Jess is like any two year old who is closer to three she wants to be able to walk however, this is not always possible. Regular Jess will have a tantrum if we have to put her in the pram now she claims she wants to be a big girl. Recently we were lucky to be sent a micro trike to test out and promote.
Micro trike is something which we had so many questions about from people when we have been out and about with it. I think this is because it is so much different from a normal toddler trike this does not have pedals like a standard trike would have. Instead, it has a parent handle and you push your child like you would in a buggy and this is without the battle of them not wanting to go into the buggy. The Micro Trike is suitable from 18 months and up to a maximum weight of 20kg which is great. However, I know Jess is close to this weight so may only be able to use it for a few more months maximum a year.
The micro trike is something which we have taken on the nursery run when we want to get there fast. To be honest, we have been using it every day since we got it, Jess has been around outlets, shops and even Ikea on it. One of the bonuses is that it is so light so if Jess wants to get off the micro trike she can and we can either continue to push it until she wants to get back on or carry it. It does fold flat which is always a bonus one less bulky thing to carry. Also, this is good for storage as space when you have children can be golden ours lives in either the footwell of the set we do not use in the car or in the boot depending on how full the boot is.
The trike is so simple to put up and down all you need to do is one movement to push the seat to flatten, in order for your child to be able to sit on it. Then you have to extend the one-handed push handle one of the benefits of this been one handed is you still have on arm free. We have found it actually makes me walk to nursery a lot quicker because I can swing my arms. You could use the extra arm for carrying shopping bags or holding your child’s hand when they are not on it.
The push handle on the micro trike can be adjusted if you need it to be meaning different heights could push it. The footrest for the child can also be adapted however, this is something which we have not yet had to do with Jess.
We now have tantrums is we do not use the trike it is so easy to push just glides. It really is so easy to manoeuvre you just need to be careful if there are holes in the path not to get the small wheels caught. This has happened a couple of times to use and Jess has gone over the handlebars. I know I should really have the harness on but Jess wants to be a big girl and get on and off when she pleases. I will warn you as well about going on and off the pavement this can be a bit of a hassle and something you need to take care of doing.
Micro Trike claim that this could replace your buggy, for us it has at the moment but I do not think I will be in any rush to sell the buggy. The reason behind this yes at the moment we have had a lot of nice weather, however, when it changes there is no protection from the elements for your child. There is also the fact if your child does fall asleep a lot this is not really possible on this trike, we try and avoid using it when Jess is really tired.
Where can you purchase?
Micro Trikes can be purchased on Amazon for £80 and come in a range of 4 colours, Black , White, Pink, and Blue. I would recommend them and can see them been very popular in the next couple of months to a year, if the amount of people who have asked me about it purchase one.
Do you have a micro trike if so what are your thoughts on it?