Any parent will tell you the importance of getting your baby and toddler out and about, especially over the sunny Summer months, but did you know the World Health Organisation actually recommends that children from as young as 5 should be spending at least an hour a day exercising?*
Everyone knows that a happy toddler is a healthy toddler but with growing concerns across the country regarding the alarming increase in childhood obesity, it only makes sense to start teaching your little ones to love great outdoors right from the beginning.
Whether taking the whole family on a trip to the local park, a game of catch in the back garden, or a quick walk to visit Grandma, getting everyone outside is the smart way to keep you and your family fit and healthy. Even better, lots of exercise means your tots sleep better (so you will too!) and promotes healthy appetites – they’ll be no more leftovers to throw away!
Even during the earliest stages, getting into the habit of taking your baby outside is a brilliant way to help them develop right from the first months – you won’t fail to miss how fascinated they are by the sunshine, leafy trees and people passing by. Plus, being outside is a great way to introduce your tots to new sights and sounds and teaches them all about the local surroundings and, to top all this off, you get just a bit fitter too!
Of course, getting your little one outside and keeping them close and entertained isn’t always the simplest of tasks… but a tricycle never fails to please. As mums and dads will know, tricycles are a great way to support the development of motor-skills, balance, strength and self-confidence in toddlers (and it’s also a pretty fantastic way to get around), but as most trikes are only suitable for tots over 18 months, the smallest tikes have always had to look on while their older siblings have all the fun! But that’s where Smart-Trike comes in – Smart-Trike wanted to give much younger tots the opportunity to enjoy everything a trike can offer…so they developed the world-beating Recliner Stroller 4 in 1 – perfect for babies from as young as 6 months and all the way up to 24months+ (so big sister can enjoy it too)!
The Recliner Stroller is much more open than a pram so your baby will have the whole world to look at, and as it’s now officially fully stroller certified your baby is guaranteed a super-smooth ride too. When they’re tired out from all the excitement, the adjustable, tilting seat is great for comfortable little naps. The unique detachable steering handle also means you can have full control of the trike in the early stages – no worries about safety. As your little one develops, this can quickly be removed to let your fun-loving and self-confident toddler cycle independently.
What a proud parent you’ll be; watching them pedal around, free to go and have their own adventures!
With the long sunny days ahead, wheeling around outdoors with the family is definitely the Smart choice.
For more information about the Smart-Trike Recliner Stroller and other Smart-Trikes, visit smart-trike.com.