Being the parent of a lively toddler is great, no really, I kid you not. There’s nothing sweeter than watching them jump into the world with both feet and declare “I’m here, show me what you’ve got!” Knowing that everything is so new and exciting, you’ve just got to touch, taste and smell every little thing (and I mean EVERY LITTLE THING) must be amazing. I can only liken it to how I would feel if I went into a shop full of brown leather boots, all on sale ( sales and boots are my thing. love them.)
And boy does my boy grab life with both hands.From the moment he wakes to the moment he goes to sleep he experiences life at 100 miles an hour. There’s no time to sit and ponder over the why and what’s of Peppa Pig, TV is just too passive for my Road Runner. Even his god mother, with all her early years training, has suggested I might have wired up his brain a little too well!
So how do I manage being the mum to a mini Usain Bolt? Well other than lots of country walks, which works great with my #miles4MAMA challenge, I have a few activity based toys. Our front garden houses a small slide which he goes up and he goes down, and up and down and, you get the picture. And recently we became the grateful owners of a Oxelo B1 scooter from decathlon.
Based on an age range of 2 – 4 it is the perfect scooter to introduce our little live wire to. He’s at the absolute youngest age recommended but as the handle bar can be set quite low it’s the right height. for him. It arrives in 2 pieces and with a customisable footplate (I chose yellow so he’s easily spotted at a distance should he decide to make a scooter speed bolt for freedom when we’re out and about.)
I put it together in minutes which was handy as the toddler had spotted it and was trying to wrestle it out of my hands as soon as I’d taken it out of the box. I like the fact it folds up too for chucking in the back of the car and is light enough that Toddler can pick it up if it topples and doesn’t impale him onto the floor as he’s mastering his scooter style balance.
I’d been looking for a little starter scooter for a few weeks and knowing how much I’ll soon be paying for bikes, skateboards and bodyboards, should he follow in his big brother’s footsteps, I was reluctant to spend much so had set my sights on a second hand one to get us going. But the Oxelo B1 ( I know, that’s quite a technical name!) is a very reasonable £22.99. If you do the maths, that’s 3 years scooter use for £7.67 a year. Not bad!
It’s been played with for a couple of weeks now, mainly indoors as Toddler learns how to use it and the Tween and Teenager have been having tester goes on it and so far so good.
In a nutshell, it’s a great little scooter at a greater price.
We were sent this scooter to test out and these are my honest thoughts.