Best tricycles with handle for kids in 2017

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Our baby is turning one soon and it’s exciting time for us to pick his first tricycle. I would say all tricycles have some flaws, but as always with baby gear there is no perfect product. I focused my search on looking for tricycles with handle, since our little one won’t be able to do the pedals yet.

My top 3 short list:

1. SmarTrike Glow 4 in 1 89.99$

Age: 10-36 m

Pros:

  • price
  • high quality
  • easy to assemble
  • excellent back support and foot rest
  • lots of storage and parent bag (mommy’s phone and sunglasses will be safe now)
  • weight (11.7 Pounds or 5.3 kilo), moms living in the city will approve

Cons:

  • only 2 colors available (blue and red)
  • plastic wheels (I would prefer rubber, but oh well)
  • max age is 36 month versus 60 month or 5 years in competitors

Decision: We chose it for good value for the money, being lightweight and having foot rest. I’ll write the full review later after using it.

2. 4-in-1 Stroll ‘N Trike by Radio Flyer 83,49$

Age: 9-60 m

Pros:

  • nice design
  • good quality
  • cup holder for the baby

Cons:

  • no footrest
  • only 2 colors to pick from- red and pink
  • lots of reviews on Amazon say about squeaky noise made by the wheels
  • 2 handles to push. Hate those 2 handles since my bad experience with umbrella stroller experience. I’m the mom who likes talking on the phone and pushing a baby simultaneously, so I have just one hand to do each.
  • long time to put together

Decision: since there is no footrest and squeaky nose it’s a no.

3. Little Tikes Perfect Fit 4-in-1 Trike starts from 74,99$ depending on the color

Age: 9 to 60 m

Pros:

  • my favorite design
  • price (it’s currently on sale for 74,99$ as of June 12,2017)
  • variety of colors (tile, blue, orange and pink)
  • rubber foot platform that offers a comfortable ride while keeping your child’s feet away from the pedals in Stage 1 until 18 month or whenever your little one reaches the pedals.
  • parent bar and cup holder. But on the other hand I always spill stuff with that cup holder. Do you?

Cons:

  • poor quality and cheap materials
  • hard to assemble

Decision: since my husband hates building anything this tricycle was out of question.

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