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    Default Smart-Trike - yay or nay?

    My DD is turning 1 in 2 weeks!! That astonishes me.
    Anyway my DHs brother lives overseas and wants to buy a big bday present for her lucky girl. He wants to get her a top of the range smart-trike (about $200 I think). I've had a look and might be fun? Look a bit flimsy/plastic-y. Not the sort of thing we'd buy so perfect as a gift I think!
    Does anyone have/had one? Are they any good or just take up space and not used? If no good then any ideas about a decent toy-type gift around that price? We've bought her a swing and my parents have got her a push along walker. For xmas we are planning to get her a little table and chair set.
    Thanks in advance 😀

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    I bought one for my nephew at the same age, he loved it and still does! They're great because they can be adjusted as they get older.

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    I bought a wishbone bike for our kids so good from magill road. It's a trike and turns into a balance bike highly recommend it as it can be used from 1-6 yo. Same price range I hated our smart trike thing was flimsy like you said!

    They actually use the balance birks to help kids who can't walk etc good luck Hun

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    Quote Originally Posted by sashas girl View Post
    I bought one for my nephew at the same age, he loved it and still does! They're great because they can be adjusted as they get older.
    Awesome thanks

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    My DH was given one for his bday. Have a good look and try the Cheaper and more expensive ones out in the shops. See how they manoeuvre and handle. It was used but not heaps. If I was to go again I probably wouldn't bother as you need a really flat surface for them and footpaths generally aren't like that these days

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    Personally I don't think they are worth the money. We had one and it was clunky and difficult to steer. I wound up buying a $30 trike and DD1 loved it so much more.

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    We brought one for DD1 first bday. It was one of the original models.

    Lasted thru all 3 of our kids over 7yrs and then passed onto a friend.

    I dont think you'd need one with all the extras to be honest as they are a bit awkward to push for a long distance. More of a walk around the block at most but little ones love them

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    Make sure the wheels are rubber, not plastic if you do decide to go for it

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    Have u thought about a mini micro scooter with seat attachment? Wish I'd known about them earlier, could have avoided a lot of other things.... I know just a curb ball but it's a ride on thing.... My ds almost 2 loves the scooter and using the seat less these days....

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    I second the Wishbone balance bike! Postage is free to Australia as well.

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