could you link to the exact models?
trikes are hard for most ones although some dextrous kids take to them right away. would this be used on gravel, pavement, rug (in home) or what?
Wheely Bug: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...pf_rd_i=507846
Megan-39, Postpartum Doula, DW to Sacha-40 (18 years together) and Mama to Finn Alexander born 4/2/07 and Zivia Littlewood born 8/23/10
One other thing I thought I'd mention - we have one ride-on for indoors and one (well, now two since somebody gifted us a little trike car similar to this one - http://www.littletikes.com/toys/push-ride-racer.aspx) for outdoor. That way I don't have to worry about cleaning the wheels off. We got all of ours second-hand, so we could afford to do that, but just a thought.
WOHM to Leo (4/08) and enjoying the journey with DH
Announcing the arrival of Clara in August 2013!
I also like that the height of the seat easily adjusts. DD is 36 in and the trike still has a lot of opportunity for adjustment. Plus, the price was great.
Libby , momma to my precious little girl (6/29/07)
and wonderful little man (12/1/10)
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.
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.
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.).
DS, 10/07. Allergies: peanut, egg, wheat. We've added dairy back in. And taken it back out again. It causes sandpaper skin with itchy patches and thrashing during sleep. Due w/ #2 late April, 2012.