Product Type: ELC Outdoor Toy
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Hello Kitty 3 Wheeler Scooter
Member Name: loopylis
Hello Kitty 3 Wheeler Scooter
Advantages: Fun, bright, sturdy
Disadvantages: Only way this could be better would be maybe an extendable handlebar
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.
Summary: Great for active little girls