I was so excited when we were chosen to receive a SmarTrike Explorer 5-trikes-in-1 and become part of the I’m a little SmarTriker team. I’ve had different versions of trikes for the boys over the years but have found the steering difficult, or some of the mechanisms flimsy. After hearing so many great things about the SmarTrike Explorer 5-trikes-in-1 I had high hopes.
I let Daddy put the SmarTrike together and I oversaw of course. Assembling the SmarTrike was fairly easy following the picture instructions and took roughly ten minutes. I did tell him I was going to time him which didn’t go down too well. As Ava was 16 months when we received the Trike we put it into stage 1 with the barriers in place. Whilst Daddy was putting it together Ava wasn’t really interested in it until it started to take shape at which point she started trying to climb in to it. She knew it was something fun to sit in straight away and I instantly loved the purple colour.
As she was so keen we took her outside the house and pushed her around the driveway, her little squeals of excitement filling the air it wasn’t long before her brothers heard and came to have a go of pushing her. Her biggest brother commented on how much lighter it was to push her in the trike than in her usual buggy. We filmed her first reaction to the SmarTrike.
We decided to take the trike with us in place of her pram to a local country park where the boys were having a go on the high ropes course. Usually when we get somewhere she wants to run off showing no interest in sitting in anything so we were pleasantly surprised when she caught sight of the SmarTrike and wanted to sit in it. It made checking the boys in and getting them set up much easier without having to hold and chase after a surprisingly fast toddler.
Ava loved being pushed around in her SmarTrike with a good view point to watch all that was going on. The terrain was rather bumpy and muddy and the Trike coped well and I was even able to bump it up and down a set of stairs. I was impressed with the easy steering and the lightness. Being able to change the height of the handle also came in useful for when different people were pushing her, as everyone wanted to have a go. We reclined her seat on our walk as she started to get drowsy and she was more than happy to have a little snooze in it.
We have used the SmarTrike a few times now and each time she has remained keen to explore in it, shouting go once we have put her in. I’m looking forward to many more adventures with her and her SmarTrike so keep your eyes peeled for more posts and videos to come.
Disclosure: We were sent a SmarTrike Explorer 5-trikes-in-1 as part of the I’m a little SmarTriker team. All thoughts and opinions are my own.