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Thread: Tricycle for a 21 month old

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    Tricycle for a 21 month old

    I am looking for something like a tricycle that a 21 month old can peddle or push with her feet. We (grandparents) have been out of the toddler ages for years so we don't know what is available. Her older brother has a tricycle and she tries to ride it but its too big. I just need something that she can ride on. I'm not even sure if she can get the hang of peddling at her age. I welcome all suggestions.
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    I would take your grand to Toys R Us and let her try different ride toys. My granddaughter had different fancy ride toys at that age but she played with a horse riding stick, running around all day with it. Do they still make those?
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    I think we got my son something like this:
    http://www.amazon.com/Radio-Flyer-Cl...ds=radio+flyer

    so he could keep up with the big kids, but he didn't really take to it. He did tear it up on a big wheel sometime later, though. I think going to the store to see what works is a good idea...
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    I bought my granddaughter a radio flyer "big wheel" type tryke for her second birthday. She is almost 3 now and still can't reach the pedals yet, even with blocks on them and the seat set in the shortest position. I would start with one that she can push with her feet first. I didn't get the traditional tryke because reviews said they were easy to tip...

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    I agree with Bella. Goes to ToysRUs with the little one and check out sizes. They do make them that small.

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    Wait until garage sale season. Get one cheap that she can try out before you buy. Best way to get them. They are soooo overpriced brand new.

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    I appreciate all of y'all suggestions. Thank you.
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    They make tricycles that have safey belts and lockable peddles with a handle that can be pushed by an adult. I bought one for my granddaughter and she liked being pushed until she could master the peddles. Happy shopping! Grandparenting is wonderful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BellaBoo View Post
    I would take your grand to Toys R Us and let her try different ride toys. My granddaughter had different fancy ride toys at that age but she played with a horse riding stick, running around all day with it. Do they still make those?
    I agree with the Toy R Us and let her try different things. I made each of my grands a horse riding stick, and after 15 years the oldest one still has hers, and the baby who is now 5 put hers next to her raised bed so the horse doesn't run away (its tied to the bed via the reins !LOL).
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    http://www.skuut.com/

    Please consider this for the little one. It looks strange because there are no pedals but it has a purpose and it really works. My DD got her 2 year old on for his birthday last April and now he can balance it just like it is a bike so he will never have to have training wheels on a big bike. He flies on it now all over the neighborhood when they are out walking and playing. You can only giet it on line, I believe.
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    I haven't seen the Skuut before! I know my grandson will get one of these for his birthday! Thanks for the link.
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    Also, she might like a wheely bug http://www.wheelybug.com/ or the Little Tikes Cozy Coupe which comes in pink http://www.target.com/p/little-tikes...i_sku=11134518

    Will watch to see what you decide to get.
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    Don't get one with the pedals mounted on the wheel- have never seen a kid able to pedal one of those!

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    I can really recommend a Balance bike. They have no pedals but other than that look like a regular bike. The kids sit on the seat and push with their feet. Before long they let go and coast. We have bought two of them for two of our grandchildren and they were big hits. One grandson, in particular, could really go with that thing. I bought ours in Canada and was very pleased with the service the company gave us. We live in central Canada and had the bike shipped to the west coast for about $15 and it arrived there in about a week. I think the model we got is called the Strider. Our grandchildren were just about the very same age as yours when we bought them their bikes. Hope this helps.

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    that skuut was an interesting video, but when I clicked on retailers.......no webpage is available yet........so how, from where and of course cost of this thing. As I watched, I was noticing more boys than girls using this......also the way they have to just let their feet dangle....no ledge or something to put foot on? Have a gb that will be three so this is intriguing to me....as a possible b gift this summer......

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    If I could interject my opinion...buy a regular style trike. I never bought my kids the low riders (big wheel style) as they are too low to the ground and cars cannot see them.
    We lost a 5 yr. old friend that way. Something to think about.
    You can buy a pole with a flag to fit on a bike too which makes it more visible.

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    The skuut is only sold on line in US----I think Amazon has them. They may seem a bit pricey but they are well built, hold up and make riding a real bike in the future a piece of cake.
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    I found one of the "Radio Flyers" w/o peddles at Western Auto for my granddaughter. It's just like a regular trike w/o pedals. It's still in use with my 2.5yo DGS. They are very hard to find. My DDIL found one similar for the 2.5 year old because he couldn't reach the pedals on his big brother's bike that had been saved for him. I haven't seen it yet so not sure what the difference is between the one they already have and the new one.

    My DGS can ride the 3-wheeler with pedals (the smaller one).

    Oh, they do make the convertible one. Can't remember who makes it...Little Tykes, Fisher Price or Playschool, but it changes from a push trike to a regular trike w/o pedals.

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    Thank all of you for the great suggestions. I now know what to look for.
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