Review & Giveaway: Little Tikes Cozy Truck

My daughter works hard. It’s the busy life of a preschooler to transport bubbles from point A to point B, so it’s only fitting she has the proper equipment to make that job easier.

The Cozy Truck is the perfect solution. And besides, it’s just plain fun to go around the patio “Flintstone-style” in your own wheels.

It arrived unassembled, but didn’t take too long for my husband to put together—about 30 minutes with the ‘help’ of my 3.5 year old. My husband said the set-up was easy, and the instructions were simple and had good photos.

Comes with easy-to-follow instructions and photos, making this assembly stress-free.

Once assembled, it easily converts into modes that both my 13-month-old, Brendan, and 3.5-year-old, Kieran, can use. For my older one, there is a removable panel to allow for her feet to control the truck. The panel easily slips back in place so Brendan can safely enjoy a ride.

No panel so my 3.5-year-old can 'drive' the car

Panel so my little guy can ride safely

The door is a little challenging for Kieran to close all the way, but she didn’t mind. I actually like this, as it means Brendan won’t fall out of the side! It also has red lock for additional security (located on the inside portion of the door).

Secure to ride in

Kieran had a great time testing out the Little Tikes Cozy Truck. As I mentioned before, hauling bubbles to and fro can be quite a responsibility. I think this is a great toy for outdoors–it keeps her active and fosters creative play!

Little Tikes recommends the Cozy Truck for ages 1 ½ to 5 yrs. My little guy is 13 months, and still has fun! It didn’t take him long to figure out how to use the horn and to ‘steer’ the car around. His nana kindly gave him his first ride around the house (thanks to me being on crutches!). At first, he wasn’t sure what to make of his new wheels, but once he figured out the horn and steering wheel, he didn’t want to get out. His nana reported it was easy to steer, even with one hand (For reference, she’s 5’5”, and doesn’t need to lean over to push the cart). But don’t take my word for it—you can see her easily pushing the Cozy Truck in this video:
The Cozy Truck is sturdy and I can tell it will last for many years. Based on the reactions of my 2 kids, this is a toy that will be getting A LOT of use!

The Cozy Truck features:

  • Flatbed with a drop-down tailgate
  • Rugged “off-road” wheels
  • Working gas cap that opens and closes
  • Steering wheel with a working horn
  • Distinctive truck styling with a realistic front grill
  • Driver’s door opens and closes
  • Easy assembly
  • Weight limit up to 50 lbs

Buy it: The Cozy Truck can be found at www.littletikes.com and www.toysrus.com for $79.99

- Heather

 

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