How to choose your child’s scooter?

A scooter is a significant asset in the learning of balance and therefore ideal for developing the motor skills of your child. But the problem is the incredible number of scooters available on the market, which can destabilize you a little when you choose.

So I suggest you some things to consider before buying the scooter you want to give your child.

The different models of scooters

There are many types of scooters: ride, evolution, freestyle and electric.

The ride scooter

A ride scooter is more suitable for everyday use, and can be used as a means of transportation, especially in the city.

The evolutionary scooter

The scalable scooter allows adjustment of the height of the handlebars depending on the size of your child.

The freestyle scooter

It is recommended for a sport of scooters, especially in skateparks. They are also specially designed to offer a quality weight / strength for the realization of figures.

The electric scooter

The electric scooter is a motorized vehicle that has a variable autonomy depending on the models. Practical and manageable, this type of equipment is an ecological and fun means of transport.

The number of wheels

Also note that scooters do not all have the same number of wheels! There are scooters 2 wheels, 3 wheels and 4 wheels. The 3 and 4 wheels are recommended for the youngest beginners (up to 4 years generally). Then a 2-wheel model can normally suffice.

The size of the wheels varies too! Larger and thicker wheels may be preferred if your grassy trotter is riding on terrain that is not flat or even enough.

The size and age of the child

Not all scooters are suitable for everyone and, like many other vehicles, they are available for every age group. This must be respected for the sake of the child who will use it.

Indeed, it is very important that the scooter can easily support the size and weight of the child when playing with his scooter. Do not hesitate to check the characteristics of the scooter before stopping your choice on a model that seems interesting.

Security devices

The scooter must, as a bonus, have a reliable and efficient braking system. Similarly, for a toddler, it is best to rely on a model with 3 to 4 wheels to give it some stability.

Bearings

The ABEC standard is a reliable indicator of the rotational speed of bearings. It is advisable to favor models of type ABEC 5 at least. Below, you may suffer from slow gliding. The higher the standard, the better the gliding comfort.

The hardness of the wheels

This criterion is also very important because it determines the quality of the grip of the scooter. The hardness of the wheels is characterized by the letter A, which is associated with a number.

Suspensions

The quality of the suspensions absorbs the vibrations felt during use.

The 7 (Real) Best Kids Scooters 2019

After several hours of research, I decided for the scooter Globber My Free 5 In 1 , which seems to me to be the best for the moment among those that I selected. Versatile, adaptable to wish, solid, easy to use, this scooter is perfect for your children!

The best cheap children’s scooters

Here is a selection of the best scooters between 30 and 50 euros. All the ones I chose are quite interesting and will certainly delight your child!

Globber My Free UP : The best cheap step

The Globber scooter is the perfect model for the youngest. The manufacturer recommends 2 years old to be used, but I recommend you wait until you are 3 years old.

What is good with this scooter: it has 3 wheels, including 2 at the front, for greater stability! In addition to being stylish, it is quite good quality, very strong and light and that is thanks to the aluminum that was used for its design.

Disney STAMP CARS: A scooter at the Mc Queen Flash

Disney’s kid’s scooter model is for the little ones. The supplier recommends the minimum age of 2 years to be used, but for my part, I still expect the age of 3 years.

The scinette is of good quality, and it is excellent, that’s what I’m looking for, personally, in a scooter. Well, for the design, it’s a “classic” scooter form (handlebar, tray, wheels), but recognizable between miles with its red Mc Queen! Privilege it for fans of the Disney Cars movie: they can compete with Flash Mc Queen and will not leave her anymore!

The scooter is ergonomic and is easy to handle for the youngest, but unfortunately, the handlebar is not adjustable. This is a disadvantage compared to its competitors because it will force you to buy another racing car in the years to come once your child has grown up.

The best mid-range kids scooters

Mid-range scooters are pretty hard to pick because it’s imperative to think of all ages.

Globber My Free 5 In 1: The best mid-range

This scooter is the most versatile model on the market because it can be changed into five different types of bikes, which is excellent: it will adapt to your child, throughout its growth! Or you can pass it from one child to another, your choice!

It is aluminum, so excellent! What is great with this scooter is that you can change it into a balance bike (for the beginnings of your toddlers), tricycle or scooter, by merely changing the handlebar tube and the seat!

What I like a lot, apart from this faculty of “metamorphosis” is the design of this scooter 5 in 1: the colors are bright, classic (blue, pink, purple), and are well worth the motorcycle.

As a bonus, the seat is bi-injection, with integrated handles, which brings style to not only the little car, but also a significant aspect: comfort.

The scooter is equipped with a removable footrest, which allows your child to breathe a little after a nice ride! The scooter also has a break, which is quite appreciable.

The grip for children is quite simple, although a parent must guide him and especially, do not let him use it alone. Each position requires a few minutes of training, but in the end, your child will manage to move with no worries!

Micro scooter Maxi : A compact scooter

  • The Micro scooter is a very good product for children between 6 and 12 years old.
  • Thanks to its 3 wheels, this model allows your child to maintain a certain stability.
  • The scooter is on the whole rather solid and robust, while being ergonomic and light!

It has been designed in aluminum, for the handlebar stem, and in soft plastic, for the tray and the handles. What I like is the colors available, which remain fairly “classic”, but without falling into the mundane. Blue, green, purple, pink, red, there is something for everyone!

As a bonus, the aluminum part of the stem is a little hidden by a decor, which is quite classy I must say, and highlights the colors of the tray and handles. The handlebars, precisely, is adjustable and it is a real highlight, especially if you want to keep this model for a long time and adapt to the size of your child.