Courtesy Radio Flyer
We Tried It: Radio Flyer’s Build-a-Trike
Who tried it: Rennie Dyball, Senior Editor
Why she did it: Now that my daughter is 1, I thought it would be fun to let her branch out beyond her stroller and take a tricycle for a spin.
Pros: Our trike arrived during a particularly fussy period, so my husband and I both agreed that the grumpy one would probably be indifferent to her new wheels. Boy, were we wrong. She loved tooling around the apartment in her trike, pointing out the sights and ringing the little bell. We had fun customizing it for her, too. We included add-ons like a parent handle to push and steer, and a wraparound tray, seat pad and seat belt to make it safe and secure for such a little rider. The best part: The add-ons can all be removed as she gets older, making the Radio Flyer Build-a-Trike a good investment, suitable for ages 9 months to 5 years. You can even trick out your trike with multiple color and pattern options, and fancy upgrades like speakers, air tires, personalized license plate and a UV-blocking canopy.