When will my toddler be able to use her ride-on toy?

Stephanie - posted on 05/31/2013 ( 5 moms have responded )

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My 17 month old daughter can't seem to move on her ride-on toy. I would love to see her enjoy it, but she just gets frustrated and wants me to push her.
What age do kids start using ride-on toys? It seems like she is almost too big for it, but she has never used it. It's one of those push toys that converts to a ride-on.

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Stephanie - posted on 06/01/2013

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Thanks for your response. I don't push her around on it, I was just helping her get on and off it. She actually does it on her own, but she can't seem to get the thing moving! haha. I can tell she is frustrated, I was just wondering when she might start to move around on it.

Michelle - posted on 06/01/2013

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Let her persevere with it. All you are doing by pushing her when she gets frustrated is letting her know that if things get too hard she can give up. Let her know that you are watching and that she can do it on her own. Without letting her figure it out herself she won't try.

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Stephanie - posted on 06/03/2013

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That's so funny you mentioned that, about making sure she understands how it works first. She is totally like that!

Carol - posted on 06/02/2013

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Does she have any other kids that are modeling the toy? My younger son was way more coordinated than my older son. I know every kid is different, but I think it helped to have the older one as an example.

Your daughter will get it sooner or later. Usually the late bloomers are the kind that take off running and skip walking. Maybe she's a thinker and wants to make sure she understands how it works first.

Michelle - posted on 06/01/2013

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With practice. That's how we learnt to do things. Yes she will get frustrated nut the more she tries the sooner she will get it. There is no magical age that it happens.

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