After I first noticed a trike stroller, I used to be instantly intrigued. A stroller that provides my energetic 1-year-old the feeling of using on a trike? It appeared like his new completely happy place.
My son loves taking walks in a wide range of strollers—he’s been within the entrance row of my testing for the very best strollers, in spite of everything. With the Doona Liki Trike S3, he gained extra freedom, but additionally misplaced a few of the consolation and help he most popular if the stroll went too lengthy.
Doona isn’t the one maker of trike-style strollers, however Doona’s Liki Trike stands out for a way simple it’s to fold. It breaks down right into a compact rectangle of kinds that has a mushy deal with, making it simple to choose up and transport. It’s nonetheless heavy, although, even when it seems good and small.
The one draw back? The bigger mother or father deal with doesn’t fold. It’s important to both go away it on and have it stick off the trike at an odd angle or take away it. To take away it, merely pull out the pin on the base of the deal with that connects it to the remainder of the stroller. The pin is hooked up to the physique of the stroller with a brief wire. That makes it a bit annoying to make use of, nevertheless it’s a assure you gained’t lose it.
It is a bit bizarre to hold the mother or father deal with individually, which is why Doona sells a Liki Travel Bag ($45) that matches the folded trike and has a pocket to carry the deal with. It’ll stick straight out of the bag, nevertheless it’s nonetheless a bit simpler than simply holding it in your arms. If you buy the Liki Trike S5 ($300) as an alternative of the S3, you’ll get the journey bag included, plus wood handles. That’s the one distinction between the 2 fashions.
Breakdown isn’t the one factor that’s compact about this trike. Different trikes, just like the Joovy, are giant and ponderous, however the Liki has a smaller physique that takes up much less room on a sidewalk or a grocery retailer aisle. It’s a pleasant alternative in the event you’ll be someplace busy, like a park or bustling sidewalk. It’s additionally fairly reactive to your contact—each my husband and I discovered it simpler to regulate if we stored the deal with top decrease than a traditional stroller, nearer to our hips slightly than the elbow top of a traditional stroller.
That smooth profile comes at a value, although, which is consolation. As my husband so eloquently described it when he noticed the trike, “There’s no cush for his tush!” The cushion is skinny, and the slender body meant that when my son obtained drained, he didn’t have as a lot room to lean and lounge again like he would in a typical stroller.
The deal with for the trike doesn’t simply take away for journey. The Liki Trike is meant to develop and alter along with your youngster, from after they want you to push them alongside till they don’t.