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We live in a neighborhood with lots of older kids whom my dd adores- and she wants to do whatever she sees them doing. Last fall she got obsessed with scooters and basketball, then we had been planning on getting her a "big girl bike" with training wheels this spring, but she has suddenly decided that she wants roller skates instead. Ugh. What's your experience with skates for a child this young? Are those plastic adjustable things any good at all? I honestly don't have a feel for whether this would be a short try them out a few times, realize it can be hard to stop, thing- or if she'd be comfortable skating while holding my hand (which would potentially allow for more/longer walks, which I'dlove to be doing for health) Should I try to find some second-hand ones so that we're not putting a lot of $ into what may be a very short phase and then upgrade to nicer ones if she really gets into it? Or should I tell her that we'll get roller skates when she's 4 (or 5) and go ahead with the bike?