Moving with speed!
I bought the unirider as soon as I could, after a chance meeting with a friend of the designer in my home town. It has been brilliant! The first few weeks of using it are a little tense as you get used to it and you take a lot of strain in your wrist, but I can now push it with 1 hand and it's totally relaxed. My son immediately took to it (aged 2 & 3 quarters) and he now leans and steers it and occasionally will lean back, shout "whoo hoo" and lift his legs off and has recently learnt he can let go and still stay upright (so it has been brilliant for his balance and stomach strength). I've let older children on it, aged 5, ride but they do only want to use it as a fun toy or something to ride on whilst being pushed along and chased, but for any child aged 2 or 3, it's a brilliant transportation gadget. Drawbacks: the handle doesn't fold down (although it can be dismantled) and so it won't fit in the boot of a small car unless the seats are down, because of what it us (1 wheel) you can't stand it up and so when you get to the park in super quick time you will have to lie it flat otherwise it will fall down and it's metal and so can cause damage. final drawback is that it's hard to get up a bump or kerb stone more than about 15cm high and you don't realise how many there are until you start using it. You could do a jog/run with this (a helmet definitely would be needed) but be careful if you could hit any small holes or bumps on your route as the child would fly upwards! To end on a positive, as I really do love this product, it has been brilliant - we use it to get to parks, walk around arboretums, run to the sea on the beach (it has been in water too which was fun!), and generally get from A to B in a fun, quick way and it has helped my nearly 3 year old build up confidence and skills on his balance bike too.
* This product review was collected by the manufacturer.