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Scooter advice please

(21 Posts)
Whitewithnosugarplease Mon 01-Aug-11 18:36:29

Hi. I would really appreciate some advice on what scooter to get for my four year old DD she is desperate to scoot to school when she starts in Sept.

Honeydragon Mon 01-Aug-11 18:41:12

depending on how tall she is Mini or Maxi Micro.....worth every penny.

GrimmaTheNome Mon 01-Aug-11 18:45:04

If its a smooth pavement, the micro scooters are great. If there's any grass or rougher surface, then you need the traditional-size wheels.

smurfling Mon 01-Aug-11 18:56:33

A pink mini micro scooter. Best thing we have bought for my son.

smurfling Mon 01-Aug-11 18:57:22

We bought him a blue one rather than the pink one!! grin

Carrotsandcelery Mon 01-Aug-11 18:59:57

I agree that the 3 wheeler scooters with the chunky wheels are worth every penny.

Can you ask all of the family to club together to get her one?

PinkOlives Mon 01-Aug-11 19:05:29

Also looking into getting a micro scooter the metal one we have is too clunky, for a four yr old what would you recommend, mini or maxi? in between stage!

GrimmaTheNome Mon 01-Aug-11 19:07:54

(I really like the micro scooters that are just metal coloured, none of this pink for girls bollox grin)

Carrotsandcelery Mon 01-Aug-11 19:13:38

Both my dcs have this one

My eldest is 10 and my youngest has had his since he was 5 so although they are £££ they do last. I can scoot on it too so it should last them a good while yet.

They can be separated into 2 pieces for bunging in the car when you go on holiday too.

We originally bought my ds a 2 wheeler that folded up and had a carrying strap, thinking I could sling it on my back as I walked back from the school run but he couldn't really "go" it whereas he has never looked back with the one I have linked to.

We got them both black as they are less likely to object to the colour as they get older.

Whitewithnosugarplease Mon 01-Aug-11 21:07:35

Thanks so much everyone you have been a great help. Ha ha Smurfling!

plinkduet Tue 02-Aug-11 11:43:32

Folding micro scooters are like any modern rubbish ; poorly manufactured, prone to significant damage within months and likely to break. But they look cool and they fold up so easier for lazy parents to carry.

Old fashioned scooters are robust, with wide feet platform for extra stability and will last years as opposed to months.

GrimmaTheNome Tue 02-Aug-11 12:13:36

You must have bought the wrong brand of micro, plink.

My DD has had her micro scooter at least 6 years, with plenty of use (incuding me, so its certainly robust! grin), no damage though its too stiff to fold up now (probably nothing some oil wouldn't sort out - but easy enough to carry anyway as its light so I've not bothered)

Its some swiss make, I think. Not cheap but def well manufactured.

She's had her 'old fashioned' scooter a little longer - it too is still perfectly functional though rusting unlike the micro. Not used nearly so much (really only in the garden)

iphonedrone Tue 02-Aug-11 12:16:26


3 yr old DS has thrown his round the skate park for the last year, gone to playschool everyday on it and its fine. DD 5 still has hers and rides it all the time too.

giff Fri 12-Aug-11 16:36:44

I was in the same boat so I ended up getting one of these Mini Scooter and Helmet & pads to go with it, now she can't wait to get out of the door in the mornings, and has certainly been fun for me on when I get my turn, or the way back.

hester Fri 12-Aug-11 21:40:35

Mini micro is worth every penny, I think. dd1 subjected hers to rough treatment for 3 years, and it is now being battered by dd2. Still going strong.

dd1 has now graduated to Maxi micro. Really expensive, but I had no doubts that it was the one to get.

rizzo24 Mon 15-Aug-11 18:49:04

I was looking into getting one of the mini ones for my girls (twins) on their 3rd birthday but just read that it is steered by leaning not turning the handles. Id that as difficult as it sounds or do they pick it up quite quickly?

lillypie Mon 15-Aug-11 19:04:38

DD 4 has had mini micro since she was 2 ad uses it every day but they are expensive.I have just bought this twist and roll scooter for my GD and it seems very sturdy.

rizzo24 Mon 15-Aug-11 19:11:44

Thank you. It sounds odd but guess it can't be that bad. I'll be spending the next week searching on ebay I guess!

Dysgu Mon 15-Aug-11 19:31:28

Both my DDs have got IScoot scooters - two wheels at the front, folding is easy and they are steered by leaning which was actually the reason we bought the first one for DD1 nearly 2 years ago as she was very poor with physical development and it is meant to be 'more natural' for small children.

Last week we bought another one - this time for DD2 who is now 2.7 years old and she has got the hang of it really quickly.

DD1 has used hers almost daily since her third birthday (is 4.11 years now) and it is arguably the best thing we ever did for her as far as her physical development went.

hester Mon 15-Aug-11 21:36:13

rizzo, my dd2 picked this up very quickly - she now steers very expertly - and she isn't yet 2.

chicaguapa Mon 15-Aug-11 21:39:35

DD has a Micro Sprite. She got it for Christmas and it fell apart about a month ago. Rather than buy a new one, we replaced the broken bit for £15. Now another bit has broken and it's another £10 to fix that. Unfortunately it's only guaranteed for 6 months. hmm I'm not very impressed tbh. I'd expect more from a £55 scooter. She hasn't been doing any stunts on it so it really should have lasted longer than it did.

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