Are Micro Scooters Worth The Money?

There are loads of kids scooters available — some cheap, some very expensive. But are Micro Scooters worth the money? As a parent of twins, I’m always looking for things that will give the boys their own identity. I was so excited to find out that Mini Micro Scooters had a ‘create your own’ service.

The Micro Scooters ‘Create Your Own’ Option

The Micro Scooters ‘Create Your Own’ option, does literally what it says.

You can design your own and create a scooter that’s unique to you. 

This is such a great function of the Micro Scooters website. So easy to use too; it’s fully interactive, letting you choose the shade of the handle-grips, stem, foot-deck and brake, enabling you to see them change colour and select the combination you like the best.

The ‘Create Your Own’ option on the MicroScooters site was perfect for us.

We’ve always gone for matching/not matching for the boys. Stripes in different colours, the same outfit but in a different colour-way or a different print. It’s fairly rare for them to be dressed identically.

They’re little individuals and — whilst  it’s nice for them to bear a resemblance to each other — to have everything identical would just feel a little bit weird.

So the boys are now proud owners of matching/not matching scooters in shades of blue, yellow and green; with a shiny blue helmet for Cosmo and a green one for Bertie.

Mini Micro Scooters for twins
My tiny boys on their Mini Micro Scooters
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Micro Scooters Can Help With a Child’s Gross Motor Skills

Unbelievable the changes that have taken place over the last couple of years.

My babies have transformed from tiny, helpless newborns to walking, talking, little people.

They are honing their motor skills day by day; learning new things and taking endless delight in getting to grips with the capable little bodies they’ve been blessed with.

We had their two and a half year health check a few week’s ago, where they proudly showed the health visitor how they could thread beads on some string, draw a line on a piece of paper and build a tower with blocks.

But as well as perfecting their ‘fine motor skills’; my two little friends have also been enjoying practicing their ‘gross motor skills’.

Jumping with both feet off the ground (a pretty awesome activity for a two year old), climbing, running and — more recently — travelling for a fair distance without the use of their buggy.

Life is certainly active for my two tiny man cubs.

Although, sometimes, I do tend to forget that their little legs aren’t capable of going nearly as fast as mine. Their daddy and I tend to speed-walk everywhere and, very often, I look down to see the boys running alongside me — almost tripping over their own feet — bless them!

So when we were asked to test-drive some Mini Micro Scooters, I jumped at the chance. They’re the perfect way for tiny little legs to cover a fair distance, in half the time it would take to walk.

Although not initially!

What’s So Good About Micro Scooters?

So what’s so good about Micro Scooters — and are they better than other brands?

Well, have you ever heard the phrase ‘buy cheap buy twice?’. That’s what I feel about other brands of kids scooters. They might seem like a good deal initially but if they don’t last, you may as well spend a little more on something that will.

Micro Scooters are robust and really well made. Kid’s scooters get a lot of bashing over the years and MicroScooters are such good quality they can be passed down.

Plus — and I think this is the most important thing — you can feel very secure in the knowledge that your child is safe.

Are Micro Scooters Worth The Money?
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We went home to visit my parents one weekend and gave the twins their scooters whilst we were there. There was mucho excitement — they’ve seen Micro Scooters before but until now have never had any of their own.

We decided to take them to the local park to practice. It was a good job we were having a lazy day and were in no rush to get anywhere! There was a lot of falling off — and plenty of false starts — to begin with.

But, unperturbed, they carried on — with dogged determination — until they were whizzing round the park like little pros.

Are Micro Scooters Worth The Money?
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Are Micro Scooters Worth The Money?
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So Are Micro Scooters Worth The Money?

This is the million dollar question.

Well, the boys absolutely loved them. It’s not surprising really though is it? 

To be able to cover distance, at speed, when you have such little legs must be an absolute joy!

No surprise that so many children own a Micro Scooter these days. They’re such an amazing mode of transport for little — and big — people.

Mini Micro Scooters 'Create Your Own' Option is brilliant for twins!
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.
Mini Micro Scooters 'Create Your Own' Option is brilliant for twins!
Photo Credit: The Listed Home.

How Do Micro Scooters Compare to Cheaper Alternatives?

Having looked at loads of different options (in differing price brackets) this is how I think Micro Scooters compare to cheaper alternatives.

  1. Cheaper models can be heavy and a bit clunky. We’ve tried out ones that are really rickety.
  2. Micro Scooters are lightweight and beautifully built.
  3. They provide exceptional balance for little bodies, with their ‘lean to steer’ design. And they offer a really, really smooth ride.
  4. They’re built to last.

Which — in my mind — makes them better than a cheap alternative. Remembering the old adage:

buy cheap, buy twice?

To sum up, in my humble opinion, yes Micro Scooters are definitely worth the money.

Mini Micro Scooters for Mini Legs

We so enjoyed our practice day on the Mini Micro Scooters — lovely to see these two little chaps getting to grips with scooting.

Although I couldn’t get over how grown up they looked, all of a sudden.

A real glimpse of my future perhaps? Two teenage boys hanging out at the skate park? Who knows?*

Anyway. I made a little film so you can see how they got on; and also let you know what they thought of the Micro Scooters, in their own little way.

*NB — Editors Note — As it turns out, this really was a glimpse into my future! See my twins hanging out at the skatepark with their Micro MX Trixx Scooters!

Caro Davies editor of The Listed Home
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Caro Davies is a former art-director turned writer and content-creator, and editor behind UK lifestyle blog The Listed Home. She writes about home-related topics, from interiors and DIY to food and craft. The Listed Home has been featured in various publications, including Ideal Home, Grazia, and Homes & Antiques magazines.

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49 thoughts on “Are Micro Scooters Worth The Money?”

  1. Just totally and utterly gorgeous!! How cute are they??! Wow they’ve grown. Mine LOVE dashing up and down on their scooters or “scoots” and they are know. These ones are superb though. Thanks for sharing, and just lovely pics and video xx

    • Aww thanks lovely!! They’ve grown SO much — when I look back over my blog and see how these tiny little scraps have grown. It’s just amazing. Especially to watch them now, using scooters!! It just seemed unimaginable when they were first born! :)

    • Aah they were absolutely THRILLED when we opened the box with them!! I always thought that they were too little for scooters but have recently seen quite a few toddlers on them. The ‘Create Your Own’ option is fantastic — so nice to have something just for them :) xx

  2. Love the photos Caro, they are super cute scooting along side by side. What a great idea for twins, I love that you can create your own so you can get slightly different models, I always think that when buying for my twins. I don’t want to get them exactly the same but then often there isn’t the choice outside of boy/girl, they really do look such fun xx

    • Thanks lovely — and I agree — I get SO cross sometimes when it’s just blue for a boy or pink for a girl. I LOVE the Create Your Own option — so nice to be able to mix and match!! :)

  3. Aww how cute! I love the expressions on their faces in the first picture, just aww :) Looks like they are having a great time. We should probably get one too as my daughter is constantly trying to steal others kids scooters in the park :D #pocolo

    • I can’t believe how quickly the boys picked it up!! They’ve never been on one before, so there was a lot of false starts. Cosmo was definitely a little more fearful too but it was amazing how quickly they got into the swing of it! xx

  4. Oh bless Bertie and his ‘concentration tongue’. Little Miss has one of these too :-)
    These are a brilliant idea and you have inspired ‘Father Christmas’.

    • They’re so amazing — I really would have thought the boys were too little for these but they’ve taken to them like little ducks to water! :) PS — It’s Cosmo bobbing his tongue out!! ;) xxxx

  5. I am a massive fan of these scooters, I love the balance to steer mechanism. The only problem for us is that Big Red just will not touch hers! We’ve had it for 1.5 years now and she is just too scared to try it. Even when out with all of her friends. Mind you she never really liked the walker as a baby, so I think she’s more of a watcher-type. She loves being on her buggy board so that she can watch the world go by without having to concentrate.
    I love the photos. They both look so awesome!

    Thanks for hosting, can’t wait to read everyone’s links!

  6. They look fab! It’s crazy how they change from little newborns to little people isn’t it! They look like they’re having lots of fun though #TwinklyTuesday

  7. Oh they are too cute those two! I love the scooters. My boy has always been fond of scooting and is now developing a taste for the skate park at the tender age of 9! He makes his Dad take him there (it’s so not cool to arrive with your Mum) at 7am every weekend so he can practise without the ‘teenagers’ seeing him! It’s so cute. So yes, I would say you are getting a glimpse into your future! Lovely pictures of your boys xx #TwinklyTuesday

    • That’s EXACTLY what I was thinking whilst we were there!!! Amazing that your wee lad has already developed an interest in skating!! Yikes! I’ve only got another 7 years then?! ;) xx

  8. Love the micro scooter brand, they have such great products that have stood the test of time with my boys and still work perfectly. It scares me how quickly they speed around on them! #twinklytuesday

  9. These scooters look great – can see why they love them! Your boys really look so cute side by side – be a great photo to get out when they’re 15! Thanks for having us on #TwinklyTuesday

  10. Awww, how cute they are! We love our Micro Scooters – we’ve moved on the Maxi and a Sprite now, and they’re still fab, much better than all the others. I particularly love that I can go on my son’s Micro sprite as it can take adult weights – it’s such fun x #TwinklyTuesday

  11. This is so cute, these scooters are great, Joe loves his and is fearless! I’m hope when number 2 comes along Joe will hop on his scooter when we are out and about to save us buying a double buggy ??

  12. Gorgeous photos, and totally gorgeous boys!! Love the idea of choosing and personalising the scooters. We got one for our eldest last Christmas, but having just turned 2, he struggled with it. But now he whizzes around like a pro, and we have to take it everywhere! They are so fab for little ones aren’t they?!

  13. Your littlies are the cutest. Love them. Their excitement at opening the box is gorgeous. And that video, watching them whizz around is super! Little Miss H may have a micro scooter coming her way from Santa Claus this year. Hugs Mrs H xxxx


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