After I first noticed a trike stroller, I used to be instantly intrigued. A stroller that offers my energetic 1-year-old the feeling of using on a trike? It appeared like his new joyful place.
My son loves taking walks in quite a lot of strollers—he’s been within the entrance row of my testing for the very best strollers, in any case. With the Doona Liki Trike S3, he gained extra freedom, but in addition misplaced among the consolation and assist 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 the way simple it’s to fold. It breaks down right into a compact rectangle of kinds that has a gentle deal with, making it simple to select up and transport. It’s nonetheless heavy, although, even when it appears to be like good and small.
The one draw back? The bigger guardian deal with doesn’t fold. It’s a must 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 connected to the physique of the stroller with a brief twine. That makes it a little bit annoying to make use of, but it surely’s a assure you gained’t lose it.
It is a little bit bizarre to hold the guardian deal with individually, which is why Doona sells a Liki Journey Bag ($45) that matches the folded trike and has a pocket to carry the deal with. It’ll stick straight out of the bag, but it surely’s nonetheless a little bit 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 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 selection when 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 reasonably than the elbow top of a traditional stroller.
That smooth 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 slender body meant that when my son bought drained, he didn’t have as a lot room to lean and lounge again like he would in a normal 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.