A couple of weeks ago Amelia was sent an exciting trike to try out. We’ve really enjoyed using the Fisher Price Charisma Trike and wanted to share our thoughts with you.
I think lots of people forget that you can break these trikes down to suit your child up until the age of 36months and it’s been great for Amelia as she has never had anything like this.
Straight away when assembling it I knew I wanted to get it at the stage for Amelia so I didn’t bother with the seat inner, any of the storage or the sun shade as we wouldn’t need them. Building the trike with the help of Amelia was fairly successful, I don’t normally do much of the putting together so I was pretty impressed with myself!
Amelia didn’t need to use the advised stage 1 for the recommended age 10 months which enables baby to sit safely in the high-backed reclining seat and use the foot rest. It would have been a great alternative to using a push chair.
Having the trike like this meant that when it was safe Amelia could have a go at steering the trike herself, we’ve actually managed to learn our lefts and rights from using the Fisher Price Charisma Trike. At 24 months when children are starting to learn how to pedal you can flick the switch on the front wheel enabling it to change from parent steering to child ride-control. This is how we’ve been using it with the handle there for easy switches when we are on road side paths or in the park.
When Amelia has got the hang of peddling she will reach the recommended stage 3 at 30months. The parent handle can be removed, the safety clutch can be closed and then it is an independent trike that little ones can pedal by themselves. I think it is brilliant that the Fisher Price Charisma Trike grows with your child and is adaptable to how you want to use it and what works for your child.
The trike itself manoeuvres really well with built-in suspension and enhanced steering. The wheels are made of dual component rubber and they are a really good size and go happily over sand and grass. The front wheel is larger and is a 360 swivel wheel making turning corners nice and easy.
Overall I’m really pleased with the trike. I’m not the biggest plastic toy lover and do tend to opt for wooden toys but I do really like the look of this trike and I actually really like the look of the trike looking smart, stylish and bold. Personally I would like there to be a brake on there just for added safety as when we were at the beach it was really windy and a couple of times Amelia rolled along the prom which made me a bit nervous. But that wouldn’t stop me from recommending it.
For more information or for purchasing head here– I think it would be the perfect Christmas present for a little one.
Does your little have a trike?
Thanks for reading!xx