Kids this age just love to push stuff. All four of mine have pushed anything they could find since they started walking. Many times they’d fight over our laundry basket! Here’s my list of faves:
The Wheely Bugfor $70 is one of my favorite newer push toys. It comes in a small and large size. I would recommend the large because they will outgrow the small pretty quickly and I’m all about longevity on good toys. This comes in ladybug, cow and bee flavors. Locally, I have found this at Shower Me With Love in Sharon Corners.
Another awesome push toy is the Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagonfor $65. My boys love this thing because they can fill it up with anything they can find and it’s really sturdy. I don’t think I’ve seen it in any toy stores here – I bought mine online.
Along these same lines, all of my children have loved our Radio Flyer Pathfinder Wagon for around $55. I can’t decide if it’s better to get the one with inflatable tires or not. This would make it more of an all-terrain vehicle. Ours has the regular rubber tires and it has served it’s purpose just fine.
The Step 2 Push Around Buggy is available either at Amazon or at your local Toys R Us store. Of all the toys I’m listing, my boys have used this one the most and are still going strong. It’s great for bike rides with big sisters because the boys feel like they are participating too. And it’s even easy for me to push two at the same time.
Little Tikes Cozy Coupefor $55 is an oldie but goodie. This comes in lots of different styles – just make sure you pick one that has a working door. We have this one and the fire engine and they fight over the original one because it has a door. This is available online or check Craig’s List. You can find some amazing deals on Craig’s List. You could do eBay too, but you may pay more in shipping than what it’s worth, so try Craig’s List first.
The Kettler Kettrike Happy Navigator Tricyclefor $140 is an awesome first trike. The push handle is detachable so it will grow with your child as he masters the skills. I got mine a few years ago at Looby-Loo, not sure if they still carry this line. You can obviously find this online or even better, Craig’s List. I bought my second one this summer on Craig’s List and the seller ended up being one of my neighbors. Small world, huh?!
The Rody Ride on Horse for $40-$50 will be under our tree this year. My girls loved their pink one, although big sis cut it one day during one of her crazy temper tantrums (more on this topic in a future post!)! You can find this at Looby-Loo, Shower Me With Love and any other upscale toy store. Or, just shop online. There are great deals everywhere right now with free shipping.
The BRIO-Railway Set & Play Table for $130 will also be under our tree. I found a great used table and basic track for $85 on Craig’s List – what a steal! It’s kind of funny how I’ve come around with my position on used toys. With my first and even second child, I thought, well this may not be for us. Now with three and four at the same time, I would be happy buying used everything! You can find these train tables new at Toys & Co and Bedford Falls.
The Pottery Barn Kids Anywhere Chair for $130 would be great for this age. I always bought the oversized version because again, I like things to last as long as possible.
If you’re looking for clothes, the Best Ever Baby Jacket from Hanna Andersson is on sale from $52 to $27. This is exceptionally cute in the boy version. You can find cute girly clothes anywhere. But you have to look pretty hard for boy stuff. And Hanna Andersson does a great job making my boys look cute and comfy.
These Livie and Luca giraffe shoes for $37.50 were one of my favorite gifts from my sister last year. How cute are they and not a bad price point for boutique shoes! The leather smells incredible and these shoes are as comfy as slippers. I looked on their website and they are having a great sale right now – every day through December 15, a different style will be on sale. They fit infant to preschool – these are the cutest boy shoes I have ever seen, hands down! Not sure if you can find them locally.
OK, my last suggestion would be any type of Play-Dohand a Doll Strollerof any kind. Both boys and girls will enjoy these including the doll stroller. I think their favorite stroller was for $10 at Toys R Us.
Happy, happy shopping!