One of my favorite Diggin Active products include their Jumpsmart Trampoline, which is a personal sized trampoline with a safety bar that the child can hold onto as they bounce, making for a hopping fun time either indoors or out! As the mom of a preteen as well as babies, I also love their Black Max Football and their Pop Out Bowling, Horseshoes and Ring Toss games. These fun, classic games are designed specifically with kids in mind and are brightly colored and highly portable for on the go fun! I can see myself taking any of these great products to the park for a fun-filled family picnic!
Another great offering for those tiny tikes is the Skuut Balance Bike. The Skuut Balance Bike is a wooden balance bike for children ages 2 to 5. It has no pedals and no training wheels. Children kick off the ground as if running, thus pushing or "skuuting" themselves and the bike forward. The Skuut™ is perfect for learning balance, steering, coordination and independence. Having mastered balance on the Skuut™, the transition to a traditional two wheeler bike is easy. This is perfect for my toddler daughter, as she is always on the go!
We received the new, Pink Skuut for review. It arrived quickly and was very well packaged. The Skuut does require some adult assembly, but it was very easy for my husband to put together. As a matter of fact the only required assembly was attaching the seat and the handlebars to the bike. I love it when a company makes the parents' job so quick and painless! He had the Skuut fully assembled and ready to ride within 5 minutes!
The Skuut was designed to be easily adjusted to grow with your child. The seat can be adjusted from around 13.5" ,the right size for a typical 2 year old, to 16.5", which is ideal for most 5 year olds. The Skuut is also easy for kids to learn, and helps form essential balance and coordination. Sitting on the Skuut, kids first walk the bike forward. As they go faster, they stride with feet off the ground for longer and longer periods of time, ultimately being able to pull both feet off the ground and coast. At first they tilt to one side or the other and their feet catch them like training wheels or a tripod would. Very quickly balance becomes second nature and they can coast for yards with their feet off the ground. Braking is done Fred Flintstone style: just put your feet down and stop. It doesn't get much easier than that, and there are no pedals or chains to scrape tiny hands and feet!
Sophie, my toddler, loves the Skuut. Her eyes lit up when she saw this adorable balance bike, and she was very eager to hop right on and give it a shot. Now Sophie is a petite gal, and while her feet do touch the ground on the smallest setting, she doesn't have a very firm grip just yet. But like I said, Sophie is tiny. Dan and I are not tall people, so the poor kid is vertically challenged and is significantly shorter than a lot of kids her age. She still fits into some 12 month clothing! So while she is not quite tall enough to ride the Skuut all alone, she does just fine with some adult assistance. She loves holding on to the handlebars and pushing off of the ground with her little toes. She has amazingly good balance already, and hasn't wobbled a bit! She is having a blast practicing, and once she gains an inch or so of height, I think she'll be a Skuuting fool!
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You can check out this and many other awesome, active toys on the Diggin Active website. The Skuut even has it's own website you can check out, too!
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***Disclosure: I received a complimentary product to facilitate my review. No other compensation was provided, and all opinions are 100% honest and have not been influenced in any way.***