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Radio Flyer My First Scooter 4 Star Rating: Cheapism Good Pick
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This three-wheeled scooter keeps the youngest riders safe, assert Radio Flyer My First Scooter reviews on Amazon. The two widely-spaced front wheels and wide footboard that tapers in the back ensure stability as children acquire the necessary scooter skills of balance and control. Reviews on Diapers.com say kids thoroughly enjoy this scooter, which gives child and parent alike a measure of comfort with a design that minimizes the chances of falling or hitting the back wheels while kicking. Parents consider this Radio Flyer a good training scooter in anticipation of graduating to a two-wheeled model, although some gripe about a wide turning radius and generally say it's hard to steer. Still, as some scooter reviews on Walmart point out, little kids feel like big kids when zipping around on it; one parent, however, reports that her three-year-old son spurns the My First Scooter in favor of the regular scooter the family owns. This situation is not uncommon, as other parents note the appeal of the My First Scooter wanes as children age out of toddlerhood.

The recommended age range for this model is two through five, although we read numerous Radio Flyer My First Scooter reviews indicating 18-month-olds get the hang of it pretty quickly. The weight limit for the rider is 50 pounds, and the scooter itself -- made of metal (20%) and plastic (80%) -- weighs a hefty 12 pounds. It sports a handle that folds with the push of a button, six-inch front wheels and a five-inch rear wheel. The only color choice is red.

If you're looking for an entry-level scooter for a very young child, this one fits the bill. The Radio Flyer My First Scooter (starting at $34, Amazon) is easy to use, looks bright and shiny, and can take some abuse. Reviews say it rolls easily once it gets going, which may take a bit of extra effort, but it wins points for stability; caregivers also report it serves as a good indoor diversion. Just don't count on the My First Scooter finding favor with a child for too long.

by Maralyn Edid (Google+ Profile) – August 23, 2012
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