Are you looking for a gift idea that would be great for a baby that will be with them until they are preschoolers? A gift that will grow with the child from age 10 moth to age 30 months? Does such a product exist? Well I am happy to say there is a wonderful Smart Trike that is just a product. Here is a little more information about the company from the website:
Smart-Trike™ is the world leader in the tricycle field and provides smart innovative solutions to all cycling stages : babies, toddlers and pre-schoolers.
Smart-Trike™ products are convertible, multifunctional and grow with the child from 6 &10 months to 36 months and up.
We put an emphasis on comfort for both the parent and the child. Smart-Trike™ manufactures and distributes its products to more than 56 countries worldwide.
In 2011, over 1,600.000 Smart-Trikes were sold to happy babies. In fact, every 21 seconds, a Smart-Trike™ is sold somewhere in the world.
Smart-Trike™ is the company with the largest number of awards in the 10 months tricycle category. Smart-Trike™ was awarded the most prestigious international toy award: “Toy Innovation” ( “Fun and Sport ” category), Nuremberg 2009 and is now a final nominee forthe Toy Award 2011 (Baby and Infant category).
In many countries worldwide, Smart-Trike™s are the top-selling products in the “Toy and Gifts” category. Smart-Trike™ invests more than 10% of annual turnover in product development and design and our products are patented.
Keep up with your child as he or she grows up with the Smart Trike Four-in-One Trike – Blue. This trike has been specially designed to adapt to and accommodate your children as they grow up. It features a telescoping and removable parent handle, a footrest, a toy cell phone with a holder, a storage bag, an adjustable seat harness and a functional, washable and padded seat cover with a trendy printed fabric canopy. The touch steering and swivel wheel will help to make maneuvering easy.
Here are the four stages of the Dream Trike:
1. Stage one, 10 months – footrest and a padded back support
2. Stage two, 18 months – adjustable seat harness
3. Stage three, 24 months – footrest folds up to become a tricycle
4. Stage four, 30 months – parent handle that can be removed and a safety clutch that can be closed
Two-position adjustable parent handle, Removable padded backrest, a printed fabric canopy and a storage bag, Touch steering and a swivel wheel for easy maneuvering
One thing that is hard with kids is that they grow so fast, they grow out of items you buy for them almost right away. Then that money is just flushed down the drain, I love when there are products that grow with your kids. The Smart Trike is one of those great items. We were very fortunate to be able to review a Smart Trike Dream, in blue.
This bike is fairly simple to put together, after I laid out all of the pieces I needed to build the bike, I was a bit skeptical, would I be able to put this tighter? Or would I need my handy husbands help? Well I am happy to say I was able to put the trike together and it looked great when it was together.
My little niece Mary got was very lucky to be able to try out this wonderful bike, she is just a little over 11 months old and she is the right age for the first stage of the trike.
She liked being pushed in the trike and even took a nap after we pushed her for a while. She is still young and I am sure after she is in the trike longer she will love it even more. And as she grows she will enjoy the trike even more. I loved the blue color of the bike, as this color would work for either a boy or a girl. The trikes also come in some other great colors including, red, purple, pink, blue and even a lady bug themed smart trike!
The first stage is a parent controlled trike this can be used at 10 months , this offers extra back support, enhanced steering experience with the touch steering and handle bar clutch that neutralizes the handlebar. A comfortable ride for your very little one. This is like having a stroller that looks like a bike. The parent handle makes this trike very easy to push, a wide handle that makes pushing easier on the parent. My husband loved the height of the handle, he was able to push the trike without having to hunch over, like other strollers we have used in the past.
The second stage is a guided Trike from 18 months this still provides parental control, but now that the little one can sit up unaided the back support and extra padding is removed but the handlebar still remains for baby's safety.
The third is the training trike, you can use this from 24 months there is a footrest that is folded then the pedals are folded out and the handlebar clutch is pushed in so the child starts mastering handlebar movement. The pedals are still neutralized but the child’s feet are now on the pedals as they can start mastering the pedals and the movement.
And the final fourth step is setting it up as a classic trike that the child can use from ages 30-36 months this will build their confidence and hone their skills that they learned in the first three stages with this stage the parent handle is now removed and the clutch is pushed in and your little child can ride around your child now has the freedom of a trike.
This bike is very well made, this bike is a top quality item that was built to last. The Smart Trike was a “Right Start Best Toy” Award” winner, this was no surprise the trike is amazing and so very versatile. This smart trike would be the ultimate gift. So if you are still looking for a gift for that little one on your holiday gift list this year, it is not too late order today! Some stores are offering free upgrades to express shipping and with this if you order this now, you will be able to get it before Christmas.
You can purchase this fun versatile bike at Toys’Rus
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