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When I was younger, I wasn't really one for a bike as I had a scooter and went everywhere on this so for Laurens second birthday, my mum and dad decided to buy her a one. Most scooters are quite big but we spotted this one in Argos and we were instantly attracted to the design and decided to give is a go. *Assembly:* My mum assembled this so I cannot really say how easy it was but she said it wasn't long to assemble at all (about 5 minutes) and very easy to follow instructions. *The product:* The scooter has a nice bright pink chassis, with a blue board to stand on and pale blue handle bars. The wheels are really chunky and smooth and a baby pink colour. The scooter frame is made of steel and fully assembled it measures H59, W21, D61cm. One of the great features of the product is that the handle bar can be extended. The lowest setting is 59cm and the highest is 64cm, although this is only a difference of 5cm, it means that as Lauren grows, we can adjust it and not have to buy a new one for a while. On the handle bars, there is a lovely sheep which also doubles up as a bag, Lauren used to love packing this full of whatever she could find. The baby Annabell logo is displayed on both the plate and the front of the frame. *Price & Availability:* The RRP is around £23, ours was purchased from Argos where it is still available. At the time, Argos had a promotion on the product (it was the end of September so I think they were selling off the outdoor toys) and managed to buy it for around £12. *My Opinion:* The scooter is advertised as not suitable for under 3's, while I think at two, Lauren was a little too small, by the time she was around two and a half, she used to 'bomb' up and down my mums living room carpet. Having said that, I would not leave her on her own to play and I didn't let her outside on the path until she was a little bigger. I think this offers excellent value for money; two and a half years later Lauren still uses it (although she is getting a little too big for it now however she is quite tall for her age). Because this has three wheels, it is very sturdy and has never toppled over and even looked like it would! All in all, it is very well made and definitely worth the money (even at full price) and I cannot find any fault with it. The sheep bag is a great little accessory which most other scooters don't offer and Lauren really likes this. 5 out of 5 stars! Review may be on other sites under the same user name. Thanks for reading.
My sister is always hassling what to get my children for birthdays and Christmas; and as we now live in a smaller house, I always say don't buy things just for the sake of it. Which is why I am left to think of things for both my sister and my mum to buy. Last Christmas I thought a scooter would be nice for my youngest and not too expensive for my sister to buy. I set about looking for one. I came across the Baby Annabell scooter with a little lamb bag at the front that looked suitable. I thought it was £15 when we it was bought last year but now they are £20 from Argos which is the same place we got it from. The scooter has 3 wheels, 2 at the back and 1 at the front. It is blue and pink but it is definitely girly. It has lamb stickers and baby annabell stickers on the frame. The height of the handle bars are adjustable but we haven't adjusted them yet but need to look into doing so, when we find the correct sized allen key. The handles are quite chunky so that little hands can grib them easily and the wheels are the big type, so your child will be able to balance easily. (The 3 wheel scooters make it easier for little ones to ride as they are easier to balance on) The brake is at the back of the scooter and is just a carry on of where they put their foot that is not doing the hard work. They need to press down on it to stop the scooter which can be quite difficult as they don't realise they can use their scooting foot to do this. Scooters are a good way to get little ones out in the fresh air and to have some fun, although if they are only just learning to use it I wouldn't go too far or you might end up carrying it, which can be a pain as I know. My little one plays all kinds of things with her scooter, it sometimes ends up inside the house which isn't too much of a problem as we have wooden floors. It really has helped her imaginitive play. She plays with her teddies taking them for a ride or if she plays with her little dolls and animals the scooter can become the park. The brake part is a great slide. The frame a climbing frame and put a little toy in the bag on the handle bars and hey you have a swing. It really is enjoyable to watch her play games using the scooter for all sorts. The little lamb bag is a nice touch but the plastic buckles don't hold the straps tight enough to be worn by a child on their back and it won't stay on the handles of the scooter. This scooter is a good one for little ones from around 2-3 until they are too big to use it or no longer want to play on it. But remember a scooter isn't just for scooting My daughter still has this and still enjoys it both to scoot and play with dolls and animals on.