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Toot Scoot II Review by Audrey TolleToot Scoot
810 N Main St.
Wichita, KS 67203
We have a three-year-old who so desperately wanted to be able to ride a bike and keep up with his siblings but couldn’t quit grasp the concept of pedaling yet. I heard about balance bikes from a friend who loved hers and so I was delighted to be able to review the Toot Scoot in hopes that my son would learn to balance and be able to ride bikes with his siblings.
The Toot Scoot is a bike for toddlers. It has no pedals or training wheels. The child sits on the seat and moves the bike by walking with his feet. It is geared for children 18 months to 4 years old. It comes partially assembled and requires very simple assembly of the last few parts. The instructions were clear and easy to follow. The seat and handle bars adjust a good distance to grow with your child.
The Toot Scoot website describes the natural way that the Toot Scoot helps kids as young as 18 months develop the balance that is needed in learning to ride a bike. “If you can walk, you can ride” is a phrase the product developer uses. The Toot Scoot was developed by a BMX racer for his child whom he wanted to learn to love biking as soon as possible.
My son literally took off on his Toot Scoot. It took him a couple of times to get down the rhythm of how it worked, but once he grasped the concept, he was extremely confident and daring. He could work himself up to a decent speed and then rest his feet on the feet rest and just focus on enjoying the ride until he slowed down a bit. I was blown away at how fast he could go and keep up with his siblings on rides around the block. I have zero doubt that he is learning the most fundamental parts of riding a bike while he is whizzing by me in a blur of speed. I think overall, he will be one of my earliest kids to ride a bike without training wheels at all, because he has already developed the concept of balancing without the aid of training wheels.
Overall, I am really satisfied with this product. It is sturdy and adjustable. I would highly recommend it to those who have toddlers.
Product review by Audrey Tolle, The Old Schoolhouse® Magazine, LLC, November, 2018