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Kids Ride On Toys at Discount Prices

Updated on July 21, 2013

Toddler Ride On Toys and Electric Ride On Toys

I’ve already started planning for Christmas. In fact, I’ve already purchased a few Christmas gifts. I have eight grandkids to buy for, so I have to start early! This is especially important if one or more of the grands want some really hot kids toys or toddler toys for Christmas that might sell out long before Christmas Day ever arrives.

My grandchildren range in age from three months to seven years, and I always have a blast shopping for them. I do most of my Christmas shopping online, for several reasons. First of all, my health conditions won’t allow me to do a lot of walking. So malls are pretty much out of the question. For another reason, I just find online shopping much more convenient. I don’t have to worry about fighting crowds, driving to a store, or finding a parking place. 99% of the time, I can find exactly what I want online, and it’s easy to compare prices and features, too.

My grandchildren love ride on toys, and hubby and I have purchased several over the years. They started out with simple toddler ride on toys. As they got older, they moved up to battery powered ride on toys.

One year my oldest grandson wanted a Grave Digger battery powered ride on toy. He talked about it all the time. Walmart, Kmart, and the toy store in our town were all sold out of these electric ride on toys. His mom and I began searching stores within a 50-mile radius of our hometown, to no avail. In December of that year, we spent a few days in the North Georgia mountains, so we decided that surely we could find the ride on toy at some Walmart or Kmart between South Georgia and the northern part of the state. We were wrong! Every store we visited was sold out of these powered ride on toys!

We were so worried that we’d have a sad little boy on Christmas morning. My daughter started phoning every Walmart and toy store in the state! We finally lucked up. A Walmart just 50 miles away got in one of these ride on toys the week before Christmas. She made a beeline to the store and purchased the Grave Digger.

The other grandsons have also had ride on toys, including jeeps, big trucks, and a really cute fire truck. The girls haven’t been left out with kids ride on toys, either. They both went through the powered ride on toys phase. We bought them pink Barbie jeeps, and they still ride them!

Which kids ride on toys and toddler ride on toys are best?

As far as to which kids ride on toys or toddler ride on toys are best is largely a matter of personal preference. I the child is into John Deere, choose a John Deere ride on toy. If it's a little girl who loves Barbie, the Barbie jeep would be a good choice. If your kid is into trains or firetrucks, you can find related ride on toys.

In addition to personal preference, you also need to keep in mind where the ride on toy will be used. Ride on toys that will be used mostly indoors should have soft or rounded edges. That way, the ride on toy won't wreak havoc on your walls, doors, and furniture.

If the kids ride on toys will be used outdoors on rough terrain, you should choose a ride on toy with textured wheels. If these outdoor kids toys are battery powered ride on toys, make sure the battery has enough juice to pull the ride on toy over rocks, gravel, or sand. And speaking of power, it should match the kid for whom it's intended. The younger the child, the slower the top speed of the battery powered ride on toys should be.

This year, I’m thinking of one of the toddler ride on toys for my youngest grandson. He’ll be 18 months old at Christmas, and I think he’ll love one of the toddler ride on toys. He’ll get one of the non battery powered ride on toys, however. I don’t think a child this young would be able to handle electric ride on toys. Maybe it will help him burn off some of that energy he has if he has to power it himself.

Ride on toys make are great kids toys and toddler toys. Kids under the age of two or three might have trouble handling powered ride on toys, so it’s best to get them toddler ride on toys. The problem usually lies in the steering. For example, we bought one of the electric ride on toys for one of my granddaughters when she was two. She had no problem making the ride on toy stop and go. The problem was that she couldn’t steer it. She usually either ran into things or just drove in circles.

The best toddler ride on toys are the ones that require kid power. A ride on toy can provide your toddler with hours of fun, exercise, and muscle development. Kids ride on toys can also help develop balance and coordination.

Batteries for electric ride on toys

If you’re thinking of purchasing battery powered ride on toys for Christmas or birthday, you might want to consider buying an extra battery. The batteries usually have to charge for several hours, and this can be very frustrating when the kids are ready to ride now. After all, most kids aren’t long on patience. If you have two batteries for the powered ride on toys, you’ll always have one battery charged and ready to go.

Where to buy kids ride on toys and toddler ride on toys

You can find some great deals online for kids toys and toddler toys. These include some great kids ride on toys. Check out the selections below! You’ll find toddler ride on toys, along with battery powered ride on toys. Most of the ride on toys are offered at discount prices, too. To see more ride on toys, click any product below.

To see more kids toys and toddler toys, click the links below the following kids ride on toys.

Battery powered ride on toys are great kids toys!
Battery powered ride on toys are great kids toys!

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      Henry 5 years ago

      So when your little one is old enough to toddle you really should consider buying one of the many ride ons available through a variety of outlets today.

      http://kidsonroll.com/

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      So do my grands, Nancy! They've enjjoyed ride on toys at almost every age!

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      nancy_30 7 years ago from Georgia

      Great hub. My girls have several non-battery ride on toys and they love them.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Buckie - what kinda "adult toys" you talkin' 'bout?? lol. I guess your sled is a ride on toy, huh? PLEASE write a hub about this sled!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      HP, the grandkids love coming to see me!

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      Audrey Kirchner 7 years ago from Central Oregon

      I might need a few of these before too long as I've been banned from many other 'adult' toys! However, I am buying that sled!!! It's in the mail almost!

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      H P Roychoudhury 7 years ago from Guwahati, India

      Grand Children are lucky by getting a so caring Grandma; they are definitely counting their days to come to Grandma.

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Ingenira, I am truly blessed!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Yes, GL, and I will be buying lots of kids toys! Prolly get a couple of kids ride on toys!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Laura - where you been, girl??

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Pam, you are SO right! I have to shop early!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Ride on toys for adults, Chris? I like it!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Hi, Nifty! I loved my ride on toys, too - almost as much as I loved my rocking horse! lol

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Good decision, Sheila!

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      Ingenira 7 years ago

      8 grandkids ! Wow, you are blessed. And ride toys will really cheer them up !

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      G L Strout 7 years ago from Ohio, USA

      The holidays ar edoming and the grandchildren will need gifts! Thanks for some great ideas.

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      Laura du Toit 7 years ago from South Africa

      Great informative hub Habee!

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      Pamela Oglesby 7 years ago from United States

      Habee, When you have a lot of young ones to buy for you can't start shopping too early. Those riding toys are always loved by children.

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      carolina muscle 7 years ago from Charlotte, North Carolina

      Now if they'd only invent one that makes adults better drivers!! LOL

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      Thanks, Katie! My kids always loved their ride on toys, and now the grands are following suit!

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      Holle Abee 7 years ago from Georgia

      HH, you are so funny! Hope you get some grandkids. They're great! Then you can come back and buy a bunch of ride on toys! lol

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      nifty@50 7 years ago

      Your first bike, wagon or peddle car gives you such a feeling of independence and freedom! Enjoy it while you can kiddies before you have to dawn the helmets & seat belts! Great post habee, it took me down memory lane!

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      sheila b. 7 years ago

      Those prices do sound good. I was thinking I'd go shopping tomorrow for a gift for a new grandchild expected soon, and reading your article here changed my mind. I'm going to shop online.

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      katiem2 7 years ago from I'm outta here

      Oh those ride on toys you can have indoors are great and all those little plastic ones are safe for inside. My youngest daughter still zooms around the dining room table on the hard wood floors, hours of great fun and exercise! Great review!

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      Hello, hello, 7 years ago from London, UK

      You are so lucky. I try to marry my one off but the moment I push him out of doors to get married; he's back in again. I put him into the unwanted gift column, the dating agencies gave up long ago. He would kill me if he read that.