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Radio Flyer Scoot-About
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- Wide Front Wheels For Stability & Safety
- Furniture Friendly Front Bumper
- Real Working Steering
- Easy Glide Wheels
- Adjustable Seat Height With Easy Turn Knob
- Ringing Bell
- For Ages 1-3 Years
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To avoid serious injury: continuous adult supervision required; never use near motor vehicles, near streets, swimming pools, hills, steps or sloped driveways. Always wear shoes when using this toy. Allow only one rider. Caution: This package contains small parts which, present a potential choking hazard to children under 3. Keep small parts out of the reach of children under 3 years of age.
Top Customer Reviews
The wooden version is very retro and cute, but metal version is a bit larger. My son is tall and will be able to use it longer so that is the one that we are going to keep.
Seat: Metal version has a hard plastic seat, and the screws go through it so they show. The seat has 3 heights. The lowest height is slightly higher than the seat on the wooden version. The seat is also slightly further back from the handlebars than the seat on the wooden version
Wooden version has a lightly padded seat, and the screws do not show.
Handlebars: Metal version has Y shaped bars. The hand grips are already attached. The streamers are made of red and white ribbon.
Wooden version has a straight handlebar. The hand grips are a cheaper plastic and are difficult to slide onto the bar. The streamers are a red vinyl that doesn't hang as nicely.
Bell: Both versions have the same bell.
"Tires": Very similar between the two. The metal version has wheels that are hard and smooth. The wooden version has wheels that are a bit softer and have slight grooves. We have only used the trikes indoors so I don't know how well they would hold up outside.
Overall build: The wooden version does have a wooden body, steering column, and front axle with metal pieces to connect them all. The metal version has a metal body and connection pieces with a plastic front axle.
Assembly: The metal trike was easier to put together, but neither was super difficult. I did end up with an unexpected gap between the frame and the steering column on the wooden trike, but I don't know if that is a defect or not.
I didn't have any problems at all putting it together like some of the reviewers did. I did it by myself (without my husband's help) and in about 30 minutes.
It's very light and fits in my trunk so I can take it anywhere easily - which is good because Serenity loves it so much. She hasn't tipped it yet, so I would say that it's sturdy. My friend's older kids (6 & 9) think it's really cool and they want to ride it too! People have already asked me where I found it!
I would recommend the Scoot-About as a wonderful 1st birthday or Christmas present!
However, it might be helpful for some parents to hear that my son is around 30" and is really too short to ride this. He is small for his age... measured 29.5 a couple of weeks before we gave it to him. It's been another month and I think he's grown, and still can't really reach the floor if he's on the seat. On the other hand, I don't know that there are any similar options for shorter kids, so no regrets about buying this one, just thought that might be helpful info for some parents.
P.S. NEVER do the tricycle with a push-stick, it teaches your kids that a bike is a stroller and to be a passenger rather than a rider
Most Recent Customer Reviews
The design is not very well thought out. My toddler's feet keep hitting the back two wheels when he pushes off. A much better design would be a reverse tricycle.Published 3 days ago by Jeremy Kozik
This one is the one to get. We also purchased the wooden one so we could have one at our house and one for our grandson to have at home. Read morePublished 5 days ago by Biz Chick
The seat isn't very comforble for toddler my grandson doesn't like it,Published 9 days ago by castaña04
My kids love this! My four year old has a great time with it, and the two year old is still learning how to ride it, but likes it too. Sturdy and should last through a lot of kids.Published 11 days ago by Christa Ostermann
Good Quality and the wheels are weighted so tippy is not a factor. One year old grandson loves this and the adjustable set makes it perfect for him to grow with it! Read morePublished 12 days ago by *Purplestorm
I bought this for my grandson. As soon as he saw it, he jumped on and took off! He's having loads of fun with it!Published 16 days ago by gld30052