The Best Tricycle For 2-Year Old Kids

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Kid riding tricycle

As your kid learns to stand on his own and walk holding on to support, just count a few weeks and before you know it, he's romping and tumbling around the house. At this time his fears of tripping and falling are already things of the past: in fact, some kids find enjoyment in falling flat on the floor when previously, this was a cause for incessant crying.

It is at this time that it would be best to get your child a tricycle. Why a tricycle? A trike will teach children many things: coordinated leg movements, momentum, cause and effect, and spatial awareness. On top of all of these, your child will get the confidence and the strength needed to drive his first bicycle.

We have summarized here the features of the best tricycles for 2-year old kids. Read this and decide for yourself which tricycle would be best suited for your child's needs. Remember that this step is important as this would be the determining factor whether or not your child will go on to finally riding a bicycle himself.


Top 5 Best Tricycle For 2 Years Old Recommendation

  1. ​BEST CHOICE: DC Super Friends Batman Lights And Sounds Trike by Fisher-Price
  2. ​Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike by Fisher-Price
  3. ​4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike by Radio Flyer
  4. ​Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck by Radio Flyer
  5. Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike by Schwinn

DC Super Friends Batman Lights And Sounds Trike by Fisher - Price

This trike is Batman inspired, complete with a console containing buttons that produce Batman sounds and also connect to operable signal lights. Its sturdy construction is made up of an over- sized anterior wheel for acceleration and a broad wheel foundation for added stability. The trike has a 3-position moveable seat that allows the tricycle to be used even in their later years.


Pros

  • The different accessories in this tricycle encourage imaginative play aside from the physical activity that is involved. It also enhances motor skills development and builds confidence as the kid embraces the “I can do it” attitude. In the process, the child becomes not only physically but emotionally and socially mature as well.
  • Sturdily made so can withstand brash kids' actions without being knocked out.
  • Claim on recommended age is correct as stated. Two-year-olds do not have a hard time maneuvering the tricycle and using the accessories at the same time.

Cons

  • This tricycle would only work on flat surfaces. And since tires are made of plastic, there would not be that much traction if the terrain is a bit inclined.

Fisher-Price Harley-Davidson Motorcycles Tough Trike by Fisher-Price

This sturdy Harley-Davidson styled tricycle is pedal-powered where pedals are made big enough for kids to push down. Wheels are rugged, and wheelbase is stable providing added safety. Handlebars are slip-free. Additionally, there is a secret compartment below the seat where your child can keep some of his toy or snack items.


Pros

  • Broad wheels ensure that the bike does not easily topple over.
  • Will not show signs of wear and tear through the years (except for the stickers); made of very durable material.
  • Easy to assemble although may need an extra pair of hands to put up especially when using the hammers which by the way is included in the pack.

Cons

  • Since the tricycle may have been made for outdoor play, the wheels slip when used indoors on wood. Although it is a good idea to put a lip on the front part of the pedal, it would have been better if the same add-on is found on the inside of the pedal as there is the tendency of the foot to slip between this and the bike's fork.
  • The tricycle being”differently” styled gets the child in awe at first to try it on at once but once he gets the feel, would not want to part with it. However, the pedals are placed much too far in front so that even if the bike snuggly fits the child, many times, he is not able to use the power pedals as he wants.

4-in-1 Stroll 'N Trike by Radio Flyer

This lightweight trike will sit well with toddlers up to average 5-year old kids. It can act as a stroller, a steering trike, a starter trike, and a regular trike. It has a three-point harness for added safety, a detachable canopy to protect your child from UV light on sunny days, a removable safety tray with cup holder, a covered bin to store extra diapers or snacks.

The seat is adjustable so it can accommodate kids as early as 1 ½ years old (fully harnessed) up to children aged five (sans canopies, harness and safety tray). It also has adult Steer and Stroll adjustable push handles which can act as a steering guide if the child is still too small to reach the pedals or as a control mechanism when the child is big enough to do antics that might hurt him.


Pros

  • Placing the umbrella seem to be too much at first, but it helps protect the child most especially on sunny days when the sun is already up.
  • The pedals can be locked so these can act as footrests for the children while the parent pushes this like a stroller.
  • The wheels are in the middle of plastic and rubber, are quiet and more practical as you do not have to inflate. The material also minimizes the instances of slipping.

Cons

  • The pedals are placed much too far away so that average-sized children of two years normally would have their feet dangling at the sides.
  • There is no way to lock handlebars, so if kids are big enough to reach them, this might result to some mishaps.
  • Handlebars need a bit of strengthening as they loosen up with use.
  • It would be good to have footrests (even though detachable) as babies have to contend with having their legs dangle and this could put a bit of stress to them.
  • It would be a good option to automatically lock the pedals when the steering handles are used because having both used simultaneously by adult and child might result to the tricycle tipping over.

Radio Flyer Classic Red Dual Deck by Radio Flyer

The simple but sturdy steel design of this trike plus its rubber wheels make this an easy-to-ride bike. The chrome bell and tassels address the need to stay safe yet still be stylish. The controlled turning radius minimizes the instances of over steering (and eventual tipping over) and the low center of gravity makes this tricycle easy for little kids to maneuver.


Pros

  • The trike is made of steel is very sturdily made and gives parent owners the nostalgic feeling of having to grow up in a similarly styled trike.
  • Adjustable seat to accommodate different sized kids.
  • For flat terrains, steering is quite easy, and the child can enjoy playing with it for hours on end.

Cons

  • There seems to be a disconnect on the design as the toy is advertised for use by children starting from 2 years olds. However, even medium sized two-year-olds have a hard time reaching for the pedals so those who bought this had to buy a smaller bike in the interim until such time their child can reach the pedals.
  • There were complaints about the tricycle tipping over on turns. Again, since the original plan for this bike was for two-year-olds, the front wheels may not be that big (or sturdy) to accommodate heftier passengers so that the additional weight may have added to the tendency of the bike to tip over (considering its overall weight versus passengers).

Schwinn Roadster 12-Inch Trike (Blue) by Schwinn

This blue trike has a low center of gravity so that tip-overs is not a problem. It has chrome handlebars and tassels which soften its otherwise chunky look. It has a comfortable sculpted seat which can be adjusted to accommodate smaller kids. Its frame is made of heavy duty construction and a real wood deck (complete with burned-in logo) that can accommodate another child for more playing fun.


Pros

  • The tubular steel frame is weighty enough to avert the eventuality of tip overs.
  • The seats may be adjusted in height as well as in the forward and backward positions as well.
  • The low center of gravity works for this bike as there have been no reports of tip overs happening.
  • The rubber tires enable the trike to be used even on rough roads (the best kind of tires that are available for uneven roads)

Cons

  • The only negative comment about this trike is its recommendation that this bike is suitable for use by kids starting from 1 ½ years old. Unfortunately, even older kids at 38” can hardly reach the pedals.
  • Additionally, it could place the average height needed to easily maneuver the trike so kids not up to the height will not be as frustrated not being able to ride on it.

Judging by the review made, it is very clear that the best tricycle for 2-year old kids would have to be the DC Super Friends Batman Lights And Sounds Trike by Fisher-Price. It has the upper hand on safety and makes and elicits the most positive values and attitudes in a child.

Remember that play is not just fun-fun but should also be responsible enough to teach kids something that he may be able to use as he is growing up. It also is the most acceptable in its advertising claims as it not only sets its limitations (like saying that this works only on flat terrains), it is also correct in its claim that this is a great toy for two-year-old kids and up.


Tom Hardy
 

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