It may seem odd to many parents, but the first thing most toddlers do when they have learned how to walk is… get back down and start playing with ride on toys. This is actually a combination of pretend play, where they are learning how to be an adult, and the realization that they are small and slow, but that a ride on toy makes them much bigger and faster. It’s sort of like a sudden leap in independence for them. But which ride on toys are best for toddlers? And which ones will suit your child? We have reviewed the top ten best ride on toys for toddlers, to see what makes them great.

Step2 Whisper Ride II Ride On Push Car, Blue

Seriously, push cars for toddlers just don’t get any cuter than this blue Whisper Ride II by Step2. So get your little one ready for the ride of a lifetime! As far as ride on toys go, this one’s got them all beat. First there’s the sleek design, seat belt safety feature, and easy-to-fold handle. Then there’s all the nooks and crannies (including space under the hood) to hold thirst-quenching water bottles, beloved toys, and all other little must-haves like munchies, a wallet, or cell phone. Last, but certainly not least, there’s the quiet ride (shhh!) on the one hand, and the kid-powered horn (beep! beep!) on the other. Yep, it’s all fun at its very best for toddler ride on toys. Made in the U.S.A. of U.S. and imported parts. Adult assembly required.

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Step 2 Up & Down Roller Coaster

This ride on toy comes complete with a secure ramp set, so your toddler can push the cart to the top, climb onto it using the steps, and roll down the roller coaster. The flat platform on top makes sure that your toddler is secure when getting on.

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Fisher-Price Little People Music Parade Ride-On

This ride on features a horn and a mix of musical sounds for your child to enjoy. It plays different marching band tunes, or your child can compose their own ones.

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The Original PlasmaCar by PlaSmart – Pink/Purple – Ride On Toy, Ages 3 yrs and Up, No batteries, gears or pedals, Twist, Turn, Wiggle for endless fun

This ride on toy is more suitable for older toddlers who have mastered walking and hand-eye coordination. It teaches them how to steer and move, without needing pedals yet.

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Little Tikes Princess Horse & Carriage

If you have a little princess who wants to have her own fairytale environment, this horse and carriage ride on is perfect. The floor can be removed for the toddler to walk themselves along, or replaced so the parent can push the carriage or pull the horse’s reins.

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John Deere Sit-N-Scoot Tractor

This tiny tractor is a great push along toy for indoor or outdoor use. It is perfect for children who have balance, but not much steering skill yet.

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Mega Bloks Ride On Caterpillar with Excavator

If you have a young toddler who loves everything to do with construction, this little digger makes for a great indoor or outdoor toy. It has under seat storage for toolkits and building blocks.

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Reeves International The Dig and Roll Ride On with Wheels

For older toddlers who are getting the hang of new tools, this digger lets them really dig outside. It has a series of levers attached to the scoop, so your kid can have hours of sandpit fun. Just tell them to keep out of the flower beds!

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Little Tikes Push & Ride Racer

This is the perfect ride on toy for toddlers who have just about mastered walking. It lets them ride on it, but also works as a walker or push toy for when they want to stand.

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Kiddieland My First Minnie Ride On

This is another great first ride on toy for toddlers who may still need a walker when moving on their own. It features a few fun details like music and a clock.

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Fisher-Price Learn with Me Zebra Walker

This self-supporting walker features a friendly zebra character and a range of activities. Your baby can use it for walking along, or sit down and play and learn with a combination of fun finger activities and learning games on the main body of the walker.

Kolcraft Tiny Steps 2-in-1 Activity Walker -Seated or Walk-Behind Position

This walker grows up with your baby. It starts out as a seated activity center on wheels, but then upgrades into a self-supporting walker as your child becomes steadier on their feet. It features some fun toys, and can be collapsed to make it easier to store and move.

Fisher-Price Bright Beginnings Activity Walker

Based on Fisher-Price’s original walker with a phone, this self-supporting walker features some newer designs and a variety of activities that will keep your toddler very busy. It can be wheeled along upright or flattened into a play center.