We bought Leighton the Prince Lionheart Wheely Bug (small bee) for Leighton back in June of 2012 when he was 1. He was too small to use it when he first got it, but he is now approaching three, and he has loved this toy on and off since he got it.
He first started using it mostly to push and race around the house, not actually sitting on it (his poor little legs weren't long enough to ride it). Because Mark said that leaning over to push the smaller bee looked like it was hurting his back (which frankly is ridiculous because toddlers don't have back problems), we purchased the larger version in a lady bug print last year for Easter. He never really took to it. I don't know if the reason was the size, the pattern, or the feel of it, or the fact that it wouldn't fit between the couch and the footstool, but he prefers this bee still to this day.
Our nanny sometimes rides the larger ladybug while chasing Leighon around the kitchen island as he rides the smaller bee. More recently, Leighton has been seen riding the lady bug and simultaneously pushing the bee (yes, he's a strange child - much like his parents).
These wheely bugs are extremely durable and well made. They can support the weight of an adult if that adult is nimble enough to ride it (Frankly, it hurts my boney butt, and I have to put a pillow on it first). The only downside is that it needs rubber bumpers because when that thing runs into your ankle at toddler speed, it kills.
Price runs about $45 for the smaller one and $64 for the larger version. I got mine on Amazon.com... love Amazon.
Image Credit: babygiftsoutlet.com (http://www.babygiftsoutlet.com/prd/prince-lionheart-wheely-bug-bee.html)
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