Wanting to find a trike that not only promotes exercise but also grows with your child?
I decided that once my 2 older kids got back into school that it was time for my Little Guy and me to get more active. Thanks to Little Tikes I am doing that very thing since they provided me with a 4-in-1 Trike to test and review here on the site. As always opinions expressed are that of my own.
The Little Tikes 4-in-1 Trike is intended for children Ages 9 months – 3 years and has 4 Stages to grow with your child. 1st stage is Parent Push Trike, 2nd is Learning, 3rd is Developing, and 4th is Kid Powered Trike. Depending upon the child’s maturity, there is also a 5-point seat belt harness and protective safety bar.
So first off you should know that you will have to assemble this trike.
It looks like it would be difficult based on all the parts, however I will tell you that the assembly was easy.
It took me around 2 hours only because I had a toddler right next to me.
You can see how excited he was by the “cheese” smile.
This trike does comes fully loaded, so the next day with coffee, a phone, and my camera in hand we took it out for a spin.
I was able to bring all of this along since it has a drink holder and storage underneath.
It also has an adjustable shade for my little guy and a handle that I can steer with one hand (perfect for the multitasker).
The steering can be be locked the front for full parental control or released so my little guy can steer as well.
Little Man happened to be little cranky during that first ride, and wanted to keep putting his feet down. This caused his feet to slide under the foot rests and stop the ride abruptly.
After this first drive, I figured out that I would need to adjust the seat, and lift the food rests up underneath to curb this.
Here we are trying it out for the first time.
I will continue to adjust it as he becomes more confident in his riding skills, and eventually make it a stand alone trike in Stage 4.
What is your favorite Little Tikes product? What features of the Little Tikes 4-in-1 Trike do you like?
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