Before you decide to skip this article thinking it is a review of tricycles for 2 year olds only, let us correct such misunderstanding - the tricycles (or trikes) reviewed here are suitable for toddlers of all age. The reason for its title? Well, kids generally learn to ride a trike by the age of 2, with most being able to ride it well when they turn 3. So it is most likely around this time that you would be searching for the best tricycle for your little one, one that you can trust of its safety and durability.
1. Should I Get A Tricycle or Balance Bike?
If you've read our guide here regarding some of the best balance bikes in the market, you may have the following query:
"Should I get a tricycle or a balance bike?"
There really is no right or wrong answer to that, rather, it is more of a case of what suits your little one. With a balance bike, your little one can scoot and ride on his own without any assistance and during the process, instinctively learn how to balance and coordinate. It is undeniable that balance bikes help in making the transition to regular bikes easier, and best of all, you can start on them as early as 18 months old.
A tricycle, on the other hand, is a three-wheeled bike that serves as a training bike to get your child familiarize himself on bike-riding and pedalling before switching to a regular bike. Some trikes have a push-handlebar attached to them so that parents can help push and steer (just like a stroller) before their child master pedalling themselves. With a tricycle, pedalling wouldn't be foreign anymore when your little one ride on a regular bike.
Many would say that with a balance bike, they can skip the training bike phase altogether but a tricycle is a staple enjoyment that cannot be missed in any childhood so at the end of the day, it really is your call. There is no harm in getting both if you can't decide, just saying!
2. Best 4-in-1 Tricycle
3. Best Toddler Tricycle
Now, moving on to the classic tricycles - tricycle for 2 year old - that most of us, if not all, had enjoyed at some point of time ourselves in our childhood.