DS (5.5) is asking Father Christmas for a scooter. His current scooter is a basic 3 wheeler "Bob the Builder" one which is way too small for him, so we are happy to go along with this idea!! We thought we'd get him a 2 wheeler.
I've had a nose round the bike/scooter park at school today and there is a frightening range of types and prices. Anyone got any specific recommendation. Ideally we'd like something sturdy that will last him a few years.
DD (who turns 4 just after Christmas) also is keen on the idea of a scooter for Christmas. She doesn't have a scooter of her own but is proficient on DS's. As she'd inherit his old one by default, I don't want to get something the same as what we already have. I wonder if it is asking too much to get a 2 wheeler for her? Is there an "inbetween" sort of level scooter she could have? A lot of scooters I've looked at seem to be recommended for 5+.
My two have these Ozbozz Nebulus Scooter, cheap and cheerful. Come in silver/blue and silver/pink. They have been used almost constantly for nearly 1 year and are still in excellent condition. They fold up and are very handy for throwing in the boot. The handle bar can be set to 3 (or is it 2?) different heights. DD had just turned 5 when she got it, but at that point she was probably only as tall as average 4yr old, she had it on the lowest setting. She was quite wobbly for a while and went very very slowly, but loved it. We always store them indoors out of the rain.
Agree with squeaver. My ds has a Nebulus scooter but on our roads it is like driving a pneumatic drill. My dd has a micro scooter and ds borrows it and it rides like a dream. Am looking to get him a maxi for Chritmas-he is nearly 8 but they are so expensive. But I know he would use it all the time as they do tricks and stuff on them they are that well made.