Buying a Child’s Scooter? Read This First

 

Your child will love his or her new scooter. But which model is right for your family? There are plenty of options! We’ve summarised some of the top scooter models from different categories to give you a quick overview of what’s on the market today. Take a look!

 

Three-wheeled scooter (two wheels front or back)

For children ages 2 – 5

Micro Mini blue

Micro Mini blue

Pros

  • Children learn by playing
  • Special turning mechanism
  • Simple, intuitive control
  • Very stable
  • Very stable

Cons

Pay careful attention to the quality of material used

Price

€30 to €70

Best for

Playing; introducing children to the idea of scootering

Three-wheeled scooter (two wheels on the back)

For children ages 2 – 5

Hudora Joey

Hudora Joey

Cons

Warning! This is an unstable scooter that may topple easily.

Price

€30 to €70

 

 

Large – wheeled scooters

For children ages 4+

Pros

  • Stable; helps children develop balance and coordination
  • Easily manoeuvrable
  • Smooth-turning wheels
  • Suitable for rough surfaces
  • Height-adjustable handlebar so the scooter grows with the child

Cons

Doesn’t fold

Best for

Scootering to school, going places in the city and taking on trips.

Price

€90+

City/folding scooters

For children ages 6 – 12

HUDORA Big Wheel

Hudora Big Wheel

Pros

  • Ideal for short trips in the city
  • Easy to transport
  • Assembles and disassembles quickly
  • Light weight

Cons

  • Slower compared to scooters with big wheels
  • Not suitable for rough tracks
  • Very small wheels

Price

€30 to €100

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  • Jade Brunet - October 10, 2016 reply

    Thank you for providing this information about which scooters to buy for children. Three wheeled scooters would be a good option for younger kids that are still learning to balance. Something else to consider would be to ensure that children wear proper helmets when riding scooters to promote safety.

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