When I’m sitting in downtown Seattle traffic in my SUV Mom-mobile, I sometimes sneak an envious glance at motorists scooting by happily in their Vespas. There’s just something carefree and stylish about a Vespa.
No, no, not Princess Vespa.
If you’re a nerd not in the know, a Vespa is a motor scooter that has been equated with chic ever since Audrey Hepburn joyfully took to the streets in one in Roman Holiday. Now your kids can sleep, play, and even eat with Vespa flair thanks to these six scootin’ styles.
1. Hand-Painted Scooter Shirt
The hand-painted and hand-dyed grey shirt offered by Etsy seller Baganus is a great look for boys and girls alike. The handcrafted T-shirt is 100% cotton and dyed with a water-based pigment. The eye-catching red scooter is perfect for any kiddo who also loves to zoom around and be the center of attention.
2. “Vespa Love” Art Print
On Etsy you’ll also find the simple yet gorgeous “Vespa Love” art print from trendypeas. Perfectly suited for a nursery or playroom wall, the soft colors and fun patterns on the mini-bikes will entrance the eyes of your mini-tikes.
3. Bikes and Scooters Bibs
When your little one scoots out of the nursery and into the high chair, this bikes and scooters bib from chloesclosetboutique will help him or her “eat in style.” The soft, large bib comes with a snap closure, and these bikes are made to get dirty.
4. Rocking Scooter
UK-based seller dotmaison offers a rocking scooter for kids who call for a little more horsepower than just a wooden horse. The delightful wooden rocker – which also comes in pink – is made for children three years old and younger and resembles a classic Vespa.
5. Hip Kids Vespa Scooter
If you have a toddler or preschooler who really wants to get moving, though, and a rocker just won’t satisfy their need for speed, they can start on their bike-riding adventures with a Hip Kids Vespa Scooter.
The scooter is actually a balance bike, which is designed without wheels so that your child can learn to balance on two wheels early on and skip the training wheels when they’re ready to ride a bicycle. The seat height is adjustable to fit tots of all sizes. If you’re not comfortable with your little one taking to the driveway or sidewalk quite yet, the scooter can also be used indoors.
Part scooter, part suitcase, all Skootcase. Not only can your kids scoot along on the mini Vespa, they can also store their favorite treasures or goodies to pass the time on a long plane trip. The case fits into the plane’s overhead bin. When your jetsetting tike wants to travel in style, this combination luggage and riding toy is sure to get the attention of your fellow travelers.