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Are All Tricycles Created Equally?

Once your child reaches a certain age, there is no getting past it – you need a tricycle. There are quite a few choices out there for you when you do decide to make the jump.

When I was a kid you had two choices if you wanted a tricycle. The “Classic” or the “big wheels”. Times have definitely changed. Here is a cross section of what is out there.

The Classic Radio Flyer

If you look back at pictures of yourself when you are 2 or 3 chances are you will see this tricycle. It is a true classic and has not changed much in the last 30 years because it was virtually perfect when it was initially designed. Some of it’s features include:

• Classic tricycle styling
• Chrome handlebars and fender
• Sturdy steel construction
• Durable steel spoked wheels with real rubber tires
• Adjustable seat
• 10″ front wheel


The OKO Tricycle

This tricycle will turn heads when your child is playing with it. Extra large wheels with pliable tires, Ample padded saddle, and a sun shade – with a flexible and removable frame – which shelters both the sun and rain. A pushbar can be slipped into the frame. A 3 point safety belt, lever brake on the front wheel and 45° right and left topple-proof steering stop. All this guarantees even more safety. A pushbar and steering lock for adult control can be utilised for younger children and OKO also has a three point safety belt, lever brake on the front wheel and 45 degree right and left topple proof steering stop.

Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike XL

This tricycle is awesome! It is made by Fisher Price and it incorporates 3 toys into 1. This trike transforms from a rocker into a tricycle into a two wheeler with a handle for mom/dad to steer. I love that you only need to buy one toy that will grow with you child. Unlike some of the bigger tricycles this one is good for babies 1 year and up.

Kettler HKS Air Happy Kettrike

This tricycle is definitely getting some buzz online. The Gold Seal winner of the Oppenheim Best Toy Award has a system for greater safety with or without a parent’s supervision.

  • ON/OFF Switch – Patented 3 in 1 Auto-Freewheel™ – integrated automatic NO CABLES free-wheeling allows children to rest their feet on the pedals while parents guide them.
  • Patented Limited Turn Radius
  • Internal mechanism restricts front Frame wheel from turning more than 45 degrees left or right, reducing the danger of tipping.
  • Patented Parental Control® Steering Lock Steering Lock
  • Sky Princess Air Flow Tricycle

    For your little princess this tricycle is a replica of a classic that are currently selling for over $3000. Made for girls aged 3 and up.

  • 26″ High
  • Beautiful Pink Powder Coat with Chrome insignias
  • Solid Rubber Tires
  • Adjustable Spring Seat
  • Working Light
  • Reflectors
  • Rubber Handle Grips
  • Sealed Ball Bearing
  • All Steel – Slight assembly required
  • Toy Safety Approved
  • Lead FREE Paint
  • $230

    Radio Flyer Twist Trike

    This tricycle remins me of toy my parents bought me when I was 3. It came apart and became a “big wheels” when I wanted something different to roll in!
    • Two trikes in one!
    • Twists from trike to chopper
    • Patented quick release twist n’ lock mechanism for easy transformation
    • Adjustable seat back
    • Grows with your child
    • Durable molded construction
    • Controlled turning radius for stability


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    Lisa Arneill

    SAHM of 2 boys and founder of GrowingYourBaby.com, World Traveled Family and The World We Share. When I'm not running around after my boys, I'm looking for our next vacation spot!

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