We chose to have a pink scooter (Eva's favourite colour). When it arrived she couldn't wait to get it open and get outside. The T5 scooter is suitable for children aged 3 years and up. the scooter has 2 stages. The first stage enables the t-lock function which prevents the handlebars from tilting. The second stage allows the handlebars to be tilted so that your child can ride freestyle.
Setting the scooter up was easy. The handle simply slot into the base. The handle bar height can be adjusted which is a fab feature. This means the scooter will grow with your child. Let's face it they grow so quickly so it's good to know that this product will last us a while.
I really like the design. It's contemporary and not too childlike. I also find it lightweight.
Eva was able to ride on it as soon as she used it. I'm sure this is down to it having 3 wheels and not 2. She does have a 2 wheeled scooter already but she hates it because she can't use it. The 3 wheels allow her to feel more stable and therefore more confident.
The surface footplate is rubber which is comfy (in Eva's words). It also allows for a good grip.
We still haven't used the scooter in stage 2 but Eva is now a whizz on it that i'm sure we'll be adjusting it soon.
Overall, Eva loves her scooter. She uses it everyday. She rides it back and forth to school which makes the school run so much easier for me as she is actually enjoying herself. We also use it when we take the dog for a walk.
I'll definitely be buying Ophelia the smarTrike T1 scooter which is suitable from aged 15 months and up so we will be able to get her one at the end of next month. I just wish they did adult ones so hubby and I can join in the fun.