Scooters are a great option to help your child burn off excess energy. They can help your child get from A to B faster, and develop their balance and motor neuron skills. If your child is interested in thrilling sports, it could start them on their stunt journey.
The age and size of your child will affect what size and type of scooter you buy for them. Later in this article, we will discuss several factors and features you should consider to make the best possible purchase for your child.
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It has two wheels offering great maneuverability and a rear brake that is activated with pressure from the heel. The handlebars are adjustable so the scooter can grow as your child does. This scooter folds away, making it easier to transport in your car, and easier to store when not in use.
The urethane wheels offer great durability as well as a smooth ride.
The Razor A Kick Scooter For Kids is available in different colored handlebars and wheels and some interesting deck designs. This product is made from lightweight and durable aluminum so your child can practice plenty of tricks without being weighed down.
Available in several colors and designs
Some found the handlebars did not extend high enough, even for a 10-year-old
The two wheels at the front of this scooter create great stability and will increase your child’s balancing and physical functionality. This product comes with a two years manufacturer’s warranty.
Your child will love this product!
This three-wheeled scooter has a handle height of 17 inches that can be adjusted to go shorter. To operate this scooter the child must lean into the turn, as the handlebars are not made to turn and steer this device.
This product is designed for children between the ages of two and five years old. However, this product might still be suitable for children who are small for their age. The frame is made from lightweight and durable aluminum and the wheels are made from polyurethane.
The brake is on the rear and it is activated by applying pressure with the heel. The frame is both strong, and lightweight, and is made from a mix of aluminum and carbon steel. The assembly is quick and easy, requiring you to only attach the handlebars.
The handlebars are comfortable to grip and this scooter is easy to steer by turning the handlebars as you would with a bike.
This scooter has three wheels with two of those wheels on the front for excellent stability. This scooter is intended for toddlers from about two years of age. As the handlebars are adjustable, this product could serve up to a five-year-old, depending on their size.
Made from aluminum and carbon steel
Easy to use design
Some customers needed to remove residual plastic before assembling the scooter
The handlebars are adjustable so as your child grows, the scooter grows with them. This feature will save you money in the long run because kids grow so fast. This scooter boasts ergonomic grips and front-wheel suspension, for a smooth and safe ride.
Feel confident your child is using a high-quality and durable product thanks to its lightweight and strong aluminum and polyurethane construction. Two wheels reduce the security of this scooter, but improve the freedom of movement, and will teach your child better balance.
This scooter is appropriate for kids that are eight years and older. It is available in 12 different designs and colors. This scooter is foldable, so it will easily fit into the boot of your car when you want to take your child to the skate park or promenade.
This product is foldable, so you can easily transport it to a variety of venues for your child. You can also fold the scooter up for tidier home storage. It has a wide deck so your child can fit both feet comfortably and securely. The rear brakes are easy to use by applying light pressure with the heel.
This scooter is easy to maneuver. Simply turn the handlebars in the same way you would steer a bike. This scooter is made for children five years and older.
This product is one of the most stylish scooters we have come across. It has a light-up stem, wheels, and neck. It is available in black, blue, iridescent, pink, and red. These lights not only look awesome but will make your child more visible to vehicles and others in general.
A scooter's handlebar should reach your child’s hip or waist to ensure they feel comfortable and confident while they play.
Check the weight limit of the scooter you want to buy. If your child is over the weight limit it may break while they are on it, which could cause an injury.
Number of wheels
You can purchase three or four-wheel scooters that are perfect for children who have never ridden a scooter before. Children 12 years or older will probably prefer a scooter with two wheels. A child who has previously used a three or four-wheel scooter, can use a two-wheeled scooter from ages 5 and up.
A low deck with a narrower front than back will help your child control the scooter. This is not a necessity, but it is a feature you may wish to look for.
A skateboard deck allows your child to tilt like they would on a skateboard. This creates an opportunity for your child to improve their balance skills and will engage their entire body for better exercise.
A skateboard deck is sometimes accompanied by lean and tilt steering. Lean and tilt steering does not allow you to turn the handlebars as you would with a bike but requires you to lean to the side to turn.
Auto shut-off feature
Some scooters have an auto shut-off feature that will cut off the power once an issue with the throttle button is perceived.
Children grow quickly so you will want a scooter that has adjustable handlebars so you can make them taller as your child grows.
Foldable scooters allow you to transport the scooter to the park if you are not confident the path on the way to the park is safe. Foldable scooters are also great for storing in the home when not in use.
Foldable scooters are usually for children aged 5 and above and have two wheels. A foldable scooter with two wheels requires better steering and balancing skills. They also go a little faster compared to three or four-wheeled scooters.
For older kids, you can buy speedy scooters of up to 10 mph. Electric scooters usually have hand control acceleration and stronger breaks so your child can stay in control. Children should be supervised when using an electric scooter and wear all the necessary safety equipment.
We recommend only buying an electric scooter for children who are 10 years and over, with some experience with non-motorized electric scooters. Electric scooters aren’t just for children. Adults can also reap the benefits of the speed and convenience of an electric scooter.
When choosing an electric scooter, consider the amount of ride time you get between charges. 80 minutes of ride time or more is enough time for your child to play on the scooter.
Look for an electric scooter that doesn’t cost much to run. A children’s scooter shouldn’t cost you more than 30 cents to charge.
A stunt scooter is only suitable for children eight years and above. Stunt scooters are lightweight and sturdy allowing your child to practice tricks at the skatepark, which they could not achieve with other clunkier and heavier models.
If your child loves doing tricks on their scooter, consider adding stunt pegs to your purchase. Stunt pegs will allow your child to try tricks they couldn’t achieve without them.
For added safety, choose a scooter that has a front and rear brake. Using them at the same time will ensure the scooter doesn’t tip over.
If your child has a scooter that is still within their height and skill range, consider replacing the wheels. There are some funky designs available that will make the scooter look almost like a brand new item. You could also change the color and the style of the grips.
Once you have narrowed down your scooter selection, read the products accompanying customer reviews. Customer reviews will provide information about the scooter’s durability, and suitability for different aged children. Customer reviews will also give you a good idea about how well the company deals with customer complaints.
The scooter you buy should come with a full warranty. Some scooters only come with a partial warranty that will only cover certain parts of the scooter. A full warranty is better.
How we choose a kids scooter
To choose the right scooter, we judge how well-made and stable the scooter is. We take into account the number of safety features, and we compare how easy the scooter is to use. We asked children to test these scooters and compared many customer reviews. We only recommend products that are well tested and highly thought of. We also choose scooters that we consider to be good value-for-money.
Kids scooter price range
When budgeting for a kids scooter, it is important to incorporate the cost of safety gear such as a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads into the price range. You can purchase a safety set for about $25.
A kids scooter can cost you between $25 and as much as $200. For a decent starter scooter for your child, budget from about $50.
Kids Scooter FAQs
Can my child ride their scooter on the sidewalk?
Children under 12 are allowed to ride their children on the sidewalk. Anyone over 12 years of age is no longer meant to ride their scooter on the sidewalk.
Can children ride E-scooters?
Children under 16 should not ride E-scooters. There has been a massive spike in E scooter-related injuries in recent years, and many of them are due to minors using a piece of equipment that is too powerful for them.
Does my child need to wear safety gear if they are riding a non-motorized scooter?
Your child should wear safety gear when riding a scooter, whether that be an electric two-wheeled scooter or a non-motorized four-wheel scooter. It is always better to be safe than sorry, and it is also a good idea to teach your child that safety is more important than what they look like to their friends.
Which foot goes on the scooter?
The dominant foot goes on the scooter and the other foot pushes. The majority of people’s dominant foot is the right foot. However, some people have a dominant left foot. Ask your child to kick a football. Whatever foot they kick the ball with is their dominant foot.
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