First up, don’t be hatin’- this post is sponsored by The Mother Media. Ohhh yeah.
Now. We’ve all heard about men- including mine- and their car envy. They salivate over the gruntier, snazzier, cooler cars of other men. They covet.
I think I’ve discovered the motherhood equivalent.
It’s called trike envy. And up until this week, it was a terrible affliction of mine.
Once your little angel grows out of their pram, the Yummy Mummies of the Leafy Sydney Burbs generally graduate their toddlers to tricycles to wheel around the suburb, the playground, wherever.
When the Chop reached his first birthday, I was well and truly onto this. But- and here’s where I made my big mistake- I asked childless relative to purchase one for us.
Which resulted in Massive Safety Fail. And a cheap, plastic dinky trike with a handle stuck precariously in its backside. And a child who was not quite big enough, but wanted to ride it like a big kid anyway.
Cue- feet caught in pedal, a skinned knee, and more than one full topple onto concrete back yard surface- ouch.
Cue- Lori’s massive trike envy.
I have a few friends- more than a few, actually- who have a Smart-Trike. These things are the deluxe edition of any tricycle. And they can be used from just ten months old. So even before we were blessed with the dinky Trike of Doom, I was pushing the Chop in a stroller, whil
e his best mate Peta Rabbit cruised beside him in one of these….
And who do you think was having more fun….?
Anyway. You can imagine my jumping round and la di da di ness when The Mother Media and Smart-Trike offered me one of the stylish new Smart-Trike Zoo 3in1 to review. Oh, yes, please. The poor Chop is a bit too old for it now, but the Bump is just 15 months. The perfect age to start pimpin’ her trike ride.
So. The Smart-Trike Zoo is a three-in-one model. Which means, as you can see in the picture above, it converts as your little one gets older and more stable. It has straps and a comfy, squishy arm rest doovie for when they’re really little, the arm rests and handle at the back come off as they older. There are not only pedals, but little pegs for little ones to sit their adorable little feet on, that fold in as they get bigger and even more I-can-do-it-myself,-Mum.
The Smart-Trike Zoo 3in1 has a drink holder and a phone attached to play with (Not a real one, obviously. Although the next generation of kids that come along, that may not be so far fetched. And I’m not entirely sure I should be encouraging drinking and driving, or talking on the phone and driving, but, ya know, whatever.) It has a sun shade that flips back and forward for maximum UV protection. And a bag for alllll the mum stuff you have to take with you every freaking time you leave the house. Plus, it comes in four unique animal print designs the kids will love – Frog, Butterfly, Ladybug and Gallah!
And, oh my, the handle. Smart-Trike says it’s a “telescopic five position steering system with different height settings”. I say- the ease of pushing this thing is freaking amazing. It steers like a dream. Turns on dime.
As you can see, the Bump thinks it’s just marvelous.
The Smart-Trike is the awesomest in safety, comfort for bubs, easiness for mum and dad, and a totally stylish ride. The Bump is now one of the cool kids in a way the Chop and his poor old Tricycle of Doom never was. Not that that matters of course. To anyone but me.
Trike envy, be damned. All the Yummy Mummies be wantin’ one of these.
You know you want one of these ….the bestest Christmas present going, or what? For between $179.00 and $189.99, the Smart-Trike Zoo 3in1 is well worth your moneys. You can check out the Smart-Trike in all its retail mightiness here.
I have received the above product for free courtesy of Smart-Trike. Love your work, Smart-Trike!