We present toys to our kids to help them enjoy their free time. However, most of us make the mistake of presenting the same boring inflatable balls, dolls, and other gifts that do provide entertainment but hardly educate them. The mind of a 1 year old is both sensitive and inquisitive. It also remembers things quickly. Why do you not present gifts to your kids that will entertain them and educate them at the same time? Here is a compilation of best ride on toys for 1 year old that provide pleasure to your toddlers and are safe to use as well.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupe 30th Anniversary Car
Boasting of easy maneuverability and a classic design, encourages active play as well teaches motor skills to your loved toddler. You need not worry about the safety aspect of this American made model. This beauty has been on the best seller’s list of toys for 30 years. Your child will love its innovative features like “open and close” gas cap and “ignition switch.” The currently available version has new features like back handle for parental controlled push rides and removable floor. This non assembled pink and yellow colored car also boasts of durable tires, rear storage space, and a high set back.
Best Choice Products Kid Ride On 3 In 1 Push Car Toddler Wagon W Handle Horn & Music Outdoor Stroller
Ideal for kids aged 1 to 3, this combination of riding car, walking car, and stroller contains music buttons on its steering wheel, a storage compartment, and an easy push and pull handle. Its adjustable guardrails coming from the back to the steering provide safety for your child and prevents them form falling out. Remove the foot rest while assembling it to use it as a walker car. The unique design locks the front wheels when using it as a stroller.
Little Tikes Deluxe 2-in-1 Cozy Roadster
Your kid will love zooming in this fun, parent powered character buggy that includes an adjustable handle required for pushing pr pulling the car, which you can fix to either its back or front. The durable soft tires are tough for outdoor surfaces and gentle for indoor floors. This cute car also contains a working horn, which provides more pleasure to your kid. The unit ships with a detachable shade canopy to protect him from the sun while using it outdoors. The friendly cartoon character face on the front ensures that kids will fall in love with it at first sight.
Radio Flyer 3-in-1 EZ Folding Wagon for kids
This foldable wagon offers different modes such as bench sitting, flatbed hauling, and 2 kids riding. Simply unhook the side panel to change from one mode to the other. You kid will enjoy riding in this wagon, thanks to its thick padded and high seat backs. This adorable wagon includes storage loops on the back and its front has dual cup holders. The durable DuraClean fabric makes wiping the interior and exterior simple. The included magnet holds the handle upright when it is not being used.
Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Rollin’ Giraffe Ride-on
Those who believe that toddlers only love cars shaped like cars should see the laughter on their kid’s face when they see this giraffe shaped scooty. This yellow colored toy has green colored wheels and contains an adjustable seat. The over sized rear wheel and the wide front wheel offers added stability, and the included wheel guard provides safety. Designed for both outdoor and indoor use, it develops the balance and coordination of your kids. They will love its friendly face and its adjustable seat allows kids to ride it easily irrespective of their height. Sadly, this awesome rider does not have storage space underneath its seat.
Fisher-Price Little People Music Parade Ride-On
This multi colored rider along with fun instrument sounds such as tuba, saxophone, drums, and the five different kinds of marching tunes are sure to make this an instant hit with your child. The pack also includes dual AA sized batteries required to play the sounds. Some of the marching tunes include London Bridges, and Yankee Doodle. The soft and smooth plastic wheels ensure that they do not leave any marks on wooden floors or on carpets. The incorporated push bar handle ensures stability and safety as your child drives this ride toy.
Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car
It looks like a real car and the included car horn increases the illusion. The easy to fold handle allows you to store the toy in your car’s boot for easy transportation. The manufacturers have included a safety belt that prevents your kid from falling of if he loses balance. The front of the blue colored push car has two cup holders and the huge space beneath the bonnet offers enough space for your kids to store their treasures. The handle attached to the rear allows you to pull or push the car effortlessly. The manufacturers have thoughtfully included small holes on its bottom to facilitate water drainage. The “whisper ride” wheels do not leave any marks on carpets or wooden floors, and ensure a quiet ride too.
Radio Flyer Deluxe All-Terrain Family Wagon Ride On
This red riding beauty contains a removable UV protection canopy that protects toddlers from the sun while using this wagon outdoors. Boasting of an all terrain pneumatic tires, this wagon includes five storage and seating options for two kids… ride, XL storage, activity surface, covered storage and ride, and flatbed. Unlike other vehicles of this category, this one has for cup holders for keeping and accessing snacks and drinks easily. The robust wheels of this wagon allow toddlers to maneuver it easily on terrains such as mud, grass, and gravel. Used properly, it can provide years of service without breaking down.
Fisher-Price Rock, Roll ‘n Ride Trike
Enjoy seeing your lil’ one enjoying this ride, designed for kids aged one to five, thanks to its three “grow with me” stages that allows kids of those ages to ride, roll, and rock. Easy to assemble, this beauty has plastic wheels that work perfectly on wooden and concrete floors, but tend to spin on carpets. Apart from offering excellent traction, it is attractive and durable. You can easily change this multi-functional unit from a rocker for indoor use to a pusher for outdoor use by pulling the locking pin out of the handle. Intelligent kids might discover this feature eventually, and convert the rocker to a pusher effortlessly.
Power Wheels Lil Quad
This is the granddaddy of them all. Excellent design and robust materials along with “easy push button” operation on the handlebar for easy stop and go, makes this the ideal car for toddlers. This is the only one in this lot that drives on power. As it has a maximum speed of 2 miles per hour, it is perfect for young kids. This unit, which moves forward only ships with a 6 Volt rechargeable battery and charger. For safety’s sake, it is important to teach your kid the rules to follow while driving this car. The unit contains inbuilt footrests and a cargo rack on the back.
Safety recommendations for ride on toys
The push/pull models apart, adults should hang around with their kids while they are riding the toys. This rule holds good, especially if your child is less than 18 mnths old. Always assemble the models following the instruction guide strictly. Once assembled, check the toy for loose joints before handing it over to your child. Ensure that your child does not go near a pool, especially when he or she is operating the battery operated model. Check the unit for any sharp points and buff them if required. If this is not possible, return it to the vendor.
These cars are meant to provide enjoyment as well as teach navigating skills to your kid. A few of them are tough to assemble by simply following the guidelines in the included manuals. In such situations, view YouTube videos to see how to assemble it. As all of these units are manufactured in America, you can rest assured about their build quality and their color are child safe (contains no lead). We cannot guarantee that your toddle will become a Grand Prix professional when he grows up, these best ride on toys for 1 year old will undoubtedly teach him how to navigate through traffic easily.