What is the real name for these things so I can Google? Has anyone bought one this year and if so where from? Obvs trying to avoid Chinese imports that blow up, thats if I even decide to buy DS the present of his dreams...
I’m pretty sure I’ve seen them called balance scooters before, might be wrong though. Be aware that it’s now illegal to use these on any public property, so they can’t be driven on the pavement or footpaths, so you’d pretty much be stuck using it at home in the garden.
I agree, not what ideally I'd buy but there is a certain amount of peer pressure that his friends have them or getting them. We do have a large park near that he can use it in although don't know how well they go on rougher ground. I certainly wouldn't let him on it near a road.
My DD got one they first came out about 2.5 years ago. Off Amazon - from China and it's been fab. Charges up quickly and she's had no end of fun on it on the street and the park. Going slowly and not getting in anyones way - I always walk with her in case of accidents. She has never fallen off it and to me it's been an excellent present £299 isn't cheap though. It depends How much your child would use it, if the novelty wears off then its not a good buy. As for the illegal side of things do you really think anyone would call the police if they saw a child with a parent in the local park on one? You get one if you want to they are brilliant