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Best Tricycle for 2 Year Old

Updated on May 30, 2013

Let me help you find a great trike - Best tricycle for 2 year old

I almost never meet somebody that has not, at some point, had their own personal tricycle. Getting your first tricycle is an important step in a 2 year old's development, because with it they have the capability to explore further from their home. Pushing their independence and confidence to new levels.

Additionally I believe, almost all 2 year olds can benefit from the extra exercise and fresh air.

What to look for in a tricycle

1. Safe: The balance on some tricycles isn't great. That means a toddler can flip one over and we don't want that.

2. Your 2 year old's feet needs to reach and be able to operate the pedals. Matching a 2 year old's overall body to a trike is challenging since they develop so quickly. If your 2 year old cannot operate the pedals, they could nonetheless push forward, however it is not the same. Ultimately they'll grow into the trike. What the parent needs to do is take notice of the suggested age, when buying a tricycle.

3. Good value

4. Sturdy: A decent tricycle does not break easily. Ideally it ought to be utilized by a couple of toddlers before you decide to replace it.


Schwinn Easy Steer Tricycle

Ages:1-4 years

Schwinn's bicycles have been used widely for a very long time and the brand itself has developed into a household term for American bicycles.

The main feature of this tricycle is the push and steer handle. It works really well, most similar trikes won't let the parent steer. You can remove this part, when they feel they have become to mature, to be pushed around.

Your 2 year old can put their feet, either on the foot rest and be pushed or they can use the pedals. The whole frame is made from sturdy steel, so I expect this model will survive a few toddlers. The seat is comfortable and your toddler is held in place by a safety belt.

Some assembly is needed, but it should only take you 15 minutes, to put it together.

The wheels on the trike aren't the top of the line ones. It's better than the plastic wheels though. Your toddler also sits a little higher on this tricycle, than I would like. Just to be on the safe side, I would recommend you get a helmet with this tricycle.

Best tricycle for 2 year olds

Video of Easy Steer use

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Fisher-Price tricycles

Age: 24 months - 6 years

Fisher-Price is the best at making plastic tricycles and they make quite a variety of them. Because they aren't metal, these trikes are cheaper, but also less durable. One benefit of the plastic tricycles is that they are much lighter than the metal ones. Toddlers can pick these up and carry them around. This can only help their confidence.

The wheels on these toys are broad and the seat is fairly low on the ground. This makes it harder to tip them over, so it's safer for your toddler.

The Fisher-Price tricycles are made from a fairly good quality plastic and it is easy and quick to assemble them, out of the box.

There is a small storage hole under the trike's seat. This is handy for keeping toys or whatever in.

If you are on a budget you should definitely get one of these tricycles.

Best budget tricycle for 2 year old

Radio Flyer
Radio Flyer

Radio Flyer Classic

With this model Radio Flyer basically uses the initial trike design, from 40 years ago. This model sells really well, I think a sense of nostalgia is partially responsible for that. It is however also a very sturdy well made tricycle.

The stands on the back of the Radio Flyer is intended for toddlers to get on. This isn't a feature you see in many new tricycles, which is a shame as toddlers seem to enjoy getting on the back of it. The bell is another feature that is very popular with toddlers. The bell has a clear loud sound and they love using it.

The problem with the classic design is that the seat is fairly high off the ground. That makes it easier for your 2 year old to fall off the Radio Flyer. A helmet is a must with this toy.

The seat on the Radio Flyer is adjustable for added comfort.

This model weighs 22.05 pounds and can handle a toddler up to 49 pounds. It's dimensions are 31.5" by 24.5" by 21.5". The front wheel is 12 inches and 1.25 inches thick. The rear wheels are 7 inches and 1.5 inches thick.

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      MissRubyStars 4 years ago

      I bought my oldest a Mongoose brand tricycle, he liked it. We still have it some 13 years later.

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      janey126 4 years ago

      My child just loves this playhouse by Step 2! Check out here:

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      @anonymous: If you google Radio Flyer with push handle and look at the images, it looks like that bike tricycle.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      at the top ther is a pic of a little boy on a bike, with little girl....they look is the bike they are on???? my two yr old is in the 1st percentile for height and is still super small..however he is all boy, and is really into bikes...all of them seem huge for im trying to find a small bike..:D