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#1 lucy-lu

Posted 05 November 2012 - 08:59 PM

Hi,


I'm looking to buy a scooter for dd2, can anyone suggest sites online to buy, I like the ybike glider, but amazon doesn't ship here, any recommendations?


Thank you!

#2 MARsmum

Posted 05 November 2012 - 09:03 PM

I have bought my DD2 and DS1 a Micro Mini through Early Learning Centre.  They are the best scooters and I would highly recommend them!  They are on them constantly and would probably take them to bed if I allowed it!

#3 lucy-lu

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:30 PM

QUOTE (MARsmum @ 05/11/2012, 10:03 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I have bought my DD2 and DS1 a Micro Mini through Early Learning Centre.  They are the best scooters and I would highly recommend them!  They are on them constantly and would probably take them to bed if I allowed it!

Does the micro mini handles turn or do kids just lean?


#4 dogsneaker

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:36 PM

Kids lean and the front wheels turn.

I bought a Micro mini for my DS for his 2nd birthday. He didnt really start using till he was 3. Loves riding it now but has outgrown it size wise.

#5 halcyondays

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:40 PM

I second the micro mini- mine started using it fairly well at about 20 months, and is pretty much never off it.

#6 BronR

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:43 PM

My DD also has the micro mini. We also got hers at 2 as big brother has just got a scooter and all she wanted to do was be on his. But once she got her own she didn't really use it until she was 3. I see now you can get some kind of seat thing for the micro mini which turns it into a balance bike of sorts. Have a look on their web site.

#7 JG13

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

The Micro Mini is fabulous.  We have had lots of cheap scooters that we are useless.  DS2 started scooting on this one on his second birthday.  Avoid any scooter with 2 wheels at the back - they are too hard to go fast on.

#8 BronR

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

Weird double post.

Edited by BronR, 06 November 2012 - 12:45 PM.


#9 JG13

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:44 PM

The Micro Mini is fabulous.  We have had lots of cheap scooters that we are useless.  DS2 started scooting on this one on his second birthday.  Avoid any scooter with 2 wheels at the back - they are too hard to go fast on.

#10 melaine

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:52 PM

ANother one recommending the mini micro.

We got it for our 3.5 year old and he loved it. It's since been handed down to his younger brother who rode it from when he was just over two.

Edited by melaine, 25 November 2012 - 04:03 PM.


#11 VeritasVinum

Posted 06 November 2012 - 12:56 PM

Micro mini. dS1 got one for his 2nd birthday.... He is now 7 and 2yo DD now uses his as he got the maxi micro for his 7th birthday.

#12 lucy-lu

Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:07 PM

Yglider or micro mini?

http://www.nanny-annie-baby-furniture.com/...oter_-_Pink.php
Totally confused ... Micro is a bit expensive...

#13 melaine

Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:12 PM

The y-glider must be quite new so there might not be too many people who can tell you about the durability etc of it. I'm sure it's fine - but I'd want to test out the steering if I could if I could find an IRL stockist.

Toysrus had a mini micro style one at one point - it didn't steer nearly as well as the real thing.

#14 lucy-lu

Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:16 PM

Well this does not steer, requires child to lean. There are a number of positive reviews on amazon .

What do other parents think, is leaning hard, is steering essential?

#15 dadwasathome

Posted 06 November 2012 - 02:22 PM

y-glide is up to 20kg, Mini micro 35kg, if that's an issue (my tall DS9 is only just past 35kg).

DSalmost5 got his mini micro for his 2nd birthday, which was a tad too young, but has almost worn it out now and we shoudl switch him to a two wheeler to develop his balance there.

#16 *Finn*

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:33 PM

I am going to get DS a mini micro for his bday - 28th of Dec. He will be turning 3. The other option you posted looks just like a cheaper version OP. Everyone raves about the mini micro's and their durability so I would rather pay the extra amount then I will be confident it will last!!
Now does anyone have any tips on good prices. I can't seem to find them any cheaper than $120.

#17 lucy-lu

Posted 06 November 2012 - 07:46 PM

QUOTE (*Finn* @ 06/11/2012, 08:33 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I am going to get DS a mini micro for his bday - 28th of Dec. He will be turning 3. The other option you posted looks just like a cheaper version OP. Everyone raves about the mini micro's and their durability so I would rather pay the extra amount then I will be confident it will last!!
Now does anyone have any tips on good prices. I can't seem to find them any cheaper than $120.


Yea.... Just don't think I can justify spending 120.
The yglider is new just out in oz I think, common in us ( well came out I July)

How long will the micro last dd, how many yrs? Dd is our last one..

Errrr decisions decisions!

#18 *Finn*

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:34 PM

Does anyone know if this is the mini micro brand?
I'm Confused by their wording and not sure if it's a copy cat

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002TJ23KA/r...-15&pi=SL75

#19 lucy-lu

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:46 PM

QUOTE (*Finn* @ 06/11/2012, 09:34 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Does anyone know if this is the mini micro brand?
I'm Confused by their wording and not sure if it's a copy cat

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B002TJ23KA/r...-15&pi=SL75

I think it is..... I think it's the next size up, http://www.nanny-annie-baby-furniture.com/...oter_-_Pink.php

Link shows them all...

#20 lucy-lu

Posted 06 November 2012 - 08:51 PM

QUOTE (lucy-lu @ 06/11/2012, 09:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
I think it is..... I think it's the next size up, http://www.nanny-annie-baby-furniture.com/...oter_-_Pink.php

Link shows them all...



That's a good deal if it is.....!

#21 *Finn*

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:43 AM

It is the genuine product but they won't post to Aust. Bummer sad.gif

#22 dadwasathome

Posted 07 November 2012 - 11:59 AM

QUOTE (lucy-lu @ 06/11/2012, 08:46 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
How long will the micro last dd, how many yrs? Dd is our last one.

DSalmost5 has been riding his very regularly since he was about 2.5yo and is getting close to needing new front wheels. I'm very pleased with how it has gone and don't consider the $120 overly excessive.

#23 lucy-lu

Posted 07 November 2012 - 01:44 PM

QUOTE (*Finn* @ 07/11/2012, 12:43 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
It is the genuine product but they won't post to Aust. Bummer sad.gif

If you finds place that will ship to oz pls let me know, and good price.

Thx

#24 iwanttosleepin

Posted 07 November 2012 - 06:58 PM

I wouldn't buy anything but the mini micro.

My DS got one for his 2nd birthday and could ride it within a week.  He rode it for 2 years solid.  in the end I would estimate it travelled 1000's of kms.  

He rode it to daycare, in skateparks, round the streets, in the backyard and in the house.

I definitely got my money's worth but after 2 years of a very hard life including a smashing competition it was done.  He got a micro maxi for his 4th birthday.

He would easily have got another 18 months size wise but he had killed it.

If I ever had another baby I would buy a mini micro at 12 months with the seat attachment.  I have seen a little girl who is about 18 months absolutely brilliant on one.

#25 Done

Posted 03 December 2012 - 06:36 PM

Rebel Sports have them on sale at the moment for $99

http://www.rebelsport.com.au/eng/product/m...r/0920008400006

i haven't managed to find them any cheaper than this.

i think the elc had them for $120 with a free bag.




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