Our 2 yr old dd had very good motor skills and is big for her age. Everytime we go to a toystore, she goes straight for the trikes and wants to hop on and ride through the store. We've decided to get her a tricycle for her second birthday (6wks away). But, wow, there are so many out there! I'm sort of turned off by the ones that you push. I've heard they are tricky to steer. Plus, we don't really go on family walks (we live on a windy road with lots of fast cars and no sidewalk) so she'll be riding in our driveway and patio. Maybe at the park sometimes. I was thinking about the Schwinn Roadster. It looks a lot sturdier than ones we've seen in the store. And we have a gift certificate for Toys R Us and I know you can order it there which makes it less pricey.
Any experience, thoughts or advice? I hate to spend upward of $50 on a trike that's gonna fall apart or that ends up being too difficult to pedal.