I was asked to review this tricycle, and right from assembly I was very impressed. I would highly recommend this 4 in 1 Trike for anyone with a child that fits in the age range of 10mths - 3 yrs. My son was 19-20 months as we tested this and it is the perfect age to try it at stages 1 & 2. I look forward to him growing with the trike and transitioning through the various stages. We have been using this for little over a month, and LOVE it!
For starters, I unpacked the SmarTrike Tricycle and put it together. It took me a total of 20 minutes by myself. Easy and extremely quick assembly, made me very happy. Who likes spending hours trying to piece together toddler toys or accessories? No worries with this SmarTrike!
This tricycle has the easiest steering I have experienced in a Trike or even stroller.
Apart from being an amazingly easy tricycle to steer, my favourite feature of this parent assisted trike is the telescopic parent handle. I am 5'10" and the most difficult part of being a tall mom is finding a stroller, trike or other children's vehicles that allow me to steer without bending over.
The telescopic handle is perfect for me, being tall, and is adjustable so that others can lower and push at their comfort level.
The extendable UV protective canopy helps keep your little one protected from the son. My little guy hats to wear a hat, with the canopy I did not have to worry about loading his hair with sunscreen. Just pulled it out and shaded his head.
My son, Clayton, loved being able to have his cup within reach with the bottle/cup holder.There is also a toy phone attached to the handle bars, which he chats away on :)
In addition to the ease of use and fun details for my son, I appreciated the storage compartments included on the SmarTrike. As you can see in the photo, there is plenty of room for your wallet, phone and other small items in the small compartment on the top of the handle. There is also a covered compartment for the basket of the trike. This allows you to fit much more in the larger compartment with solid plastic basket at the bottom. You take this shopping or to the park and store your picnic or shopping bags in the larger compartment.
Overall I feel this is an excellent value, as it will grow with your child.
~ Ruth Ann & Clayton (20 mth old)
Here are the stages and ages recommended for each stage.
Stage One – Parent-controlled trike: At 10 months, the baby is comfortably seated in the high
back padded seat with full control in the parents hands.
Stage Two – Guided trike: At 18 months, the back support is removed while still being fully
controlled by the parent.
Stage Four – Classic trike: At 36 months, the parent handle is removed and the child can ride
Age: 10 months – 3 years old
For more information visit their website:
Product Page for SmarTrike 4in1 Touch Steering Chic Tricyle
*The opinions expressed in this review are mine, I was not paid in any way to offer my opinion.