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 seemed like his new joyful place.
My son loves taking walks in a wide range of strollers—he’s been within the entrance row of my testing for the perfect strollers, in any case. With the Doona Liki Trike S3, he gained extra freedom, but in addition misplaced a few of the consolation and help he most well-liked if the stroll went too lengthy.
Doona isn’t the one maker of trike-style strollers, however Doona’s Liki Trike stands out for the way straightforward it’s to fold. It breaks down right into a compact rectangle of kinds that has a gentle deal with, making it straightforward to choose up and transport. It’s nonetheless heavy, although, even when it appears to be like good and small.
The one draw back? The bigger father or mother deal with doesn’t fold. You need to both depart 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 twine. That makes it a bit of annoying to make use of, however it’s a assure you gained’t lose it.
It is a bit of bizarre to hold the father or mother 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, however it’s nonetheless a bit of simpler than simply holding it in your fingers. If you buy the Liki Trike S5 ($300) as a substitute of the S3, you’ll get the journey bag included, plus picket 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 massive 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 selection should 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 peak decrease than a traditional stroller, nearer to our hips relatively than the elbow peak of a traditional stroller.
That glossy profile comes at a price, 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 slim body meant that when my son acquired drained, he didn’t have as a lot room to lean and lounge again like he would in a regular 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 baby, from after they want you to push them alongside till they don’t.