Ds1, having previously been adamant he didn't want a scooter (very lacking in confidence physically), apparently had a go on someone else's at school and now wants one. It's his birthday soon so we're considering it.
Thing is, the mini ones are marketed age 3-5 and the maxi ones 6-12. Would a maxi scooter be too difficult for him to control? Or just too big? I don't want to buy a mini only to have to change it in a year. He's reasonably tall but quite immature in terms of coordination. I haven't really had a close look to compare them.
My DS is 5 and he's big for his age and not the most coordinated. We got him a maxi for his birthday and he's managed fine with it. The weight limit for the mini is about 20kg so that may be a consideration as well.
I had a similar quandry when buying for my DD for her 4th birthday. She is very tall so i was worried about the longevity of the mini however not great in terms of co-orindation/balance etc. She was given the maxi by her very generous -and childfree- uncle for her birthday and loves it. Its perfect in terms of size, not too heavy and def. the right choice for us.