Sunday 26 August 2012

The Mookie QuickSmart Scramble Bug Review

Have you noticed recently how grown up my little man is looking these days? 

Those baby days seem so long ago now, and the toddler days...Well they are really now upon us. Leo looks for adventure at every turn so we were really excited to receive the Mookie Scramble Bug in the bright Yellow and Green colouring, to help keep him out of trouble.

What is the Mookie Scramble Bug?
The Mookie Scramble Bug is a unique ride on that can move in all directions due to the incorporated castor wheels. It features a fixed handlebar that your toddler can hold on to as they go along, the castor wheels mean that the Scramble Bug can turn 360 degrees with ease and is suitable for the use of children from 1 years old, right up to 3 years old. 

The Mookie Scramble Bug arrives...

By now it is safe to say that I am the biggest kid in the toy shop. 

I embrace this fact. 

When I received this rather exciting parcel I was so eager to get it all un-wrapped and set up for Leo to have a go on. So like a child at Christmas I quickly opened the box up to reveal the very attractive little bug that had been hiding away inside.

In the box you receive the Scramble Bug and the instruction booklet should you need any guidance in getting it up and running. The Scramble Bug does not need any assembly, which is always great for me... As otherwise I may have had to wait for Leo's Daddy to arrive home from work!

Nope. All that is needed in this case is to release the legs on either side, front and back in order to unfold the Scramble Bug. 

That is it. 
Simple! Just as we like it!

You now only have to await your little monster to awake from their afternoon slumber, so that they can really give the Scramble Bug a spin!

While I was waiting for Leo to awake I even had a little play with the Scuttle Bug, short of sitting on it myself of course! I really liked the height as it is perfect for Leo to climb on and off on his own, and if he should have a little fall, it is not too far for him to go. The Scramble Bug is very sturdy and looks fantastic in the insect inspired designs. 

They even have little buggy eyes on the front which is sure to capture your little one's attention.

Leo didn't keep me waiting too long, as he was soon awake and ready to play with his shiny new toy.
Leo was smitten straight away as I lifted him onto the seat, and straight away he was off around the room. He has been really nifty on ride on's for a while now and can go both backwards and forwards, so I was not surprised when he jetted off on his travels aided by his new set of castor wheels.

The fact he can easily manoeuvre wherever he wants to go is great, as with other ride on's we have been using he always get's very frustrated when he cannot go in the direction he wishes to go. My cheeky little man has been going from one end of the room to the other and then turning around and doing it all over again. Then he will head to the bookshelf and happily pull all the books down as he rides past, giving him the ability to perfect a drive by assassination. 

As suspected there have been occasions where Leo has taken a tumble off either side and even managed to slip off the back due to his enthusiastic driving, but this has just added to Leo's experience and he picks himself back up, and then hops back on for round Two. The height of the Scramble Bug really is great as it does not matter if they do take a few experiential tumbles.

The insect design incorporated with the bright colours and the over all character that comes with the Scramble Bug are lovely touches. Leo has been fascinated by the eyes on the front and has persistently poked them as they have drawn in his interest. It is a well known fact that Babies and Toddlers love faces, so if your little one's are anything like Leo then they will get plenty of joy out of the buggy eyes.

Leo has been regularly playing with the Scramble Bug in the house, and we are yet to take it outside to play. Now that Leo is getting the hang of getting around on it, I don't think it will be long before we are  venturing out into the garden so that he can put his new skills to the test in the wilderness. We can even take the Scramble Bug further afield should we wish to due to the compact fold that makes it extremely portable. 

I think the Scramble Bug is fantastic as it helps develop the pushing and steering skills that they will need as they progress onto trikes and future ride on's. It allows children to gain the confidence to move around freely, and venture into the unknown. 

Leo was 13 months old when he received the Scramble Bug and he has been really enjoying it, it is safe to say that there is plenty more play value to be had out of it.  I highly recommend the Scramble Bug and would recommend it to parent's looking for first birthday presents. 

The Mookie Scramble Bug retails at £39.99 and you can purchase it from Amazon

I will leave you with Leo enjoying his Scramble Bug experience!

Disclaimer: We were sent the Mookie Scramble Bug for the purpose of this review, however all views and opinions expressed are my own.


  1. Thanks for giving such a detailed review. I've not seen these before. It looks great, definitely something I would look to buy soon. I like the fact the it moves in all directions really easily and is easy to take our places due to its compact folding

    1. Thanks Rainie, I am glad you found the review helpful. It really is a great ride along. Let me know how you get on :-) x

  2. This looks great and I love the video!

    1. They are lot's of fun. I feel Leo is really benefiting from it. Thank you x

  3. Such a cute video! I was looking at getting one of these for Luka but i see he is too old now (nearly 3). I will have to wait for Bella to grow a little I think!

    1. Thank you Susanne. I absolutely love the name Luka. Beautiful! & Bella to for that matter!

      It wont be long before Bella can give it a go. They grow so quickly xx


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