Fisher-Price Tough Trikes to celebrate springing into summer

Lucas and I happened to be on the porch when the delivery truck arrived, which in itself is a pretty exciting occasion for a three-year-old. When the delivery man rolled up the back of the truck, Lucas was spellbound and when he pulled out a box and grinned at Lucas and said, “I’m guessing this is for you” while holding a primary-coloured box with Thomas the Tank Engine on it, I’m pretty sure Lucas’s head nearly exploded.

My kind friends at Fisher-Price had sent us a Thomas & Friends Tough Trike for him to try out. Boys, bikes and trains — how can you go wrong with a combination like that? And so, of course, we had to drop everything and put it together.

FP trike 1

That’s one of the things I’ve always liked about Fisher-Price toys: they’re fairly easy to assemble. This is actually one of the more complex ones I’ve put together, but it was a breeze even with my “helper”.

The trike itself is great. It’s solid and sturdy, and I don’t think you could tip it over while sitting on it if you tried (a problem we have with our traditional tricycle — it’s a little tippy.) The handle bars are set a bit forward from the pedals, so his knees won’t bump them as he grows. It’s light and easy to pedal, although I do find that the front wheel slips a bit in the gravel – I may add a strip of tape or something around the front wheel just to give it a wee bit more grip.

And one of Lucas’s favourite features is the fact that the seat lifts up to reveal a hidey-hole for storing treasure. Ours happens to be filled with quickly-wilting dandelions; your mileage may vary.

FP trike 2

My only regret is that we didn’t have this fun trike two boys ago!

We’re not the only family who will be enjoying a new trike this summer courtesy of Fisher-Price — congratulations to “Windex”, winner of the Spring into Summer Barbie Trike giveaway! I’ll send you an e-mail — congratulations!

Thank you to Mom Central and Fisher-Price Canada, both for the Barbie Tough Trike to give away and the Thomas and Friends Tough Trike for Lucas. 🙂

Disclosure: I’m part of the Fisher-Price Play Panel and I receive special perks as part of my affiliation with this group. The opinions on this blog are ALWAYS my own.

Author: DaniGirl

Canadian. storyteller, photographer, mom to 3. Professional dilettante.

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