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Fisher Price Charisma Trike | Review

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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

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15 Comments

  1. 4th December 2015 / 1:00 pm

    I really wantbo get Blake one of these but don’t have much space for one unfortunately. It looks such fun and its great that it grows with ur child.

  2. 4th December 2015 / 5:14 pm

    Your pictures are so lovely here, Ameila is such a cute little lady.

    We love our smart trike, it really is such a timeless trike too. Every sunday he pedals down to the shops on it- obviously i still have control on the handle 😉 xx

  3. 4th December 2015 / 8:35 pm

    I love the look of this, it would be perfect for Eliza’s first birthday present I think. We have a SmarTrike that is very similar, our 2 year old adores it.

  4. 4th December 2015 / 9:29 pm

    Great review and lovely photos! The trike looks fab and you can tell Amelia loves it! xx

  5. 4th December 2015 / 10:47 pm

    She looks so happy and cute on her trike.

    Jasmine has a SmartTrike but these look great for older toddlers. 🙂 xx

  6. 4th December 2015 / 11:07 pm

    This look great. Are the wheels made of plastic or rubber? we have the smart trike, and I hate the sound of the plastic wheels on gravel- really bugs me lol. But can’t seem to find any with rubber wheels?

    • AliceElizabeth;94
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      4th December 2015 / 11:28 pm

      The wheels are all rubber! A friend of mine has said similar about their smarttrike. I can’t compare but this didn’t sound any different to pushing the pram down the road. Thanks for your comment!:)

  7. 5th December 2015 / 8:50 am

    We got Josh a FIsher Price trike for his first birthday but haven’t used it for ages because we’ve not taken the sides off for him to fit into, I really should, there’s not much time left in it for him as he’s already 30 months! She’s so adorable, as per!!! xx

  8. 6th December 2015 / 12:25 am

    She looks like she loves her little Trike, smiley little head on her. We have a SmarTrike but haven’t been using it as much with the colder weather. It also has a 3 point harness and the bot is always trying to escape 🙁

  9. 6th December 2015 / 3:55 pm

    You live by the sea?!? I am so jealous!! Phoebs is a SmarTrike Ambassador and we LOVE it, trikes are so fab aren’t they x

  10. 6th December 2015 / 6:48 pm

    You are very brave, taking them out in the rain, I always worry with toys like this one when it comes to wet weather, as I feel they would be damaged afterwards by rust in a damp shed.xx

    • AliceElizabeth;94
      Author
      6th December 2015 / 6:50 pm

      Yeh I wiped it down when we got home. Unfortunately you might not ever use things if you wait for the sun! 🙂

  11. 6th December 2015 / 11:41 pm

    Trikes are fab aren’t they! We really need to teach lamb to pedal with his but just haven’t got round to it! Amelia looks so cute riding hers 😉 xx

  12. 7th December 2015 / 12:01 am

    Yup we have a smart trike. He got it for his 1st birthday. He’s still driving around it now but can’t get the hang of pedaling. It’s really hard. But his sister will take it now that she’s 10 months old.

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