So while my kids & I have a blast with it, I still have mixed feelings because we so rarely use it. And they don't really ask for it either. It's a pain to pull out, a pain to store it, and a pain to keep charged up. I have an oversized lot (huge yard, fairly flat), yet it's not even enough, and it's frustrating for everyone as the Jeep gets stuck on a stick or a clump of grass. We have a blast taking it to the neighborhood playground, but loading it up is a chore (I have to take the rear seat out of the minivan in order to transport it). I have a feeling for many people, this is like the exercise machines that get used once or twice then get forgotten.
The vehicle comes with a 12-volt battery that has to be charged before the medium is driveninto the rugged outdoors. However, unlike the power wheels that can be charged in 45 minutes, charging the Ford F-150 power wheels can take as much as a full day so it is important to make advance early preparations when you are planning to have your kid drive the vehicle for a reasonable amount of time.
Cruise along singing to your favorite songs using the included AUX cord for your MP3 player or listen to the built-in tunes or radio, your child will love this realistic looking ride-on. Features spring suspension, 14” traction wheels, adjustable seatbelt for extra safety and magnetic doors as well as LED lights both headlights and tail-lights for a realistic look.
Your child may be a bit too young to take the family car out for a spin, but you can encourage their love of being on-the-go with the ride on toys you can find at BuyBuyBaby.com. We carry a range of exciting rideable toys that will give your child hours of fun, including battery cars for kids, kids 4 wheelers, and so much more. Younger children can get their start on a soft back and forth rocker or tricycle, while bigger kids will enjoy picking from a vast array of powered ride on toys, including vintage cars, fancy cars, and rough and tumble jeeps that will provide a riding experience that suits any tastes. Your child will have a grand time cruising in these exciting battery powered vehicles, helping to create memories that will last a lifetime.
Included are two forward speeds, reverse, SD card connectivity, functioning lights, built-in tunes and wait for it fully functioning radio. This concept product is the glimpse of the future, and your loved ones will be inspired by the innovative look and great functionality that they see when they drive it. Giving your children something this futuristic might well set them on the path to working with future tech one-day!
Ford models are always known for their power and reliability and this miniature model does not disappoint. Buy Americas ultimate auto brand name in the market for your child with the Power Ford F-150 . The vehicle is highly reliable and does really well in off-road conditions. Your boy will be able to control it in the tamest of surfaces where many other miniature vehicles would not dare go.
I wish I had one when I was a kid! So far, the battery usually lasts at least a 1/2 hour or about two miles. There's two speeds for forward and one for reverse. The slow speed goes a little slower than normal walking speed and the fast speed goes about as fast as a slow jogging speed. I like that there's a screw to lock out the faster speed for younger kids (late 2 early 3?). I think this Jeep is good for kids between late 2 - 5 our 6ish? My son just turned 4 and I think he's perfect size for it (of course I do). See the attached video. We've already been riding it for about a half hour at that point. It was on the fast speed and going about normal walking speed. The battery does slowly drain so it does give you a heads-up that its starting to run low on battery. I don't know exactly how long it takes to fully charge it but it's at least a few hours. You do need to assemble the Jeep but if you're good with directions, it's pretty straight forward. It took at least an hour to set up.
This motocross bike is something for the older kids, those who have some balance and need for speed. The dual suspension is a nice comfort aspect because it will make the MX650 much more comfortable to roll on rougher ground. Tools are included for you to work on this electric motorcycle with your child to assemble everything correctly. This can be a rare bonding opportunity!
A realistic looking car with working doors, clear windshield, dashboard, windows and side-view mirrors that can fold. The headlights are working LEDs and the car makes engine sounds and has a horn. It also offers an MP3 connector so they can travel in style listening to their favorite tunes on their speakers. They can even take their coolies with them storing them safely in the cup holders.
Two driving speeds are on offer, low speed for 2.5mph cruising or high speed for 5mph racing. It also offers a 2.5mph reverse gear if you need to back up. The electronic power lock braking system kicks into action as soon as their foot lifts from the pedal and the Dune racer will automatically stop. You can also lock your child out of the high speed option when they are just starting out, giving you peace of mind.
My kid loves this thing! I would have given it 5 starts, but there were two nit-picky things. First, recommend you don't wait until the last step to put the stickers on it. Put the stickers on as you go. I think that would be so much easier. Second, in 'low' or 'slow' gear, its pretty much worthless on the grass. Once you take the screw out for 'high' or 'fast' gear it does pretty good on the grass.
When buying these items, it is also important to watch at the level and complexity of assembly that is required before your small one can safely run the car. Some cars require only quick assembly while others require extensive assembly which is going to consume a lot of time. There are certain these kids toys that come pre-assembled and you will only need to fix the seats and steering wheel.
Road Rules – even though your kids won’t be driving their toys with full-size cars on the road, they can still be taught how to drive toys properly and obey the law when they’re driving their toys. You can ensure they keep to one side of the road when they drive along. You can also take them to an open space and tell them that when they’re in the appropriate setting they can let loose and roll wherever they want to. If the kids crash into things or other people by mistake – or even on purpose, because we know those types of children are out there – you should explain to them how they have hurt someone or broken property that doesn’t belong to them. That being said, we obviously don’t mean that you should be authoritarian about it, but you can ensure they are aware of their actions even while making an amusing comment.
The popular F-150 truck now comes in a miniature model just for toddlers. They can ride almost anywhere in this adorable truck because it has wide, tough tires that grip easily to many surface types. It works well in grass and on any hard surface, and the truck can go up to 3.5 miles per hour. Even though that seems like a high speed for toddlers, it does have a grand safety mechanism. The automatic brake system stops the truck immediately when the driver’s foot comes off of the pedal. This alone will prevent many injuries and mishaps from occurring. Kids can ride in forward or reverse with easy manipulation of the controls. By maneuvering the truck, children learn the principles of cause-and-effect quickly. Also at practice when using the vehicle are gross motor skills, self-confidence building, and balance abilities. Probably the most unique attribute of this F-150 truck is that when the hood is lifted, kids can see the pretend engine. If that is not enough to get the little ones excited, it also comes with a large truck bed for storing things, genuine-looking side view mirrors and a great windshield. This neat vehicle will last for many years because of its durable construction of hard plastic materials.
* SPEED / GEARS ... There are actually 4 gears, controlled by a shifter in the middle: Low (2.5 mph), High (5 mph), Reverse and allegedly there's a Park (which i can't find, no matter how much I fiddle with the gear shifter). So realistically there's only 3 gears, though it ~really~ needs a brake or a park (while kids are loading/unloading, etc). It comes with a screw in the shifter to lock out high gear - remove the screw when your kids are ready for more speed.