Author Archives: derek

Should My Kid Wear a Helmet While Riding a Scooter?

TLDR: Yes. Of course. If you love them they should wear a helmet. Frankly, they should wear one even if you don’t love them. Helmets aren’t a decoration. Helmets are a utility item. Moreover, helmets, like tissues, are designed for destruction. Helmets are made to deflect small impacts and work like a crumple zone for […]

Can You Bring Your Child’s Scooter on an Airplane?

Airline travel with children: four words that strike fear in the hearts of most adults. Travel is hard. Airline travel is harder. Adding children to the mix makes everything breathtakingly complicated. Assuming your child is old enough to use a kick scooter, then at least you needn’t worry about apologizing to everyone about a wailing […]

Why You Should Buy a Balance Bike for Your Child, and Which One!

GOMO balance bike close up

Balance bikes are an increasingly popular childhood must have, but the odds are good that you did not have one when you were growing up and you may wonder if getting one is even a good idea. The answer is more complicated than it seems. To Training Wheel or Not to Training Wheel? The old […]