Scuttlebugs is something which I have known that I was going to purchase for Jess for a long time because as you may know Jess is a child who loves to be outdoors and I am sure she hates it when she actually is stuck inside because the weather is not great. Way back at the start of May time I was looking at the scuttlebugs because I knew I wanted to get it early so that Jess could use it after nursery when the days were getting longer and also if we have a nice weekend. I found out that that they were retailing for around the £30 mark.
As you may know, I love a bargain and because of the fact that I was ahead of the season I thought I would have a look on Ebay and see if anyone was selling one which has been barely used because this is not something which bothers me that much. I knew that I was just going to give Jess it and it was not going to be a present at all. I managed to pick one up and I think it cost me around £15 posted.
If you do not know what a scuttlebug is basically a three wheeled balance bike which children up to around the age of 3 can use as a ride on. They push themselves against the floor and it moves it can be used both indoors if you have enough space which is something I do not have. Or you can use it outside like Jess does.
The scuttlebug comes in a range of different colours however, we choose the black and red one which means that I could always save this should we have another child because of the fact that it is not that girly. The scuttlebug we have is actually shaped and looks like a ladybird which is attractive and colourful to a child’s eyes.
It came folded away which means that you have to assemble the bike but it is very easy and does not take a long time it is literally 3 clicks and then it is up. This is amazing because as we all know children do not like waiting for a long time to be able to play with their toys. Something which I worried about when I had seen these previously was about how sturdy they were but I can report after owning one for a while that they are very sturdy. They are also so lightweight which means you could carry them to the park you could even fold these up and put it under the pram. I have no concerns how long these are going to last because Jess has used this for a long time it is showing no signs of wear. I also love how small they fold because it means that it very easy to store if like us you do not have the largest amount of space to put toys.
I do not know if I can imagine Jess playing on this next summer when she is nearly 3 because I have a feeling that she may be a little bit too big for it however, I know that she is taller than most children her age so this is something to take into consideration.
I think that it would be worth keeping your eyes open for when these are on offer because I do not think that they are fully worth the RRP of £30 however, if you can get your hands on one of these cheaper I would recommend it. Personally, I think that they are worth around the £20 mark and have noticed Amazon does have them in certain colours for this price.
Have you purchased a Scuttlebug, If so what did you think of it?