It can be a lot of fun watching your little one pedal off on his/her first tricycle; it can also be kind of scary. Young kids often feel invincible and take on a new experience with all of their exuberance on full throttle. Unfortunately, this can be an accident waiting to happen. For parents who feel that their child may need an ultra-safe first bike the OKO by Italtrike may be the answer.
The OKO incorporates a lot of safety and comfort. The seat is not like traditional, wedgie-inducing bike seats; it is more of a cushioned bucket seat. The tires are extra wide and flexible to allow for better traction. To protect your child from the elements there is also a detachable sun shade and there is a zip up bag at the back to store jackets, toys, snacks, etc. to take on your outing. For really young children who are just starting out, a push bar can be popped into the frame to allow the parent a little more control.
To add to the safety level there is a seat belt and braking system incorporated. The trike has also been made to only turn up to 45 degrees at a time to further prevent spills. You may wonder what kid is going to want to ride such a contraption, but it is actually pretty cool looking, especially for 2-5 years old, which is what the OKO is made for. (See OKO Tricycle)