This post is sponsored by The Mother Media
I don’t buy a lot of toys for the kids. For inside play I love wooden toys and creative materials. Outside we have a few trucks and some digging materials, but not many “toys” as such. I’d prefer the kids dig a hole or climb a tree! When we visit little friends for play dates though I have to admit that my son does love to ride their bikes. So when Smart-Trike offered to send me their top of the line, 4-in-1-Recliner… I couldn’t say no.
Having N-E-V-E-R purchased a trike or bike of any description for the kids before, I wasn’t really sure what I’d think about the Smart-Trike Recliner. Fortunately when we* took it out of the box and put it together, there was less plastic than I imagined and quite a number of optional parts which you can add or remove to suit. (I prefer the trike without most of the extras, but I know many other mums will adore those features!)
So here is what I found I liked about the Smart-Trike Recliner:
- It’s really a cross between a bike and a pram. It has lots of pram like features, including a foot brake, reclining ability, durable fabric, and rain cover. Plus little ones can burn some energy pumping those pedals!
- It grows with your child. This trike isn’t the cheapest on the market, but if you want one trike that will go the distance this is a worthwhile investment. It reclines for bubs as young as 6mths, and adjusts to accommodate older bubs and toddlers up to age 3.
- The handle works. I could steer my son with one hand and hold onto my daughter at the same time. And I love that the handle comes off completely when the boy no longer needs help to steer straight.
- It seems well made, and the design well thought out. It’s won a stack of awards.
- It’s pretty snazzy. Even SquiggleDad is happy to be pushing it around.
- It makes my son smile, and gets us all out in the great outdoors together!
Disclaimer: I received the Smart-Trike Recliner 4in1 for free courtesy of Smart-Trike. Thanks Smart-Trike for the opportunity to (pardon the pun) road test the trike and share my thoughts.
*We… as in I took one look at the instructions and said, “Honey…?!!“