Now that Spike is 17 months and properly walking, him and Spud have become proper little buddies. They copy each other, wind each other up and generally cause mischief together. Spike learns everything from Spud and wants to get involved with no real understanding that he is still too little. One thing he has had his eye on for months is Spud’s Mini Micro Scooter. He is still far too small to reach the handle and doesn’t have the skill to scoot so when Micro Scooter offered him the award winning 3-in-1 Mini Micro Scooter with a seat attachment we bit their hand off.
Suitable from 1-5 years it starts off as a ride on and then progresses to a mini scooter with O bar handle and then transforms into the same Mini Micro Scooter that Spud has. When it arrived Spud was extremely excited because it meant that he could go scooting with Spike and immediately started helping me to set it up.
Setting it up is so easy, you simply choose between the O Bar or the Mini Micro Scooter handle and slot it into the base board. If you are attaching the ride on seat you choose from one of two height positions and screw it on with the Allen key provided in the box. Initially we set it up on the lowest setting but Spike is really tall for his age so we had to move him up the higher setting for comfortable scooting. It did take him a while to get used to the ride on version because all Micro Scooters turn if you lean and his balance was pretty rubbish. It got put aside for a few weeks with Spud using it occasionally to zip around the house whilst Spike still tried to scoot on the big version.
Once Spike had mastered balancing whilst walking he decided that maybe the ride on Micro Scooter was for him and started using it a lot more. He is still really slow but he is a really cautious toddler, Spud would have been haring around the house on it at this age! I often have them chasing each other up and down the hallway on their scooters so it has provided a lot of fun for both of them!
When Spike has super balance and starts showing some signs of being able to do the scooting action we will take the seat off and he will have a scooter with a much lower handle using the O bar. When he grows we can remove the O bar and put the proper Mini Micro Scooter bar in and it will be identical to Spud’s. The quality of the Micro Scooters is fantastic and I can’t fault them for that, they are withstanding some pretty rough play and crashes into radiators and walls, they will definitely last the full age range that they cover and them some. We have lost a tiny bit of sticker off the front of Spud’s but apart from that there isn’t a scratch on them. The fact that Spike’s lasts him for at least 4 years makes it worth every single penny of the £74.95 price tag.