Product Type: Chad Valley baby toys
Newest Review: ... felt quite flimsy and the plastic was thin and cheap. It comes with a steering wheel with a horn in the middle, a seat which flaps up so y... more
Not a Very Good Ride On!
Chad Valley Basic Ride On
Member Name: MikeBorry
Chad Valley Basic Ride On
Disadvantages: Too flimsy.
~ Chad Valley Basic Ride On ~
My little one was bought this for Christmas by my father and step-mum, I wasn't really sure why they had bought him a ride on at 4 months of age but anyway I put it away and got it out last week.
It came packaged in a small white cardboard box which had a picture of the ride on stuck to the front. The box was surprising small so I expected that the toy would need some amount of assembly.
My hubby opened the box and emptied the bits inside out, the steering wheel and front wheels needed to be attached as did the handle on the back, this was quite easy and my hubby done it in a matter of minutes.
From even just getting it out of the box I was surprised to see how tatty it looked. I am amsuming that it was bought new and although the plastics look new the stickers are awful, they are all either not put on straight or peeling off, so these won't last long!
My little one is 9 months old and he has just started pulling himself up onto his feet and he walks along the sofa, gripping on for dear life.... bless! So although we have the V-Tech walker and such items I thought I would get this down for him to have a bit f variety and for this to get some use. And I have to admit I am not impressed.
The ride on is made of nice bright coloured plastic in blue, red and yellow but it just looks so small and flimsy. The back of the seat, the handle, is made from a red thin plastic and is bends slightly if my little one leans on it, the car as a whole just feels very cheap, which it is! It is available from Argos priced at £9.99 or in the 2 for £15 so effectively just costing £7.50.
I am quite annoyed that they bought him this, I may sound ungrateful but I know for a fact that their neice and nephew had about £50 - £60 spent on them each (they are little ones too) and I spent a small fortune on gifts for them and in return they spent about £35 on all six of us! It just seems that no thought went into any of the gifts at all, my hubby got a poundland aftershave!
Anyway back to the ride on.
It looks okay, on the front is a little clock, the steering wheel has a cute little horn and that is basically it. For the price it is what I would expect and if you are on a tight budget this is fine but I would recommend you spend an extra £10 or so and get a ride on of a more decent quality.
It says that it is up to 36 months, however I feel that is being a bit too generous as this ride on is tiny. My little one at 9 months can sit on the seat and reach the floor with his tiptoes so it really isn't high enough for a three year old.
The actual seat unit bit is quite tight in space too and I don't see a three year old sitting in it comfortably.
Thanks for reading :o) x
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Summary: Not too good :(
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