Ride-ons are no doubt one of the most loved toys among both toddlers and pre-schoolers. They are essentially a kid’s first set of wheels before they are skilled and independent enough to jump on a bike or scooter and ride off with their friends. Whether it’s in the house, backyard or on the streets, they just enjoy driving around in their little three or four-wheelers. From traditional wooden ones to the Bently of ride-ons, here are ten of our favourite vehicles to buy for your little ones in 2018.
SCOOT AROUND – HAPE
This four-wheeler made from solid, sustainable wood is a perfect, stable first bike for scooting about. Produced by the world’s largest manufacturer of wooden toys – Hape, this crisp green ride will do wonders in helping a toddler develop muscle strength and balance.
FLIX PUSH CAR – SIRCH
Flix push car comes from Sirch, a family business from Germany, and is promised to please both children and their parents. Besides its superior design, thanks to its rubber wheels that don’t cause any noise, this ride-on is the best friend of apartment living.
FARMER’S MARKET DELIVERY BIKE RIDE-ON – PBK AND PLAN TOYS
The Farmer’s Market Delivery Ride-On was created thanks to the collaboration of two great toy companies – Pottery Barn Kids and Plan Toys. This fantastic product isn’t merely a ride-on, but a one-of-a-kind play-pretend toy with a little crate in the front full of different groceries for your little one to carry around and play with.
FLIP – WISHBONE DESIGN STUDIO
The Wishbone Design Studio Flip’s innovative flipping mechanism allows it to function both as a ride-on and a rocker. Besides from being an ingenious toy, it’s also an eye-catching piece of design. Ready to rock and ride?
RIDER SPEEDSTER AIRPLANE – BAGHERA
Let’s leave the ground for a moment and take to the skies with the stunning Baghera Speedster Airplane. The whole plane is made out of light metal with the exception of rubber tires and a comfy padded seat for the little pilot. Up, up and away!
RIDE-ON RACING CAR – VILAC
The ride-on by French toy company Vilac speaks for itself! Their toys are unique, never going out of fashion and this ride-on is a perfect example. A combination of old-school style and contemporary colours make this racing car a toy for admiration. Don’t show it to your kids if you weren’t planning on getting them one..
LITTLE BLUE TRACTOR – MOULIN ROTY
French toymaker Moulin Roty is the creator of this most impressive egg blue, wooden, retro-inspired ride-on tractor. The tractor features an enclosed extra storage space at the back for your kid to bring toys while taking a ride through the countryside.
FLINK – PHIM
A dynamic speedster that comes in a kit? Bring it on! After you put this fancy ride-on together, kids will have a hard time choosing whether they should first design it or take it for a ride around the block. Yes, you heard us right. You can safely take Flink by Phim outside for a family race.
WHEELY BUG RIDE-ON – PRINCE LIONHEART
Or why not a lovely little bug such as the ladybug, which was chosen for this Wheely Bug Ride-On by Prince Lionheart? This strikingly fun looking ride-on is also fitted with multidirectional wheels, offering increasing manoeuvrability which is excellent for small spaces.
CARVED WOOD RIDE-ON – RUSKASA
The number one place goes to Taiwanese company Rüskasa and their beautiful modern hand-built ride-on. A magnificent blend of two design world – Scandinavia and Japan, this stellar heirloom piece is a minimalist dream. And it comes with a cute little trailer. Simply gorgeous!
Whichever ride-on you decide on getting your kid, you certainly won’t make a mistake! And what’s maybe more important, besides from being a fun plaything, is that ride-ons are extremely helpful in encouraging the development of motor skills. So, consider getting one for your little ones on time as soon as they turn into toddlers.
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