Thursday, August 10, 2017

Scooting along with Globber

Bringing a second baby into a family is a time of upheaval and uncertainty for a family unit, especially for the older child who's going from single child status to big brother or sister. With this in mind we decided, before I was due, that we'd make a concerted effort to spend one on one time with bub so she didn't have such a drastic change from only child to having to share us all the time. 

Coincidentally, a couple of weeks before I gave birth I was asked if we wanted to try out the new Globber MyFREE Fold UP scooter and it couldn't have come at a more perfect time. The scooter not only gives bub something special that's only for her, but it's also given us a fun activity that we can do with her during our special one on one time.

The Globber MyFREE Fold Up is designed for 3yrs +  with an adjustable handlebar to grow with the child until a max of 50kg. It's a step up from her first Globber scooter as it's a standing only scooter without a seat attachment. She was also lucky enough to receive one with flashing LED wheels and I'm actually slightly jealous that it's hers and not mine {is that wrong?}.

As a toddler bub took quite a while to master her Globber My Free 4 in 1 scooter in the actual scooter mode, so I expected she might be a bit hesitant with the MyFREE Fold Up, but to my surprise she had it down pat within about 15 minutes. It was like watching her morph from a toddler into a big girl right in front of me. I guess having a baby makes older children suddenly look more grown up as well, but seriously watching your firstborn baby suddenly able to tackle a scooter without any help is another subtle reminder that they are in fact growing up whether you like it or not.


Globber also sent us a helmet to use with the scooter. It's the first helmet she's ever used and I thought it might be tricky getting her to wear it, but it has a simple magnetic catch lock which makes it really quick and easy to get on, she can even do it herself {when she has the helmet around the right way}. It also has a dial fit system allowing the band to be tightened easier for the perfect fit. It's so much easier than normal helmets which buckle together and can catch skin if you have them on too tight {yes that happened to me as a child and I was always scared putting them on}. The helmet has also been a great way to teach her about safety when riding her scooter, especially on concrete. We've implemented a no helmet no ride policy and now she always makes sure she has her helmet on before we take the scooter out. In fact she usually reminds us to grab her helmet before she grabs her scooter.


I'm not sure if it's because she's taller, older and more carefree, or because she felt more confident wearing a helmet, but either way she mastered riding her new scooter really easily. She didn't get disheartened or scared when she slipped off the first few times, if anything it actually made her even more determined to succeed. She persisted, wanting us only to watch and not help her, and after a really short time was confident enough to ride the scooter on both concrete and grass. Being able to do it herself has made her much more independent and confident in her abilities and she's constantly riding it around the backyard on her own or begging us to take her outside to ride around the neighbourhood with her. An added bonus from her wanting to ride the scooter all the time is that we're all getting more time outside in the fresh air and we're getting incidental exercise as we follow her around the local paths.


Our favourite features of the MyFREE Fold UP scooter


Easy to assemble and adjust
Like all Globber scooters the MyFREE Fold Up is really easy to assemble, it's literally a case of clicking pieces together. The handlebar is also adjustable to 3 different heights as your child grows by simply clicking the bar in and out as needed.

Easy to store
One of the best features of the MyFREE Fold Up is that the handlebar can be folded down flat against the base board with a click of the button. This allows the scooter to be easily stored under a bed, on a shelf or lent flat against a wall. It also makes them really easy to transport in the back of a car {especially if you already have a pram in the boot}.

Easy to ride
The MyFREE Fold UP is a 3 wheel scooter and low to the ground making it easy for younger kids to balance and control. It also has an optional steering lock. 

Safety features
The steering lock allows the scooter to switch between assisted steering and only going straight which is great while kids are still getting used to it. There's also a long covered rear brake making it easier for kids to brake themselves {although mine still prefers to just put her foot out to stop it, but I'm sure she'll master the brake eventually}.



Thanks to the team at Globber I have one MyFREE Fold UP scooter {RRP $180} to give away to one lucky reader. To enter just leave me a comment below letting me know why you'd love to win a MyFREE Fold UP scooter and complete the steps in the rafflecopter form {so I can contact you if you win}, it's that simple!

If you're having any issues leaving a comment {sometimes it can be a bit temperamental} shoot me an email or send me a message on my Facebook page and I can help you out.

Toni x

*Please note unfortunately the prize scooter doesn't come with LED wheels, sorry guys!*

a Rafflecopter giveaway


TERMS & CONDITIONS 
Competition commences upon publication and ends at 11:59pm August 24th 2017. One winner will receive a MyFREE Fold UP scooter from Globber RRP $180.00. Winner can choose their preferred colour from the options available once the competition has ended. Finding Myself Young will not be held liable should the prize be lost in transit. Competition is open to Australian residents only, excluding ACT. This competition is a game of skill and will be judged as such. All mandatory entry steps must be completed to constitute a valid entry. Incomplete entries will be deemed invalid and excluded from judging. Winner will have 72hrs to respond or prize will be redrawn. This competition is in no way endorsed, promoted or administered by Facebook.

Disclosure - We were gifted a Globber MyFREE Fold UP scooter and helmet for the purpose of review. All opinions are expressed based on our experience using the scooter. I did not receive payment for this review.

29 comments:

  1. One of my nieces has something similar and she loves it. My little boy finds it fascinating but she freaks out whenever he tries to touch it �� We have helped him have a turn on it once or twice and it seems like something he will be in to before long! He doesn't reach the age recommendation yet, so I'd like to win so I can give it to another delightful niece of mine (her mum was just talking about getting one for her the other day!) as an awesome gift for her third birthday ♥️

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  2. Gosh she looks so cute pushing her scooter. I love the safety features and the easy to ride, doing the school drop off I have found it a bit scary going from the my first styles to the next step as Sloan wobbles and had a few falls. His birthday is coming and he would so love this (and I would feel so much safer him using it ��)

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  3. That is one cool Scooter.... It's great that it can adjust so it's the right height and yes those flashing wheels are too cute!

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  4. Miss 4 is soon to be 5 and keeps knocking her big brother's scooter �� Would love to give her one of her own that's as nifty as this!

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  5. I would LOVE to win a scooter for my daughter, after seeing how much fun yours is having with hers, Toni! My boys both have scooters but we havent got around to buying her one yet, she's turning four next month and she would LOVE a pink one!

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  6. We have one of these for our 4 year old and we love it! But now our 2 year old is getting jealous and wants one all to herself!

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  7. I'm pregnant with number 2 and my daughter will be just e when he or she arrives. I feel like this is fate! ��

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  8. Ohhhh how cool is this scooter?! We were only just looking at getting one for our 3 year old last week. This one looks perfect so I'd love to win one!

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  9. My 3.5 year old would love this, especially being able to take it to the park with the fold up feature! Light up wheels are always a bonus too :)

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  10. I'd love to win this for my son. The steering lock has sold me. My daughter had so much trouble getting used to the one on her other brand. And fold up? Winner all round

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  11. Currently, Sophie is using Chloe's old scooter... downside of being the youngest... the scooter is ten years old! We'd love the chance to win!

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  12. my daughters would love this desperately i would have to buy another one as they are amazing

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  13. Awesome! Love to win those wheels! Cool!

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  14. My son would love this, he has the toddler one and is ready for a big boy scooter would be perfect for taking our dogs on walks and exploring

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  15. I'd love to win so my 6yo son can gain more confidence when riding a scooter

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  16. Heather PitkeathlyAugust 10, 2017 at 9:34 PM

    I love the LED wheels.My little miss 4 would definitely have hours of enjoyment riding a Clobber scooterm

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  17. Ooh, just what I need to end the fighting over Shi's scooter... though they'll probably still fight over a new one 😂 #sisterlove those wheels though, coolest scooter ever!!

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  18. I would love one for my son! I think he would feel more secure riding it with the two wheels in the front. Thank you!

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  19. I never know what to say in these things. I mean I would like to win one because I have a kid and it's free and free is good because kids are expensive and we only have one income now. Also I'm too tired to think of anything else to say, other than the truth which is I like free stuff.

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  20. Oh yes please! Would love to win one for W so she can e just like her big brother!

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  21. My Little boy needs a scooter like his big brother because "Little superheros need to get around quickly to save the world from the baddies" (his words!!)

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  22. The Globber would be the perfect scooter to help improve my daughters coordination and help strengthen her muscles whilst enjoying the sun and having fun!!

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  23. My 3 year old is the most uncoordinated being you will ever meet. Has determination levels through the roof, but has been cursed with two left feet ( I blame hubby's genetics lol ). I'd like a scooter that grows with her so I only have to teach her once and then it just comes down to adjusting the size. Seriously, teaching kids new things can be so painful.. I'm only doing it once if I can help it!

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  24. It will let my daughter fly around freely but also make it easier for me to carry home

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  25. I would love to win a glober scooter as my 3 yr old would have hours of fun on it there the best looking scooter in the market and cutest looking

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  26. Having given birth to our third babe two months ago I too have been trying to find time, and different ways, to have one on one (one on two?) time with my older two children. It's been hard trying to juggle it around a prem newborn who still generally feeds every three hours and takes an hour to feed. Usually the best we manage is all escaping for a walk. My eldest (4) walking with me and the younger one (2) in the double pram with his baby brother. My eldest isn't too impressed that she's lost her seat in the pram these days and gets sick of walking quickly so a scooter would be amazing. I love the fact she'll be able to share it with middle bro at home too. Thank you for the opportunity.

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  27. I would love to win this scooter for my daughter who will be three in November. She has had a turn on her cousins and loved it and it will be perfect for family outings to the beach and park. With a new sister due in just over a week it will be a blessing to win this amazing prize and have my girls birthday gift sorted! :)

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  28. Wowee! My little dude Winston would LOVE this Scooter! I think it's great that it has 3 adjustable handle bar heights - Perfect for my growing boys! Plus the easy fold feature is amazing for quick & easy transport. Winston is such a great sharer too so his little bro Rueben would get plenty of use out of the Globber Scooter as well :)

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