Playing with a car that can do what mom and dad do is another form of imaginative play. And the market for children’s driving toys is full of machines that make it possible. From balance bikes and pedal toys to battery-powered vehicles with accessories. Horse-drawn jeeps belong to the latter group. They are also great vehicles for off-road adventures.
There are many color and style options in the ride on jeep category as well. Many of the children’s jeeps sold are rugged jeeps designed primarily for young children in basic colors such as red, black, blue, and camouflage with “chrome” accessories.
The best-selling battery-powered jeep is the Fisher-Price Tough Talking Jeep Wrangler. It comes with fun accessories such as a microphone with sound effects, speaker with voice amplifier, authentic radio, and rear parachute. The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon, also from Fisher-Price, follows suit with a design that mimics a crossbar and seat belts. Both Jeeps provide hours of outdoor fun.
For little girls who like the color pink, there are jeeps for girls, including the Barbie and Doraemon jeeps. Barbie’s Jeep has a six-track radio and sliding doors, while Doraemon’s Jeep has a “map” to keep her from getting lost. The pink and purple colors are intended to allow girls to play with the big jeeps.
Battery-powered jeeps usually cost 200-300 euros. Parents who want to spend a little more money on a better jeep should consider the Fisher-Price Monster Drive Jeep Huracan. This jeep is equipped with excellent traction tires, allowing it to keep going where other vehicles get stuck. Mud and gravel are not a problem for this jeep, making it ideal for off-road driving.
We also recommend the Mamas & Papas Silver Gaucho Rockin’ Jeep. This jeep is equipped with shock absorbers for a smooth ride, headlights, seat belts, reclining seats, cross bars, an electric horn, and a working FM radio. For a Jeep designed for children, this is a real luxury.
Most Jeeps are powered by a 12-volt battery and can travel at 2 km/h, 2.5 km/h, 5 km/h, or back up. Jeeps are available for children up to age 3.
Toy safety is always an important issue. Especially if it is a moving object. Children’s jeeps have a long wheelbase, which makes them less likely to roll over. Most driver-oriented models of Jeeps also have an optional speed lock that allows the young driver to drive only at minimum speed. Remember that battery-powered jeeps, like all toys, are toys for the road.