A.M. asks from San Mateo, CA on March 20, 2009
Recommendations for Push and Ride Toy for One Year Old?
My son turns one in a couple of weeks and I was hoping to buy him some type of push and ride toy, since he is getting closer to walking. I thought he would enjoy one that he can both push from behind, then sit on and scoot around with, as well. Does your child have a favorite toy of this type? What is the brand and model? Have you been disappointed with a certain brand or model? Thank you in advance for your advice!
R.C. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2009
I just saw a cool one that I was thinking about getting for my grand daughter on the One Step Ahead website.
N.P. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2009
Congratulations on your baby. We got our daughter a fischer price 'little people' push truck. it's got all sorts of buttons and make noises and she LOVES it. She can push it or sit on it for free rides from mom and dad.
It's $30 or so and well worth it!
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K.B. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2009
We got 2 for ours son's first birthday. He loves the Fisher Price one. It's got all kinds of little buttons and music and little people that move. He's almost two and still plays with this one daily. The other one (I think it's Tonka) didn't work out as well. He now uses it, but only as a ride on toy. The one that we got has a major flaw to it. The 'handle' doubles as the seat. And it's something that an adult has to change out. I put this one away for a long time (when he was well past the 'pushing' stage ot it) so that he now only uses it as a ride on. So, my major piece of advise is to buy one that has BOTH the push handle and a seat. Hope this helps and I'm sure that your son will have a lot of fun with it. Happy Birthday!!!
J.H. answers from Sacramento on March 21, 2009
My boys have a Thomas ride on that they love and still use though they are almost 4 and 2.5. We were also given a fisher price popper ride on that they really like as well that still gets used. I hope that this helps you.
S.L. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2009
I really like Push and Ride Racer by Little Tikes (see link below). This is probably one of the simplest push and ride toy out there, but it's very sturdy and kids love it even without the bells and whistles. It's got a sturdy high back, very suitable for young ones learning to walk. And it's very durable. My sister has one that has lasted through all her 4 boys. Her 4 year old twins still get on it every so often. My daughter has a musical one at home, but she loves to use her cousins' push and ride whenever we visit their house. They would push each other too.
The girl's version is called Push and Ride doll walker. I just checked Amazon.com, and it seems like they have the wrong toy for the Push & Ride Racer. So to be sure, use the Little Tikes web site to see the correct item.
L.B. answers from Stockton on March 21, 2009
My son loves his Fisher Price fire truck. He is 2 now and STILL loves it! Cute music, very sturdy and best of all, affordable!
A.K. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2009
My son loves his Leapfrog Ride On Alphabet train. He used it a lot for pushing and scooting but still loves it to this day. (He is almost 22 months now) He also has a Tonka tractor with similar functions but does not use it as much. Hope you find one your son likes, they are great. :)
T.H. answers from Sacramento on March 21, 2009
My one year old goes bonkers for his fisher price lion (http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000NW3LZ6)
S.E. answers from San Francisco on March 21, 2009
Our daughter loved to rock, so we bought her that Rock N Roll bike ($35). The handle is the rockers. You pull a pin and flip out the rockers and they become the handle.
If I recall it was tough for her to sit up on it at one. She did push it around the house (on carpet) when the rockers were down. She had that until she was 5. LOVED IT.
You could go with one of those trikes that has a parent handle.
I wish we had purchased a Like-a-bike, no pedels but looks like a bike. It really would have helped her gain balance and she'd be riding a bike now (7). They have a Wishbone bike, like a trike that can be ridden or pushed, but it is expensive, $250.
There is also the Walker Wagon by Haba $143.99 (same basic website, you'll just need to nav back to PLAYING-TOYS)
Rody Horse by Gymnic $49.95
Pushing Car by Haba $170.99
Max Push Car by Sirch $235.00