmet for extended periods. This kid's bike helmet also has an ABS outer shell that protects against hard impacts and an EPS inner liner that helps absorb and reduce shock. This ensures that your child is well protected during every ride. The headgear also comes with Sweatsaver™ Fit Pads that help absorb sweat and moisture, so it doesn't drip down your child's face and neck.
Toddlers will love carrying their little cargo on a bike ride with the Kinderfeets natural wicker bike basket. This makes it great for transporting tiny treasures (like teddies and snacks) into town or on a leisurely ride through the park. It adds a personal touch to your child's Kinderfeets bike while being functional and stylish.
This handwoven basket has vegan leather straps that attach easily and securely to the front of any Kinderfeets bike, making it a key piece of gear for fun outdoor rides. It's also compact and light, which makes it perfect for on the go use. And it's very durable, so you can be sure it'll last for a long time.
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