Pedalling a bike

Over the past few months, we have been trying a few different things to get Reid to be able to pedal.

We tried Tate’s first trike, but Reid was really big for it.  His feet kept bending the wrong way, rather than staying L shaped, or close to it, as they should.

A couple of months ago, we tried a couple of times on Tate’s first bike, and it went the same way.  It was more challenging with the bike, as the pedals don’t move unless they are pushed.  He just wasn’t at the place to get it.

We went to a physiotherapy appointment a couple of months ago, and the PT gave us some tips.  In the busyness of life, they were never tried.

Until tonight.  I raised the seat on his bike.  I tried a crude pulley suggestion like she suggested to help keep his feet moving.

Once we got out, the pulley system didn’t matter at all.

HE. GOT. IT.  Pedalling like he had been doing it for years.  After a few minutes, biking straight and on purpose.  Only a couple of spills.

We were so impressed!!!

Good Job Reid!!!


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