Of all the toys we’ve owned over the years, the one that has consistently gotten the most use is our ride-on. It’s played with almost daily, and not just by our 18-month old but our 4-year-old still loves it too!
Ride-on toys aren’t just fun for kids, they also teach them balance and coordination. They are a perfect first birthday gift, as most kids will start having an interest in them by the time they’re 18 months. The ones that double as push walkers will probably start being used even earlier.
For those of you who will be shopping for one soon, I’ve rounded up top ten picks starting at just $25!
1 | Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug Ride-On Toy ($60 – $80)
This is the one we own and have loved! It’s really fun because the wheels move in all directions (forwards, backwards, sideways, and around in circles) so your little one can move wherever they’d like. There are seven different wheely bugs to choose from including a mouse, bee, pig, ladybug, cow, tiger, & hedgehog.
2 | Radio Flyer Scoot-About Ride-On Toy ($59.99)
Radio Flyer is always a classic! This ride-on has a solid steel frame with front pumper. Features easy glide wheels and a height-adjustable seat. The soft streamers and a bell give it a retro vibe.
3 | Little Tikes Scoot Around Animal Ride-On Toy ($34.99)
I love toys that serve more than one purpose! This is a 3-in-1 that encourages toddlers to scoot, walk, or play. There’s three animals to choose from (elephant, hippo, rhino) & each one features a different activity and under-seat storage space.
4 | Bontoy Friendimal Ride-On Toy ($99)
This one has me thinking I might just need a second ride-on! This adorable whale-shaped ride-on is available in four colors – pink, orange, blue, and turquoise. It has 360 degree spinning wheels so your toddler will be able to move in all directions, plus silent non-scratch wheels and a height-adjustable seat so it can grow with your child.
5 | Rody Inflatable Hopping Horse ($49.99)
Rody is so much fun! Little ones can ride, hop, or bounce on Rody. Comes in a rainbow of color options. And if you’d like, you can buy a base to turn Rody into a rocking toy!
6 | B. Toys Buggly Wuggly Ride-On Toy ($24.99)
You can’t beat the price of the highly-rated Buggly Wuggly! It has a seat with secret storage and two squeaky horns that light up.
7 | Hape Little Red Rider Wooden Ride-On Bike ($79.99)
The Little Red Rider can first be used as a walker for young toddlers, then grows with them to become a ride-on. It even has storage space under the seat so they can carry their favorite belongings.
8 | Trunki Ride-On Suitcase ($54.99)
The Trunki is a suitcase that your little one can tow along or ride on, making it perfect for weekend getaways as well as a fun toy for at home. Lots of storage space inside! Seven styles available.
9 | Wishbone Flip 3-in-1 Ride-On Toy ($149)
The Wishbone Flip has an innovative design that transforms it from a rocker to a push toy and ride-on in seconds! Beautifully designed and built to last for years.
10 | Careplay Critter Ride-On Toy ($69.99)
The Careplay Critter is a 2-in-1 toy that toddlers can either push or ride on. It has a low seat that makes it easy for children to climb on. It’s designed for use by toddlers but has the weight capacity that young kids could play too.
Feature image via Bontoy.
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