As well as being sent the original didicar for the 4-year-old to review, we got sent the new and exclusive Didicar® Walk ‘n Ride to review with the 1-year-old. The Walk ‘n Ride is suitable for use from 12 months to 3 years, so when a baby is learning to walk and getting to grips with ride on toys. It’s unique and different design was designed to encourage engaging play, play where their independence can shine, and they can build their self-confidence. It worked for our one-year-old, he’s already reaching for the next stage and wanting to play with his big brother’s original didicar as you can see in our didicar review.
Popping it together was a simple, one person, 5-minute job. The wheels pop simply into the place and the seat screws into place. The handlebars fit the same as the seat, with screws. This gives me peace of mind knowing that the important pieces are screwed in. It’s an easy job to assemble the walk ‘n’ ride and will be usable not like after opening it up to piece it together, meaning no impatient baby is hanging around waiting to play with his new toy…
This has fast become our new favourite ride on toy; it’s been used to help bring him to his feet and is an alternative to his usual kind of walker. It’s his very own bike, ride – on and walker all in one. His brother has all his bikes, scooters and toys with wheels but now he has his one. It’s very sweet watching him toddle along bringing him with him. At first, as he got to know the walk ‘n’ ride, it was used as a walker, and then he built to getting on it and using it as a ride on.
I don’t have a bad word to say about it, I love the design, and I like the size. It’s not too intruding in our living space as the rest of his walkers. It’s something that when he outgrows I would happily put aside for future children to enjoy.
It’s so light that he can tip over and do no damage. As you can see, Dylan likes to use it as an arm rest, and I swear he was trying to strum it like a guitar the other day. Obviously an object of many uses. The rubberised caster wheels allow for complete 360 degrees freedom of movement; he can take it in any direction that he wishes to take it without any restriction.
It allows him to put his motor skills to the test; this is exactly the kind of ride on and walker he needs to help encourage those essential balancing skills needed for those first steps. The wheels are soft enough to prevent slipping and marks on flooring.
It can be personalised with stickers which come with it, the colours are brightly coloured and go perfectly with his walk ‘n’ ride. I’ve been them aside for a couple of months until he hits that age where he can stick them himself, so he can personalise it and make it his little ride. Though I’m contemplating an L plate while he gets to grips with driving the walk ‘n’ ride.
As he’s grown with it, the way, he’s used it has grown. He’s using it less as walker now to guide him around and more like a ride on toy. It’s the perfect height for his little legs, as you can see in the photos below. He’s using the tips of his feet to glide himself around, so we have plenty of room yet for lots more walk ‘n’ ride fun.