Radio Flyer 12S Classic Walker WagonGetting your child a wagon will serve many good purposes in your home. At their age, they love to ride on toys or be able to push things around that make them feel older. It’s fun for them!

There are a few different types of wagons for kids, with many different variations in each of them. For instance, some are made of plastic and some are made out metal. We’ll go through a few things you need to know such as materials, costs, and small things you should consider.

Types of Wagons For Kids

  • Plastic: Most of the plastic wagons for kids are made out of a hard plastic that’s hollow inside. They’re pretty durable for the most part. The ones with the thicker plastic will stick around for years so you can worry less about what they bump into. However, discoloration after some years is definitely possible.
  • Metal: These wagons are cool looking and they feel very authentic. These definitely get your kids feeling pretty excited when they can see and feel something that they know will make them feel older. As with all metals, you want to make sure it won’t rust. Some wagons use a thin plastic sheet metal which can be easy to dent, while others have a nice steel that’ll be difficult to penetrate.
  • Foldable: What’s nice about these is that you can really take them anywhere. Other wagons are big and bulky, you can’t just throw them in the car. With these, you can. However, foldable wagons tend not to look as pretty or have that same eye candy effect. They’re usually made out of vinyl or some other durable and flexible material. People also use these as utility carts as well.

Small Things To Consider:

  • Wheels: There are plastic, hard rubber, and inflatable wheels. Plastic wheels are pretty common and they can get the job done. However, they can be noisy and sometimes difficult to maneuver. Hard rubber wheels serve as a good medium and roll pretty nicely. However, they can be subject to cracks and damage that’s hard to fix. Inflatable rubber wheels are probably the better types of wheels. They can take on lots of different types of terrain and they handle bumps really well.
  • Weight: The heavier the wagon, the more durable it can be. So, consider what kind of weight you’ll be using it for most of the time. The bigger wagons tend to be heavier so they can support the weight of 2 to 3 kids.
  • Extra Features: There are plenty of wagons for kids that come with side panels that are removable. ┬áThere are also walker wagons that can help your child learn how to walk. Some have canopies, some have chairs that fold out, some have extra compartments to store your belongings. Some of these extra features will be worth it depending on what you’re needing them for.

Start reading our reviews and watching the videos that we have for each to get a good idea of what to look for when it comes to wagons for kids.