Starting at about a year old, ride on toys become a great way to get your child learning new skills and having fun experiencing new things.
That being said not all ride on toys are appropriate for this age as a lot of them are made for older toddlers that are at least 2-4 years old.
There are some great ride on toys for 1 year olds that they can enjoy for quite some time and most of them are able to be used anywhere from 12 months old up to around 36 months old.
Be sure to check out all the different types of ride on toys from the classic style ride ons to even super fun battery powered ride on toys.
The Best Ride On Toys for 1 Year Olds
Fisher Price Little People Music Parade Ride On
This is a classic ride on toy for toddlers that is so much fun and comes in at a pretty good price as well.
It plays 5 different songs and kids can press the different instruments to hear the different sounds. There is even a little keyboard so your little one can make music while riding along. There are even an engine starting and revving sound to go on this fun toy.
It has a high back with a handle so younger kids are safe while riding and the toy is pretty sturdy so your child can push it around instead or riding it as well. The one drawback with this toy is that there is no off switch to turn off the music and sounds.
This is one of the best selling ride on toys for a 1 year but there are other versions besides the musical parade that you can choose from as well.
BoxWhale Educational Musical Caterpillar & Dragon Ride On Toy
These ride on toys have quickly become one of the highest rated ride on toys for toddlers and with good reason too.
This toy is not only educational but is also functional and super cute. It encourages the child’s imagination while also providing some physical activity.
It’s different from other ride on toys in that it is made from a super soft, phthalate-free material that actually has a cushion feel to it rather than hard plastic.
Squeeze the ears on the toy and the ABC song or the 123s play. It also features a pull rope in the front so you can pull your child or your child can even the toy herself.
The riding toy is safe for both indoors and outdoors. Even though the material is soft, the toy is waterproof as well as stain resistant.
Little Tikes Go and Grow Lil’ Giraffe Ride On
This is another really great tide on toy for ages 12 months and up. This is one of the ride on toys that can be used right at 12 months rather than having to wait until around 18 months.
Not only is the giraffe ride on super cute but it is also safe for younger toddlers with the large back wheel that provides more stability for the younger riders. It also has a wheel guard to protect little fingers.
The toy can be used indoors as well as outdoors and will roll on carpet.
Children use their feet to make this toy roll along. The seat is adjustable so you can set the height that will fit your child. Kids can learn balance as well as coordination by steering the toy and coasting along with their feet.
Battery Powered Ride On Toys for a 1 Year Old
Battery powered ride on toys are so much but with some of them you have to watch the age limits on them because some younger 1 year olds may not be quite ready for them yet.
They may be more age appropriate for around 18 months and up but most of them can be used until your child is approximately 4 or even 5 years old.
Here are some battery powdered ride on toys that you can consider buying for your one year old.
Thomas the Train Power Wheels with Track
This cool Thomas & Friends power wheels can not only be used on the track it comes with but can also be used on flat surfaces as well.
The toy goes 1 mph on the track and will go up to 2 mph off the track. This makes it the perfect battery powered ride on for a one year because it doesn’t go half as fast as some other power wheels.
It uses a 6 volt battery that comes with the toy along with a charger for the battery as well.
It’s really simple to use as it is a simple push button start and stop and doesn’t have any other complicated uses such as a gas pedal or lever that needs to be pushed.
Best of all the toy has different Thomas phrases and sounds that go along with the ride.
Fisher Price Power Wheels Lil’ Quad
This is another mini-power wheels that is age appropriate for a 1 year old toddler. It comes in a variety of different styles such as the two seen above as well as a camo one, a Kawasaki style one, and a Disney Princess one.
These power wheels lil’ quads are smaller than the normal size power wheels and they go much slower as well. In fact, the top speed on these is only 2 mph.
It has a super simple push button operation for toddlers as well as a built-in footrest for safety.
It comes with a 6 volt battery as well as a charger for the battery so your child can roll along in the toy every day.
As mentioned this is one that is recommended for younger toddlers as your child will most likely outgrow around 2.5 – 3 years old.
More Ride On Toys for a One Year Old
If you still want to check out even more ride on toys for toddlers, check out some more selections below. There really are so many great possibilities and varieties when it comes to these types of toys.
Little Tikes Spray and Rescue Fire TruckLittle Tikes Big Dog Truck Ride OnStep2 Push Around BuggyFisher-Price Bounce, Stride & Ride ElephantFisher-Price Power Wheels Barbie BeetleLittle Tikes Push & Ride Racer
Be sure to check out my recommendations for the best rocking horse for 1 year old as well.