Vivi loves to ride on Addie’s old trike. None of us, however, like to push Vivi on Addie’s old trike. Vivi can’t and won’t be able to reach the pedals for awhile so we’re the ones bent over pushing her while our backs swear at us in their own terrible language. She occasionally bails off the seat mid ride and will yank the handlebars into a totally different direction. When she’s not the one riding she likes to push bunny on the tricycle which just ends up infuriating her because she can’t control the steering and bunny falls off the seat constantly.
When Smart Trike contacted me about checking out their new Smart Trike Dream? I took one look and said “YES PLEASE AND THANK YOU.” It had pedals Vivi could reach, steering she could still play with but not mess with, a handle for the big people to push her without their backs crying mercy and a seat belt for both Vivi and bunny. The assembly instructions were much like Ikea or LEGO assembly instructions, one allen wrench and all pictures which led me to frustration several times, but once I got it together it was a dream (pun intended.) My only regret is that we didn’t have one sooner so Vivi could have cruised around in the little shaded baby seat.
The trike “grows” with your child through different four phases, baby (10+ months) which includes the safety bar and Y harness, 18+ mos (which is where Vivi is at) which includes a seat belt, footrests, and parent led steering. Last it converts to a trike when your tyke is ready to take off on their own adventures (well, within reason) with fold out pedals, steering, removable parent handle and seat belt. Enough talking! Let’s see this baby in action and get to the giveaway shall we?
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Disclosure: I was provided one Smart Trike Dream in purple in order to facilitate my review. Opinions are my own, as usual. The Smart Trike Dream is available at Toys R Us for $129.99.