Now that the pedals are removed and the seat is lowered, your child is ready to scoot. They can start by “walking” along with the bike. As they gain confidence, they’ll start to push off more with their feet and glide to balance.
Location is important here: unless your child’s bike has handlebar brakes, removing the pedals also took away their ability to brake. This is why it’s especially important to stay on level ground. The best place is a flat, paved, secluded path with grass on either side. If your child begins to lose balance or confidence, they can steer toward softer ground. Grass stains are far better than tipping over on pavement.
Remember, the faster your child can scoot, the easier it will be to balance. When your child looks comfortable balancing, put the pedals back on and get ready to ride.