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Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike (12 Days of Giveaways)

Little Tikes 3 in 1 TrikeWe own several tricycles with push bars for my toddler and the Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike offers some neat new innovations in the toddler-friendly tricycle category.

First, why would you want a tricycle for a child who cannot yet pedal? If you enjoy walking around a track or a mall, the tricycle can be a nice alternative to a baby carrier or stroller. Also, little “me too’s”, who want to be just like their older siblings, will love to have a trike of their own. I admit that I didn’t get a tricycle for my daughter until she was three and a half but her brother, age one and a half, immediately wanted one for himself. Besides, he never really rode in a stroller so I needed something that would allow me to push him around the track and keep up with his big sister.

A number of other tricycles have a push bar but I’ve found them difficult-to-impossible to use to steer. The steering mechanism in the Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike bar is not perfect but it is a significant improvement over the others I’ve tried.

Plus, there is a cup holder. And if baby gear research has shown anything it is that parents love their cup holders. This way you can stay hydrated while you push your baby around the track and possibly get into shape and look like the mommies in the promotional shots. I’ll let you know how that works out for me.

We haven’t had time for extended use but I notice a lot of online reviews also would prefer rubber tires on the tricycle because they find the plastic ones wear down too quickly outdoors.

There is also a sun canopy to take some of the sun’s rays off of your child. We’re in the winter in the Northeast right now but I think this will be a nice feature to use during the summer.

The other additions make it easier to keep a young toddler safe. There’s a 5-point safety harness, lowering the starting age-range to 9 months’, and protective safety bars.

I really like the foot rests that keep the little tootsies up and out of the way for non-pedaling tikes.

These toddler-friendly features can be removed, turning the ride into a “parent-guided” trike or a “kid-powered” trike, extending the play life of the tricycle.

We’re looking forward to the weather warming up so we can take our new trike outside and enjoy!

WANT IT: Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike at Little Tikes ($99, on sale for $70 through December 31, 2010) or at Amazon (on sale for $79).

WIN IT: Little Tikes is giving one lucky reader a 3-in-1 Trike ($99 ARV) as part of our 12 Days of Giveaways! To enter:

  • Mandatory Entry: Comment on this post, letting us know which Little Tikes toy you would most want for your children (besides the 3-in-1 Trike).
  • Two Optional Extra Entries: Link to the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2010 in a post on your blog or on any publicly visible web page where you are allowed to do so and/or share the guide on your favorite social media site. REMEMBER, your profile must be publicly visible for us to verify your extra entries! You may do this up to twice per giveaway. You must leave a separate comment with the URL where you shared the guide for each extra entry for your entry to count.

This giveaway ends December 17, 2010, 11:59 PM EST. Winner chosen at random from valid entries. Will ship to the US and Canada only. Please see the Hottest Holiday Toys for 2010 for a full list of giveaways.

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Candace is the co-editor and co-founder of Mamanista. She is an educational consultant and writer.

Filed under: 12-18 Months, Contests, Featured, Pre-schoolers, Ride-Ons, Toddlers, Toys (12-24 M), Toys (Pre-School) · Tags: ,

96 Responses to "Little Tikes 3-in-1 Trike (12 Days of Giveaways)"

  1. deana c says:

    I would also love to have the 8-in-1 Adjustable Playground for my children

  2. Vicki wurgler says:

    I like the Sizzle & Serve Kitchen

  3. valerie mabrey says:

    I love the fire truck

  4. Erika says:

    I would love to get the Little Tikes Giant Waffle Blocks for my kids – they would LOVE these! Thank you!
    MusingsfromaSAHM at gmail dot com

  5. shawna says:

    I would like the Little Tikes Picnic table.

  6. Melodic Mom says:

    I would like the Inside/Outside Cook ‘n Grill Kitchen

  7. Danelle says:

    My youngest has been asking for the Apple Grove Pals Deluxe Farm Set

    danellejohns at gmail dot com

  8. Mir says:

    I’d love to have the Picnic ‘n Playhouse for my daughter.

  9. Aura says:

    I would really like the classic alligator teeter totter for my kids

  10. Ellie W says:

    My little grandson is crazy about firetrucks, so I’d love the Spray & Rescue Fire Truck for him.
    Thanks for the giveaway!
    eswright18 at gmail dot com

  11. Marilyn says:

    deluxe kitchen and laundry center

    jdmimi at gmail dot com

  12. Angelene says:

    I would like the Giddyup N’ Go™ Pony

  13. rebecca says:

    My favorite is the Classic table and chairs.

  14. danielle says:

    The Big Waffle Blocks would provide hours of fun.

  15. Shelley Mitchell says:

    The cozy coupe is really cool too!

    msjem2001 at yahoo dot com

  16. McKim says:

    I like the Tikes Patrol Police Car.

  17. Cristi says:

    I would love the cozy coupe.

  18. cindy says:

    my daughter would love most the backyard bbq

  19. Jeni says:

    I like the Neighborhood Market

  20. Lisa L says:

    The Classic Whale Teeter Totter would be great for my son!

  21. charline says:

    I would love to give my kids the teeter totter bundle


  22. Michelle B says:

    I also like School Bus Activity Gym

  23. chris says:

    My grandson would love the little tykes pickup truck or the Kitchen helper. He loves to cook when I cook and is really interested to make sure we follow recipes.

  24. amy d says:

    Rock & Scoot Zebra!

  25. kellye says:

    The jump and slide bouncer would be great.

  26. trixx says:

    I love the cute Princess Cozy Shopping Cart!

  27. Christine says:

    the deluxe kitchen and laundry center

  28. tina reynolds says:

    I love the super cute Endless Adventures® Playcenter Playhouse thanks for the chance to win

  29. Gloria M. says:

    Jump ‘n Slide Bouncer would be great too!

  30. vivian says:

    nice for my newphew ty.

  31. Sarah L says:

    I think my little guy would love the little tykes slide!!

  32. rajee says:

    Also love the secret garden cottage!

  33. Tabathia B says:

    I like the cozy coupe and makin mud pies
    tbarrettno1 at gmail dot com

  34. kathy pease says:

    i love the Deluxe Wooden Kitchen & Laundry Center

  35. Chrysa says:

    I love the Cozy Coupe!

  36. Gianna says:

    Spray & Rescue Fire Truck

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