If you had asked me a couple of years ago if a Micro Scooter was really worth the price I would have probably said no, something along the lines of, why would you spend so much money on a scooter when you can pick one up in Argos for less than 20 quid!?! Fast forward to life with a 4 year old who is in possession of said Micro Scooter and I can now honestly say I think yes, they are worth the price.

Is a micro scooter really worth the price? why not buy a cheap scooter?

Now as the proud mother-owner of several aforementioned “cheaper scooters” I feel quite equipped to qualify my answer of whether a Micro Scooter is really worth the money. ¬†Firstly, I want to mention that my eldest son got a Micro Scooter for his 4th Birthday and was quickly enamoured with the multitude of accessories which came with it. Especially so with the cool dino-helmet and LED light up spinning wheel caps – probably not advised for those who suffer with light sensitivity – seriously, it’s like a mini rave each time I open up the under stairs cupboard.

Is a micro scooter really worth the price? why not buy a cheap scooter?

In my honest opinion, I can’t truly say I would recommend buying a Micro Scooter for a younger child – certainly not this one at least. George is 2 and he, as with everything, has Henry’s hand me downs as well as a new Finding Dory scooter which he got from my lovely friend Carly for his 2nd Birthday. I think for that age, they just aren’t going to enjoy the benefits of the much superior build quality of the Micro Scooters. However, they do have a Mini 2 Go scooter for 18m+ which has a seat and one which has a removeable storage drawer and a push along handle, all of which adapt to your child as they grow, which is the one I would go for, if we were going to get one for George.

Is a micro scooter really worth the price? why not buy a cheap scooter?

The choice on the MS website is pretty overwhelming; Mini, Maxi, 2 wheeled, seated…the list goes on…but they are all sorted into categories and I found that the customer services support was really helpful in choosing the correct scooter for Henry’s abilities. They also have a great blog section on the website which will help you choose the right scooter for what you need.

SO, WHY IS A MICRO SCOOTER WORTH THE PRICE?

I thought I would note a few points as to why I am a scooter convert, for anyone else wondering if they are worth the extra money.

  • Lean to steer method – older children will find this method much easier once they get used to it – it also helps develop motor skills and build coordination.
  • Rear brake – none of the cheaper scooters we’ve had have had a brake, which seems odd now that this one does – Henry has got used to it quickly and it makes for a much safer riding experience.
  • Replacement parts – this really sets Micro Scooter apart from other scooters – each part is replaceable and easy to fix.
  • Lightweight yet sturdy frame – the build quality is obvious as soon as you touch this scooter, it feels such good quality and remains lightweight for little people to carry – or let’s be honest, us parents as I’m sure you’ll all have witnessed.
  • Puncture free solid wheels – because nobody wants a hole punch to deal with!

http://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/community/category/which-scooter-to-buy/

We chose the Maxi scooter for Henry and it was so so easy to set up and once we ensured Henry’s outfit was suitably coordinated to his new ride we let him out to give it a go! ūüėČ Just look at that little concentration face!

And how do all scooter rides end??? You know the drill… #mumlife

#mumlife Is a micro scooter really worth the price? why not buy a cheap scooter?

This post was written in collaboration with Micro Scooter, all views are my own. 

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I’m delighted, and proud, to announce that I am now a Baby Jogger ambassador for 2017!! I always said that I would have loved to have used a Baby Jogger double when our boys were younger, so I was absolutely thrilled when they invited me to become an ambassador for the year as part of their Baby Jogger Squad!

I'm A Baby Jogger Squad Ambassador #babyjoggersquad

SO WHO ARE BABY JOGGER?

Baby Jogger have come a long way since their conception over 30 years ago. Created by Phil Baechler, a journalist who simply wanted to be able to keep up with his favourite hobby of running once his baby arrived. He replaced the standard wheels of his baby carriage with bicycle wheels, meaning that he could maintain his dirt track running all whilst spending time with his new son – and the rest, as they say, is history! Baby Jogger has since redefined the stroller category by creating innovative strollers that make everyday life as a busy parent on the go easier. My favourite thing about this inventive and contemporary brand is how it has been designed with families like mine in mind – each stroller adapting as our family grows.

I'm A Baby Jogger Squad Ambassador #babyjoggersqua

WHAT DOES BEING A BABY JOGGER AMBASSADOR MEAN?

Over the course of the rest of the year I will be bringing you all the insider info on the brand new products as well as rediscovering their much loved hero strollers. I’ll be sharing the insights of the exciting launches and passing down expert tips of all of the things you need to know. I’m really looking forward to finding out more about the Baby Jogger brand, their exciting new launches and the family values they hold.

I'm A Baby Jogger Squad Ambassador #babyjoggersquad

WHAT CAN YOU EXPECT FROM ME?

As a busy Mum of 2 young sons and keen traveller I will be showing you honest, authentic and on the go reviews – we all know pram shopping is a minefield, so I want to make sure I’m sharing exactly what I think of their range to help guide you if you are looking to make that very important purchase for your child.

I'm A Baby Jogger Squad Ambassador #babyjoggersquad

Thank you so much Baby Jogger, we are honoured to be part of your #babyjoggersquad ambassador team, watch this space for lots of exciting things over the coming months.

I'm A Baby Jogger Squad Ambassador #babyjoggersquad

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Our sons share a Birthday and last week they turned 2 and 4 so we held them a woodland adventure party and I thought I would share some ideas if you are also looking to throw a woodland fairy/superhero party!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

I wanted to make some little stations up around the venue for the children to create things if they wanted to.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Make Your Own Fairy Doors.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Make Your Own Fairy Dust.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Save The Superheroes!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

The Cake!

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Fancy Dress.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

The Food.

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

I hope these gave you some ideas if you are also looking to plan a woodland party for superheroes and fairies, I’d love to see some of your pics, tag me on Instagram if you do!¬†www.instagram.com/mumadventures

Woodland Birthday Party Planning Ideas for a fairy or superhero party

Take a look at the video of the day to see more : Woodland Fairy & Superhero Adventure Party

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It’s been¬†Dementia Awareness Week here in the UK and as this is a disease that I have sadly seen affect loved ones I was really keen to get involved and help spread the word as well as have that difficult conversation with our eldest son about what Dementia is and how it can affect people.

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Dementia Awareness week UK

There are approximately 800,000 people in the UK living with dementia, and an estimated 36 million people worldwide, and it can set in much earlier than you may think. We were kindly sent a box of fun, creative things from Active Minds, who provide activity packages to help improve the quality of life for people living with dementia. Our little package was for the boys to get involved in and decorate their pot and plant their seeds Рall things they love doing, generally getting messy!

Active Minds Dementia week

Active Minds Dementia week

Inside our package were some talking points designed for young children to help them understand what happens to our brain as we age and how a person might change.

Active Minds Dementia week

To be totally honest Henry is still a little young to really have a concept of what I was trying to talk to him about, and frankly if it’s me up against glitter glue and stickers I know which would always win! But I do think it’s important for us to chat about these kind of things openly with our children, and even if they don’t take it in, perhaps in a year or so if we spoke about it again he might have some questions that I would be equipped to answer.

Active Minds Dementia week

Active Minds Dementia week

I found the talking points they gave (see above) helped me talk about the effects of Dementia at the right level for a child, and by making the conversation into an activity it held our child’s attention a little longer than normal!

Pop over to Active Minds if you would like to find out more about the support they can supply when dealing with dementia. Their mission is to improve the lives of people living with alzheimer’s¬†by creating products that are engaging and have purpose to them:¬†¬†https://www.active-minds.org/uk/

Active Minds Dementia week

 

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George, the cheekiest of chappies, you are two.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

You came into our lives 2 years ago. Having waited 5 days from when you started your exit to when we finally got you out, meaning you were born on Henry’s Birthday, I knew from the start that you guys would be joined at the hip. You’ve been so different from your big brother, which is so lovely for us as your Mummy and Daddy because your individual personality shone out from the very beginning. You were so affectionate from early on, always coming in for a hug, for reassurance. 2 years on you are just as cuddly, which we just adore about you. We savour every cuddle, every kiss you offer and your cuteness never fails to make us coo over you.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George, your cheekiness is off the scale, you’re constantly doing what you are told not to, and pushing boundaries every minute! That look you give us when we tell you you’re not allowed to do something makes us laugh even though we’re supposed to tell you off! You do things your way and you answer to no one! I think we’re going to have a troublesome one on our hands.

You and Henry are the best of friends and you simply adore him. You copy everything he does, with your “what you can do I can do” attitude and you’re already looking out for each other in everything you do. Last month we decided to move you into the same bedroom because you would not go to bed without each other, you used to cry out because you had to leave Henry for the night! Now you are in the same room you can be heard giggling for hours on end; we’re hoping this will settle down once the excitement of sharing a superhero bedroom has calmed down. You still wake up first and go to bed last. Thankfully Henry is a really heavy sleeper!

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

You are a real chatterbox, although your speech isn’t that clear yet. But I always know what you’re trying to say as you cleverly do the actions or point to what you’re looking for and then we practice the words. You still nap at lunchtime, for around 1.5-2 hours and although sometimes you hate going down for it you still love your day time sleep. You are much more of a savoury food fan than your sweet toothed brother and you spend your days raiding the food cupboards or in the cutlery drawer!

George, your favourite things to watch are Ben & Holly and Peppa Pig when your brother lets you watch it – I think secretly he still loves the baby shows now and again too. You have no interest in the tablet yet and you love to be outside exploring, bubbles are a firm fave. You have only had 1 hair cut and that was to trim a tiny but at the back where it was about 2 inches longer than the rest! So far no curls like your big bro, but you’re still just as blonde. You definitely have Grandad’s colouring as you go brown just looking at the sun.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler

Happy Birthday to our sweet, cheeky, full of character, little boy. You completed our family as the final puzzle piece and life has never been better. Georgie, we love you.

George you are two our cheeky son who makes us giggle every day toddler family

I made this video to celebrate the past year and it’s been a total pleasure to put it all together. This is why I do YouTube, this is why I love to capture our memories and adventures. We love you.

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