“ Brand: ELC / Type: Outdoor Play Equipment „
I had been looking around to get my nephew a bike for his birthday as he was a little young and his Birthday was in January, so I thought I had best wait a few months to wait for the better weather to arrive and then get him one.
The bike that I opted to get him being only one year old had to be multifunctional, I was happy to spend a little more money as long as it lasted him a little more than a few months as he would have outgrown it in no time.
My sister found the one that she wanted from the Early Learning Centre, it was the Grow and Go trike is a 3 in 1 trike that adjusts as your child grows, it was perfect for what we needed so I ordered it online and within a week it arrived.
The trike is bright in colour with blues, yellows, oranges and greens and it has three yellow wheels. It is 57cm in Length 57cm 48cm wide and has a depth of 76cm. It is not recommended to hold weight more than 20kgs.
This trike has 3 stages there is the first stage suitable for children aged 10 to 18 months and this comes with a footrest, a steering handle for the adult to steer with ease, a sunshade to protect your child from the sun, a seat belt, bars surrounding you child so they cannot fall off and it has a pedal lock for extra safety.
Stage two is for children aged 18 months to 3 yrs it has a retractable footrest, the bar surrounds can be removed along with the pedal lock and sunshade. You can take each of these off as your child's confidence grows.
Stage three is for children aged three years and upwards this is where the parent handle can be removed as child becomes independent and can use their bike confidentially unaided.
The trike seat can be adjusted to suit your child's needs and it has a rear storage bucket for toys or essentials, which is great if you are walking to the shop as you can put your purse or shopping items in there so that your hands are free to put and take control of the trike with ease.
This is an ok trike for the price tag that it has of £49.99, putting it together was not as easy as it looked thought as it was quite tricky as it had a lot of components that needed installing at first and these would obviously be taken off over time as your child gets older.
This trike is far easier and more enjoyable for your child to use as you go for a walk to the part or the shops as it keeps them entertained and allows them to see a lot more than the pushchair, whilst you are controlling the trike with the handle at the top. Although if you were out for hours on end then I would recommend that you take the pushchair as I imagine the seat to be quite uncomfortable for long periods of time.
My nephew loves it he has quite long legs so now at 16 months he can reach the pedals and I am sure in no time at all he will be able to use the pedals without much thought or concentration at all. He loves it when we take him for a walk as the handle bars and the side bars give him something to hold which allows him to sit bolt up and be nosey.
There are better trikes on the market that are more robust, but they are more expensive, so it really depends on your budget, I would not want to spend too much more as we have found with a few toys my nephew is scared of them and will not go near them, so I would not like to spend a small fortune unless I knew it would be worth every penny.
Overall a good buy and will prepare my nephew ready for his first bike perfectly in a few years to come.
The Grow and Go Trike is a 3 in 1 trike that adjusts as your child grows.Stage 1 (10-18 mnths) Includes footrest, steering handle and pedal lock for parental control, adjustable sun shade, surround bars and seat belt to keep little ones safe.Stage 2 (18 mnths – 3 yrs) Retractable footrest as little feet begin to reach pedals, option of removing surround bars, steering handle pedal lock and sunshade as child grows.Stage 3 (3+ yrs) Parent handle can be removed as child becomes independent. Quick facts:•3 in 1 trike that adjusts as child grows •Includes seat belt, surround bars and footrest for younger child•Removable steering handle, pedal lock and sun shade for parental control•Rear storage bucket for toys or essentialsGreat for your child?s development:Surround bars to keep little ones safe, high back seat for extra comfort, seat belt for safety, storage bucket for toys & essentials, multi-position seat, retractable footrest that can be stowed when child?s feet can reach pedals, adjustable sun shade to keep sun off sensitive skins, steering handle and pedal lock for push along mode for when parents need to be in control. What you need to know:When surround bars are in use (stage 1 10-18 mnths) the seat must be in the back position. For stage 2 (18mnths-3yrs) & stage 3 (3+yrs) the seat can be set to either position.When the parent handle is not in use the pedal lock must be pushed in so that the pedals can be used to move the trike and also to stop it by acting as a brake on the front wheel.Pack contents:Trike (unassembled) and instruction sheet.Size: Length 57cm x Width 48cm x Depth 76cm. Maximum child weight: Not suitable for children with a body weight of more than 20kg.Self-assembly: This product comes flat-packed in small sections that need to be slotted together and then screwed into place. To build this trike you?ll need a spanner (supplied), allen key (supplied) and screwdriver (not supplied).Safety warnings:Not suitable for children under 36 months due to small parts. Trike to be assembled by an adult. Do not use in traffic. Do not stand or put excessive pressure on the bucket. Remove all packaging before giving to a child.Check all screws and fixings are secure before giving to a child. Do not leave the trike outside. Protective equipment should be worn. Protective helmet and knee and elbow pads are recommended when using trike. Ensure child is capable of riding trike and never leave child unattended. Trike is designed for a single rider and should never be ridden by more than one child at a time. Only allow child to ride on a flat surface, do not ride near a slope, stairs or anywhere a child may fall off / Age range: From 9 months.