Finding age appropriate gifts for kids turning one is a challenge for people who don’t have or never have had kids of their own. I know this all to well having gone to my fair share of 1st birthday parties.
Not long ago I went to little girl’s first birthday and saw next to the pile of gifts a big balance bike with a bow on it. I’m pretty sure my three year old boy would still have trouble riding that thing. I am positive that it’s currently collecting dust and won’t be used for at least another year and a half.
Whatever your reasons for buying a riding toy I want to help you pick something out that is actually both age appropriate and amazing! There is such a thing hard as it is to believe.
With the large variety of riding toys I’d like to break down the category a bit to make things a little less overwhelming. Use the buttons below to narrow down your search. I’m sure you’ll find them intuitive and helpful.
Nobody wants to sift through a bunch of rocking horses if they are looking for a motorized ATV.
To start off here are five of my absolute favorite riding toys for kids 12-24 months in age.
I’d also suggest you take a look at the current bestselling ride on toys if only to see what is currently popular in the world of new parents.
The Best Riding Toys For 1 Year Olds
Got a baby turning one? Maybe a really young or small toddler? The following categories sort the riding toys perfectly. I hope this resource helps you out.
Rocking Horses For 1 Year Olds – This is a small collection of rocking horses that are perfect for kids 9-24 months in age. Most are soft and bouncy horses but I’ve included a few classic wooden horses in smaller sizes.
Balance Bikes For 1 Year Olds – This collection features balance bikes that are designed specifically for the youngest of toddlers. Most have wide wheels and look like toys instead of bikes but they do help develop balance and coordination and prepare them for bigger bikes down the road.
Tricycles For 1 Year Olds – A trike is not meant for any and all kids, most are built for older toddlers and young children. One year olds tend to be too small for most of them. These smaller trikes are perfect for kids younger than two.
Battery Powered Ride On Toys For 1 Year Olds – I think an electric battery powered riding toys is a great toy for a 1-2 year old. They can easily operate them and the smaller kids don’t get frustrated so easily. Here are some of the best options I know of.
This section will grow as this site grows… and just like your child grows too.
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