Finding the perfect piece of
entertainment for our kids can be confusing. As they grow old, they demand for more challenging stuff that can
catch their attention and occupy their time.
is not with the items or toys you provide kids, but it’s their attitude towards their toys. They
easily get bored on ordinary toys forcing parents to resort to other alternatives.
toddler trikes? They would definitely find it interesting and never will they get bored of it
after playing for a couple of hours.
have mountain and BMX and road bikes, then kids also have their toddler trikes for their
pleasure. For the record, a toddler trike (or toddler tricycle) is a three wheeled vehicle used
for different purposes.
are very common for kids, these vehicles have also their functions for adults that need to
transport light to heavy objects.
There are two main makes of
toddler tricycles available in many stores. There is the plastic toddler trike made entirely of plastic and the
steel framed bike whose frame is made of steel.
Each of the makes has its
own advantages and disadvantages. Metal framed tricycles are more durable than plastics however it can be
expensive and a bit more dangerous to kids.
The main advantage of
plastic toddler bikes is its weight. By the nature of plastic, finish products come very handy that kids find it
easy to lift and relocate anytime they want. However, this advantage is countered by the weakness of
Toddler tricycles purely
made with plastics have a higher tendency to warping. Another disadvantage of plastic toddler tricycles is its
weight capacity. In most cases, locks for plastic trikes often slip off when used by children with considerable
Metal or steel framed bikes
are more rigid and robust make of toddler trikes. However, metals are prone to rusting which can ruin a part of
the tricycle or the entire bike.
The wheels of these bikes
are not like those attached on mountain bikes and other vehicles designed for adults. A toddler trike is often
attached with full rubberized wheels that do not deflate. Rubberized wheels can even last longer than the frame
of a steel framed toddler tricycle.
On the other hand, there are
also wheels that are made from plastic. Toddler bikes molded with plastic are usually attached with plastic
wheels to match the design.
The design of toddler bikes
is kid-friendly. Most trikes do not come with chains like other designs of bikes, but there are also those that
are made with chains. To make it move, the pedals are attached to the front wheel where force is applied. By
pushing the right and left pedal alternately, a child can make the tricycle run.
The push bar is an important
addition to toddler bikes, and both the Kettler Kettrike
bike and Fisher Price trikes discussed on this site offer that feature. While many are sold
without push bars, parents must consider one for their child especially if the child is still on the process of
learning how to use the trike.
The distance of the seat and
the pedals in a tricycle should also be considered. The farther the seat is away the pedals, the less force that
a child can apply to the front wheel, which results to less movement of the vehicle. This can also be
inconvenient to some kids who are unable to make a full turn of the front wheel due to the distance of the