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I’ve been an admirer of Micro Scooters for a long time, having seen my friends with their toddlers and children racing around the park on scooters. I thought I’d need to wait until my toddler was at least 3 years old before trying a Micro Scooter, until I found out about the ingenious 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter which is designed for children aged 1 to 5.
A few weeks ago we were very lucky to receive a 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter for review with my 2 year old toddler from the lovely team at Micro Scooter. We chose the scooter in a vibrant neon yellow colour, which Imogen loves.
The 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter comes with the Scooter, Seat, O-Bar handle and T-Bar handle so you can adjust it accordingly for your child’s age giving your child the flexibility to grow with the scooter. It starts out as a ride on scooter with O-Bar handle and seat, then transforming into a small scooter when the seat is removed and eventually it becomes a Mini Micro Scooter when you add the T-Bar handle.
The black O-Bar and Seat is easily attached and we find it’s perfect for use when toddlers are gaining confidence in their agility and skills in balance and coordination.
Imogen loved trying her new 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter. For the first couple of weeks she rode the scooter using the O-Bar and Seat, which is suitable for children aged 1 to 3 years old. We find the scooter is perfect as an indoor toy and it glides smoothly on our wooden floors, adding variety to Imogen’s playtime at home.
Imogen soon got the hang of it and was scooting around at increasing speed, using her feet to push her along. The 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter provides toddlers with a skillful challenge in balance and coordination of movement. I’ve been impressed with the stability of the scooter and the very gentle turn of the wheels, making it safe and sturdy.
When Imogen was ready we transformed the 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter into a small scooter by removing the seat and leaving the O-Bar handle attached to the scooter so she could scoot around on it standing up.
Imogen enjoyed stepping on and off the scooter and soon learned the basics of riding a scooter while she practised steering with the O-Bar, which is very easy for little ones to hold on to.
Finally we transformed the 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter into a Mini Micro Scooter by replacing the O-Bar handle with the T-Bar handle. We simply couldn’t resist taking Imogen out to the park on her Mini Micro Scooter and she thought it was wonderful!
Imogen rode the Mini Micro Scooter with Mummy and Daddy holding the scooter whilst she got a feel for being on it outside. The Mini Micro Scooter T-Bar provides a good grip for young children to hold whilst moving along with the scooter.
After a few minutes Imogen was putting one foot on the ground to push the scooter along herself. It was great to watch and shows how she’s progressed from using the scooter with the O-Bar. The Mini Micro Scooter is suitable for children up the age of 5.
Imogen adores her 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter and it’s rarely out of her hands.
As parents we think it’s one of the best activity toys around. The scooter is well designed, safe, durable, suitable for indoor and outdoor use, flexible, light to carry and most importantly it encourages Imogen to discover and master the skills of balance and coordination whilst giving her a new found freedom.
The Mini Micro Scooter won Best Toddler Toy in the 2012 Nuremburg Toy fair. You can find out more about the incredible range of Micro Scooters at www.micro-scooters.co.uk.
Disclaimer: I was sent a 3 in 1 Mini Micro Scooter for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
Last week we were sent a Grobag baby sleep bag to review by The Gro Company. Baby sleep bags have been made by The Gro Company since 2000 and today an astounding 95% of parents in the UK choose to use baby and toddler sleep bags for their little ones.
We received an all year round 2.5 tog sleep bag for toddlers aged 18 – 36 months old. With a 2.5 tog sleep bag it’s recommended that your baby’s nursery is between 16 to 20 degrees Celcius. The free nursery thermometer that comes with every Grobag has been helpful for keeping an eye on the temperature in Imogen’s nursery.
Imogen is tall for her age so I was really impressed with the length of the sleep bag we received. It’s suitable for a child up to a maximum length of 98 cm. There is also a good width on the sleep bag which allows Imogen to move freely in the sleep bag during her sleep and when she’s awake in her cot bed.
Imogen’s Grobag fastens at the front with a zip that has a thick cotton zip guard to ensure it never rubs on her skin. There’s a popper at the bottom of the Grobag to safely ‘lock’ the zip so a curious toddler can’t open their Grobag.
The design of Imogen’s Grobag is Treetop Tales. It’s a crisp white on the back of the sleep bag with colourful circles and friendly characters on the front including a giraffe, owl, snail and chick. It’s bright and cheerful with rich colours that will suit all nurseries.
Some of the unique features I love about the Grobag baby sleep bag:
- Imogen stays cosy and warm throughout the night so there’s no worrying about whether she’s too hot or cold
- There are no covers or blankets to kick off which gives us peace of mind during the night
- The Grobag opens easily for any night time nappy changes
- 100% cotton fabric is used for the outer and lining of the Grobag
- The Grobag allows Imogen to move freely during her sleep and when she’s awake and playing in her cot bed
Grobag baby sleep bags have won many awards over the years and the Mother and Baby Awards 2011/12 Gold Award for Best Nursery Product.
Grobag sleep bags come in a range of sizes from 0 – 6 months up to 6 – 10 years. There’s also a range of three tog ratings so you can ensure your child is in the right Grobag for the particular season and temperature of the room.
You can find out more about Grobag baby sleep bags online at The Gro Store.
A sleepy toddler ready for night time slumber in her Grobag sleep bag.
Grobag baby sleep bags are recommended by FSID the Cot Death Charity and meet the British Safety Standard.
Disclaimer: I was sent a Grobag baby sleep bag for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.
I was contacted a few weeks ago by Daisy Roots and asked if I’d like to review a pair of their beautiful handmade leather shoes. I love supporting British companies so I was very excited when I discovered that Daisy Roots have been making shoes in Northamptonshire since 1995.
After visiting their lovely website my mind was full of delightful little leather shoes and the next step was to make a decision as to which pair I’d like to review. The following morning when Imogen asked for an apple I had my mind made up! I chose a pair of beautifully rich purple leather shoes with green apples and flowers on the front.
Imogen loves her new Daisy Roots leather shoes. They keep her feet cosy and warm on our wooden floors and stop her from slipping when she’s running around and playing. For an active toddler they’re the perfect indoor shoe!
What I love most about Daisy Roots shoes:
- They have suede anti-slip soles
- There’s room for growth
- They’re made from soft, breathable leather
- They fit perfectly around the ankle and are extremely soft
- They’re made from eco-friendly leather and are chrome free
- They’re vegetable dyed so are safe for babies who like to chew everything
They look gorgeous when worn with tights or trousers.
Daisy Roots make leather shoes for babies and toddlers in a variety of sizes from newborn to 4 years old. They’re recommended for indoor and pram use and can be cleaned easily with a damp cloth.
I think they’d make the perfect gift for a baby or child and there’s the option to have your shoes packaged in a gift box. Daisy Roots provide free delivery within the UK.
Disclaimer: I was sent a pair of Daisy Roots leather shoes for the purposes of this review. All opinions and thoughts are my own.