The Wheely Bug is such a simple idea- the key is that it’s been brilliantly executed. I had a very similar toy that I remember riding through our house in Brisbane in the 80’s. The only difference was mine had no padding. In reality, it was a square piece of wood that my dad had bolted 4 wheels to the bottom of. Its simplicity was its charm.
My sons first wheely bug was the small one, which still perfectly suits him now, at 14 months of age. We also have a large one for when he grows out of the small one. It’s also quite handy having two in the house, for when friends with kids come over. We had some friends stay last weekend with their 3-year-old daughter. Clarrie and Sierra had a wonderful time tearing around the house while we got to have a bit of a relax.
One thing I really like about the Wheely Bug is that it was developed and made in my hometown of Brisbane, in the suburb of Kenmore- not far from where I grew up in Indooroopilly.
The small Wheely Bug is suitable for any baby who’s discovering walking. Clarrie started to really enjoy his at around the same time he’d shuffle along the side of the couch. ‘Walking’, but with support, if you know what I mean.
The move to the large model really depends on height- I would say around 2.5 – 3 would be a good age.
The Wheely Bug is an excellent gift idea for any child from around 10 months up to 3 or 4 years old.
You can buy your new Wheely Bug at Amazon
For second hand Wheely Bugs, you obviously .