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A friend of mine who has a daughter exactly a year older than my daughter often compare notes about their very similar personalities and interests. Before Christmas we were discussing the mutual love of the outdoors that both our daughters share, and she told me about her daughter's scooter which she adored. and had got when she was two. I had previously never had thought a two year old would be coordinated or balanced enough to be able to work a scooter but she assured me her daughter loved it and got the hang of it very quickly. She recommended this OzBozz first scooter which is suitable for children from 2 upwards as it can be changed from four wheels to three wheels to two wheels as they grow so it should be useful for a considerable time. My parents were looking for ideas for my daughter for Christmas and I suggested this OzBozz first scooter which I had found on amazon, but have since seen in Argos. I did ask my Mum not to get it in pink as I wanted it to be used again if we ever had another child in the future and it turned out to be a boy, so my parents bought the one shown at the top of the screen in blue and green. It can be purchased in several other colours but this can also affect the price as well.
My husband spent Christmas night putting it together for my daughter so she could use it the next day. He didn't seem to have much trouble following the instructions to put it together. I loved the fact that it can be folded down easily to be carried and transported in the car when not in use. A small little green ball is pulled out and the scooter can be folded down and it locks it so it won't fold down on the child or open up when closed, so it is pretty secure. You can also adjust the front bar of the scooter as she grows to suit her height, though obviously we haven't had to do so yet. Likewise she started and is continuing with four wheels, which is definitely was she needs for balance certainly at the moment.
We took my daughter out on her scooter on Boxing Day for the first time and even after half an hour we could see her starting to show some signs of what to do, although she gave up easily and I think it seemed like a lot of hard work with little reward initially. However most dry days we tried to give our daughter a chance to practice, she even practiced in the garage in the winter whilst my husband was working in it, just practicing turning etc. and it didn't seem to take long before she really did get the hang of it and start to ride it like older boys and girls, and became muc h more confident. It was also nice to see that she started to enjoy it as she realised she could adjust her speed and liked to go up and down the small gradients of the hills into the driveways where we live. It is now the case that the first toy that my daughter asks for when we are outside if her scooter.
All in all, this was a brilliant buy. It is perfect for a two year old as a first scooter, as they can balance easily with the four wheels, and also there are good grips on the hand bars, but it has the potential to be used for a number of years because you can adjust both the height and the number of wheels. SHe has great fun with her scooter and it is a big favourite but also it offers her good exercise particularly as she learns to build up speed with it. A great buy!
We bought the Ozbozz my first scooter for my son's third birthday last year which is a year ago now. A friend of mine recommended it to me and after reading the selling details online I thought it sounded like the perfect first scooter. A scooter that can start with four wheels and can be taken down to three wheels then two wheels so my son could gain his confidence on it. It sounded to me like the perfect first scooter for my three year old. A versatile scooter that would grow with him.
Once we had bought the scooter it took a bit of assembling. Lucky for me I had a man about the house to put it together and although it took a short while he made it look easy enough. It did come with some good instruction to help you along your way. Once up I thought it look quite nice in its bluey purple colour and bright green wheels. I did notice then that it felt quite heavy but thought that was to make it sturdy. All in all I was pleased with the scooter.
My first scooter is a sturdy well built scooter that you have no fear of it falling over. It has four good size wheels on it to give your child good stability and balance and eventually these wheels can be taken off to make a three wheeler and then a two wheeler, removing them is fairly simple. It has an adjustable height on the handle and bobbley green handles to give your child grip. It also claims to have an easy fold and lock system for transportation with just the pull of a pin lock.
On unwrapping his scooter on his birthday he wanted to be on it straight away. He scooted slowly around the living room on it beaming as he now had a scooter he kept his balance on it well turning the handles with ease to move round things. I was pleased with our purchase and felt we had made a good one.
But over time I have come to realise it isn't quite as perfect as I thought it would be and I am now looking for a replacement for my son. I can't argue it is good as a first scooter with its sturdy four wheels to get your child moving and feeling their way to scooting. But after a year I am already looking for a replacement and for a scooter that I thought would grow with my child I am a bit disappointed. My main problem with the scooter is how heavy it is too a small child. The scooter is recommended for children from 2 years and although the weight makes it sturdy and up right for that age it makes it sluggish as they get older. My son has had it a year and he is quite slow on it. I have had my older son on it and he moaned it was heavy and hard work. It is recommended for children up to 7 years so as I have said I was thinking it would grow with my child. The foot plate courses concern there is about 20cms in length for your actual foot to stand on without your shoe touching the back wheel so you would have to hope your child doesn't have big feet! The folding down of the scooter is useful although most of the time I chuck the scooters in the back of the car up right so the pin on my son's scooters to release it is a bit stiff. Once folded it would fit in the boot of even a very small car so I guess that is a handy extra too it.
All in all I am a bit disappointed as I thought it would last my son a lot longer with its versatile wheel option but to be honest I don't think my son will ever get down to two wheels on it because we will have replaced it. I haven't written it off though as a first scooter for a two year old I think it works it is strong and sturdy and even after been thrown about for a year it is still in one piece! Personally though once your little one has learnt how to scoot I think they will want something more than this scooter can give them.
I purchased my son's off Amazon last year for £23 which at the time I felt was a great price. It is roughly the same price now but given the chance again I wouldn't have paid that much for it. It has taught my son to scoot but now we are looking for something better and more fun.
My husband bought this scooter from Amazon when my son was two; we paid around £20 for it 18months ago.
The scooter is designed to be used from the age of 2 until 7 and is a great little starter scooter. It comes in pieces and you have to put it together yourself, with the help of an allen key, it was fairly easy to do, especially for me as I just watched. The scooter is metal and has soft green pliable plastic handles and plastic wheels. At first the scooter has 4 wheels, two at the back and two at the front, as your child gets the hang of scooting around you can remove the wheels, so it can have two at the front and one at the back and finally one wheel at the front and one at the back, like a proper scooter.
The best thing about this scooter is that it folds in half so it is easy to store and take away on holiday in the car.
The foot base is quite wide and has a grip plates that is made from what feels like sand, so your child does not fall off and the handles are height adjustable so the scooter grows with tour child. It is also very sturdy and can with stand a lot of being dropped n the fall and from the inevitable scraps and bumps whilst in use. The only downside is that the wheels become scuffed and well worn very quickly if used on rough ground, but you can get replacement parts, though we have not had to as yet.
Overall I would recommend this scooter to others as it is well priced, looks good, is sturdy and will last a long time.
We have recently returned from our holiday in Devon, our 2 children were given some pocket money by their grandparents so we went out one day to make sure we bought them something nice with it. Our youngest is far too young for a scooter but I have been trying to find something for our 2 year old for a while that would be good for him. I feel like he is too big for a ride-on type toy but too small for a bike.
I hadn't really considered a scooter before but we were in a huge toy shop and there was 'My First Scooter'. They had one out on display so I gave it to our son and was just about to start explaining to him how to use it when he merely put one foot on and pushed with the other as if he was some sort of pro! That was my decision made for me and we bought it.
The scooter says it is suitable for 2 years plus. Our son is 2 years and 2 months so the perfect age. It is brilliant as it transforms from a 4 wheel, to a 3 wheel, to a 2 wheel the older and more competent you get.
It was very easy to assemble with a few bolts and came complete with spanner and allen keys. I have started him off with the 4 wheel mode (2 at the front, 2 at the back) as it makes it nice and sturdy for him to practice. I have even had a quick whizz around myself on it and feels very safe and sturdy even under my weight. The wheels seem very good quality and the whole scooter appears to be very well made.
You can get them in either girls or boys colours. The one we have is blue with green wheels and handle bars. The handle bars are good, thick, chunky and very grippy. The part where your foot goes has a coarse finish to aid grip.
To change the mode of it from 4 wheel to 3 and 3 to two etc is very easy, it comes with all the spare/different parts you need and is just a case of undoing what is there and replacing it with a different bolt.
Our son is loving it. He has got the hang of it really quickly and I am very happy with my purchase. Mainly because I am not in any way an impulsive shopper, I research everything and shop around for the best deals! So for me to go in to a toy shop and buy something with no idea of what I was looking for is quite an achievement! So I was very pleasantly suprised to find out that it was quite a bargain. I had a look on Amazon when I got home to find out they these scooters sell for around £17. We paid just £12.99 for it in a department store in Newton Abbott. It was not on sale nor discounted so I am very happy with the price we paid.