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#1 Drat

Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:19 PM

Does anyone have an electric ride on car for their child?

My daughter will be 1 soon and my husband is hell bent on buying her one! I don't think she will able to use it at age 1, plus they are ridiculously expensive!

He's looking at one that has a remote so we could control it for her. I'm honestly not that keen on it but it's a bit rare for him to be so keen on buying something for her...

I should also say that she has a little fisher price scooter/vespa thing that she loves and a few other little push trike things and mum and dad have bought her a little tikes cozy coupe for birthday. She does really love all these things

Anyone have one? Do your kids enjoy it?

#2 José

Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:23 PM

I have a few neighbours with them.
They seem to be a novelty for a shortwhile.
The people who i know that have them dont think they are worth the $$$$

#3 Ellie bean

Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:28 PM

Don't have one but you might save a lot of $$$ buying one second hand on gumtree, I bet there's heaps that are barely used. We did that with a playhouse and I'm glad we did as despite loving the one at kindy, the kids won't go in the one at home- at least we can resell it second hand for what we paid.

#4 Drat

Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:35 PM

Yeah thats what I thought.. I wonder how I can convince him not to..

I feel bad because he seems to really want one for her.

#5 Fresh Start

Posted 04 June 2017 - 09:56 PM

DD got one for Christmas at almost 2.5yo. She mastered it pretty quickly, I'm not sure how a 1yo would go. It was a cheapie though and the rechargeable battery died within a couple of years despite it not having constant use.

#6 Kafkaesque

Posted 04 June 2017 - 10:15 PM

My DH was hell bent on getting our son one that matches his car at Christmas when DS was 1.5. He hated it. He is now just over 2 and loves to get in and have a ride. It is remote controlled as he doesn't get driving it himself at all. He is also too short to reach.

My general opinion is they are an expensive waste of money but DH loved it and he's allowed to have stuff he loves with DS too so I ignore it.

#7 Lou-bags

Posted 05 June 2017 - 12:15 AM

 RSA, on 04 June 2017 - 09:35 PM, said:

Yeah thats what I thought.. I wonder how I can convince him not to..

I feel bad because he seems to really want one for her.

Just let him. Worst case she doesn't use it and after the shine wears off for your husband you can sell it and recoup some of your money.

Honestly, sometimes you just get these big ideas in your heads for your kids. I know I've bought things for my DS1 with visions of how awesome it'll be etc etc and that's not how it played out. I'd've been hurt and annoyed if my DH tried to talk me out of it anyway.

Let him buy something he's excited about for his daughter.

#8 Drat

Posted 05 June 2017 - 06:49 AM

 Lou-bags, on 05 June 2017 - 12:15 AM, said:

Just let him. Worst case she doesn't use it and after the shine wears off for your husband you can sell it and recoup some of your money.

Honestly, sometimes you just get these big ideas in your heads for your kids. I know I've bought things for my DS1 with visions of how awesome it'll be etc etc and that's not how it played out. I'd've been hurt and annoyed if my DH tried to talk me out of it anyway.

Let him buy something he's excited about for his daughter.


It's not so much that i'm against getting her one, but I just wish that he would wait until either Christmas or maybe her second birthday. I just don't want something else sitting here that she's not going to be able to use.

Maybe i'll see if a local toy store has any demo ones so he can see how small she is in them. (She is very small for 10 months!)

#9 Caribou

Posted 05 June 2017 - 07:37 AM

Have you told your DH this? I'd say ok but I'd like to wait until Christmas. Even if it's a wasteful product. So long as it doesn't break the bank!

#10 Drat

Posted 05 June 2017 - 08:55 AM

 MadnessCraves, on 05 June 2017 - 07:37 AM, said:

Have you told your DH this? I'd say ok but I'd like to wait until Christmas. Even if it's a wasteful product. So long as it doesn't break the bank!

Yep! I've told him this and he's pretty adamant about it. He's a bit sulky that i'm not keen on it. I wonder if he thinks he'll be able to fit in the car!! haha.

I've gotten him to compromise (maybe). We are going to the toy store to look at one and potentially try it out, if she's not too little for it i've told him then we can get it. I'm also worried that it won't be very safe for her as she's a very small 10 month old, so by the time she's one she may still be too small to be buckled in safely.

#11 Caribou

Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:12 AM

 RSA, on 05 June 2017 - 08:55 AM, said:

Yep! I've told him this and he's pretty adamant about it. He's a bit sulky that i'm not keen on it. I wonder if he thinks he'll be able to fit in the car!! haha.

I've gotten him to compromise (maybe). We are going to the toy store to look at one and potentially try it out, if she's not too little for it i've told him then we can get it. I'm also worried that it won't be very safe for her as she's a very small 10 month old, so by the time she's one she may still be too small to be buckled in safely.

My husband gets like this about some things at times. It takes everything in my not to roll my eyes at him. For example, the reason I clicked on the thread was the title, and my husband wanted to buy an electric car, - a adult sized one! I was like WTF is wrong with our current car (diesel) and he waffled, sulked, made passing daily comments on why it would be good/better/etc on for weeks from my 36 weeks pregnant to 39 weeks when I finally caved the day before the baby was due, said FFS fine! if it will shut you up!

While I agree its awesome it's an electric car he's got, great mileage (350km before it needs a recharge) I absolutely hate it. I hate how hard it is to get a baby out of RF in it, I hate the doors, I hate the boot space, my pram barely fits in, then he had the nerve to suggest I get a smaller pram. But I don't drive, so It's not really my decision! and it wasn't breaking the bank buying it.

However his other car currently sits in the driveway, waiting to be bought. *sigh* and apparently I am the one who needs to stop being sulky the old car is still not sold.

Sorry, RSA, I went off a tangent there, I'm a bit grumpy about everything at the moment with lack of sleep and husband and his toys!

Edited by MadnessCraves, 05 June 2017 - 09:12 AM.


#12 Kiwi Bicycle

Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:37 AM

Just make sure you get a 12V one and not 6V. The 6V one really only can be used indoors or on flat concrete. Even a slight hill and it won't go up.

We got a metal pedal car for DS 2nd birthday as he got peeved that the Cozy Coupe's steering wheel doesn't steer. It's been a great investment.

#13 Drat

Posted 05 June 2017 - 09:46 AM

 Kiwi Bicycle, on 05 June 2017 - 09:37 AM, said:

Just make sure you get a 12V one and not 6V. The 6V one really only can be used indoors or on flat concrete. Even a slight hill and it won't go up.

We got a metal pedal car for DS 2nd birthday as he got peeved that the Cozy Coupe's steering wheel doesn't steer. It's been a great investment.

Ah, excellent. Thanks for the advice.

He seems to think that it will be great, that we will take it to the park and that some of our friends with kids will get them and they can all play in these cars... lol.

Reality is that I doubt it will go anywhere near the park. No one else will buy an electric car and it's going to be an expensive waste of space!




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