HipKids Kids Bike Size Guide for Toddlers and Children

Kids Bike Size Guide for Toddlers and Children

21 Mar

Are you looking for your little ones’ first bike or their third? Whether you’re searching for your 7-year-olds’ joy-ride bike or the perfect set of wheels for your toddlers’ first balance bike, choosing the correct kids bike size can often be difficult. Using our kids bike size guide, we’ll guide you through all the information you need to know, from resizing questions to tips on adjusting kids bikes as they grow. With the HipKids Kids Bike Size Guide, you can do no wrong when choosing the best kids bike for your child.

The Basics of Kids Bike Sizes

For those who have never bought a kids bike, this one’s for you! Choosing the perfect fit for your toddlers bike (especially if it’s their first) is no small decision. It can be daunting if you don't know where to start. There are so many choices to make, and it's important that you get the sizing right for safety, comfort and of course their enjoyment. But, fret not! With a few simple measurements, considerations and tips, you can easily outfit your little ones in the perfect pair of pedals.

Kids Bike Size Guide

Age Suggested Bike Height Recommended Bike Type
18-months to 3 years old Up to 60cm Balance Bikes & Trikes
3 to 4 years old 60cm to 110cm Balance Bikes, Trikes and Pedal Bikes
4 to 7 years old 60cm to 130cm Pedal Bikes


This general bike size guide for toddlers and children aged from 18-months to 7-years-old is a great place to begin when choosing a bike from the HipKids range. This is a guide only and may change based on your little ones age, height and inner leg measurement. If you have any further questions about the HipKids range of bikes and trikes, contact us at hello@hipkids.com.au. But, if you’re ready to hit the ground running and explore our bikes for kids in-depth, keep reading!

The Best Toddler Bikes & Trikes

A childs’ first experience on a bike can make or break how they will feel when learning to ride in the future. We want all children (especially toddlers) to feel the joy of biking safely and securely. Our range of toddler bikes and trikes are all built with your little ones safety, comfort and development in mind so you can enjoy watching them pedal as much as they love to ride!

2-in-1 Toddler Mini-Trike with Wicker Basket

2 in 1 Toddler Mini Trike with Wicker Basket

When looking for a first toddler bike, our 2-in-1 Toddler Mini-Trike with Wicker Basket is your go-to. Made from birch plywood, this toddler balance bike is sturdy and lightweight, making it ideal for indoor and outdoor use. Available in 3 unique colours, the toddler mini-trike easily converts into a balance bike with the seat height being adjustable when your little one is ready for an extra challenge. It also includes a bonus wicker basket to carry all your little one's essentials and a bike stand  — what’s not to love?

2-in-1 Wooden Trike/Balance Bike

2 in 1 Wooden Trike / Balance Bike

Our modern style 2-in-1 Wooden Trike and Balance Bike is another great toddler bike for children aged 18+ months. With the ability to convert into a trike or balance bike, this toddler bike is perfect for younger children to ride safely (due to the 30cm seat height). There is also the option to raise the seat height and remove the 3rd wheel when your little one gains confidence on the bike. A bonus bike stand is also available, and this toddler bike can be personalised with your childs’ name, how cool! We also offer a 2-in-1 Trike and Wicker Basket Bundle if you want your kids bike to be extra cute (and to store all their extra toys!).

2-in-1 Steel Trike/Balance Bike

2 in 1 Steel Trike / Balance Bike

Toddler balance bikes don’t get more stylish than this! The 2-in-1 Steel Trike/Balance Bike is our most sturdy and convenient toddler bike for your little one. With a comfortable leather-like tan padded seat and leather handles, as well as a gorgeous wicker basket (perfect for carting around a drink bottle or their favourite toys), this trike and balance bike combo is the perfect toddler bike for those new riders ready to pedal. Available in 4 unique colours and with personalisation on offer, there’s no better toddler bike than our 2-in-1 Steel Trike/Balance Bike!

Kids Bike Sizes for Ages 4 to 6 Years

When your little one begins to outgrow their bike —you’ll know this when their knees and elbows begin sticking out when riding — it might be time for an upgrade. Fortunately, the best kids bikes can be found at HipKids and provide even more fun with stylish and safe options for children aged 4 to 6 years.

Classic Steel Bike with Wicker Basket

HipKids Classic Steel Bike with Wicker Basket

The Classic Steel Bike with Wicker Basket is a go-to for children ready for independent outdoor riding. This 12-inch kids bike comes with training wheels and has a comfortable padded seat to ensure comfort and safety when transitioning to a bigger bike. With dark blue, olive, white and pink colours available, children of all tastes can enjoy the popular Classic Steel Bike!

3-Wheel Scooter with Wicker Basket

HipKids 3 Wheel Scooter with Wicker Basket

Now, we know that even the best bikes for kids aren’t every childs’ favourite. If your little one doesn’t take to a bike, or likes different outdoor activities, a great addition to enhance coordination and fine motor skills is the 3-Wheel Scooter with Wicker Basket. This scooter comes with a wicker basket, light-up wheels, adjustable handlebars and can be folded down for easy storage. Plus, with 3 wheels and a ‘learn to steer’ design, this scooter is a safe option for hesitant bike riders!

Bikes for Kids — Our Top Adjustment Tips!

Now, kids grow up fast and when this happens it’s important to know when and how to adjust a kids’ bike. Once you’ve decided on a bike and received it, don’t forget to make adjustments immediately as each child will have different height measurements and abilities. To start, adjust the seat of the kids bike. If it's too high they won't be able to reach the pedals, and if it's too low they can tire quickly. Seat adjustment is simple; all you need to do is loosen the bolt below the seat and lift or lower it as required. If your child has had the same kids bike for a while and adjusting the bike seat doesn’t work, your little one may be uncomfortable when riding. If so, it’s time for an upgrade! And, if in doubt, always double-check with the HipKids team via live chat or email — we have been through it all and know how to tailor kids bikes based on your little ones height and ability.

The Best Kids Bike Will Make Your Little Ones Enjoy Riding More!

Selecting the best kids bike for your child doesn’t need to be a complicated process — there are various approaches you can take that will help you determine which size and type of kids bike is best for them. We love to see our community riding on HipKids bikes, experiencing a safe and enjoyable outdoor pedal! Give your little ones the gift of outdoor riding — view our full range of bikes and trikes today.

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