As your baby grows up, much of their excitement lies in being mobile. Working on their motor skills, toddlers find ways and means to be on the move. Before you realise it they’ll be ready for their own ‘set of wheels’. And what better than a tricycle for your toddler to move around and explore!
Does My Little On Need A Tricycle:
Riding a tricycle, also known as a trike, is a really good way to develop your child’s cognitive abilities and sense of balance. It is also a fun way for your toddler to get some exercise thereby strengthening the joints, bones and muscles, which is very important in the formative years.
There’s always something exciting about a trike that your child can’t wait to hop on. With three sturdy wheels, a trike serves as a starter bike for your child, making it easier and familiar for him/her to ride a bicycle on growing up.
Which Tricycle Is Best For My Child?
Before buying a kids tricycle, do read through these pointers:
1. Types of Tricycles: infant tricycle, steering tricycle, learn-to-ride tricycle, and classic tricycle
An infant or a baby tricycle that comes with a handlebar for parents to steer is perfect for toddlers between the ages of 12 to 24 months. Steering tricycles and learn-to-ride tricycles are for indoor as well as outdoor use. These are perfect for toddlers learning to pedal. A classic tricycle is meant for kiddos who are ready to zoom around. Some moms have recommended these tricycles.
2. Safety Features:
At times, toddlers find it difficult to keep their balance and hence buying a trike that is sturdy and low to the ground ensures that it is less likely to fall over. A bigger front tyre allows the tricycle to have more stability and prevents any untoward accident. A parent push handle and steering allows grown-ups to easily navigate the child till they can get the hang of pedalling. Wearing a safety helmet is a big plus.
3. Designs and Details:
Tricycles come with a myriad of features that are bound to leave you and your child spoilt for choice. Tricycles with a wireframe design close to the ground with a seat at the same level as the pedals are more comfortable for younger toddlers. For older kids, a higher seat with push handles suits best.
Things You Should Look For Before You Buy A Tricycle:
Adjustable seat: This can be useful as the child grows up
Lightweight, easy to fold and store
Storage basket: A basket in front or back or bag in back.
Weight Capacity: Minimum 15 kg
Removable canopy, adjustable handlebar, cup holder and handgrip on the back of the seat, also included in some models.
So mommies and daddies, what are you waiting for? Let your little one zoom in a fun set of wheels today