5th June 2022

Regular engagement in physical activity has been associated with a number of positive physical and psychological health outcomes in early childhood. This includes decreased body mass index and fatness, lower cardiovascular risk factors, improved bone development, and improved cognitive, social & emotional development. However current preschool-aged children do not meet the international physical activity recommendation, which includes 180 minutes of light, moderate and vigorous physical activity per day (Hnatiuk, Salmon, Campbell, Ridgers & Hesketh, 2013).

How physically active children should be?

Babies under 1 year of age-

  • Physical activity- should be active several times a day in variety of ways. For those who are not yet mobile, it includes at least 30 mins of tummy time, spread throughout the day.
  • Sedentary behaviour- should not be restrained (e.g. strollers, car seats, high chairs) for more than 1 hour at a time screen time is not recommended.
  • Sleep- 14 to 17 hours of sleep (0 to 3 months), 12 to 16 hours of sleep (4 to 11 months) of good quality sleeps including naps.

Toddlers (1 to 2 years)-

  • Physical activity- at least 180 mins spend on variety of physical activities throughout the day.
  • Sedentary behaviour- not being restrained (strollers, car seats, high chairs) for more than 1 hour at a time. For those younger than 2 screen time should not be more than 1 hour.
  • Sleep- 11 to 14 hours of good quality sleep including naps.

Pre-schooler (3 to 5 years)-

  • Physical activity- at least 60 mins of moderate to intense physical activity per day.
  • Sedentary behaviour- Limit sedentary recreational screen time to no more than 2 hours per day break up long periods of sitting as often as possible.

Sleep- 10 to 13 hours of good quality sleep which might include a nap (“Benefits of physical activity | Health”, 2022)

After carefully considering these requirements, we decided to introduce 3 in 1 scooter in the market. There are many scooters sold in Australia but very few have multiple usage. These 3-wheel scooters for kids are the perfect toddler scooter for your little one! Children love learning new things and adventuring, and this easy-to-cruise kids scooter allows them to do just that – safely! It has 3 modes to switch easily – Quick conversion with one button.

3 in 1 Scooter Bc Babycare


  • Baby stroller, sliding balance car & scooter designed for 1 to 14 years old.
  • 3 modes to switch easily- quick conversion with one button.
  • Helps kids to improve cardiopulmonary function, exercise lower limb muscle strength and enhance overall endurance.
  • Thickened wear resistant PU wheels designed for shock absorption.
  • Smart gravity steering system secures safety even when sharp turning.
  • Extra wide deck makes riding very stable.
  • Colourful LED wheels lightup in a variety of flashing colours, adding fun & cool to ride.
3 in 1 Bc Babycare Scooter

Expert tips to keep your child physically active.

  1. Be a role model- kids tend to mimic and watch your habits, good or bad. If your kids see you being physically active & having fun they are more likely to be active & stay active throughout their lives.
  2. Use exercise as transportation- Walk kids to school they can use a scooter or bicycle.
  3. Involve the whole family- Invite everyone to participate in physical activity play games and Zumba etc.
  4. Focus on fun- kids love to have fun they are more likely to keep exercising if they are doing an activity which they like eg turn on music and have a dance party.
  5. Include kids in household activities- Rollerblades, bicycles, ice skates, scooters and even active play video games (Cordeiro, 2022)


Early childhood predictors  Hnatiuk, J., Salmon, J., Campbell, K., Ridgers, N., & Hesketh, K. (2013). Early childhood predictors of toddlers’ physical activity: longitudinal findings from the Melbourne InFANT Program. International Journal Of Behavioral Nutrition And Physical Activity10(1), 123. doi: 10.1186/1479-5868-10-123

Benefits of physical activity | Health. (2022). Retrieved 5 July 2022, from

Cordeiro, B. (2022). 10 tips to get kids to exercise. Retrieved 5 July 2022, from