If the plan is to get your little one riding with the family as soon as possible, there is no better way to kick start things than a balance bike. Not long after kids are walking and running with confidence they can start learning balance and steering on something like the Burley Mykick.
While there are literally dozens of balance bikes out there the Mykick is my personal favorite. The frame sits lower than any other one I have seen which makes it easier for smaller kids to start riding earlier.
My daughter Elsa is two years old and stands at about 33 inches tall with an inseam of 13 inches. At just 12.5 inches from the ground in the lowest position the saddle on the Mykick is low enough that she can easily hop on and start scooting around. Between the saddle and the bars the actual frame of the Mykick is super low to the ground as well making mounts and dismounts that much easier for her.
She has tried out other similar balance bikes and seems to have the most confidence with this one due to the height.
In addition to the smart frame design Burly has also gone with bars that are easy to turn so she can change directions effortlessly and the solid rubber tires mean you never have to worry about adding air. At this age I think it's important to not put any pressure on her to ride so it is nice being able to just have the balance bike on hand at all times so she can pick it up and go if the mood strikes her.
If you kid is a bit bigger we also stock the Kiddimoto from Sound Of Fun. At 15 inches from the ground the saddle is a bit higher and the reach to the bars is a bit further away making it perfect for bigger kids who have not yet transitioned to a true bike. The lightweight wooden frame is easy for kids to pick up. Rather than the solid rubber tires Kiddimoto has gone with actual inflatable tires. For bigger kids this means more grip and cushion over a variety of surfaces and slightly speeds.
Both balance bikes are adjustable to grow with your kid while they learn. The coolest part is that most kids will transition from a balance bike onto a small bicycle without ever needing training wheels.
Personally, I can't wait for Elsa to start zipping around with us on a big kid bike.