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Works for us, but be careful to choose the right size!!!,
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This review is from: Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug, Ladybug, Large (Baby Product)
After reviewing the dozens of suggestions that I purchase large to avoid tears and short lived use of the bug, I feel that I should set the story straight for parents looking for the right size "ride on" toy for their child. My daughter received this bug when she was 17 months old and in the 90th percentile for height. I believed that, surely, my daughter could ride with ease after the other parents had described how unreasonably tiny the small was. Unfortunately, her feet do not rest flat on the floor and she is unable to ride the bug effectively. Since her feet do not set flat and the handle bar is fairly low, she simply scoots off the back of the bug and pushes it through the house.
She does LOVE the Wheely Bug, as do I, but I did want to clear up any confusion. The large sized bug should be purchased for 3+ year old children and the small sized bug for younger toddlers to make riding the toy possible. Now, there might be exceptions and my daughter is by no means a risk taker or dare devil, but if you would like to see your younger toddler ride the bug...I would opt for a small. Sure, it looks small, but consider that they must straddle the plump little bug and have their tiny feet flat on the floor to really maneuver the adorable thing. If your child really prefers to push toys, the large is the way to go and perhaps he/she will ride it once they are older. I am glad that I went with the large for this reason.
Great toy that really is very attractive to young children. I am very happy with my purchase, but do feel the bug is slightly over priced when considering its simplicity...no flashing lights, sounds, motor. All in all, the bug is incomparable to other push toys, ride-on toys, and any other toys in general. This bug will be a winner in your home, guaranteed.
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Initial post: Nov 9, 2009 10:00:33 AM PST
Last edited by the author on Nov 9, 2009 10:01:01 AM PST
Best review I've read on the size issue...thanks for taking the time to write it!!!
Posted on Dec 11, 2009 10:49:25 PM PST
Thank you for explaining the whole size thing. That was extremely helpful. My child needs a push toy and has an older sister to push her around while her legs dangle, so we may get the large. I really appreciate your explaining it.
Posted on Dec 3, 2011 7:53:30 AM PST
I found the same thing. My son is 15mos and tall with long legs. Even though the small seems small considering the width of the product and the height of the handle, they have to be able to get their legs around completely. I purchased the small after reading your review and couldn't be happier as he fits just right. I know the large one would be uncomfortable for him to ride on. Great review of the sizing issue and thank you - it really helped make my decision!
Posted on Feb 13, 2012 8:47:01 AM PST
Amazon Customer says:
I own both a large and a small wheely bug for my one year old and my 3 year old. I completely agree with your review!
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