We knew we wanted to get my son something “bigger” for his first birthday, especially since we only spent $20 for his first Christmas (in my defense, he was only 6 months old, didn’t care, and got tons from other people!) and didn’t do Easter stuff for him. I settled on a walking toy.
I looked around and most of the plastic ones were in the $40 and under range. I didn’t really want plastic though, so I looked (online) at the EverEarth Activity Walker
and the Parents Around the Block Wagon
. They both seemed OK, but still a little expensive for something that would be outgrown so quickly.
Then I found the Radio Flyer Classic Walker Wagon
. It was more than double the cost of the plastic walking toys, and more expensive than the other wooden ones as well.
I got a decent deal on it, free shipping and went through a cash back site. The site where I purchased it is also one that offers discounts to new customers, and referral credits as well. It was very expensive, but we didn’t do a party, I made the cake and this wagon will be played with long after cake and party favors are forgotten!
It was a breeze to put together, I sat on the laundry room floor and did it myself while I was waiting for a load of diapers to finish.
My Grandparents were visiting around my son’s birthday, and my Grandpa was surprised that the wagon is all wood (aside from the wheels & handle of course!)
It has a nice little “bumper” to protect your walls and doorways, and the stake sides easily come off so little ones can climb in and out, or put things in and take them out.
? I can’t believe it!! Note the adorable shirt! It was custom made for me by Nikki’s Little House
. It is beautifully embroidered on a high quality shirt (not paper thin like some.) It was very reasonably priced too! I love that we have a unique Birthday shirt instead of the same one everyone else picked up at Gap.
He loves it! My son is
lazy not walking yet, so thus far, he’s only riding in it, putting things in it, standing hanging onto it, or pushing it without moving his legs (and being caught by yours truly before the inevitable face-plant.) It has little plastic “clickers” that slow it down a little bit, to help him when he’s ready to start pulling up all by himself.
In closing, just for cutes:
them me eat cake!