Ride On Toys – Tot Gift Guide

Ride on toys are not only fun, they’re extremely beneficial for both your tot’s physical and cognitive development! From scooters to trikes to balance bikes, we’ve listed our favorite ride on toy options!

Best ride on toys for kids

Ride on toys are one of the most important things you can give a child for their development.

Whether it’s a scooter, balance bike, trike or peddle car, they all enable kids to strengthen their core and leg muscles, hone their balance and work on their coordination skills. They also get to learn just what their little bodies are capable of, which will boost their confidence.

In this guide, we’ll gov over:

  • The benefits of ride on toys
  • Chemicals to avoid in kids toys
  • The best ride on toys for babies, toddlers and big kids

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Benefits of ride on toys

When children are actively playing, their brains are thinking, imagining, solving problems and developing at full speed!

While it may only look like physical exercise, playing on a ride on toy will also help develop your tot’s vocabulary and ability to express themselves emotionally.

Here are a few of the key developmental benefits:

  • Strengthens muscles and ligaments
  • Encourages children to focus and problem solve
  • Allows children to exert energy and process emotions
  • Creates endorphins
  • Promotes healthy sleep
  • Builds confidence
  • Great for developing independence

 

Chemicals to avoid in kids toys

At The Tot we never use or recommend anything that hasn’t passed The Tot Test. This means we’ve looked deep into third-party testing, examined ingredients lists and asked in-depth questions about a product’s composition to ensure it doesn’t contain any of the chemicals we avoid. 

When it comes to kids toys, we like to steer clear of the below chemicals. Often found in plastic mainstream or painted toys, they pose both short and longterm health risks.

  • Lead & other heavy metals
  • Formaldehyde
  • VOCs
  • BPA + BPS
  • PVC
  • Harmful Phthalates

Click here to see the full list of ingredients we avoid and why.

 

The best ride on toys for babies, toddlers and big kids

All Tot Tested and approved, these are the best ride on toy picks for all ages!

 

 

Baghera Ride-Ons

 

Baghera Childrens Helmet Red

 

The name Baghera is quickly becoming synonymous with the term ‘ride on toy.’ Famous for their nostalgic designs that meet all of the needs of today’s kids and parents, their range of ride-ons will have kids zooming up and down the hallway or even down the street. Wonderful for teaching kids the concept of steering and honing hand-eye coordination, their options also double as decor!

 

Baghera Twister Ride On Toy

 

Baghera Twister

 

$120

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 1 – 3 years

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Baghera Racer Metal Ride On in Red

 

Baghera Racer

 

$120

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 1 – 3 years

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Baghera Rider Peugeot DarMat Beige

 

Baghera Peugeot Darl’Mat Rider

 

$215

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 2 – 4 years

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Baghera Speedster Fireman

Baghera Speedster – Fireman

 

$175

Age recommendation: 1 – 3 years

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Baghera Vintage Tricycle Red

 

Baghera Vintage Red Tricycle

 

$130

Age recommendation: 2 – 5 years

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Tender Leaf Toys Running Rabbit Ride On

 

Tender Leaf Running Rabbit Ride On

 

Made from natural wood and non-toxic paint, the Tender Leaf Toys Running Rabbit Ride On is a great way for kids to find their feet. With floor-safe rubber wheels, indoor play just got way more exciting.

 

Tender Leaf Running Rabbit Ride On

 

Tender Leaf Toys Running Rabbit Ride On

 

$120

Age recommendation: 18 months +

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Ambosstoys PRIMO Ride On Toy

 

Ambosstoys PRIMO Special Ride On

 

As the winner of the prestige award ‘Best Toy 2019’ given by the ASTRA (American Specialty Toy Retailing Association), the Ambosstoys PRIMO Ride On Toy is a must-have for little cruisers. Made of durable materials, it’s one that will be passed down from generation to generation.

 

Amboss Toys PRIMO Special in Silver

 

Ambosstoys PRIMO Special Ride On Toy

 

$249

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 1 – 5 years

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Ambosstoys Primo Ride On in Mint

 

Ambosstoys PRIMO Ride On Toy

 

$199

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 1 – 5 years

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Scoot & Ride Highway Kicks

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 1 Lifestyle Image - Ash

 

Scoot & Ride has mastered the art of the compact scooter and we are here for it! Available in two sizes, the Highway Kick 1 offers a seated ride, while the Highway Kick 3 can be folded for easy storage and travel.

Scoot & Ride Highway Hick 1 Lemon

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 1

 

$120

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 1 – 5 years

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Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 3 - Ash

 

Scoot & Ride Highway Kick 3

 

$99

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 3 – 6 years

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Scoot & Ride Helmet - Steel

 

Scoot & Ride Helmet

$49.99

Available in more colors

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Wishbone Wagon + Balance Bikes

 

A kid riding a wishbone 3-in-1 bike

 

Looking for a two trick pony? Wishbone’s Flip Bike is your answer! Both a rocker and a wheeled ride-on, it can be used for years, not months.

The Wishbone Wagon does quite a few tricks. For starters, it can be pulled as a wagon, pushed as a stroller and ridden like a car!  Whether toting toys or friends, tots can push, pull and ride all day long.

Both cute and clever, the Wishbone 3-in-1 bike foes from trike to a two high balance bike in seconds, while the Wishbone Cruise is a balance bike mash-up. Designed for stylin’ pre-schoolers who are ready to ride, it’s inspired by the 1950’s custom motorcycle scene.

 

Wishbone Flip Bike as a rocker

 

Wishbone fllip bike

 

Wishbone Flip Bike

$159.99

Age recommendation: 1 – 5 years

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Wishbone Wagon

Wishbone Wagon

 

Wishbone Wagon

 

$399.99

Age recommendation: 1 – 10 years

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Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike

Wishbone 3-in-1 bike

Wishbone 3-in-1 Bike

 

Ranging from $249.99 to $269.99

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 1 – 5 years

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Wishbone Cruise Bike

Wishbone Cruise Bike

 

$249

Age recommendation: 2 years +

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Micro Kickboard Scooters

 

Micro Kickboard Mini Scooter

 

With three sturdy wheels and a ‘learn to steer’ design, the Micro Kickboard Scooter lets kids who don’t quite have all the skills for balance play outside with ease.

 

Micro Kickboard Scooter

 

Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe Scooter

 

$89.99

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 2 – 5 years

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Micro Kickboard Maxi Scooter

 

Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe Scooter

 

$139.99

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 5 years +

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Banwood Bikes

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Pedal Blue

 

Balance bikes are one of the best ways to prep your child for learning hot to ride a pedal bike! One of our favorite brands, Banwood, does a great job making balance bikes with easy-to-steer designs, adjustable seats and materials designed to last. They’re also renowned for their timeless classic pedal bike!

 

 

Banwood Bike Balance Bicycle in Green

 

Banwood Balance Bike – First Go!

 

$189

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 3 – 5 years

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Banwood Bikes Classic Pedal Bike Navy

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Pedal Bike

$349

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 4 – 7 years

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Banwood Bike Classic Helmet in Green

 

Banwood Bikes Classic Helmet

 

$49

Available in more colors

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Little Tokyobike Pedal Bike

 

Tokyobike Little Tokyobike Kids Bicycle in Blue Grey with Girl

 

With the same attention to detail and simple, functional design as the grown up TokyoBike, this mini version is simply shrunk to perfection. Little tokyobikes come in a carefully considered palette of six colors for your little person to choose from, while a handle is built into the frame to help parents in easy lifting.

 

tokyobike Paddle - Peacock

Tokyobike Paddle Balance Bike

 

$190

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 2 years +

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Tokyobike Little Tokyobike Blue

 

Little Tokyobike

 

$315

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 3 years +

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Doona Trike

 

This genius trike does double time as a stroller! Designed to grow with your tot and offer independence when wanted, it also folds up for compact storage!

Liki Evo 5in1 June AW19

Liki S3 Tricycle Mode Grey Hound V2 AW19

Doona Liki S3 Trike

$249

Available in more colors

Age recommendation: 10 – 36 months

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