Product Type: Scuttlebug baby toys
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Bug Red Scuttlebug
Member Name: Pookiesmama
Bug Red Scuttlebug
Advantages: Lots of fun, good quality and compact
Disadvantages: Has quite a wide turn
Why did I purchase such a toy?
Well to be honest I made the mistake of buying my son a trike without realising that his feet didn't reach the floor or the pedals so he would sit on it in the hallway brmming enthusiastically without any movement and would then get rather frustrated and try to jig it forward with little to no success. The scuttlebug is ideal for toddlers starting at approximately 12/13 months of age as it allows them to push it like a trolley or sit on it and propel themselves along with their legs/feet therefore building up the strength in their legs. (The scuttlebug is not to be used past the age of 3 and not suitable for children >20Kg according to the instructions)
Where, how much and what did I get?
I purchased the Scuttlebug at full price from Argos (£25) and was suprised at the size of the box I was handed which was about 30cmx50cm with a handle which was much easier to transport home than the trike which was contained in something the size of a shipping crate. Once I got home I opened the box to find the scuttlebug already assembled but folded down with the instructions which were an absolute doddle and all I had to do was release the lock and extend the legs and push down on the seat to ensure it all locked into place - Took less than a minute and my son was whizzing around in less than 30 seconds. The scuttlebug comes in various patterns and colours pink, blue, red, yellow and orange (All colours except orange which is exclusive to John Lewis are found on Amazon and Argos only sell the Red one) and is lightweight and very compact which is ideal when you're out and about as I can fit it in my rucksack.
Does my son like the Scuttlebug?
He absolutely adores the scuttlebug and terrorises the poor cat with it which is another issue which cannot be blamed on the product. The scuttlebug has taken quite a bit of toddler force due to tantrums and general lack of fear on my son's part and hasn't got a scratch on it which is pretty impressive and the only thing that seems to frustrate my son is the fact that it doesn't have the tightest of turning which means that he's having to perform 9 point turns as opposed to 3 point turns or gets off it and turns it around other than that I cannot find anything wrong with this product.
Would I recommend this product to others?
Well if you've got a toddler who's just starting to walk or has started walking but is too short for a trike then yes I definently do recommend this toy and believe it is of good build quality and alot of fun. If you don't have a toddler who can make use of this toy and/or are over 3 then probably not.
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