We're city folk with no front or back yard to speak of. We frequent parks and playgrounds but lots of baby's outdoor time is spent stomping on puddles and manholes on city sidewalks while accompanying us on errands. Nothing wrong with it but vehicle and bicycle traffic is always a concern in a dense urban environment. The thought of getting him his first ride-on toy and letting him loose outdoors chilled us to the bone. The answer for us seems to be the Kettler line of tricycles or Kettrikes.
The attached pushbar means we can control his direction and speed and stop him short from entering an intersection without breaking our backs.
Kettler makes a large line of Kettrikes, each with different options like parental control steering lock. It seems the Air Navigator model is the top of the line and goes for $209.99 here. But you still don't get all the bells and whistles (literally). That costs an additional $6.99 here.
Before we make the investment, we'd love to hear from Ohdeedoh readers who own a Kettler Kettrike -- any model. Is it as great as it looks?