A ride on car for boys and girls is a really fun children's toy that is suitable for babies as young as 10 months to 1 year of age. Besides being a lot of fun, it also contributes to your child's development in several areas. With so much choice, it can be hard to choose the perfect ride on car. So what should you look out for when buying a ride on car? We will explain here.
A ride on car is a bit like a go-kart, only smaller. The biggest difference from a go-kart is that a ride on car often does not have pedals. It is a small vehicle without an engine on four wheels. The four wheels ensure stability and safety. With some ride on cars, you can get in because they have doors, but often this is not the case and you can get on just like that. The legs then sit on the sides of the ride on car and the feet touch the floor. By making walking movements, you can easily propel yourself on the ride on car. Almost always there is also a steering wheel on the ride on car, this can be a round wheel or one with handles.
Ride on cars come in different shapes and sizes. It is therefore important to pay close attention to certain important aspects of a ride on car, such as stability. A stable ride on car is essential because of the child's age, where balance is still developing. Four-wheeled ride on cars are a lot more stable than three-wheeled or tricycles. Furthermore, it is important that the product can grow with the child. Thus, ergonomics should remain good as the child grows. The child should have room to move around the product so that dismounting and walking can be done easily without being hindered by the ride on car. There are also some points to look out for in terms of comfort, for example the tires and grips. Pneumatic tires sometimes puncture and hard plastic tires make quite a bit of noise. Ideally, there should be soft foam tires on the ride on car so that you can use the product indoors and outdoors. It's also nice that the handles are a bit softer, providing extra grip and comfort. Furthermore, high-quality materials are important that you can easily clean if needed. Optional accessories such as a push bar or safety flag are useful additions that make the product even more complete. Here is a summary of the main points:
- Stable ride on car with four wheels. In fact, with three wheels, it is more likely to fall over.
- Buy a ride on car that grows with your child.
- Ergonomics should remain good, allowing the child room to move and walk easily.
- Pay attention to the material of the tires: soft foam tires ensure that you can use the ride on car indoors and outdoors.
- Soft handles that increase grip and comfort.
- Make sure the ride on car is made of good quality materials.
- If necessary, see if you can expand the ride on car with accessories. BERG offers all kinds of fun accessories for your ride on car such as push bar, safety flag and carrying strap.
The beauty of the BERG ride on car (the BERG GO²) is that this is a ride on car + pedal car in 1! But how exactly does that work? The BERG GO² has foldable pedals built into the ride on car as standard, which you can unfold yourself if you want to use the ride on car as a go-kart. If your child is more advanced and ready for more of a challenge, you can fold out the pedals and voila, you have a go-kart. Together with the variable saddle, these features ensure that the ride on car grows with your child and can be used for longer. That way you can enjoy it for a long time!
A push bar on the ride on car can be very handy when you want to take the ride on car out and about and your child is too tired to walk with the ride on car by themselves. You can easily take over with a ride on car with push bar simply by pushing the ride on car forward. BERG ride on cars are all expandable with a push bar to make it just a little bit easier and you don't have to bend down to push the ride on cars forward. In addition to the push bar, there is also a carry strap, which you can clip on to the ride on car for easy carrying. Do you also think extra safety is important? Then you can also choose to expand the ride on car with a safety flag.
Nowadays, you can find ride on cars in all kinds of colours and designs, some more beautiful than others. Since the ride on car can also be used indoors, the design can be taken into account when buying a ride on car. When developing the ride on car, we at BERG also paid a lot of attention to the design and you can choose from all kinds of cool colours that have also won us a number of design awards! From the standard colours of blue, mint and pink, to cool retro colours. So there is always a colour to suit you.