We received two Micro Scooters to review.
A little while back Top Ender and Baby Boy were sent Micro Scooters to have a play on. When they arrived Baby Boy was running round excitedly, despite already having a scooter that he wouldn't scoot on! I had said yes to reviewing these scooters for exactly that reason, both Top Ender and Baby Boy seem to lack the ability to ride any scooter, and one that balances itself might be the answer. We have seen the scooters reviewed on other websites and every time we go to London wee seem to see at least one child scooting on a Micro Scooter. From what I understood of them they were better to handle, a smoother ride than other scooters and also have a nice wide platform to stand on, which because is low to the ground is great for when anyone thinks they are going to fall off!
The first time we tried them it was just in the back garden going up and down the path, this wasn't much fun as all Top's and BB were doing was getting off the scooter and the end of the garden turning it round and scooting back. The handles you see don't turn unless you lean on the side you want to turn. I couldn't get used to this myself when helping BB along, but I am sure that if I was smaller and riding a scooter it would make more sense and also feel more sturdy too.
There are safety rules that come that come with the scooters which are drawn in cartoon form and give the basic rules of what you should and shouldn't do. You should wear protective head gear and pads, you shouldn't ride on the scooters when the ground is wet, you should read the manual (or at least a responsible adult should) you shouldn't ride bare footed... you get the idea. Baby Boy and Top Ender loved these easy to understand pictures and at one point I did think that Baby Boy was going to be taking the poster to bed with him!
Eventually came a dry day where we could go for a decent ride on the scooters. We set off and Top Ender quickly got the hang of pushing down harder on one side to turn or adjust herself on the scooter, BB struggled a little but was soon scooting better than on the other scooters we own.
Micro Scooters can be brought from the Micro Scooters website and range between £48 and £92.50 and come in a range of colours too!