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Friday, July 26, 2013

Functional Baby Ride On Toys With Handle For Early Walkers

As a parent I think it's really important to get your kid comfortable walking and playing with ride-ons early on in life. Many of the best walkers these days are designed to do double duty as a walkign assistant and a first ride on.

One of my favorite ride on toys for babies and 1 year olds in the Stride-to-Ride Dino by Fisher Price pictured to the upper left. This is one of my favorites because the child playing with it doesn't have to turn it around to ride after he or she has been walking with it.

The toys simply spreads apart at the seat for walkers and comes to gether for riders. Pretty cool. This also makes it really easy to shape it into the fun Dinosaur shape as oposed to many alternatives that look like really funky trikes or walking buddies.

In any event I don't think this is for everyone, there are other excellent options, some of which I've already posted about in recent days like the Scramblebug this morning and the Pewi yBoke yesterday.

As I come across other good ride on toys for babies I'll update this post but in the mean time I'll show you one of the most commonly purchased ride ons for babies today.

It's the Start Step Walk n'Ride by Hasbro. It's not my favorite by any means but we do own it and my son does like it... and it a lot cheaper than most so it's got that going for it.

Quicksmart ScrambleBug Ride On Toy Review

I just posted a review of the Ybike Pewi but wanted to quickly follow it up with a contrasting review of the new Scramble Bug by Quicksmart.

In short the ScrambleBug is very similar to the Pewi except it has a traditional set of handlebar grips, it folds up for storage or travel (or whatever) and it costs less.

Not a bad series of differentiation features if you ask me. :)

Much like the Pewi this is designed for early walkers and has caster wheels that turn 360 degrees. The handles don't turn and the seat is low for the smallest toddlers.

It comes in many different colors and it's a rising star in the toddler ride on field.

Check out the following short video for a demonstration.

For a long time now I've been raving to all my friends with babies how awesome the Pewi is but the ScrambleBug is probably the best alternative there is.

I first stumbled upon the Scramblebug by browsing around Amazon looking for garden hoses (don't ask) but I'm tempted to get one of these for our next child who will inevitably be coming one of these days.

I can't imagine it's going to be easy to find one of these in regular stores but maybe you can find them in specialty stores. In the mean time take a look at the product page over at Amazon.com and maybe I'd try a local Sears store for a better chance of seeing it in person with your own two eyes.

I'm most interested in the folding mechanism. I can't imagine that it helps the durability of this unit but it sure is a nice selling point for people who like storing toys when they're not in use.

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Cheap Ride On Toys For Toddlers

These days if you're not prepared to spend $50 on a ride on toy then you're in the minority. Most of the best selling toddler riding toys tends to start in the $45-$55 range.

I like to think this is because parents are looking for more out of these toys than ever before and manufacturers are souping them up and inflating costs to boot.

Even still there are good riding toys that don't cost a lot. You just have to look around for them a bit... or do a lot of isle roaming in your local Walmart or Big Lots.

Little Tykes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' GiraffeLittle Tykes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' Giraffe

The Little Tykes Go and Grow Lil' Rollin' Giraffe (pictured above and found for a good price on all places both online and off is actually one of the better low cost riding toys for toddlers today. It's priced notably lower than it's fancier competitors but it's still well made and looks really great.

Click here to see product specs or here to see helpful product reviews.

In the coming weeks I'll be seeking out other inexpensive ride on toys for one year old and younger toddlers and will update this post accordingly.

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The Pewi Ybike Ride On Toy and Walking Buddy Review

My wife and I bought out son his Ybike Pewi when he was 9 months old. He wasn't walking yet but he was standing and trying to cruise at the time.

When he got his hands on this he used it so much better than his cheap walkers that only went forwards and backwards. This allowed him to turn corners and generally speaking "not get stuck".

He began walking on his own after he turned one and slowly the Pewi turned into a ride-on toy and less of a walker.

As you can see in the picture above and the video embeded below this is an amazing little device for early walkers.

In the video below you can see how this early walking buddy becomes an awesome first riding toy for kids aged 1 to two years of age. Because it has a wide base toddlers don't have to balance the bike at all. And because the wheels are omni-directional toddlers with short feet who haven't developed advanced coordination skills can still ride them.

My son is now two years old and he still loves his Pewi Ybike. It turns heads at the park and he uses it in more advanced ways all the time.

The bike itself is designed for kids 12-36 months but it can easily be used by cruisers less than a year old and it's incredibly sturdy. I can sit on it after all!

Older kids can still get some use out of it too.

This ride on falls under the push and ride category but it's also a good ride on for older kids. I will be wholeheartedly be calling this one of the best ride on toys for one year olds and would recommend this to any parent out there.

At the time of writing Amazon is having a good deal on this bike. If the price isn't the best when you see it you can at least see the product specs while you shop around.

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Fisher Price Ride On Toys For Toddlers

Fisher Price toys are some of the most trusted and affordable toys on the market... with some exceptions of course. Their riding toys and push and ride toys are just as good as any other brand out there and they score raving reviews from parents all over the country.

As a parent I love buying these because the styles, themes, and songs that many of these toys use are consistent throught their lineup. This builds a lot of brand loyalty (which Fisher Price likes) but also keeps my toddler interested out of familiarity. After all, no one wants to buy a toy that their kids never want to use even if the price tag is low and affordable.

Fisher-Price Laugh and Learn Stride-to-Ride PuppyFisher-Price Laugh and Learn Stride-to-Ride Puppy

Pictured to the left is the Laugh and Learn Stride-to-Ride Puppy by Fisher Price. This is just one of many good Fisher-Price toddler ride on toys but it is also currently the best selling option available for 1 year olds and younger toddlers.

Not only is it designed for kids 9 months to 3 years of age but it accommodates kids who are learning to walk and those who are learning to ride.

Click here to see product specs or here to see helpful product reviews.

If you are looking for something different see below. I'll be adding some of the best Fisher Price ride on toys for toddlers to this page in the coming weeks.

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Top Rated Push And Ride Toys For 1 Year Olds

Most one year old kids have only begun to start walking on their own. Some haven't even taken that first unassisted step. That's why your child's first ride on toy is usually best reserved for push and ride toys designed for 1 year olds who are just learning to walk.

In my opinion there are cheap push and ride toys and there are good push and ride toys. When my son was learning to walk he always got frustrated with the toys that didn't have wheels that allowed him to go side to side. In many cases any parent with a small kid can probably relate to helping turn a child away from a wall he or she walked into. :/

My favorites in this this category all include 360 degree caster style wheels but standard options listed lower on this page are not bad either.

Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug, LadybugyPrince Lionheart Wheely Bug, Ladybug

The Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug pictured in the upper left is an example of a good toys that your child can ride or push along without getting stuck as easily. It's designed for kids 12 months to 3 years old.

Click here to see product specs or here to see helpful product reviews.

There are of course many other top rated push and ride toys for sale and I hope to introduce you to a few new one's lower on this page. You know, when I get around to it. :)

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Tuesday, July 23, 2013

What Are The Best Ride On Toys For 1 Year Olds?

When my son started walking he was one week shy of his second birthday. At the time he had a couple walkers that helped him cruise around the living room and play room but his first riding toys frustrated him to no end. He wasn't able to maneuver them yet and his legs weren't really strong enough to move himself forward.

For a short while my wife and I assumed we'd just wait for him to grow into them but not too long later we found some slightly more expensive ride on toys that were perfect for him. We got him the YBike Pewi which is featured int he photo at top-left and it's been one of the best purchases we've ever made for him.

Along the way we've come across many other top rated and parent loved ride ons that are much better for one year olds. If you are in the boat we were in then take a close look at the toys we've grown to love even if only in spirit.