So our eldest has just turned four and has been riding her balance bike for a year and a bit, having really built up her confidence since getting upgrading from a small light one (perfect for learning) to a bigger one (Ridgeback Zoom) with pneumatic tires and a brake (which she is brilliant with).
We're not in a rush to move her on since she really enjoys it and rides it everywhere (and has only had the Zoom since Christmas) BUT she is really keen on having a 'proper bike with pedals Mummy!' and (more importantly) her new balance bike is really heavy, so although she's much more confident, she really struggles on the hills (which means lots of pushing on steep hills, which is not ideal when I already have her little sister to push in the buggy).
Ultimately, I'm wondering, do we go for an Islabike now, or is it wiser to keep her on the Zoom for a bit longer?
Any advice and past experience very much appreciated! Thanks!