Better Bike Bells for Babes
- What: Incredibell Jellibell Bicycle Bell
- When: 12 months and up
- Why: Safe, fun, fascinating
- Where: Amazon
We started biking with our kids as soon as we got the ok from our pediatrician, at age twelve months. We began with a bike seat and quickly moved on to a bike trailer for inclement weather. We tossed in this bike bell more than six years ago to entertain our toddler and make him feel like part of the biking team, and the bell still looks and works wonderfully.
The bell comes in five different translucent colors: blue, green, pink, orange, and purple. You can see the gears inside the bell moving when the bell rings, which fascinates kids big and little. To ring the bell, you twist the top. Even the smallest hands can turn it with ease, and kids get a big kick out of the cause and sound effect.
It may not be the most practical bell once they start riding a bike on their own, but for trikes and trailers and everything up until that point, it works like a charm. It makes enough noise to alert other pedestrians to an unskilled rider approaching, yet not so much annoying sound that it will drive you crazy if they ring it constantly while sitting right behind you.
It attaches with a simple screw, but we don’t even have ours attached to a bike anymore. Instead, it floats around the house and the kids use it for other things, like their doll stroller and wagon or just to make as much noise as possible.