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This is kind of grating on me right now . . . we live in a nice apartment complex but it doesn't have very many sidewalks and there are lots of large parking lots and a street that runs through it. My mother keeps hinting that dd (age 3) should have a bike. I don't really see the point, I guess. There just are not a lot of places for her to ride one, and she has shown no interest. I don't want to spend a lot of $ for something that's big and takes up a lot of storage space, not to mention I don't want to haul dd AND her bike up 3 flights of stairs. My mother seems shocked because at her age I was riding a bike with training wheels, but life is just different for us. We plan on buying a house when she's older and I figure that if she wants a bike she can learn then. But a lot of moms I know of 3 year olds are all buying bikes for their kids this year, and a part of me is just wondering if my child is going to miss out on some important gross motor development or something. What is this obsession with getting a toddler on wheels??? Am I making a mistake by not getting dd a bike now? Is riding a bike really an essential life skill? Everyone seems to thinks so, and I'm baffled. Thoughts?