Max has always loved scooting. We bought him one when he was two but it wasn't adjustable so he swiftly outgrew it. Since then he's been scooting uneasily on our adult scooter but we were on the lookout for something much more suitable especially for the school run which seems to be a tradition for most kids!
In came the Oxelo B1 Scooter from Decathlon. At under £30 this scooter is a bit of a bargain. It's aimed at kids age 2 and up as an introduction to scooting. Let's just say we love it! First of all the scooter is customisable. You buy the Oxelo B1 Scooter chassis and then pick a base plate in the colour of your choice. It's as simple as popping in 5 screws (screwdriver included!) and then off you go. Even for a diy novice this is easy peasy.
There are 2 different height levels on the scooter. Max is using the highest level but at 4 and a half he's still got plenty of life left in it and won't be outgrowing it any time soon. He's a pretty tall kid too so it's definitely a scooter built to last the test of time.
I love the fact that it's not too heavy. We've been testing it out on the school run twice a day and I don't feel like I'm lugging something around with me. It's cut our journey down by 10 minutes and Max absolutely loves zooming up to the school gates like the bigger kids do.
When he's not at school though he's taking it to the shops, to the park and basically anywhere he can get away with taking it (yup we even took it to the doctors- they were mighty impressed). I love the fact that the handle bar is easily removed. There's a stretchy band under the base plate that you can clip the handle into. It means we can pop it in the boot and not have to worry about it taking up space.
Max has always struggled with the tilt to turn scooters that other brands offer so when I saw that this had turn handles I knew it would be perfect. It means he can focus on balancing on the non slip base rather than tilting too far and falling off. I think this is a major selling point as not all kids are able to understand the tilt aspect whereas a simple turn of the handle is a lot easier to learn.
That's not to say that Max hasn't had a few tumbles. He's slipped a few times whilst zooming through the puddles and being a bit over confident. Luckily he's picked himself up and carried on zooming along. The easy grip handles mean that his hands don't slip off or lose control even in the rain. And the simple break on the back means that he has more control over the scooter and is becoming more confident every day.
We absolutely love the Oxelo B1 Scooter from Decathlon. It's an amazingly priced scooter and I've already recommended it to so many of my friends who are adding it to their kids Christmas lists.
Rain or shine Max has been on this scooter and I can see it as something that we are going to use for as long as it will survive with our dare devil! Thank you Decathlon for the awesome scooter!
(Max was pulling his cool skater boy look!)