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Best Balance Bike for 3 Year Old

We tested 9 different balance bikes designed for 3 year olds. These pedal-free bike are best at teaching kids balance, self-confidence and riding skills.

When researching balance bikes, we quickly realized that some balance bikes are aimed at younger kids (1 or 2 year olds). We found 3 year olds need bikes that are somewhat bigger and heavier than those choices. Here are the winners of our tests with actual kiddos.

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Best Outdoor Ping Pong Table

What’s the best outdoor ping pong table? To find out, we surveyed the readers of our books (2.1 million copies in print). We ask our table tennis enthusiasts which outdoor ping pong tables were the best. Here’s what they told us are the best bets.

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Best Trampoline

What are the best trampoline? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books (2 million copies in print) to find the best trampolines. We looked for trampolines that were easy to assemble, durable and, of course, FUN! Here are the ones that are the best bets.

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Best Inflatable Sprinkler

What’s the best inflatable sprinkler? To find out, we tried out several popular inflatable sprinklers, from unicorns to dinosaurs. Which were most fun? Easiest to set up? Here are the best bets!

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Best pH Meter

What’s the best pH meter? Best for soil? Water in a pool or spa? What about the water in an aquarium?

We tried out a dozen pH meters designed for water and soil. We then asked gardening enthusiasts among our parent readers for their feedback. Finally, we talked with experts who professionally use pH meters (think chemists, wine makers and so on) how to find the best meter for your needs . . . and when you can save by getting a basic model. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Propane Fire Pit

What’s the best propane or gas fire pit? We surveyed the readers of our parenting books to find their favorites. Then we did another 10 hours of research, comparing features and reliability of top brands. We looked for fire pits that were easy to assemble and use. Here are the ones we’d recommend.

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Best Outdoor Thermometer

What’s the best outdoor thermometer? Do you want a simple stick thermometer to put outside window? Or a large dial thermometer to put on a fence or garage? What about a remote thermometer you can read from anywhere inside your house? As certified weather junkies, we tried out several options, looking for accuracy & …

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Best Outdoor Pizza Oven

What’s the best outdoor pizza oven? Yes, we consider ourselves pizza enthusiasts—and what’s better than pizza baked in an oven that can reach the high temperatures required to get that crust crispy? We surveyed our readers who use outdoor ovens for pizza for their favorites. Then we did 9 hours of additional research, looking real world tests of outdoor ovens. Here are the outdoor pizza ovens we’d recommend.

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Best Baby Balance Bike For 1 Year Old

We tested 11 different balance bikes with babies between 10 months and 18 months to find the Best Baby Balance Bike. Judged on safety, quality and durability, we also looked at the fun factor—which ones did our testers love to ride?

So, what’s the difference between a balance bike for babies (1 year olds) and older toddlers? Balance bikes are pedal-free bikes that teach kids how to balance on two wheels. Baby balance bikes have an extra set of wheels to provide more stability for the youngest riders.

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Best Affordable Balance Bike

Good news! You don’t have to spend a fortune to get a good balance bike for your toddler. We tested 9 balance bikes with actual toddlers to determine which ones were the best value . . . and the most fun! We looked at ease of assembly and compared safety features.

With the price of some balance bike topping three figures, we discovered there were several affordable options that were safe and fun. Here are the best bets.

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