One aspect of toddlers and young children is that they love to pretend they are adults. From pretending to cook to playing doctor with their stuffed animals, giving them toys that make them feel like an adult is always a good thing.
One toy that does this job perfectly is the pedal car. They can sit in a car built just for them, and using their feet, travel around town with style. Or, at least their driveway or kitchen! There are many cars available, and we’re going to show you the best.
What To Look For In A Pedal Car
With that said, let’s look at what you should look for in a pedal car.
Easy assembly. Some pedal cars make it hard to assemble. You feel like you’re putting together a real car! Complex assembly leaves room for error, which may pose a safety hazard.
Easy to control. Young children aren’t the best with controlling things, so you want a pedal car that’s easy to pedal and steer.
Speed. You want a pedal car that is fast enough to keep your kid entertained, yet slow enough to be as safe as possible.
Safety features. What if the car goes out of control? Having a good brake system is always important.
Style. Many of these cars are available in different colors, types of cars, and themes. Get a car that best suits your toddler’s attitude.
Room to grow. Some pedal cars are meant for small kids, while others can be adjusted for older kids as well.
Now, let’s look at some cars that are great for your kids.
Berg Junior Buddy
This is a great little pedal car. With a steel frame that is quite tough, tires that are strong, and some good controls, this is a car that’s great for 3-8 year olds. With over 150 pounds of support, a friend can ride in there as well. It’s a product that is easy to put together and will go places. At 40 pounds, it’s not too heavy, and it can go quite far. Give it a go.
Odd name, but a great car. It’s a comfortable car that’s lightweight, low riding, and adjustable too. Available in two colors, it’s a great little pedal car, and it’s quite light at 28 pounds. It’s a car that will last your kids a long time.
With that said, assembly is a little complex, so make sure you do your homework before you put this bad boy together.
Radio Flyer Steer ‘N Stroll
This is a vehicle that is quite nice. It’s been around for a while, and has taken lessons from its previous builds by giving improved tires and a handle that is quite easy to use. This also doubles as a stroller. You control the stroller, while your toddler thinks they are traveling across the world!
With it being easy to put together, it’s a nice experience.
Schylling Silver Metal Speedster
This is one stylish vehicle that makes your child feel like a racer. With a comfortable wheel, amazing construction, and a look that will have them coming back for more, it’s worth trying out. The only downside is that the tires are too plastic, but other than that, it’s good.
A good pedal car is one that makes your child feel like a superhero, and what better superhero to use than Batman? The Hauck Batmobile has some awesome steering to it. With it being three points, it’s quite responsive in what it does, and its seat is easily adjustable for a growing crimefighter. It’s easy to brake, and gives your kid a workout as well. It’s one awesome car that the Joker will fear.
InStep Pink Lady
This is a sleek car that has a nice, classic pink look to it. The pedals are easily adjustable as your child grows up, which is always a plus. The tires themselves are nice and rubbery, with a bit of chrome in the center. It fights up to 70 pounds, so your child can ride in it with ease. With that said, this is meant for an older audience. Your small toddler may have a hard time pedaling on it.
Little Tykes Cozy
When it comes to toys for tots, you can’t go wrong with Little Tykes. This one is available in two colors, blue and pink, and has some cool features that give it the impression of a real car. From its gas cap to its ability to go off road, it’s an amazing toy. Just make sure the door is closed. Some parents have reported it latches oddly.
Hauck Lightning Go Kart
The go cart is always a fun vehicle. This is a full rubber-tired experience that is built to last. When you open it, it’s quite easy to put together, and it’s a car designed with safety and fun in mind. Your little one will feel like they are a professional cart racer, and you’ll love watching them.
This is a beautiful car with a look that makes it feel timeless, yet nostalgic at the same time. This vehicle is designed to look like a fire truck from yesteryear. As your child pedals around, they will feel like they’re putting out fires. Just make sure they don’t try to do so! It holds up to 70 pounds, and it rides awesomely. There is some complex assembly, so beware on that end, but if you can handle it, it’s awesome.
Schylling Metal Speedster Fire
This is another cool little fire truck. It’s easy to adjust, and it’s easy to control, too. Your little one will once again feel like they’re firefighting. However, if your child is larger, this may not be good for them. This fits only smaller kids only, so keep that in mind. However, if you can get past that, it’s a great vehicle.
Pedal cars are awesome, and we hope that you found one you and your toddler are interested in.
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