The Diary of a Nouveau Soccer Mom: Summer Fun with the Little Tikes Explorer Wagon

Monday, August 10, 2015

Summer Fun with the Little Tikes Explorer Wagon


Nothing says summer like taking the kids for a walk in their wagon, and we're checking out the Little Tikes Explorer Wagon this week!

Now this wagon?  This was the wagon I should have had when F&B were little and I had to cart them around.  It has all the features I needed back then and couldn't find.

  • It is easy to assemble!  I did it myself in about 20 minutes, just needing a hammer and screwdriver, no fancy tools required.  I love toys that don't require 3 adults and an engineering degree to put them together.
  • The wagon sides pop on and off, so you can use it as a flatbed wagon or stick it in the trunk of your car.  Once the sides are removed, the handle folds flat for the smallest storage space.  This is especially nice if you need it in the trunk of a sedan or to turn it sideways in an SUV or minivan.
  • There's a precut hole if you want to add an umbrella. If not, there's a cap to cover the hole so little fingers don't explore.  My children were firm believers in poking their fingers into everything, so the snap-down cap on the hole is a MUST.
  • It's big enough to hold two young children and strong enough to carry up to 130lbs.  By the time my two combined to that weight, we didn't need to be putting them both in a wagon anymore.  

For size reference, Dante allowed me to plop him in the wagon.  It also fits one border collie very comfortably.  We are looking forward to sharing it with my friend's sweet little girls!  And come Girl Scout cookie season?  You know Faith will be loading it up to visit around the neighborhood.  Even with older kids, a wagon definitely can come in handy and the use carries long past the toddler stages.

Connect with Little Tikes on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram for all sorts of great summer toy and play ideas or to check out their latest products and contests.

Disclosure: We received a Little Tikes Explorer Wagon from MGA Entertainment for the purposes of this review.  No other compensation was received and all opinions are my own.


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