Monday, January 7, 2013

Ride Along Dolly - Doll Bike Seat

Being of a frugal mind, like I am, when we picked out my son's first bike several years ago, I made sure that we selected one that wasn't too 'boy'. I figured that when you are looking at a small starter bike, you won't get much use out of it and using the same bike for both kids simply would make more sense. The one we got was definitely 'boy', but being green and black without any character tie in, I felt it would work for my daughter.

When he was big enough to move up to the next size bike, we put the training wheels back on and added a basket with big flowers. Of course, my daughter wanted a seat for her dolly, which seemed to be available with some new bikes. Last year, I searched high and low for a doll seat that could easily be attached to a child's bike. I even called the companies that sold bikes with them on to find out if there was any way I could buy it direct from them. I simply wasn't able to find one. It was the only thing that I had wanted to get and I couldn't find it. I actually continued to check when we were at the store to see if I could find one.

This year, my daughter got a big girl bike from Santa. It didn't come with a doll seat either.

Now though, there is finally an option (I actually think it might have been an out of stock option the prior year, as I am pretty sure I did a search on this item before) - Ride Along Dolly - doll bike seat.
It is a cute little, pink, lightweight plastic seat that easily attaches to the bike frame - all of the hardware is included. It even comes with stickers so that your little mommy can decorate that seat in whatever way she feels. Dolly can be securely fastened in with an easy to operate clasp. The seat fits dolls (or a favorite stuffed toy) from 18'22" and up to 3#.
I like that it is lightweight, because it doesn't feel like it would have a significant impact on the balance of the bike or make it harder to pedal. I have to believe that the 3# guideline for doll weight has to mean that most dolls can ride along, I can't imagine a dolly that is much heavier than 3#.

Unfortunately, while it is easy to attach and includes all of the necessary hardware, the bicycle that my daughter got has an integrated rear fender that flows from the frame, meaning that while the seat would have worked on the bike she inherited from her brother, now that she has her own 'girl' bike, there is no place to attach it on the new bike.

Giveaway!
Courtesy of Ride Along Dolly, one A Busy Mom of Two reader will have the chance to win a Ride Along Dolly seat.

a Rafflecopter giveaway


Giveaway will remain open through January 22nd. Giveaway is open to residents of the US only. One winner will be selected through Rafflecopter. The winner will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be selected.

No compensation was received for this post. I received a complimentary Ride Along Dolly doll seat to facilitate my review and one to give away to a reader. All opinions expressed are entirely my own or that of my family.

68 comments:

katychick said...

my daughter has so many dolls- 1 she likes is you and me doll- has a sister and her baby attatched, they would definietly get a ride

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Jen @ frazzled 5 said...

My 5 year old has had a bear since birth, her name is Tessie (the bear). Natalie doesnt go anywhere in the house without her.

Cserafini said...

Elephant would get to ride.

Amy W. said...

I'm sure my daughter's Molly doll would be getting a ride. cwitherstine at zoominternet dot net

Carrie Phelps said...

Mrs. Frampton!

Michelle Frame said...

My daughter's new doll whose name is Lulu would get to ride.
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Kit Kat said...
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Kit Kat said...

She has a stuffed dog named Donkey

Jenny Stanek said...

That would be Princess Baby :)

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Jessamine Dungo said...

My 4 year old would place her Barbie doll here :)

kjc2113 said...

lamby:)

Nichol Tone said...

My daughter would bring her puppy spots

Keri said...

My daughter has "Teddy" (Yes a bear! lol) that has been with her since birth. Teddy has appeared in all our family pictures and goes everywhere. This bike seat would be perfect!

Shannon said...

Not sure which doll my daughter would pick but I am sure they would all get a ride at one time or another if we won this! srb0911@gardner-webb.edu/soncrazed@aoldotcom (rafflecopter& email subscription)

Laura Jacobson said...

Oh Kayla would love to give her Cinderella doll a ride with her! How neat!

Rachelle Anderson said...

My daughter would definitely be toting around "Princess Baby"

Jane said...

Aww, that is so sweet, my lil Gwendi would love it.

Anonymous said...

My little cousin, Saphiria, got a new little bike for Christmas, so this would be just perfect for her to carry her dolly in. Thanks for the review and opportunity.
Amy D
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beth said...

My daughter would die! She would pick her american girl doll, Julie!

Jeanna Johnson said...

It would be my daughter's favorite stuffed Pig "Piggy" who would get strapped in!

Jeanna Johnson said...

It would be my daughter's favorite stuffed Pig "Piggy" who would get strapped in!

Anonymous said...

This would be her gogo doll yes that is what they call the doll and she has'nt changed it.
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sakkeller said...

For her bear named "bear"

Miranda said...

"mama"

golden storm said...

my neieces doll called polly

Jennifer R said...

My daughter has a bear named "Callie" that she would love to take with her on her bike.

Sunnie said...

My youngest would probably put her pink teddy in it
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Littlemisssunshine said...

My daughters dolly hannah

Miranda Gonzalez said...

My daughter's baby named "BopBop". Don't ask me where she got the name, lol.

one frugal lady said...

My daughter carries a doll around that she calls marabella!
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Nichole Bentley said...

My daughter Gracie has a doll named Gracie :)

Danielle Lima said...

This would be for my daughter's Rebecca Doll

deanna said...

american girl doll names Kate
xo

Dana said...

Princess baby...bluejeansrosary69@yahoo.com

amber said...

evelyn her new our generation doll

Jill Myrick (jsc123) said...

My daughters doll "Dotty" will definitely be getting a ride.

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Renee said...

I think Einstein would be riding in this with my daughter.

Gennie Lancaster said...

My daughter would probably put her Disney Princess Snow White baby doll in it.

Renee Walters said...

Chester the giraffe would get to ride. Thanks so much for the fantastic giveaway!
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Stephanie Larison said...

My daughter would take her Lalaloopsy doll named Pillow with her.

Jessica Bracho said...

Muffin the stuffed elephant would be the one to ride along
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Linda said...

She would take her favorite doll, Lilly.
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Super Blogger Girl! said...

my daughter would take baby monkey with her, or maybe princess patunia

Missy L said...

I think the doll Mary would get the most turns

Valerie Taylor Mabrey said...

I think my granddaughter's little monkey friend, Ricki would be the passenger.
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Marysa said...

My daughter would love to bring her lalaloopsy or a stuffed puppy!

Daniel Scott said...

My daughter would definately take her american girl Julie for a bike ride. She also has 2 other 18" dolls that would ride as well

Gianna said...

Rebecca.

Charlene said...

My niece's fave stuffed animal "snickerdoodles" would be riding along in this :)

Anonymous said...

My daughter has a dolly named Sara.
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harolde said...

Lalaloopsy would be the one my granddaughter would use.

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Clarke & Lewis said...

Dearie!

wins4me said...

My granddaughter would put her favorite doll in it

amy16323 said...

my daughters cinderella princess
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mary reynolds said...

This would be for my 5 year old granddaughter. She has so many dolls, she would probably swith eavery day

Andrea Howard said...

our dolly named april!

tina reynolds said...

my daughter would take her pink and white build a bear she got a few years ago as a baby

c allen said...

elmo! my daughter has had elmo since she was 6mths old and i know he would be the first to ride. thanks crystal allen

Dawn Reid said...

Little Silly Sally would get the ride
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hussagain said...

my daughter has several dolls but she said that her stuffed bear "cutie pie" will get the most rides.

hussagain said...

"cutie pie" a stuffed bear

tricia antosh said...

I would give it to my Granddaughter Ariel for her Lalaloopsy triciaaantosh@yahoo.com

lilahshea said...

Teddy =)

Robert Pyszk said...

Her name is Sandy

Susan Smoaks said...

our daughter will carry her raggedy ann doll
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Jennifer Roberts said...

Ellie Elephant

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Anonymous said...

Her cabbage patch baby ShunShine would be right there with her wilcarvic
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Melissa Nix said...

It would be my little cousin's puppy toy.