I don't know about where you're from, but here in NYC, kids learn to ride scooters pretty soon after learning to walk! Maybe it's because we don't drive much, or don't have space to store multiple bikes, but scooters have become a huge part of my family's life, which is why we're so happy to collaborate with ShopHot.com on this review of 2 of the ChromeWheels Scooters sold on their website (discount code at bottom of this post)!!
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Before I go into my full review below, be sure to watch my video unboxing, setting up the scooters, and trying them out, including footage of my very first time riding a scooter! HA! (The kids' adorable helmets are Mini Hornit LIDS, check out our review here if you missed it!)
Our 6.5 year old had outgrown his non-adjustable 3-wheel scooter and was nervous but excited to graduate to a 2-wheeler. Since he hasn't learned to ride a bike yet, balance-wise it definitely took some getting used to, but there's no stopping him now! He feels (and looks) like such a big boy! If you have a child ready for a 2-wheeler, this is a great one, check out some of these features:
What's great about this scooter is that it's super easy for young children to learn to ride. It's technically for ages 3-12 but my girls learned to ride a 3-wheel scooter when they were about 18 months! So, this would make a really great 2nd, 3rd, or 4th birthday present!! Because it has 2 wheels spread out in front, it balances on its own. The handlebar is fixed so it's much easier for them to keep their balance while learning to scoot, and little by little they'll learn the lean-to-steer function. My personal advice for teaching a young child how to do this is have them stand on the scooter, you stand behind the scooter and lean over them and gently hold their hands on the handle bar. As you push them, you can lean them each direction so they can feel how it works. Once comfortable they can start to scoot and steer on their own. There's a great double wheel brake in back, but younger children may use their feet as brakes instead (sorry, if doing this they'll go through shoes pretty quickly!). Anyway, this is a fabulous scooter and you can't ask for a better bang for your buck simply because it's good for such a wide age range!! We just got ours a week ago though, so I can't personally attest to how long they'll last. I'm hoping many years!! Here are some of the features of this one:
What we're LOVING about these scooters?
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I'm a NYC metro area mom blogger living in NJ with my Japanese husband & our 3 kids (twins plus 1). This blog is chock full of product reviews, family travel guides, and giveaways galore! It's also home to Bay Ridge Families, and several guides focused on kid-friendly activities and guides to South Brooklyn, Hudson Valley, and New Jersey, as well as family-friendly destinations beyond the NYC area (check the menu bar!)