Choosing the Best Ride-On Toy for Your Toddler

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  • Author Mimi Brusa
  • Published January 7, 2020
  • Word count 423

Your child is growing and developing at a fast pace, the best thing that you can do for him or her to aid his development by getting toys that will facilitate their development and mental versatility.

Ride-on toys are such toys that bring a lot of fun to the playground and also boost development, but before you get any of them for your child, these are some useful clues that will help you make the best choice.

SAFETY: This should be a priority, the truth is that a lot of ride-on toys poses a form of risk while being used, the risk includes, falling, tipping, or even colliding with obstacles. So be knowledgeable about the safety features and the hazard of the toy before purchasing it. Generally, whichever one you choose, the toddler’s feet should be able to touch the ground especially for moving toys.

BALANCE: Choose Ride-on toys with a low center of gravity, they should have supportive spare tires if they are cycles, rockers should be spaced wide enough to support the weight of the child also. It is also a great idea to have the ride-on toy tested for stability before you make payment.

DURABILITY & MAINTENANCE: We all know that these young chaps are full of adventures, so their ride-on toys should be reliable enough to withstand any force of usage that is thrown at it, it should be easy to dismantle and assemble for maintenance purposes.

GO FOR AGE APPROPRIATE TOYS: Some toys are designed for specific age groups, this is because it is going to aid the type of cognitive development that they need at that moment and they are also designed to suit the toddler’s ability. This is why buying age-specific toys are recommended unless your child is ahead of his or her peers.

BUDGET: these Ride-on toys have prices ranging from $100 to more than $1,000, so before you go shopping ride-on toys for your toddler, have a budget and stick to it.

FINALLY: There are ride-on toys for toddlers that can serve a wide age group, there are also some that are classic and lasts for a very long while and still attracts toddlers to come and play with it, so if you are still on your first child and you think that you have three more before you wrap up having babies, the classic toys like Rocking horses, bicycles and tricycles will give you a good value for money. If the reverse is the case, the battery-powered cars can serve a wider age group.

Mimi Brusa loves ride on toys for the family. She wants families to know the many benefits and impacts these toys can have on children.

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Christine Farrer
Christine Farrer · 2 years ago
Great article, nice tips. Thanks a lot