Having been bitten by the recumbent bug, and more or less on my way to selecting the bike for me, an unintended consequence is that both my daughters now want to change their bikes for recumbents. They find them "cool", as does their dad I guess.
So, I am now embarking on the challenge of finding, or building, a smaller version of a recumbent for my girls. If at all possible, I would like to find one, but frankly given the price of recumbents I am thinking that being money conscious is probably a good idea. That said, a cursory search on the web has yielded nothing, so I am speculating that kids' bents are either nonexistent, hard to find, or custom jobs my handy dads...
What about the "conversion kit" from Cruzbike? Would that work on a small bike? Speaking of which, when I say small, this is what I mean: Oldest daughter is 10 years old, 4ft 6.25in (1.38m) tall, with an X-seam of 33.25in (84cm). She currently rides a "mini" road bike, 650c (fujibikes.com/bike/details/ace-650). Then there's my youngest, 8 years old, 4ft 5.75in (1.37m), with an X-seam of 33in (84cm), and rides a 24" mini road bike (fujibikes.com/bike/details/ace-24)
Both of them are very similar in size. The youngest, in particular, might be a good candidate for a recumbent, as she complains of lower back pain after our family rides. I plan to find/build one recumbent to try it out, and see from there. I will not do one for each until they have time to try it, learn it, and are sure they want it.
Your advice and guidance is much appreciated.
PS: x-posted on BROL