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Giveaway! Mini Micro 3-in-1: A Scooter That Grows With Your Child

by Sarah Powers on July 9, 2014

UPDATE!
Congrats to reader Livivua on winning the Mini Micro 3-in-1, and thanks to all who entered!

Thanks to Micro Kickboard for providing me with a scooter for review. All opinions expressed here are my own. -Sarah

Micro Kickboard Mini 3-in-11

I am an oldest child: responsible, independent, a rule-follower, and rather fond of predictability. (Just ask Meagan, a youngest child, about how we offset and complement one another in our working relationship.)

As a mom of three, though, I’m raising an oldest, a middle, and youngest child, and I find it fascinating to see birth order dynamics play out (sometimes as expected, other times less so). My littlest is a wild child: spirited, adventurous, full of mischief, at once a flirt and a bully, and – above all – determined to do things the bigger kids are doing. 

Whether it’s feeding herself with a spoon (no help, please), climbing ladders (don’t worry, mom – I’ve got this!), or insisting on using the big kid LEGOs (Duplo? Nah.), this one won’t be slowed down by the fact that she’s not quite a year and a half old. Where they go, she follows, fast and dangerous.

Micro Kickboard Mini 3-in-12

(Speaking of dangerous, I lined these three up on the sidewalk to show you all the scooter we’re giving away – the rest of the scootering we did was indoors and at laughably low speeds. Violet needs, and will have, a helmet before we really hit the pavement. :) )

Anyway, I was excited when Micro Kickboard offered Violet the chance to try out the Mini Micro 3-in-1 Scooter. Until now, she’s been pushed in a stroller or pulled in a wagon when the older two ride their bikes, so I knew she’d LOVE a set of wheels of her own. The 3-in-1 is a convertible scooter for kids ages 1-5, with three different set-ups depending on the child’s size and ability. A sturdy little seat allows toddlers to sit and push themselves with their feet rather than stand on the kickboard; when they’re ready to stand and scoot, a shorter “O-Bar” provides the right grip at the right height; and finally, a traditional “T-Bar” replaces that for ages 3 and up.

Micro Kickboard Mini 3-in-17

The Mini Micro was easy to assemble (no tools required besides the allen wrench provided, which attaches and removes the seat), and we’ve tried each of the three arrangements to see how they worked. At 18 months, Violet is definitely more comfortable sitting than standing, but she did love trying it the big kid way (middle photo, below). My four-year-old (pictured below, on the right) loved using the scooter with the T-Bar and got the hang of steering and braking pretty quickly. He’s always been a trike-and-bike kid, so this was mostly new for him.

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Again, helmet-less photos for staging purposes only. Must protect that baby-mullet!

I love how easily the scooter converts from one set-up to the next, and the quality of the materials and construction seems a step above what you’d find in the big box stores. And the colors! I love the variety offered, and the fact that there are several truly gender-neutral choices in there. It was hard to choose, but I went with purple (my default for little Violet, ha).

And now the fun part: YOU can win a Mini Micro 3-in-1 Scooter for your child this week!

To enter to win, just leave a comment on this post. Tell me about the birth order dynamics in your family. Tell me about the kid who’d love to scoot around on this. Or just tell me you want to win. Good luck, and happy scooting!

Micro Kickboard Mini 3-in-13

Thanks again to Micro Kickboard for providing a scooter for one lucky reader. Comments will close on Sunday night at 11:59pm Eastern Time. One winner will be randomly selected and notified by email next week. Giveaway open to US residents only. 

Maureen July 9, 2014 at 7:10 am

We have a 7-year-old girl and a 5-year-old boy who between the two of them have a lot of Playmobil. My daughter dominates the play table, so when I was looking for storage solutions, I was happy to get a shelf which top could be used as a play area. My daughter was not happy that my son took it over. It’s only a third of the size of the table, but still. (Enough said.)

I think the scooter would be great for my five year old when we’re on vacation!

Ulana July 9, 2014 at 8:21 am

I’m the youngest of 3 and the only girl and got to play with lots of little green army men and rockets growing up. My daughter is 20 months and would love a scooter! She tries to get on the bigger kids’ scooters at the park. I’ve never seen the O ring and think it’s simply genius! Thanks for sharing!!!

BeccaV July 9, 2014 at 8:51 am

I have two kids an almost 6 year old boy and a 1.5 year old girl. They both love playing outside and are very high energy. My little girl tries her best to keep up with her big brother, she is go, go, go all the time!

Kim July 9, 2014 at 9:02 am

My oldest boy is almost 5 and my girl is 2.5. He has always been more cautious, waiting for me before he takes a risk. She just follows whatever he does and doesn’t look to me for help. She would love her own scooter in pink/purple since she is currently trying to use her big brothers scooter.

Allison July 9, 2014 at 9:04 am

I have two boys.. A 5 year old and a 14 month old who is going on 5! He would love this to keep up with his big brother. Thanks for sharing about it !

Tragic Sandwich July 9, 2014 at 9:22 am

Baguette is an only, so that’s our birth order right there. (Unless we look at her parents’ respective birth orders, in which case I am the older of two and Mr. Sandwich is the youngest of three.)

She loves her tricycle and bicycle, and sees them as alternatives rather than stages. I’m sure she’d love this, too–and yes, she has a helmet. She picked it out herself!

steph July 9, 2014 at 9:53 am

I am the youngest and I have an only. I tell people my mom finally stopped when she got it right and I did it right the first time :)

Shannon July 9, 2014 at 10:10 am

I’m the oldest of two and my husband is the youngest of two. Together we have two kiddos ourselves. The oldest is so much like me personality wise, and we tend to butt heads sometimes because things that drive me nuts about my own behaviors are exhibited in hers. Same goes for my husband and our youngest. They totally get under each other’s skin. We both love both of our kids fiercely, but it’s funny to see the behavioral traits shine through.

Carol July 9, 2014 at 10:14 am

My 6-year old is pretty fearless and she loves her scooter. However, her 2.5 year old brother takes fearless to a whole new level. He’ll keep trying dangerous stuff, even with bloodied knees and me freaking out not-so-silently. He would love to scooter alongside his sis on something as cool as this!

Ashley M July 9, 2014 at 11:16 am

My 19-month old son would love something like this! He is always on the go!

Juniper July 9, 2014 at 11:19 am

My 3.5 year old just inherited big sister’s old helmet, but she doesn’t yet have the confidence or natural balance to use her old balance bike or inline scooter. This 3 wheel scooter would be ideal, and it sounds so much sturdier than comparable obes! She’s normally braver and more adaptable than big sis, but doesn’t have the same hardy coordination ;-P

Amy July 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

I have three girls ages 4, 2 1/2, and 1. It is funny to see how birth order dynamics play out in our family also. The oldest is very much a rule follower and somewhat of a people pleaser. Our middle is very independent and will do things how she wants to and when she wants to. Our youngest is demanding and wants to be the center of attention all the time. But they are all ridiculously silly and will do almost anything to make each other laugh. Regardless of how this 3 in 1 would be set up, they would all want to ride it!

Carolyn July 9, 2014 at 11:31 am

My 2 in 2 weeks daughter would love this!

Julia July 9, 2014 at 12:52 pm

I have two girls 5 and 3, as well as expecting my third this September. I am amazed at how my oldest is the stereotypical oldest and how my youngest (for now) is much more of an independent sole. I am so interested to see how a young boy will fit into our little family.

I believe my three year old would adore this scooter and it would hopefully be useful for the little one yet to arrive!

Petra July 9, 2014 at 1:23 pm

Man oh man, would my soon-to-be freshly minted 3 year old love this thing! His big cousin has one and he wants one so very badly. Allow me to add that the bearings on this thing are amazing compared to the cheaper scooters, making it actually possible for the little ones to push off without getting frustrated with how hard it is to move. As to birth order I can’t say much yet with a 4 month old, except that the old adage holds true – they are totally different and pretty much polar opposites of each other. The little sister would certainly benefit from the seated setup once her time comes too :)

Rachel July 9, 2014 at 1:49 pm

My 2 year old just had a blast with one of these at a friend’s house so we’d love to win one!

barleecreations July 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I would LOVE to win this. I don’t have any kids but I would love to be able to give this to my little niece.

Kelly D July 9, 2014 at 2:23 pm

I would like this for my daughter.

Maria A. July 9, 2014 at 2:30 pm

I have two elementary school kids and would LOVE to win, if not for my own kids, for my husband’s 2 year-old granddaughter, Olivia Dae!!!

Megan July 9, 2014 at 3:00 pm

Would love to win one for our #2, who’s already trying to keep up with her big sister!

Bethany July 9, 2014 at 3:17 pm

Both of our kids (Liliana-3 and David-20 mos) would LOVE this scooter! Lili has always been pretty cautious and usually takes only calculated risks where she has a pretty good chance of success, while David throws himself into attempting anything he sees Lili do! They both love their vehicles, too! Thanks for the giveaway!

Amanda July 9, 2014 at 3:21 pm

I have a 12-year-old and an almost 3-year-old, and the toddler is desperate to follow around not just her way bigger sister, but also the other kids in the neighborhood who fly around the block on scooters and bikes. We just had a bike parade for the Fourth, and the tot was not thrilled about sitting in her seat on the back of *my* bike while the other kids whizzed around independently. My big kid is the cautious one, too (didn’t even learn to ride her bike until she was 9!), while the little one routinely throws caution to the wind. We’d LOVE one of these scooters!

Kelly July 9, 2014 at 3:26 pm

I have a fairly cautious almost 3 year old and a newly 1 year old that is promising to give us a run for our money with his antics. I can see both of them getting a lot of use out of this. I love how this grows with the child, it looks like a great scooter. We would love one of these!

Joelle July 9, 2014 at 3:38 pm

I have a very, very active 2-year-old who would love this scooter. That way, she can keep up with her big 7-year-old sister who loves her new big girl bike.

Katie Wilmot July 9, 2014 at 4:05 pm

I love this! GREAT IDEA! And I love birth order stuff–so interesting! When I was in college, I took a class on it. I was in heaven! I think it’s handy to know a little about birth order because it can help in situations that just don’t make sense. It could make perfect sense to the participants. Love this scooter though! Great idea!

Katherine July 9, 2014 at 4:10 pm

Let’s see…I have a perfectionist four year old who could immediately handle this and love it, a three year old who wants to keep up with his older brother who would want to be next, and a one year old who has some balancing issues but is very determined and would probably think this is fun. :)

Kelly Harrison July 9, 2014 at 4:15 pm

My daughter is 2 1/2, she’s my little dare devil! I know she would love to have this.

Octavia July 9, 2014 at 4:27 pm

I have a 4 year old girl and a 19-month old boy. The boy is definitely far more accident prone because he tries to do everything that his older sister does. She already has a mini-micro scooter, so this would be perfect for our I-want-to-do-everything-my-sister-does little boy :)

Liz July 9, 2014 at 5:11 pm

Our son would love to zoom around the town square in this! He is at a stage where he loves all things wheeled!

Amy July 9, 2014 at 5:17 pm

I love this — my son would love this and my nieces and nephews would love this! I am an oldest child, and, just as you described, “responsible, independent, a rule-follower, and rather fond of predictability. My son is an only child, and I have no idea what character traits are associated with only children, especially because I shared my childhood with my sister. That said, he’s been fast to take to a bike — so fast, in fact, that I can’t keep up with him! Any mama tips for keeping up with a 4-year-old on a bike? Because he goes too far, too fast for my liking. Thank you for the opportunity to win one of these and for any tips!

Brooke July 9, 2014 at 7:27 pm

My two kids would fight over this one. My oldest is an introvert just like his oldest child mother and my youngest is an extrovert just like her youngest child father.

livivua July 9, 2014 at 7:28 pm

This is such a great giveaway and I never knew of this company.

Liz Hagan July 9, 2014 at 7:29 pm

My wild child aka sassy pants daughter would love to scoot around on this. She’s a burst of energy at 18 months old and would certainly grow with this very cool scooter — I want an adult size :)

Christy July 9, 2014 at 9:06 pm

Oh my cuteness…
My youngest, 19 month old Eva, is all about keeping up with her super analytical big brother Nathan and ultra independent middle child Madison. Evelyn’s favorite saying is “ta-da” and this scooter would definitely give her plenty of opportunities to shine!

Emily July 9, 2014 at 9:14 pm

I have here girls under four. We would love this!

Jessica July 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm

You know when you see your kids on a harness above a trampoline, or bouncing at bounceu, or running naked in the backyard and you think to yourself, I wish I could do that? They need a grown up version of the step by step scooter ( avec cup holder). I want one!!!

Kris July 9, 2014 at 9:37 pm

Sarah – thank you for the fun and insightful review. I’m so glad that Violet is enjoying her Mini Micro 3in1! She looks adorable on her scooter! Now she has her own ‘wheels’ to keep up with the big kids. Thanks again!

Kris ~ Micro Kickboard

Sarah July 9, 2014 at 10:03 pm

We have a 9,8,5, and almost 2 year old. This giveaway would be perfect for our youngest. The three oldest kids all have razor scooters, and the youngest tries to scoot his toddler bike with one foot, like the older kids do their razors. So cute! He also likes to try to get their razors, but of course he can barely pick them up, let alone ride them. This little scooter would be just the thing.

Life Breath Present July 9, 2014 at 10:49 pm

I’m the oldest of for, all girls. Hun is the youngest of three, all boys. Currently we have only a 14mth old boy. He’s adjusts trying to take scooters and little trikes from the neighborhood kids. He would live to have something so different, yet similar to the other childrens’! It’d be great to win for him!:)

Amy July 10, 2014 at 6:41 am

We have 5- and 3-year-old boys and a daughter who’s 8 months. Our oldest is adopted and doesn’t really fit the oldest stereotypes at all. But our three year old does! And Baby Girl – she’s already independent and trying to keep up with the brothers. She needs all the help she can get :)

Elizabeth July 10, 2014 at 6:51 am

Mine are 1 & 3. There’s no chance of getting just one! This older brother and little sister will need their own!

Sarah July 10, 2014 at 7:49 am

I have 3 children. Two girls, ages 8 and 5 and one boy who just turned 3. My oldest is very responsible and creative. My middle child is independent and resourceful. My son is active and adventurous.
Both girls have scooters and my son really wants to ride them, but he’s not yet able to balance them. This scooter would be great for him! Since I babysit other children in my home, this type of scooter would get all the more use because I could adjust it to different children’s needs. Great concept!

amy July 10, 2014 at 8:04 am

My 6 year old just learned how to ride her bike without training wheels. This would be great for her 3 year old sister to keep up with her!

Laura July 10, 2014 at 1:17 pm

I have three kids also. My first is also a rule-follower, independent, easy going kid. My middle girl is stubborn in some ways, but also looks up to her older sister for a lot of things. She is by far the most difficult to parent. Our 2 year old, who would use this scooter, is an easy going little boy who loves to try to keep up with his sisters.

Dana July 10, 2014 at 2:06 pm

We have 3 daughters: a 9 yo, a 7 yo and a 2 3/4 yo with a baby due on our youngest’s birthday. Our littlest sounds a lot like yours-feisty and determined. I think she’d love to be able to keep up with her big sisters better. Also, we were just in Paris (on our honeymoon-modern families are complicated!) and notices that all the kids had scooters to get around the city and we decided when we got home we needed to be more French with our kids’ transportation!

mm July 10, 2014 at 7:53 pm

This would b great for my 18 month old to help her keep up with her big brother!

Alaine July 10, 2014 at 8:48 pm

I would love to win for my 11 month old son!

Tawn July 11, 2014 at 12:18 am

My children are 6, 4, and 1. As my husband and I are both oldest child, it’s been interesting seeing things from the middle and last child perspective. The oldest just learned to ride a “big” girl bike and the next is right behind her. I’ve tried putting the 1yo in the stroller but SHE DOES NOT WANT TO SIT. I think this scooter might be a great idea.

Olivia July 11, 2014 at 2:09 am

I wanna win : I have a just turned. 4 yr old, a two year old, and a 4 month old. Sounds awesome! :)

Barbara July 11, 2014 at 9:01 am

We have four kiddos – ages (almost!) 2, 10, 14, and 17. Recently the little guy saw his big brother on a skateboard and now everything in our house on wheels is his own little skateboard… trucks, his shopping cart, the little wagon his blocks came in. It’s never dull when you have a 15 year span between kids!

Petra K. July 11, 2014 at 4:39 pm

My daughters would love one!!!!! Please!

jeevon kay July 11, 2014 at 4:44 pm

I have a 16 month old boy who is moving actively around the house now. he loves the playground and anticipates going there everyday. I have a daughter too who is 5 now. she loves outdoor activities too. I think this mini micro 3-in-1 scooter would be so perfect for my little one and also my daughter as it grows with them.

Jennifer H. July 11, 2014 at 9:39 pm

I’ve got an older son, 3, and a younger son, 15 months. Older has a scooter and I would love to win this for Younger!

Amy Webb July 11, 2014 at 10:45 pm

I have two boys–5 and 15 months. The big boy has a scooter so the little guy will be wanting to follow him any day.

miranda July 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

My daughter would love this!

Danielle July 11, 2014 at 11:15 pm

My youngest is absolutely louder and less interested in the rules than my eldest.

Aly July 12, 2014 at 1:12 am

My son would absolutely LOVE to scoot around on this! Your daughter looks so adorable on it! :)

Kim July 12, 2014 at 10:59 am

My youngest would love this so she could keep up with her older sister!

Ashley C July 13, 2014 at 10:47 am

My daughter would love this, she is always trying to keep up with her older brother on his tricycle.

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dev July 13, 2014 at 4:28 pm

My 3 year old could practice his sharing skills with this by letting his 1 year old sister ride it too! I can hope!

Shira Ruben July 13, 2014 at 9:39 pm

#2 brother is trying so hard to catch up to number #1 brother! Please help him out!

Diane July 13, 2014 at 11:25 pm

I’d LOVE to have this scooter for my 3 yr old. It would help her keep up with her 6 yr old brother and sister!

Tracy Becker July 13, 2014 at 11:31 pm

My three-year old son would scoot all day on this and then pass it down to his little sister when he’s done :) I’ve never seen anything like this ride-on toy. How fun!

Kristy Resch July 14, 2014 at 12:39 am

Wyatt would LOVE this!!! He will be 2 next month. :)

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