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a gorgeous first trike for any peppa pig fan
Peppa Pig Trike
Member Name: mumto3
Peppa Pig Trike
Date: 09/10/12, updated on 09/10/12 (57 review reads)
Advantages: sturdy - parent handle - bright colours - favourite character - not too expensive - suit boy or girl
Disadvantages: no parent control - can be uncomfortable to push with the straight handle
We recently bought the Peppa Pig Trike for our youngest daughters 2nd birthday. We chose the trike not only because our daughter is a huge Peppa Pig fan but also because she was very attached to an existing trike that we had that was looking very tired and had certainly seen better days.
I decided I wanted the trike and had a hunt around online looking for the best deal, I had a look in some local shops too and eventually found the trike for £19.99 from B&M. Prices online had varied from £24.99 up to £39.99. We bought the trike in March 2012 but I believe that B&M still have it in stock.
The trike comes in a big box and has to be partially assembled when you get it home. There are also a few stickers to puit on once you have the whole thing put together. My husband managed to build the trike but there was quite a bit of swearing and head scratching so I am assuming that it was a little problematic but all went together ok in the end.
The trike has a nice wide seat and sturdy handle bars and there is a foot rest as well as pedals. There is a little bucket on the back that can be secured or tipped up by the child.The parent handle on the back is used simply to push the bike while the child controls the direction using the handle bars. I would have preferred to be able to control the trike but I didn't want to pay too much and the trikes with parent steering seem a bit steeply priced to me. The trike has a metal frame and hard plastic seat and bucket with soft rubber grips in the handle bars.
My daughter was really pleased with her trike and we have used it quite a lot. To get some use from the trike I have been putting it into the boot of the car and using it to get from the car to the school when doing the school runs. My daughter enjoys this very much and it is quicker and less hassle than messing about with the buggy.
I have tried walking to the park with the trike but this is quite hard work. The road noise from the wheels is quite loud and makes it difficult to hear traffic. The other problem is that as my daughter is in control of steering we do suddenly veer off without warning. I do push down on the handle to raise the front wheel off the floor but this puts a lot of strain on my wrist and hand and gets very uncomfortable. It is about a mile and a half to our local park which doesn't seem far with the buggy but can be quite a trek when trying to control the trike.
Unfortunately we moved house recently and before we got organised enough to put all the garden toys into the shed the trike did get a bit faded in the sun. I am quite disappointed about this because it was such a lovely colour that this has really spoilt the look for me. My daughter isn't bothered in the slightest and still loves to go out on her bike.
The parent handle can be removed to extend the usability of the trike but I think it is really only suitable for toddlers anyway. I have noticed in the most recent Argos book that the shape of the parent handle has changed so I imagine that as it has been turned slightly this would be much more comfortable to push.
A lovely sturdy cute little first trike ideal for short journey and in the garden.
Summary: Would definitely recommend
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