Product Type: Toys R Us Outdoor Toy
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Toys R Us Steer N Grow Trike
Member Name: jenmck
Toys R Us Steer N Grow Trike
Advantages: Easy to steer, parental control
Disadvantages: none that we have found
Retractable Foot rest
Small detachable rucksack on parent handle
When we decided to buy a trike for our son (17 months old) we looked at a number of makes and models but eventually decided on this one.
Suitable from 10months to 5 years, therefore it had plenty of longevity.
The parent handle could control the steering of the bike, rather than child.
Parent handle felt sturdy compared to other models
Foot rest was handy for our son who can't yet reach the pedals.
Pedals can be disconnected from wheel so it won't turn.
The trike came in kit form, but was quite easy to out together, just needed screwdriver and tool included in kit. Took my husband less than 30 minutes to put together.
Because our son was 17 months we decided not to fit the back rest/plastic 'roll bars' although these would be great for a smaller child. One disadvantage of this is that it is the only means of attaching the sun canopy. I would have preferred to be able to attach the sun canopy to another part of the trike. Does the manufacturer think that older children don't need protecting from the sun? Saying that the canopy is made of a rather flimsy sliver material, which doesn't look very nice.
The trike also has a handy rear basket for small toys or shopping, and a small detachable rucksack, only big enough for snacks and a drink. I would have preferred this to be a bit bigger so it could hold nappy changing stuff, useful for a smaller child, or alternatively not had it at all.
The trike comes with two sets of pedals, one is a static fold away set, useful as a foot rest for small children, and the second on the front wheel can be disconnected so they don't turn the wheel. This means the child can practice pedalling but can't go anywhere!
As stated above the parent handle is very sturdy, and clips into position, also has an additional safety clip to prevent it coming off. I find it very easy to steer (even on bumpy pavements).
As for my son, he loves it! He can get on and off relatively easily and even tries to fasten the seat belt himself! Since he can't reach the pedals yet, he rides like a king with his feet on the foot rest, while I push and steer!
Summary: a trike to grow with.
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