I posted this in toys, but only got one answer so far, so this is a repost so maybe more parents will see it.
My boys have a Wild Thing, and a VW bug….both of these can only hold one and the buy is not only really unattractive (it was second hand), but it’s battery doesn’t keep a charge very long, and it’s really hard to turn. Both of these only hold one kid (I have 2 boys very close in age) and both can only go on a smooth surface (concrete). So I was thinking about buying a Jeep, Truck, Gator etc. something that can go on the yard, it just scares me to let them only be able to play with these things on the front driveway/sidewalk. My question is, are they worth the money? I haven’t been able to find one through Craigslist or at a garage sale, so I’m thinking now my only option is going to be just to buy one at the store, and pay full price for it. Buying a toy that is nearly 300 seems like a pretty big decision, so I’m trying to find out as much about these as I can before I buy one. Do you recommend them? Are do they hold up well? What age do they outgrow them? We have no swing set/play equipment in the backyard, just a kiddie pool, and a sand box, so there’s a lot of room. Essentially are these worth the money? Also, any other place/store I could get one cheaper (I’ve also been to a few flea markets, which is where I got the Wild Thing).
My kids each have a trike (their own) and we (my husband and I) have very nice bikes and we all go for bike rides in the evening, so I know they’re getting their exercise (they’re very active), I’m just looking for something for the backyard where the trikes don’t work. However, I’ve heard of Big Wheels (from the 60’s I guess), does anyone know if they will work on the grass/uneven ground of the backyard?
Nina, didi you pay full price for all those? Or were you able to find them at a discount place or secondhand?
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