It's coming up to summer, i'm expecting another baby in a month, and i really wanted to get my little guy (17 months)a trike, so that he could ride along while i push the baby in the buggy. After reading many reviews about the trikes with the parent handle i've come to realize that he won't be able to pedal well until he's 2 and can reach the pedals. I wanted something he could use on his own. This is perfect! We already have a ride-on, a jeep, however - as with most other ride-ons, they're 4 wheeled and quite wide...plus impossible to take outside it's so bulky. With this ride-on, when he gets on, he has a lot more control of pushing off from the floor because the seat is shaped comfortably narrow, which makes it easier for him, and as a result he seems to enjoy it a lot more. From day one he's made his preferences clear. He's on it daily.
This trike is extremely well made - hiqh quality, easy to fold and take apart (for me, impossible for the little one as it takes a bit more strenght). Nothing comes loose/can't get fingers stuck in anything.
I was a bit worried after a few reviews stated the legs aren't extendable and that it can get a bit small quickly - and, indeed, for the first days, even my little guy (small for age) would "jump" on it while pushing off. He quickly got used to it though, and is now scooting around smoothly and quietly.
As a conclusion - even though I purchased it to use outdoors, the fact that it's 2-in-1 (indoor and outdoor) and compact sold it to me. I don't regret it, even if it doesn't work outside (which i have yet to test as it's freezing still) this would have been worthwhile as my little one loves it indoors, it doesn't take up space, and if not this - nothing else would work outdoors either as a big ride on is no different, even worse, he's too small to reach the pedals on a real trike, and i'm not prepared to push him as well as the buggy ...so it's either walk or this! so definitely worth the money as far as i'm concerned! If i could i would have bought this even earlier and not have purchased the other ride-on. Fantastic little trike!
we've been outside with this trike - fantastic! When he's walking - he goes forwards and backwards and sideways and into puddles... With the trike - he loves going forwards which helps me get to where we need to be! It has taken him so little time to learn to steer it's amazing! We take this trike everywhere we go - to our friends' house, to the city, to the park... My little guy follows me, or more often rides ahead of me pushing the buggy i love that he loves it - keeps him occupied :)
downside: the wheels got all beaten up from going on asphalt and it's not as quiet indoors as it was initially.