Well after weeks of begging and pleading, I have given in and decided that yes, my daughter can have a skateboard. She is eight years old and starting to play outside on our street – we are in a quiet cul-de-sac so I just need to keep an eye on her out there. Lots of the other children have skateboards and when her best friend got one (complete with helmet and knee and shoulder pads) she really started to put on the pressure for a “proper” skateboard for girls. Anyway, she agreed to keep her bedroom tidy for a week so I bought one.
I didn’t really know exactly what I was looking for, but I like to do some research so off I head to discover more about skateboards. Her dad used to have one when he was a kid and he also thought she would be ok with one but I am concerned about the safety aspects, personally. However, I was pleased when I read some of the reviews because it seems I was not on my own with safety concerns.
I have found some well-reviewed skateboards that seem perfect for beginners. She isn’t a tall eight, so I thought a mini skateboard would be perfect. Of course, there is no other colour than pink as far as she is concerned so that had to be factored in. I love the vintage look mini skateboard which is small, lightweight and easy to use. Of course I had to get the knee pads, elbow pads and helmet too. Fortunately, they are available in pink also!
I have to say she did look really cute when she went out and started playing on her skateboard. Her dad said the skateboard was well made and robust. She found it easy to steer right from the start – of course, her dad said she was a natural just like he was!
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Mini Cruiser Skateboard Complete 22″ Retro Plastic Skate Board for Girl Beginners
Ridge Retro Mini Cruiser Board
LAND SURFER Cruiser Skateboard 22″ Inch with Carry Bag
(Many Colour Options Available!)
22″ Skateboard Complete Mini Cruiser Crystal Skate Board with Light Up Wheels
for Beginner Advanced Skill
Skatro – Mini Cruiser Skateboard. 22x6inch Retro Style Plastic board Comes Complete
28″ Kids Monster Skateboard Set Including Board, Knee & Elbow Pads & Helmet
Girls Official Shopkins New Bicycle Adjustable Safety Helmet And 6 Collectables
LA Sports Kids Skate Helmet & 6 Piece Pad Set Ideal for Skateboard Age Guide 3 – 8 years
Raleigh Mystery Pink Flower Girls Cycle Helmet
Bumper Kids’ Jungle Helmet – Green
Kids Skating Helmet 6 Awesome Designs – Suitable For Kids Aged 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 & 11 Years Old
GIM Child’s Pad Set with Knee Elbow and Wrist