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The Best Toddler Scooter

When our boys were two we had a 10 year old neighbor who was extremely cute and would come over to play with the boys most days after school. He would also ride his big kids scooters over thus inspiring a very early and obsessive love of scooters in the hearts and minds of certain twin boys. They could barely reach the handle bars of the big kid style razor scooter and if they managed to stand on the thing they would fall over immediately.  What we needed was a little kids scooter, a scooter for toddlers. Well, after exhaustive research on toddler scooters that consisted mainly of reading reviews on Amazon I ordered two Mini Kick Micro Scooters and a happy Birthday was had by all.

That’s Speedy circa 2005 on his new third birthday toddler scooter.  Yes, this scooter is manageable even for little kids. They have two wheels in the front, making it more stable. They stand up on their own and are not at all tippy. They have a brake on the back wheel, but I think the boys were 4 before they noticed it.

The greatest part of this scooter is the slow, easy turning, a feature I haven’t seen on any other scooter. Most have handlebars that actually turn, leading to accidental turning and then falling, tears and possible bleeding. The handlebars on this toddler scooter doesn’t turn. Instead, when you lean the wheels turn slightly to the right or left, causing slow, gentle turning. There are none of those sharp turns which lead to the aforementioned tipping and potential bleeding.

I love my boys, but I don’t think anyone would call them the most physically coordinated of children. They aren’t overly clumsy or anything, but I am not anticipating any Olympic medals in their future or anything. Well, I was astounded by how well they managed to actually use these toddler scooters from a very early age.

Click HERE for more information on the Mini Kick Scooter

So, if your little one is begging for their older sibling’s scooter, consider the Mini Kick Micro – now in pink too!

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15 comments… add one

  • sanchit November 18, 2008, 12:48 pm

    now that looks very kool!!!!!

  • sam sall January 27, 2009, 9:35 am

    that’s great ….scooter is wonderful toy and now the mini one is available…
    that is a great news

  • Julie Hawksworth April 14, 2009, 4:22 pm

    Thanks for a nice review, Toy Report. We now have Orange Mini scooters — very cool!

    best – Julie

  • Mary-Ann April 27, 2009, 10:45 am

    We are so glad that you and your children are enjoying your Mini Micro scooter. We currently have a competition running on our website http://micro-scooters.co.uk. Do you have a prize winning photograph of your Mini Micro scooter in action which you’d like to share? If so please send your pictures to info@micro-scooters.co.uk. With your consent we will update the pictures on our website regularly and every month a winner will be chosen and will receive a free Mini Micro scooter. As parents and directors, we value your comments on our products and are keen to gather as much feedback as possible.

  • Motorbike Helmets June 6, 2009, 12:20 am

    That is a nice scooter for kids. I have 2 myself and it works great and my kids love it.

  • Jean June 16, 2009, 2:19 pm

    Have you guys ever looked at Ybike Balance Bike? This is an award winning Balance Bike from South Africa that focus on the Balance development of toddlers. It was tested at he University of Stellenbosch ,South Africa and the results was amazing. Not only did it assist in motor skills development but it was a real confidence booster. Visit the site for more info and the test results. http://www.ybike.co.za launching soon in the US.

  • JK June 16, 2009, 4:32 pm

    Jean, I recently visited friends in South Africa and must agree with you, a very sexy toy with obvious benefits to toddles, YBIKE seems to have flooded South Africa, thats how they make such brilliant cricketers as can be seen at the Twenty20 World Cup in the UK

    cheers all

  • Jean June 18, 2009, 3:06 am

    Well with Ybike in Australia now they the generation of Auzie Cricketers might make the semis in the next Twenty20 World Cup.

  • Alfred August 12, 2009, 7:06 am

    nice scoot. This kick scooter is perfect choice for younger riders. Toddler’s can ride a scooter just like the bigger kids. This toy has two wheels in front for more stable steering, comes fully assembled, and folds for easy storage.

  • Janne Trainer November 21, 2009, 2:16 am

    that scooter is nice but be sure it is safe for children,give them helmet or knee pad,its for protection for younger riders or even not to the beginner..and beside your scooter is attractive to the buyer

  • Alexia April 23, 2010, 5:00 am

    Very cute and happy seeing children playing with scooters.And the pink scooter is toooooo good and stylish.Happy to know that its very easy and smooth to handle ans also very safe.But can i know the price for this so that i can save to gift it for my lovely baby on her birthday.

  • Summer September 14, 2010, 2:23 pm

    Thanks for this review! I have a ‘non-Olympian’ who really wants a scooter for her 4th birthday, and I think this might be perfect.

  • helen williams September 22, 2010, 10:22 pm

    any ideas where I can get a mini kick scooter in the GTA area? I live in Burlington

  • Remo September 24, 2010, 11:56 am

    Helen, since you’re in Canada, I’m not sure. I know that Amazon.com (not Amazon.ca) stocks these and will ship to Canada. Your best bet to find a local supplier is to contact the manufacturers US distributor at http://www.kickboardusa.com and ask where to get them in Canada.

  • sandy January 9, 2011, 12:27 am

    We have a very similar scooter for our 2.5 year old, that was given to him by a family friend. Ours has the two wheels at the back and one at the front though. This scooter looks pretty good also!

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