As a mom of an almost 2-year-old, I have a love-hate relationship with ride-on toys. I love them, because I know they are fun for my little guy, but I hate them because the majority of them are downright ugly. They tend to be clunky and cheap. I took it upon myself to go on a quest to find some great looking ride-on toys that both the littles will love and the parents can get behind. After all, the ride-on toys rarely get put away, so it is important for them to look good and go with the decor to a certain extent. So, a large plastic frog on wheels probably won’t work. Unless frogs are a big part of your decor. No judgment! Here are my two favorite ride on toys that are fun for your little ones without serving as an eyesore!
1. Wooden + Fun
This first ride-on toy is so rad. I love that it is made from wood but has a fun, colorful pattern painted on it. It’s eye-catching but without being an eyesore. I love the one with the green plus signs all over it. I am a huge fan of wooden toys. They tend to last a long time, and they are the type of toys you can pass on from kid to kid. Yes, this might be an expensive purchase, at first. But after you think of all the use you will get out of it with your little one, any future little ones, and maybe even extended family members, it’s totally worth it!
Get it for $104 from Lluka Ride On
2. Bright + Modern
When I first saw this ride-on I had to do a double take. I just love the turquoise color! It’s one of those gender neutral colors that people don’t think of as gender neutral, which I like. This toy is super modern, so it would look fantastic in a modern home with clean lines and pops of color. To me, it looks like two bubbles attached together and ready to glide across the floor with your little one in tow. The handlebar is made of wood, which makes it durable, and I love the contrast of the wood with the bright turquoise. This is another toy that could easily be passed down from kid to kid. If you could restrain yourself from giving it to your child as soon as they are ready for it, you could even re-gift it for Christmas or a birthday. They would ever know the difference!
Get it for $110 from Amazon.
What do you think? Would you buy a pricey ride-on if it meant lasting a long time and looking good, too?