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The best kids scooters and how to choose the right one for your child

  • 4 min read

Confused about the choice of scooters for kids? Want to understand what the best scooter for kids is? Not sure which children's scooter is right for your child? This post will take you through the very best scooters for toddlers, pre-school children, school children, tweens and teens. It will explain which scooter is right for each age group as well as the key things to consider when choosing a scooter for your child.


5 things to consider when buying a children's scooter

  1. Age is just a number (sometimes)

Ensuring your child is in the recommended age banding of particular scooter models is important to consider. However, each child is different and their height, weight and physical capabilities also need to be taken in to consideration. For example, we would recommend the Maxi Micro Deluxe scooter for kids age 6-12. On certain occasions we believe the Maxi Micro scooter can be suitable for 5 or even 4 year olds based on children being taller for their age and would benefit from moving on from a scooter with shorter handlebars.

2. What will your child be using their scooter for? We have designed different scooter models to suit not only the rider but what the child will be doing with them. There is a big difference between a stunt scooter which will have been specifically designed to be more robust so children can take it to the skate park and do stunts compared with an every day scooter such as a Mini Micro or Maxi Micro which, although designed to be durable is made from a lighter material making it easier for children to manoeuvre.


3. Quality, price and longevity You can pick up a kids scooter from as little as £10 or pay up to £600 for some models. Ensuring the scooter you choose is made from quality parts, is well reviewed and will last in the long run is an important consideration. In our experience, the old adage your mother told you "buy cheap buy twice" is true (in life and in scooter purchases).


Toddler Scooters The best scooters for toddlers There are a range of kids scooters available in various shapes and sizes for toddlers. There is one key question to ask yourself if you are looking for a scooter for a 1 or 2 year old.

Is your toddler stable on their feet?

If the answer is yes, then you should look for a scooter that doesn't have a seat. If the answer is no, then you should look for a scooter that has a seat or allows them to sit down in some way while still allowing them to drag their feet along their floor. Toddler scooters with seats; Both the 3in1 Mini Micro and Mini 2 Go scooters start life with a seat. This allows younger children to find their feet (excuse the pun) by building their stability, coordination and fine motor skills by sitting on the seat and using their feet to push them along. Both of the scooters mentioned above adapt in various stages to suit a child's growing need. Here's a comparison between the two toddler scooters with seats.
Toddler scooters without seats If your toddler is steady on their feet for a prolonged period of time then the Mini Micro Deluxe scooter is a brilliant first choice of scooter. It is suitable for toddlers from 24 months and has been specifically designed to suit younger children.
CHILDREN'S / KIDS SCOOTERS (AGES 5-12) MAXI SPRITE TRIXX 2 There are a range of scooters available for 5-12 year olds which vary depending on what your child will be doing with them. If you are searching for a kids scooter in this age range there are 2 questions you should consider.
  1. Does your child want a 3 wheeled scooter or a 2 wheeled scooter?

  2. Will your child be using their scooter for stunts?

Should you choose a 3 wheeled or 2 wheeled scooter? Generally 3 wheeled scooters like the Maxi Micro are better suited to children who prefer the stability the extra wheels give them. If they have used a Mini Micro scooter in the past than a 3 wheeled Maxi Micro scooter is the best progression for them as they will be used to the steering style. 2 wheeled scooters require the child to balance on the footplate. If you feel your child has the coordination skills to do this then a 2 wheeled scooter is the best choice. Here's a quick comparison guide between 3 wheel scooters and 2 wheel scooters
The best 3 wheeled scooter for a 5-12 year old is the Maxi Micro or Maxi Micro Deluxe scooter.

The best 2 wheeled scooter for every day use for 5-12 year olds is the Micro Sprite

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The best 2 wheeled stunt scooter for 5-12 year olds is the MX Trixx

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