The Boy is becoming more and more grown-up, the toddler is most definitely disappearing fast, even though he'll always be my baby. With this new-found freedom, independence and physical capability comes a desire to explore his world and test his boundaries. When we went to a friend's recently, I saw that her son (who is eight months older than The Boy) has a mini micro-scooter. I'm not a very big fan of scooters, more rooted in my inability to stay upright and not fall on my derriere than anything else. However, I started thinking that maybe it was something that could be interesting to keep an eye on in the future.
The next week I received an e-mail asking me if I'd like to review one.
First of all, I was surprised at how lightweight the Mini Micro-Scooter is. For such a sturdy and robust scooter, it hardly weighs a thing. My friend told me she just loops it through the handlebars of the pushchair if her son has had enough and it doesn't get in the way at all, although she also showed me that the upright part comes off easily enough. The second thing that I am impressed with is how low to the ground it is, it provides a much more stable centre of gravity therefore aiding balance. The third thing I like is that there are three wheels, two at the front and one at the back; again aiding stability. And lastly, the handlebars are at a good height, even for The Boy (although he is tall for his age).
The Boy adores it. He's had a few tries of it, but I need to get him a helmet, knee-pads and elbow-pads for his safety. I was incredibly impressed at how quickly he learnt how to use it, he literally stepped onto it and away we went. This video was when he first used (it was taken on my phone and I have no idea what's happened to the sound, sorry!)
The Mini Micro-Scooter is recommended for ages 3-5 years. I recommend that you get a helmet and protective pads.
We were provided with this scooter for the purpose of this review. My opinion is honest and unbiased.