Considering purchasing one of the many kids scooters for your child? In this article, we cover some useful information on kids’ scooters to help you pick the right one.
If you’re finding it hard to keep up with your kids, then getting them a scooter is great for helping them use some of that extra energy! With so many different types of scooters available it can make hard to pick out the right type for your child – This buyers’ guide to kids’ scooters offers some handy advice.
Choosing the Right Size Scooter for Your Child
Selecting the correct scooter size and type for your child’s age means that they’ll have so much more fun, whether they’re riding to school on two wheels, or just playing at the skate park. Generally speaking the handlebars on the scooter should reach your child’s hip/waist height. This is the ideal scooter size, because it means they will be able to ride the scooter with much greater control, and therefore more safely. You will also want to make sure the scooter isn’t too large. Children should be able to ride their scooter with a straight back, and not be hunched over or stretching to reach the handlebars.
Choosing a Kids Scooter
Kids can be spoilt for choice when it comes to all of the different styles of scooter that are available. Here are some of the key features and types of scooter you might want to look out for when making your selection:
- Adjustable Handlebars – These can be a great idea on kids scooters if you’d like to get more use out of the scooter. As your child grows you can adjust the handlebar height to suit them
- 3 and 4 Wheeled Kids Scooters – Usually made from plastic, these are more stable and are great for little ones just getting started with a scooter. The extra wheels make things easier for wobbly toddlers
- Folding Scooters – Superb for children to ride on to school, these scooters are easily portable, so once you’ve dropped the kids off you can fold this type of scooter away and carry it or store it in the boot no problem
- Electric Scooters – A really fun way of getting around, electric scooters are powered by batteries which need charging, and can typically achieve speeds of around 12Km per hour.
- Stunt Scooters – Designed for slightly older children, these are usually more robust with clamps and stronger construction and materials, so kids can easily and safely practise their tricks at the skate park. Remember, most folding scooters are not suitable for stunts or tricks due to their design.
Accessories and Parts for Kids Scooters
Do you already have a scooter? Here are some of the parts you might want to consider to give it a bit of an upgrade or make things a bit more durable:
- Wheels – Upgrading your scooter’s wheels is a great way of giving smoother and easier rolling.
- Grips – It’s usually fairly easy to change grips on many scooters, so you can customize the style and make things a bit more comfortable.
- Pegs – Adding stunt pegs means you can try out lots of new tricks. Often available in different colours, pegs need to be the right size for your scooter.
So there are – a quick overview of the different scooters available. Why not take a look at the fantastic range of kids scooters we have available on planet cycling.