Originally Posted by henny penny
Our ds loves his wheelybug but he holds the handle and runs behind, pushing it. He can really fly with that thing. He plays with it every day. But even at 20m he still has a hard time straddling it for an actual ride since the body of the bug is so wide. I'm looking into the Radio Flyers, too, for a ride-on that will fit him better.
DS has been doing the same with his wheelybug, since 13 mos. He is 21 mos now and is not using it quite as much as earlier, but that may be because we are outside more, and the wheelybug stays inside. He has been able to ride it, too, as he has long legs (90+tile for height).
We just bought the Radio Flyer folding trike this past weekend. He really likes the "trunk" in the back to put his rocks and other findings in. He doesn't ride it using the pedals yet, but he is able to scoot about with it, both forward and backward. He can steer fairly well. DH pushes him (a la Kettler trike) with a broom handle. He steers less well when DH is pushing him.http://www.walmart.com/catalog/produ...uct_id=3926143
I had wanted a balance bike, but DS could not touch his feet flat to the floor with a 10" wheeled bike, so we're holding off on that idea until at least his 2nd birthday.
My plan is to keep the trike for outside - garage and concrete driveway and sidewalk, and the wheelybug for inside and on the deck. The wheelybug does not scratch our hardwoods, but I have read some reviews where it will scratch if used on concrete and then on hardwoods (concrete puts scratches in the plastic casters, which then scratch the wood.).