Get Out and PLAY Event – DAY 41
At the recent ABC Kids Expo in Kentucky there was one company that was generating a whole lot of buzz. It seems everywhere I went I was asked “have you seen the stroller that fits inside the backpack?” or “did you see the highchair that folds completely flat even with the tray attached?” and I was happy to respond that yes, I was very, very familiar with QuickSmart, an Australian company that has recently made its way to the States.
As a parent, there are few things I value more in children’s gear than clever design and ease of use, both of which are the very basis of the QuickSmart line. Their innovative line of products is the stuff that I dream of, including that ingenious backpack stroller and flat-fold high chair everyone was raving about. Not only do they make awesomely innovative products for both parent and child, their line is nothing short of amazing because of how compact and portable each piece is. In fact, their stuff is so compact and portable that rumor has it that their entire line of gear can fit inside the trunk of a compact sedan… which includes 2 strollers, a portable 3-in-1 play yard, travel bed/bassinet/changing station, a highchair, and 2 ride on toys! Awesome, right?
Speaking of their toys, how cute are their little ride on “bugs”? They have two different types of ride-on toys for ages 1-3: The ScuttleBug with three wheels and a handle for steering and the ScrambleBug with four wheels that rotate for steering with your feet. Not only are they completely adorable, they’re also perfect for the kid on the go. Incredibly lightweight and portable so they can easily be tossed under a stroller, carried by a toddler, or even kept in the trunk… just in case.
All this compact portability is great because with how much the little ones love it, you will be glad that you can easily take it with you wherever you go. Then, once you get where you are going, it is mere moments until your little one is cruising on their own with no assembly required. You simply flip the legs into place and it’s ready to roll. When you’re done, it’s just as easy to fold it up compactly with a great pinch-free design for little hands.
We got to try out the QuickSmart ScrambleBug ride-on toy this past month and love it so much we’ve taken it everywhere with us. We chose the ScrambleBug that you can steer with your feet since we have both a 1 year old and a 3 year old and thought this way they could both use it easily.
Once we saw the ScrambleBug in action we knew it was the right choice, especially for our youngest. Because it has 4 castor wheels that each rotate 360 degrees, it has a freedom of movement that allows your little one to get around easily, even navigating out of corners, around obstacles, and from side to side, backwards, and more. QuickSmart calls it “frustration free” and I couldn’t agree more. Even my 12 month old is able to manage it by himself and scoot around the house without getting stuck around our kitchen island or sofas.
Because we have light wood floors that, as far as I can tell, are made of the softest wood ever, I really love that the ScrambleBug has non-marking and non-scratch wheels. In addition to not marking up the floor as the little ones ride, the ScrambleBug wheels also make for a quieter ride, which makes it a great indoor toy. Of course, it can also be used outdoors, so we were really happy we already had a helmet for our little guy so he could scoot off on his own happily.
For products that are as clever as they are compact, you really can’t go wrong with the new line from QuickSmart. From strolling, relaxing, eating or playing, there’s something in their line that will simply blow you away.