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Peppa Pig Trike
Member Name: catsholiday
Peppa Pig Trike
Advantages: Colourful well balanced reasonable priced tricycle
Disadvantages: You need to build it yourself
Peppa Pig Tricycle
We bought this from Amazon for our granddaughter's second birthday in November. I bought it through Amazon as I had some vouchers to use and was quite happy at the price I paid which was about £30.
It came in bits in a large cardboard box with a nice bright picture of the trike on both front and back. The fact that it came in pieces was a bit of a let down as when granddaughter opened it she only found a box of bits rather than a full trike but we didn't want to unpack it before hand as it was such a neat gift .
Anyway she unwrapped it and was pretty chuffed with the box as the picture showed Peppa. We unpacked all the bits and set Grandpa off on constructing the trike. Granddaughter was actually really intent on helping and enjoyed assisting us in putting it together. I think it took less than fifteen minutes to construct and then we took it outside to ride.
This is where we have had less success. She loves the tricycle but always insists on us sitting on it or Ted and very rarely can we get her to sit on it for very long. The little girl next door is pretty good on this trike and our g'daughter always wants to have a try after Charlotte has been on it but again quickly loses interest.
The trike is a pretty basic trike and what makes it a 'Peppa' trike are a few stickers and a oval plaque that fixes on the front of the handlebars. This trike is the same as several others and to make it a different 'brand' they just change the colour and stickers. This is pretty clever marketing on the part of the company.
So we have a metal frame with plastic saddle and wheels. The handle bars have two plastic grips and the metal handle at the back also has a plastic grip. The long metal handle is removable so that once the child has accomplished riding themselves this can be removed. The handle sticks out quite a way and is a perfect height for me to push this easily. The other thing we have found is that because g'daughter isn't great at steering we can slightly tilt the trike to lift the front wheel off the ground and so turn the trike ourselves.
Another thing I am impressed with is that when the child is unable to pedal themselves there are two foot rests closer to the child for them to put their feet on. These also have grips on them. Our granddaughter usually has her feet on these and we are trying to train her to steer. Sometimes she puts her feet on the pedals and this way gets to feel what it is like to pedal.
Admittedly we got this in November at the start of winter so we haven't had a lot of practise time but in the seven months we have had this trike our granddaughter has not achieved either pedalling or steering.
It is pretty strong as both my step daughter and I are made to ride this pretty often and even though we are far too big we can just about pedal it but granddaughter likes to try to push us on it. She also likes to push Ted in the little carrier that is at the back. In fact I think Ted rides it more than she does.
When Charlotte next door rides the trike she whizzes it around our driveway with great speed and it is well balanced as she turns it with speed and it has never tipped over. Despite the fact that g'daughter is less than interested in learning to ride this I am still every happy with this little trike as it is nicely balanced with the back wheels a decent distance apart. Although the wheels are only plastic the weight of the child riding this is so light that it will outlast the time the child uses it and probably go on to a second child as well.
It isn't the quietest trike when riding as the wheels are hard plastic but I haven't seen a trike with rubber wheels for some years and that would be the only way to get a quieter ride. I can't see this being the sort of trike that a child would ride for great long bike rides but it isn;t aimed at the age of child who might do that.
All in all I am happy for the money we paid for this I think this is a decent little trike that may come disguised as a 'Peppa' trike or a 'Barbie' one or a 'Cars' one but is underneath allthe sticker s the same basic tricycle.
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Summary: A decent little colorful tricycle