When I'm looking for high quality toys and companies I know I can count on, all I have to do is visit my parents' house. They have saved several toys from my childhood for the grandkids to play with, almost all of which share the same company name...Little Tikes! After nearly 30 years...these toys have held up amazingly well. As a parent I want high quality toys that we can depend on lasting us for years to come and Little Tikes has proven to me (and my family) that we can always count on them.
Since 1970 Little Tikes has been offering families an amazing selection of innovative children's products that encourage them to get up and be active while playing. Offering everything from baby toys and children's furniture to riding toys and workshops...they have created a line of products that parents can trust and turn to time and time again.
Not only did I grow up playing with many Little Tikes products, but have also owned several over the years as a parent. We've had such wonderful experiences with their high quality toys, and couldn't have been happier to learn we were going to have the opportunity to review the new Cozy Truck! How cute is this?!
When the Little Tikes Cozy Truck arrived on our doorstep, the kids were climbing on the box trying to figure out how to rip it open! They were very excited to check it out, and so was I!
Pulling out all of the pieces, I will admit I was a little overwhelmed and wondered how difficult it would be to put together.
Thankfully, it comes with user-friendly instructions (including pictures and descriptions of each step) that made assembly very easy. It did take about 45 minutes to put together ...partly because two little helpers were climbing all over the pieces...but was well worth it in the end!
Once I saw it put together, I was really happy with the size. It's small enough that we can easily use it indoors or outdoors, yet large enough for the kids to comfortably sit inside and drive. It's actually quite roomy. Of course, as with all Little Tikes products we've had over the years, the quality stood out to me right away as well. I could tell this was made well and something that both the kids will be able to enjoy for many years to come!
What I love most about the Cozy Truck, is that it is very realistic and makes pretend play so much fun for the kids! The features and details that Little Tikes has added are really above and beyond anything I expected. We love it!
The wheels look rugged like real truck tires.
And, the stickers on the front (like the front grill and headlights) also add to the realistic look of the truck.
I would have to say the kids' favorite feature though, is the horn that actually sounds like a truck. Kaden will sit in it and push it over and over again, smiling from ear to ear.
The kids absolutely love the flatbed with the drop-down tailgate. Not only does Kaelyn say it reminds her of "daddy's truck", but they enjoy using it to carry their things wherever they're going. It's just one more touch that really sets this toy apart.
Kaelyn and Kaden both love the Cozy Truck from Little Tikes. They can easily climb in the driver's door (which opens and closes) and off they go. It's so nice having something that both my 19 month old and 3 year old enjoy playing with.
It's fun to watch as they use their imaginations and play with this toy. Whether it's a trip to the gas station to fill their truck up with gas (the gas cap actually opens and closes) or a trip to the grocery store to fill the back end up with food....they have enjoyed playing with the Cozy Truck for hours on end already. I definitely see this as being a toy that they'll love for years to come. And thanks to the great quality, I know it will hold up great!
We haven't taken it outdoors yet, but as the weather continues to warm up...I look forward to letting the kids drive it outside as well. It's the perfect summertime toy!
The Cozy Truck sparks creativity and helps encourage pretend play. It's a toy I'd definitely recommend to families with young children, and one I'm so happy we now have to enjoy. Once again Little Tikes has created an adorable and fun product that kids of various ages can use and play with for years.
Buy It: You can purchase the Cozy Truck for $79.99.
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