“ Brand: Hello Kitty / Type: Scooter „
We bought this scooter for Hope about 2 years ago now and she plays on it regularly as does her little brother who now likes to try to join in with whatever she does. we had been looking for a scooter for a while and we just couldn't resist this one when we saw it as she adores Hello Kitty!
I forget the exact price we paid for it but it was about £25, I know that I didn't mind paying the price we did. We bought it from Tesco and there were others that were slightly cheaper but this one looked good quality and of course it had Hello Kitty on it! We chose this design too because it has 2 wheels at the back so it is more stable so a good scooter for a little one to have when they are first learning what to do with it. Hope was 2 and a half when we first bought this so it was ideal, now she is 4 and a half so is probably about the right age to start using a 2 wheel scooter. So seeing as she has used this for 2 years I think it's been good value for money.
It is very robust and good quality. The wheels are not small and wobbly, instead they are nice and wide which provides a good stable ride. They have lots of indents in them to help with grip too so this is the safest scooter you can get I think! The little platform for them to stand on is pink with little pale pink bows on and is a good width for your little one to stand. The others we looked at seemed so narrow I was worried Hope would lose her balance or slip off by mistake. This ons is that bit wider which makes it seem safer especially for those little ones who haven't had a scooter before.
To turn the scooter you turn the handle bars and this is easy to do, they aren't so lose that it becomes too fast and easy to turn but are not too stiff either so it's ideal. The handbars are white with Hello Kitty written on them in bright pink and the little handles themselves are bright pink. At the front of this is a clip on plastic hello kitty picture which is nice, however, Hope keeps snapping it off and it spends more time being off than on and it is a little pointless, I can't help but think a little basket would have been more efficient really!
Hope loves this. She mainly plays with it inside although of course it is really an outside toy. She likes to stand on it and push along the hallway whilst her little brother races her on his bike! It's very cute to watch. It is a really good height for her, I've never thought it was too big and I still don't think it is too small so it has lasted her a good while.
It's all plastic or metal so pretty easy to clean although there are grooves in the wheels and these can get dirty but they wash off with a hose pipe aimed at them!
We have had no problems with this, Hope loves it and it just seems like such good quality I cannot really complain at all!
I bought this for my grandchildren in the summer.
I had wanted to buy them a scooter and my daughter said I should get one with two wheels at the back so that they are more stable for them.
My granddaughter adores Hello Kitty so when I saw this one in Tesco I just couldn't resist it.
It took about 20 minutes for my husband to construct it and we had to take it back and get another one as a part was missing on it which was a bit frustrating but Tesco did a straight swap and it was no hassle really.
It is certainly very girlie, it has quite a wide, bright pink platform for your little one to stand on, big pink wheels and pink handles. On the front is a Hello Kitty sign which can clip on and off.
My grandchildren love playing with this. They have had it in the garden but I have to admit it is mainly played on in the house seeing as the weather has been so poor for them to be outside. Because it is all plastic it has been easy to clean down for bringing indoors.
It is very stable, we haven't had any accidents on this so I definitely recommend this or one with two wheels on the back so that it is stable as can be.
My granddaughter who is 3 plays on it a lot.
The only negative is that it is very light so it can easily fall over so be careful. There have been a few near misses when this has fallen and almost landed on top of something so we have taken to storing it well out of the way so that it can't be knocked over.
It cost £20 from Tesco last summer and I think that is a fair price to pay.
Even though she just turned 5, my youngest daughter is quite dinky for her age. Her birthday was a couple of weeks ago, and she spent a lot of the summer riding round the garden on her older sisters scooters, which to be fair have seen better days, so when it came to asking her if there was anything in particualr she wanted for Christmas, the first thing she answered with was...a scooter!
I had a browse around the usual toy stores and came across lots of different designs, but it was only when I found a new B&M store opened nearby that we spotted this Hello Kitty one. I loved the idea of a scooter that was a bit more sturdy with 3 wheels and thought the chance of her falling off of it were decreased slightly.
After looking around it appears these scooters come in a fairly big variety of designs. Unlike the photo above, the one my daughter has has the two wheels at the front, and one at the back. The two at the front are slightly wider than the one at the back, and are bright pink, and the wheel at the back has a soft plastic 'arc' over it that acts as a brake. I thought my daughter might struggle with this but after we demonstrated to her that she just needed to gently put her foot on it and the scooter would stop, she quickly got the hang of it.
The scooters base is wider than the scooters aimed at slightly older children, giving little feet room for both to be stood on. The base is pink, and has a picture of Hello Kitty herself on it. The handle is quite sturdy, with foam padding on the handles to make it kinder for little hands to grip on to!
This came boxed in a long brightly coloured box, and assembly was minimal. The base came with all the wheels already attached, and all we had to do was slot the handle into the base and make sure it clicked into place. I didnt think it seemed enough to hold the handle in place, but its very sturdy with no wobbling at all.
This brightly coloured scooter is really sturdy and my daughter has spent hours zipping around on it and loves it. This scooter costs us just £20 in B&M, and they also sold the same kind of scooter with a Mickey and Minnie Mouse design on it for the same price, and I noticed yesterday the Hello Kitty 3 wheel scooter with a slightly different design around the handlebars was on sale in Argos for £24.99. As I said my daughter is dinky for her age, and right now this scooter is the perfect height for her and would last her height wise at least until her next birthday, but I would say this scooter would be great for kids aged 3 to around 6 - my friends 3 year old had a go on this the other day and had no problems with the height of it.
Father Christmas brought this for our little girl last christmas, she was two and a half and as our older two daughters have big girl scooters, she wanted one too. Of course when choosing the right scooter we had several things to take into account a) It had to be pink, b) she needed to be able to balance on it c) It had to be made 'for big girls only', this scooter ticked all the boxes.
My husband (ahem Father Christmas) managed to put this together quite easily on Christmas Eve and I didnt hear any shouts either so it must be pretty easy to assemble.
The scooter itself has cerise colour bars with pale pink handles and a pink plastic Hello Kitty picture which clicks onto the front. The board is very wide compared to other similar types of scooter and is a pink and white Hello Kitty theme.
We purchased this from Argos and paid £24.99, however I have since seen it on sale in the Home and Bargain store for around £15.00 but you have to be lucky and catch it in stock and it is also a slight variation on the one we have but does the job just the same.
The scooter has been left outside continuously since Christmas and has withstood the weather really well, the pictures and the colouring are now starting to fade slightly but as I say it has been left outside through the wind, rain, sun and even snow (who can forget the mayhem last christmas caused by the weather).
It is also very robust as when my daughter has finished scooting along she tends to just drop it on the floor and run to her next plaything so it has taken quite a beating over the last ten months and all the parts still work perfectly fine - no bits falling off and no damage caused either.
Overall a great sturdy scooter definitely work purchasing.
When my youngest daughter turned 3 last year, I wanted to get her something special for her birthday, something totally different to anything her older sister has because she tends to live in her sister's shadow, so I wanted to get her something unique just for herself. And a scooter is what I came up with - a Hello Kitty one - as Hello Kitty seems to be all the rage at the moment.
**A 3 Wheeler**
With her only being 3 I decided to get her a 3 rather than 2 wheeler because I thought she would be more stable on this with her not ever having used a scooter before. I did a bit of shopping around because I didn't want to spend too much; I found this one for half price in Tescos, I think I paid about £15 for it, which I thought was pretty good.
The scooter required a small amount of assembly, which my husband tackled with ease, and it has not fallen apart yet so he must have done a pretty good job because it has certainly been through the motions since October last year.
After my husband had assembled it, he was not particularly impressed with the scooter's appearance or with the materials it has been made with - he thought it seemed a bit flimsy and easily breakable (I think he was expecting a miniature bike or something!), he also thought it seemed very lightweight. I however, was quite impressed with the way it looked, the entire thing is pink and white and covered in Hello Kitty writing and logos. Even the wheels are pink and although they are not made from rubber but from some sort of soft plastic, they seemed pretty sturdy, and I had to point out to my husband that our daughter who is only 3 years old is not going to make much of an impact on these wheels. The frame is made from metal, with the main bulk of it being quite a thick column which shows it is strong and will take the weight of a child. The foot plate is made from plastic which is rough so the child's foot can grip easily; this footplate is also quite broad so there is room for movement of the child's foot as they are scootering along. The handlebar grips are made from a soft rubber with lots of little bobbles on, so the child's hand can grip them easily, they also have buffers on each end so the child's hands will not slip off.
The entire thing to me looks lovely and well made, and the fact that it is lightweight is brilliant because it is meant for a younger child so they can easily manoeuvre it and themselves about. My daughter loves scootering up and down our hallway (which is laminate) and she has no problems with lifting it and turning it around etc.
**Let's Get Scootering**
My daughter loved her scooter from the moment she laid eyes on it, and she uses it most days. It runs really smoothly, especially on our laminate flooring. She tends to play with it a lot inside and she can get going quite fast with it, so far she has never fallen off - and I believe this to be because it has the 3 wheels so it can stand up on its own anyway, and it would be quite difficult for it to topple over once a child is playing on it.
It also runs really well outside although she is not quite as confident on concrete as she is on laminate. I let her ride it to preschool yesterday afternoon and because it was just me and her (no big sister to keep up with and no school-run chaos) she did really well, and I was actually really surprised at how fast she can go on an uneven pavement. This was the first outing we have had with it where she hasn't given up after 2 metres so I was beginning to wonder whether it was any good for outdoor use, but yesterday has proved to me that it is and it was just my daughter being feeble in the past as to why she couldn't get going on it outside, she obviously just needed more practise. Although saying that she has played with it in the garden regularly with no issues, perhaps it was just too daunting for her trying to ride a scooter amongst a load of children on a busy path to school.
We have had this for 4 months now and it still looks great and the wheels have barely been marked, there is just slight wear and tear around the centre of the tyres. I think it will last her at least another year or so before she grows out of it. I would say it is definitely for a child from about age 2 up to about 4 years. My 5 year old is far too big for it, and she now has a 2 wheeler which is perfect for her age group; this 3 wheeler is ideal for toddlers and preschoolers.
I see this listing states it's from ELC, but I cannot find it on the ELC website - they are available from Tesco Direct for £15 which is where I got ours from.
My daughter was desperate for a scooter for her birthday this year. Her co-ordination on two wheels isn't the best so we decided to buy her a three wheeled scooter to give her some confidence before progressing onto something a little more grown up.
Hello Kitty is a popular brand in our house at the moment, so it was a no brainer to buy something to fit the craze from our daughter.
There are actually a few designs of scooters available in Hello Kitty, both two and three wheeled. I chose this design as I felt it looked quite grown up for what is essentially a starter scooter for my daughter.
The design of the scooter is pleasing on the eye in shades of pink and white. There isn't too much white that you would cringe at and worry that the scooter will take on a distinct shade of grey after a few turns outside. The foot plate is pink which is a good start for muddy shoes.
A few stickers of Hello Kitty are dotted around the frame, with the main attraction being the front plate that is actually made of separate plastic and attached on after the scooter has been made.
To make the scooter, I thought would be a simple process, but in all seriousness even with reading the instructions both myself and my husband were a bit stumped as to how the back wheels slotted together. You can imagine that when you have built your scooter, it has to be completely safe as you are entrusting it to one of the most precious things in your life.
The instructions are clear in design, however we felt that the actually pieces that were required for different parts of the scooter looked too similar in design but were actually different and needed for different reasons, so you couldn't mix them up.
The scooter is marketed as having an adjustable handle to grow with the child. When we built it to begin with we thought the overall height of the scooter was too small. Our daughter is quite short for her four years, but as the scooter is designed for three years upwards, we still thought that a tall three year old would find this too short.
Thankfully you can raise the handle a fair length, but it's not an easy process, nor one that will take a couple of minutes. To achieve this you have to undo one of the tightest bolts you just did up to ensure the safety of your child when using the scooter. For this reason I would advise getting the height right for your child at the building process if possible.
Once built, the scooter is solid and looks well constructed. If you find it doesn't feel right then you probably haven't built it correctly so it would be advisable to make sure before it's used.
The stickers were essentially just clear plastic stickers that I don't actually think will stay looking nice for a long amount of time. I don't think if they were removed then it would detract too much from the overall design of the scooter, as the front plate specifically tells you it's a Hello Kitty design, and this won't be removed through peeling like stickers will.
The scooter is quite a chunky design which is perfect for smaller children, or learners. I thought the foot plate area was a decent size, and would last the child as their feet get bigger and wider. The handlebars are a decent thickness and easy to hold. The width of the handlebars isn't too wide for a smaller child which was a nice touch.
We bought the scooter for £25 which is its average price. I think this is the top price I would pay for this scooter, as there are many more on the market for slightly less money. I think the popularity of the branding will always affect the price of a product.
Overall this scooter is proving us well. Whilst it's a shame it doesn't fold in half to transport or store within the house or shed, it isn't too big and sits in the corner nicely. For the price we paid, I feel as though we have been getting value for money, and my daughter loves it.