Scooters are basically a toddler / kids must have nowadays, am I right! Some children don’t even seem to leave the house without one anymore.
A few months ago I started researching the best toddler scooter models out there as I wanted to get one for my daughter (she is now 22 months old at the time of writing). There are so many different scooter models for toddlers out there in the market but the one that I see around the most is the the Mini Micro Scooter.
I decided to get Vicky a 3in1 Mini Micro Scooter which is designed for children from the age of 12 months to 5 years as I really liked the idea that the scooter would grow with her. It’s not a particularly cheap toy, so if you’re on the hunt for a toddler scooter and thinking about getting a Mini Micro scooter then I hope you find this review useful.
What I love about the Mini Micro Scooter
Grows with your child
The 3in1 Mini Micro scooter is designed to be used by children from 12 months up to 5 years. The scooter turns from a ride on scooter with seat to a toddler scooter and finally a “big kid” scooter with adjustable handlebar.
The seat can be fixed to the O-bar at two different heights so you can find the best position for your child. The O-bar will teach them to scoot with greater control, which can then be upgraded to the T-bar once they are more confident and balanced.
The scooter is really lightweight (only 1.5kg)! It is designed so that children can lift it by themselves which is important as they will want to be able to pick up the scooter to move around corners when they are just starting out and you can easily carry it for them when your child has decided that it doesn’t want to scoot anymore. You can even purchase a shoulder strap so you can just swing it over your shoulder.
Despite being quite light, I find the 3in1 Mini Micro Scooter to be very sturdy. The 3-wheel set up means makes it more stable than if it was on two wheels and the wheels in the front are slightly bigger than the one in the back which makes it easier to scoot on uneven surfaces or over little bumps.
It doesn’t have a folding mechanism like the bigger models (although you can easily unclip the handlebar if you want to store it or put under your pram) which makes it stronger and the platform is really low on the ground so perfect for little feet.
What I also like is that the scooter isn’t making any funny rattling or plasticky noises when in use, if you know what I mean.
And should the scooter ever get damaged, you can easily repair it: Micro scooters are made with individual parts which means that each part is replaceable.
Design your own and variety of accessories
There are so many accessories to go with your scooter. And when you go for the “Create your own 3in1 Mini Micro Scooter” you can a totally unique scooter for your child.
We’ve gone for the little basket so that bunny can come on a ride with Vicky at all times, the lunch bag that can be attached to the handlebar (useful when we start using it to scoot to nursery) and the handle bar tassels.
We also got a push handle that can be attached to the little seat and the push’n’carry strap.
Other products you can pimp your scooter with are bells, bottle holders that can be attached to the handlebar, a little trailer that can be attached to the seat, a horse or dino head to name a few. The possibilities are endless!
And of course you can get helmets in different sizes and a variety of gorgeous designs.
What I don’t like about the Mini Micro Scooter
There isn’t really anything that I don’t like about it. I really can’t fault it! The only downside is probably the price. It isn’t cheap compared to some other kids scooters in the market but it might well be the best quality scooter. For me the fact that it grows with my child is a big bonus which means that we’ll get a lot of use out of it over the years.
One thing that I need to say though is that it did take Vicky some time to figure out how to steer her scooter. Unlike her Scuttlebug that steers like a bike the Mini Micro Scooter turns by leaning into the direction the child wants to go in. At the beginning Vicky was just lifting her scooter round the corners, bless her, but she’s slowly getting the hang of it now. Her cousin who is the same age as her doesn’t have a Scuttlebug and she figured out how to steer the scooter straight away.
What can I say – my daughter absolutely loves her Mini Micro Scooter. I love the idea that she can grow with her scooter and upgrade it to the “big girl” version when she is getting more confident and balanced. So if you’re on the hunt for a great quality toddler scooter I would definitely recommend it.
Have your kids ever tried a Micro Scooter?
The mini micro scooter and accessories have been gifted to us for review but all opinions are my own.