Spring weather is here (or approaching for some of you), which I could not be more happy about! Anyone who knows me, understands I basically hibernate in the winter. No braving the cold for the sake of having fresh air. Nope. Not for me! So when it starts getting warmer, this mama bear and her cubs venture out into the outside world to play! And, my girls go-to outside toy, is always their Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter and Micro Maxi Kick Scooter. There are so many different colors offered. You have to check them out!
Seriously, these scooters are so cool! I am jealous that it’s socially acceptable for my children to just hop on and fly down the road! My husband and I decided to get the girls one big gift for the 2016 Christmas holiday, and I am so happy that we ended up with this purchase. You might be wondering why I’d be talking about something we gave our children over a year ago…….it’s because they still use them…daily! Truly, it’s one of the best purchases I’ve ever made in the toy genre.
We originally bought two Micro Minis (one pink and one purple), but at the last-minute, returned one and bought the Micro Maxi instead for my older child. We had a freak out moment since my oldest was almost turning five years old at the time that she might quickly outgrow the Micro Mini. The Micro Maxi Kick Starter is bigger, and although it’s pricier, we chose to spend more in hopes that we wouldn’t have to upgrade her to a larger size as she grew. My youngest who was approaching four years old is on the petite side, so we knew she’d be able to ride her Micro Mini for a while (and now as she’s approaching five years old, she is still completely fine with her Micro Mini). That logic definitely was the right decision for us.
I read quite a few reviews on less expensive scooters, and ultimately, I felt the consensus was that by paying about $30-$40ish more (pertaining to the Micro Mini), you can get a very good quality scooter that is designed well for toddlers/young children. I love the comfort of the three wheels. The highest complaint among parents for other scooters I was researching was their unhappiness that many other brands had two wheels located in the rear and their child’s foot kept hitting the wheel in the back. The Mini’s double wheels are located in the front, which alleviates the potential for frustrated crying breakdowns. (And, less face it, that’s worth $30 alone in one afternoon at the park!)
It’s delivered in a small box. It was insanely easy to assemble. And, bottom line, I want one for myself. We keep the scooters inside and when my house is decently picked up, the girls ride them around (surprisingly there is no damage to my hardwood floors). It’s hilarious to hear them say “I need to go to the bathroom” and quickly grab their scooter, ride to the bathroom, get off, use the restroom, hop back on the scooter, and return to their original location. Oh, those girls make me laugh!
Two questions for you…..
Do you have any outside toy suggestions for me to try? I need some more. I tend to like the ones that don’t involve me doing much assistance. 🙂
If you saw a mid-thirties woman scooting down the road with the wind blowing through her hair, the sun shining on her face, and singing Tom Petty Greatest Hits songs, would you be alarmed or join me? Just curious……
Products: Micro Mini Deluxe Scooter and Micro Maxi Kick Starter Scooter
Purchased at: Amazon
Pain Points: I don’t have any, but my girls wish it had a basket to carry their stuffed animals and a bell. 🙂 I have been known to tie stuffed animals to the front, so in most cases that is an acceptable alternative for them. I’d also like to mention that no stuffed animals are harmed during the tie up process. It may look like they are being strangled, BUT, I assure you they are not real and not being harmed! 🙂
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