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Coping with Kids: Push bike teaches skills

| Monday, July 8, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
The KinderFeets push bike helps a child learn biking skills.
KinderFeets
The KinderFeets push bike helps a child learn biking skills.
The KinderFeets push bike helps a child learn biking skills.
KinderFeets
The KinderFeets push bike helps a child learn biking skills.
Nomie Baby’s Car Seat Covers comes in a variety of colors.
www.nomiebaby.com
Nomie Baby’s Car Seat Covers comes in a variety of colors.
Nomie Baby’s Car Seat Covers comes in a variety of colors.
www.nomiebaby.com
Nomie Baby’s Car Seat Covers comes in a variety of colors.

KinderFeets push bike helps kids learn skills

A child's first bike is an iconic gift, and with KinderFeets, parents can give it for an even younger birthday. Made for kids as young as 2, the KinderFeets push bike helps a child learn biking skills quicker, easier and at a younger age. The patented wooden push bike is a low-to-the-ground, small training bicycle without pedals that allows a child's feet to touch the ground and features wooden pegs for them to rest their feet on while they glide. The balance bike is a more natural way to learn bike riding than a tricyle or using training wheels.

It sells for $109 and is available at www.kinderfeets.com

Car seat cover protects against sand

If you're taking a family trip to the beach this summer, you might be able to protect your car from your kid's residual, messy sand with Nomie Baby's Car Seat Covers. The covers are soft but resistant to sand and water, and they slip over seats without a buckle or strap. The machine-washable covers come in many colors, in a baby and toddler version, and cost $48. Details: www.nomiebaby.com

Hot temps likely not tied to heart birth defects

Warm weather is not linked to birth defects of the heart, though unseasonably hot winter days may be associated with the rarest heart defects and requires more study, according to a new study from Israel that was reported by Reuters Health. Women should be aware of the possibility of an effect, though small, said lead author Keren Agay-Shay of the University of Haifa.

— Staff and wire reports

Send parenting news to Coping With Kids in care of Rebecca Killian, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, D.L. Clark Building, 503 Martindale St., Pittsburgh, PA 15212, or e-mail rkillian@tribweb.com.

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