Mac's been asking for a scooter for a while now. The three little girls that live across the street from us all have scooters, which Mac was notorious for "borrowing" from them without their permission (leading to tears and tantrums), so I figured it was probably time for him to have one of his own.
We tried out the Globber 3 Wheel Scooter and thought that it was the perfect scooter for little kids. It's designed for ages 3 and up and has an adjustable handlebar to accommodate kids of various heights. The handlebar steering also has a locking button for beginners that keeps the scooter more stable. It's super lightweight and easy for him to lug around by himself, but very durable to take all the abuse a 3 year old can throw at it. The base is also low to the ground, so there's less chance of him falling off.
We started with the locked steering for beginners, but Mac wasn't having that at all. One trip straight into the curb was all it took for us to pop the steering back on and let him go. I guess he was already used to steering the girls' scooters, so he flew right past beginner status. Also, when did my baby boy become such a big kid that he can hop on a scooter and ride off into the sunset?
Mim was pretty enamored with the scooter too. Every time Mac would cruise by her she'd squeal in delight and clap for him. He loved having his own cheering section and this give me a little glimpse into our future about how much she's going to worship him. It was really cute.
Mac's pretty excited to now be able to keep up with the rest of the kids on the street. He and Mim are two of the youngest and sometimes he gets frustrated when everyone else is faster than he is on their bikes and scooters. I'm hoping he'll get good enough on this that we can go for walks/runs together where I don't have to push him in a stroller or pull him in the wagon.
Anyone else have kids that love scooters?
* We received this product as part of the Savvy Sassy Moms Product Scouts program. All opinions are my own.
* You can get your own Globber 3 Wheel Scooter on Amazon (no affiliate links).