By - Jackalope-n
I have one of these, and it came with straps! So probably you can look at the pics online and make it up like that with some nylon webbing
Look for replacement high chair straps. Something like that could work pretty easily! That’s what i used when i replaced straps in our wagon :)
They do make trikes with straps but those others have the seat designed in such a way to hold the straps in place.
[You can briefly see what I mean when she removes the gray bar in this video.](https://youtu.be/T11kGK9AuZw)
[Another trike they make with straps where the straps are connected to a removable headrest.](https://youtu.be/T11kGK9AuZw)
You need something to keep the straps in place. If they aren't physically connected to the trike they're gonna wobble a lot and potentially become unsecure.
Options off the top of my head, I haven't personally tested any of these though:
I'm pretty sure most of these parts are interchangeable so if you have the budget you can get [the headrest](https://parts.radioflyer.com/model-481-headrest-seat-belt-assembly.html) one or [replace the seat](https://parts.radioflyer.com/assembly-seat.html). You are taking a risk if I'm wrong about them being interchangeable, but at $9 it's a small risk and they really do look like they'd be interchangeable.
If you know where to get a 3/5 point harness that is actually fully connected kinda like a belt with buckles, that'd be great. I think you could loop it through the hole in the back of the seat and under the chair and it'd probably be secure enough, although you'd definitely wanna do some careful testing. Problem is most straps aren't continuous [they're more like this](https://www.amazon.com/Minnebaby-Chair-Straps-Replacement-Harness/dp/B07G9XXC2R?source=ps-sl-shoppingads-lpcontext&ref_=fplfs&psc=1&smid=AWV4PL5BCFSGE) where they're designed to go through a hole and then just not move. For a strap like this, you're gonna have to make a permanent modification to the seat. If you have the capabilities, you could make a very thin hole and have the straps go through, followed by a wider part to keep it in place. Or you could use hooks permanently affixed to the seat, or you could drill in the straps, preferably with an anchor.
3rd option will probably be the funniest looking but also potentially the cheapest, quickest, and easiest. I've personally done it with a wrap carrier, but anything large with long tie-able pieces could work. Basically, you tie that baby in. I haven't actually done this with a trike, but I've done with shopping carts with crappy belts and it got the job done. Maybe I'll test it out with my son tomorrow on his trike, but it's the middle of the night now. Anyway you would have two goals: keep his shoulders from leaning too far, and keep his butt from sliding off, either forward or to the side. Off the top of my head I think maybe straps going under the armpits, through the hole, and back around in front tied into a nice little bow (just tying it around the back and/or not going through the hole isn't enough, as the strap could easily slide up and off the seat, and then he isn't secure anymore). Then for the lower half stopping him from going forward is easy enough. I think a simple belt type solution would be good enough since it's nowhere near a point where it can just slide off. I think he could still slide off to the side though. Perhaps you also make one that goes between the legs and back around? This idea would definitely take some testing.
My personal vote is option 1. You can also buy a footrest and/or the safety guard if you're interested. I do wanna give a brief warning that no matter what option you go with, do be cautious with your first few rides. Even the 3-in-1 that's like yours but with a strap and safety ring is listed for 1.5+. You know your baby best and it's not uncommon for kids to be ready for things before the suggested age limit. Just exercise caution until you're confident in his ability to balance and stay stable on it, even when you're hitting bumps.
They definitely cut the straps off. See if you can order just the seat part from the company.
I looked at it online and it doesn’t come with straps.
It comes with like a grey piece that goes around and a head piece with straps on the seat. This is the 4-in-1, no?
They make different versions of the trike that come with more or less parts. If you scroll down you'll see OP's version that's just a trike and push bar.
They do the same thing with their wagons.
It’s the steer and stroll trike.
We have this and it never came with straps. My 16 month old does great with it. Started using it very slowly around 12-14 months probably.
Edit: the push bar comes off to make it a balance bike for the next stage! So even if you don’t use it yet I’d take it!
How is a tricycle a balance bike
I guess I just meant bike! Sorry to offend!
My 10 month old can ride on top of and walk with our globber with no straps. Your little may surprise you. She sure did surprise me.
We have this bike and used it as an alternative to a stroller. My kid LOVES it. Definitely worth figuring out how to add straps.
I’ve heard great things about it. I know my neighbors son loved it. Just hope I can add straps to it somehow
There are high chair replacement straps on amazon. Maybe that can work.
Sometimes I have called the manufacturer and explained that I have a received a used ____ and asked for the replacement parts. Maybe try it?
Use a small backpack with a chest buckle and feed the top of the straps through the opening at the top of the seat?
The best option is probably to get High chair straps and figure out how to bolt them onto the trike, but IMO that sounds difficult.
Alternatively if you kiddo has good sitting balance you could get neoprene pelvic support band/waist trainer type belt and just wrap in around then and the seat. They are meant for adults, so should be long enough and nice and wide to give a good amount of support. You’d be better off with the soft, stretchy one (Not a more ridged support belt). To make sure kiddo is secure, fit it across their hips (Not chest) and a a diagonal angle. This will keep their butt securely in the seat, assuming they are able to hold their body upright.