In this combo review article, my kids and I show-and-tell you all about two different Radio Flyer products: the All-Terrain Stroll N Trike, and the My First Scooter Sport. We’ve got lots of pictures and a bonus video to show you the good, the bad, and the honest about these two Radio Flyer toys!
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My son is four years old, about 35 pounds, and about 3.5 feet tall.
My daughter is two years old, about 20 pounds, and about 2.5 feet tall.
The All-Terrain Stroll N Trike
Stats: Geared for kids from 9 months-5 years old, the All-Terrain Stroll N Trike is a tricycle which can be pushed by the parent, or pedaled by the child. Radio Flyer boasts that the trike can be adjusted and customized to fit your child in four different ways!
It weighs less than 20 pounds with all of the components, and will be approximately 41 inches tall. Lots of pieces, like the parent push handle and the sun shade, snap off.
The four stages as named by Radio Flyer are: infant trike, push trike, learn-to-ride-trike, and classic trike.
What we love: This is such a fantastic idea! The trike is called the “Stroll N Trike” because it’s meant to change and grow with your child.
At first, your kid will sit in the trike, buckled in and within the harness piece, with the parent’s handle so that a grownup can push. (Sounds like the life, huh?) There’s even a cupholder and a sun shade! This is that first “infant trike” phase that Radio Flyer mentioned earlier.
The harness and straps can be removed with two simple plastic-handled screws in the back of the trike; the handle can be removed by unhooking a tension clip on a pin on the bottom of the trike (you’ll probably have to flip it over to do this).
As your child grows and can reach the pedals on their own, you’ve now got a standard tricycle! That’s the biggest thing for me: both of my kids can use this trike at the same time (with a few quick adjustments from moi), and one purchase will be all you need for years to come.
There are little things that I love about this trike, too: I like the smaller-profile, thick tires; the storage basket behind and below the seat is great for bringing home rocks or other treasures; and the whole thing feels sturdy and trustworthy.
What we don’t love: I do feel like the steering from the parent handle is really loose, as in you’ll turn it a lot but there won’t be a lot of turn in the front trike wheel. It takes a minute to adjust to it. I do try to keep in mind, however, that this is an extension of the handle bars.
Additionally, the parent handle seems to make the trike shake a bit, even if you’re not going on a rough patch of pavement. I know that it’s called the “All Terrain” but this can be annoying too. (You can see what I mean in the video at the end of the article.)
Click here to see the official Radio Flyer page for this item, including a PDF of the assembly instructions.
My First Scooter Sport
Stats: Geared for kids aged 2-5 years; this scooter has two front wheels and an extra wide base to help kids practice balance and coordination. The rear wheel has a footbrake and the scooter’s steering has an extended turning radius. It is 27 inches from the ground to the top of the handlebars (24 inches from floorboard to top of handlebars), about 11.5 inches long, and less than 5 pounds.
What we love: This scooter is great! Our four year old has owned this since he was about three, and he loves it!
The biggest thing I love about it is that it feels so sturdy and well-made. A scooter in general is a bit more risky for a child than a trike, so I wanted to make sure that this scooter assembles well and is durable. My kid has definitely wiped out more than once! But the scooter proves itself to be of high quality (and of course my Kiddo just jumps right back on, after a shout of “Mama, I’m ok!”),
The other big thing that I love about this scooter is the wide floorboard. It’s much larger than the other scooters we looked at, and makes it a lot easier for your child to balance. This floorboard is wide enough that both feet can rest next to each other. (See in the photo above – my kid wears a child size 9 shoe and he has room to spare on the scooter.)
The other other big thing that I love is that there are two wheels on the front end. This makes so much sense.
Additionally, this scooter has a foot brake on the rear wheel. My son has never taken an interest in learning how to master this, but it’s there!
I’ll also note – and again remember that no one is paying me or compensating me to say any of this – we originally bought this other scooter for my son; upon assembling it, we realized it was cheaply made and didn’t want to risk him riding on it! So we then opted for this Radio Flyer and I’m so glad we did.
What we don’t love: I’ll be honest, I can’t think of anything off the top of my head. My son’s only complaint is that this model didn’t come with a bell!
Click here to see the official Radio Flyer page for this item, including their assembly instructions and a video.
Overall, we’ve been quite happy with the quality of these two Radio Flyer items. As you can see by this review, there are a few things I would change or would prefer to be different, but I don’t regret these purchases at all.
And of course, remember to always supervise your child whenever using any toy or equipment, and keep them safe by having them wear any applicable safety gear. Our son picked out this helmet and loves it!
I hope you’ve found this review to be helpful! I appreciate you sharing it out, and I’d love to hear your opinions and experiences!
Not sure if a scooter or trike are right for your child? You can see my review/explanation of a balance bike here.
Aaaand as a bonus, I promised you a video! Here’s Tiny and I showing you how fun it is to ride in the trike! (She does have the harness but is not strapped in.) Notice the clicking sound, that’s the parent handlebar steering.