What they say:
The exquisitely Swiss designed and engineered Mini 2 Go Deluxe Plus offers a variety of uses for toddlers and young children. For children aged 18 months+ the Mini 2 Go Deluxe grows with your child.
As they grow the drawer and seat can be removed turning the ride on in to a Mini Micro Deluxe scooter with adjustable handlebar which will last them until their 5th birthday.
What we thought:
Look and design:
Unlike many children’s scooters and toys this is a very attractive and well-designed piece of kit. You can choose from four stylish colours and you can even buy a helmet in a matching shade.
This is a sturdy scooter that feels like it will last the inevitable battering from a busy toddler. It’s easy to steer and if you end up pushing it along yourself during a walk, it’s lightweight, and easy to manoeuvre.
The only thing I can fault with the design is that we found that our daughter wasn’t able to rest her feet on the raised footplate properly and ended up resting them on the wheels. I’m hoping that as her legs get longer it will be easier for her to do this and she won’t have to drag her feet along the floor.
My 18-month-old daughter tested this model and was very intrigued by it from the moment it came out of the box. She absolutely loves sitting on it and being pushed along but equally enjoys pushing it along herself. The bar at the back is height adjustable so it’s easy for her push.
If we go on a short walk we’ll take the scooter with us and leave her pushchair at home so that she can walk, if she feels tired she can sit on the scooter and be pushed.
The draw at the bottom is very handy for holding nappies, a drink, snacks and a cuddly toy- all essentials when out with a toddler.
It’s recommended that your child wears a helmet but ours outright refused, so for the moment we’re only pushing her at a slow pace and I’m sure as she gets older this won’t be an issue.
She hasn’t quite got the hang of pushing herself along with her feet yet but I’m sure with more practice that will soon come.
Value for money:
This might seem like a costly toy to shell out for initially but the beauty of it is that it will last a child until they’re 5! The scooter is able to grow with them and turns into stand on scooter as they become more mobile. This combined with the fact it’s designed to last makes this a worthwhile investment and justifies the cost.
We store this scooter in the boot of my car that way our daughter can use it whenever we’re out and about. It’s quite compact, very light and doesn’t take up too much room, ideal if you live in a flat or small house.
- For more information visit http://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/