Micro scooters really have taken over the world, haven’t they? I really think that almost every under-six-year-old in the country must have one, and for good reason as Kat explained in her post last year.
The downside of that is that once you get to the park, there is ample opportunity for a mix-up. Even now they’ve brought out the new colours, it seems rare to see one that isn’t pink or blue, and many is the time we’ve had to gently lead a child away from Tabitha’s scooter (sometimes while their parent says, apologetically, ‘We didn’t even bring the scooter today, darling…’).
So here’s the answer: customisation. Many kids (or maybe their parents) already do this in a DIY way, with hairbands, bells or stickers – but it’s good to know that there is also a selection of goods you can buy to make the scooter stand out as yours.
A drinks holder, made of neoprene, is a great way to get the heavy weight of a bottle of water out of your own bag, and still keep the kids hydrated – from Â£9.99.
It’s summer now, sure, but it won’t be long before the nights start drawing in. For those who use their scooters on the way home from school, these lights, from Â£4.95, are an extra piece of security (and may save pedestrians from pavement collisions too).
These are called Scoobits, apparently. Show which scooter is yours by putting your favourite animal on the bar.
Check out the full range of accessories here. There are also ribbons and bells and little bags that attach to the handlebars (ideal for all those Polly Pockets/Littlest Petshops/whatever else the flavour of the month is) – so your scooter need never be mistaken for another again.