Get little ones moving with a classic toy that everyone loves – a fun trike! Whether your little one is just ready to start scooting around the house or is looking for big adventures out and about the neighborhood, there is a trike to fit. There are a few things to consider when choosing the perfect tricycle though:
- First, it should be appropriate for your child's age and size. Many trikes offer ‘grow with me' options and can be adjusted as your child grows.
- Second, decide whether your child is ready to ride on his or her own, or still requires help from a parent. A few trikes on this list start with help from a parent but allow your child to become independent later on.
- Finally, decide where your little one will ride. There are trikes that work indoors, outdoors or both, and some are lightweight and packable for little travelers.
The sharp looking Schwinn Roadster offers a classic look and feel with lots of cool, modern design features. From a respected manufacturer of bicycles and pedal vehicles, this retro frame tricycle will stand out cruising in the driveway or down the sidewalk. The Schwinn Roadster has a full-steel, heavy-duty frame that will stand up to years of use. The wide design and extra-low center of gravity prevent tip overs. Additionally, it has scalloped fenders, cool Schwinn logos, tassels, and a bell. The comfortable sculpted seat is adjustable for growing kids and there is even a wooden deck for a passenger.
Ages: 18 months – 5 years
The Little Tikes 5-in-1 Deluxe Ride & Relax Tricycle is a deluxe tricycle that grows with your child and is perfect for all of those exciting outdoor adventures. Start using it around nine months old and continue as your little grows well into their toddler stage. First, it works as a stroller and the parent is completely in control. Second, there is a reclining mode with three positions. Third, little ones begin to pedal but you still have control over the steering. Fourth, toddlers begin to pedal and steer with assistance from a parent. Finally, the push bar is removed and kids are off on their own. This little tricycle is comfortable and safe and has a convenient sun shade and even a holder for snacks or a drink.
Ages: 9 months – 4 years
The Radio Flyer Classic Tricycle with Push Handle is the familiar red tricycle that many of us know and love, with a few updates. It still has the classic features like durable steel construction, spoked wheels, chrome handlebar and fenders, a 10-inch front wheel, and all rubber tires. It also has an adjustable and removable push handle and a limited turning radius that adds safety and stability. Ride in style on this bright red classic.
Ages: 2 – 4 years
An adorable scoot along trike, the Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' Giraffe Ride-on is a great little toddler trike. Perfect for indoor play but sturdy enough for outdoor use, the delightful giraffe will have our little one smiling and moving. Designed with two front wheels and an oversized back wheel, this tricycle is particularly stable. This toy's safety and durability have impressed reviewers. Some very basic assembly is required.
Ages: 1 – 3 years
The Radio Flyer Fold 2 Go Trike is another foldable tricycle but gives riders the ability to pedal, rather than just scoot along. From Radio Flyer, a favorite brand name for quality, classic wagons and ride-ons, the fold 2 go has lots of convenient features. It's lightweight and folds up for easy storage and portability. It has a low center of gravity and controlled turning radius for stability, a safety latch for security during use, and has streamers and little storage bin to take small items on big adventures. A carrying handle on the seat provides even more convenience. Made from sturdy steel, this tricycle come fully assembled and ready to play.
Ages: 18 months – 3 years
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