My baby girl just turned 1. My experience is limited, but so far I’m finding the Little Tikes Comfy Coupe to be helpful. I have a little green area across from my house and it let’s her run around a bit but also makes her bulkier so it’s harder for her to go too far. It also has a handle that you could attach a string to in order to restrict slightly. It may sound silly but it gives a very long tether while staying safe.