Table of Contents
- Ultimate Buyers Guide to Scooters for Toddlers
- Our Verdict on Lascoota 2 in 1
- Our Verdict on Micro Kickboard
- Our Verdict on Radio Flyer My First Scooter
- Our Verdict on Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter
- Our Verdict on Kid Trax CAT Toddler Kick Scooter
- Our Verdict on Beleev 3 Wheel Folding Scooter for Kids
- Our Verdict on Princess Carriage Kick Scooter
- Our Verdict on Hurtle 3 Wheeled Scooter for Kids
- Our Verdict on Micro Kickboard Maxi Original
- Our Verdict on GOMO Kids Scooter
- Our Verdict on Little Tikes Lean to Turn Scooter
- Our Verdict on Globber 3 Wheel Scooter for Toddlers
- Our Verdict on YBIKE GLX Childs
- Our Verdict on 6KU Kids Scooter
- Our Verdict Globber Evo 4-in-One Scooter
- Ultimate Buyers Guide to Scooters for Toddlers
- 3 Wheel and 2 Wheel Scooters
- Choosing the right Wheel Size
- Toddler Scooter Weight
- Weight Capacity
- Toddler Scooter Deck
- Handlebar Height
- Lean-to Steer or Handlebar Steer – Steering Mechanism on Toddler Scooters
- Scooter Accessories, Colors & Styles
- Are Toddler Scooters Safe while riding Pro Scooters?
- How Long Will The Toddler Scooter Last?
- Which Scooter is Best For a Toddler?
- Can a 2 Year Old Ride a Scooter?
- What Age is a 3 Wheel Scooter For?
You might think that finding a scooter for toddlers or small children is quite easy, given that those are the most basic scooters and that they have been around the longest. Unfortunately, it’s not that simple. Even though they are quite popular toys and a lot of kids grow up owning one, there are still numerous factors to be considered when choosing one.
As a parent, you are responsible for the safety of your child and naturally, you would want the best product for your toddler. Before getting into the buying process, it is important to know everything there is to know about these products. Our review will help you in choosing the top product in the best possible price range.
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Ultimate Buyers Guide to Scooters for Toddlers
1. Lascoota 2-in-1 – Best 3 Wheel Scooter For Toddlers
Two in one scooter are a perfect option for small children who are just beginning to learn how to ride these vehicles because they can be ridden like a regular scooter and come with a seat that’s handy once your little one gets tired.
This ride is made for kids as young as two years old but can withstand a load of 110 lbs. The handlebar height is adjustable. That means that your kid won’t outgrow it quite that fast. In fact, they will be able to enjoy this toy up until they’re in their tweens.
The materials used – aluminum alloy, stainless steel, and plastic – make this scooter both sturdy and lightweight. The lean-to-steer technology makes it great fun to ride and also helps develop balance and coordination.
Our Verdict on Lascoota 2 in 1
This is a well-made scooter, that’s both safe and good looking and it comes with a lot of nice features, like the light-up wheels. It’s a great choice for a beginner or a toddler, and due to both the build quality, as well as the adjustability, it will brings years of joy.
2. Micro Kickboard Mini 3in1 – Premium Choice
Reasons to buy
- Extremely adjustable for kids of different age
- Can be ridden by toddlers as young as 1
- Top Quality product from a well-known brand
The next scooter on our list is something quite simple, but genius. The Micro Mini 3in1 is a convertible scooter, which means you actually get 3 rides for the price of one. The best part about it is that children as young as 1 year old can ride it.
It’s a very simple concept: the ride consists of a super low and durable deck, that features 3 wheels that give it more stability. The genius part is the different handlebars it comes with. If you are getting the ride for your 1-year-old, you will attach the small handlebar and the seat, so that your toddler can use it as a pushbike.
Once they master riding that, you can lose the seat and have them ride the scooter like any regular one. At one point they will grow out of that handlebar, then it’s time for the regular-sized alloy one, which is again adjustable in height.
Our Verdict on Micro Kickboard
You usually wouldn’t want to spend a lot of money on a toy for a toddler, but the Micro Mini 3in1 is definitely worth the money, considering that it will easily grow with your toddler and also gradually help them master riding scooters.
3. Radio Flyer ‘My 1st Scooter’ – Editor’s Choice
Reasons to buy
- Designed for beginner riders
- Specially designed turning radius to provide safety
- The wide deck is textured which adds traction and stability
The “My 1st Scooter” is, as the name suggests, a great beginner scooter for toddlers and small children. It will help them understand the mechanics of riding scooters while being very safe and fun.
It has a wider deck than most other scooters, making it easier for very young riders to get their feet up. It’s also almost entirely made of soft plastic, which makes it both lightweight and safe for toddlers – keep in mind that falls will happen while your kid is learning how to ride, and when they do, you don’t want a heavy and rock-hard scooter pressing down on your kid.
The grip handle is ergonomically designed and the whole thing can bear up to 50 pounds which is more than enough. It comes in two colors: pink and red so both girls and boys can push it. Your tot will learn to balance in no time with this thing.
Our Verdict on Radio Flyer My First Scooter
As far as beginner scooters for toddlers go, it does not get much better than the Radio Flyer. It’s safe, it’s affordable, and very comfortable. It’s also one of the rare 3-wheel scooters that are steered by turning the handlebar in the desired direction. It’s not as fast as other models, but for a beginner that’s not that important anyway.
4. Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter – Best Toddler Scooter with Handlebar Steer
Reasons to buy
- 3-wheel design for added stability
- Large smooth-rolling wheels
- Available in two colors
Razor, a well-known and trusted manufacturer of scooters, took a different approach to the 3-wheel toddler scooters by adding the third wheel in the back, rather than the front. This still helps with balancing, but also allows the scooter to be steered using the handlebar, and not by leaning.
As we discussed both in our guide, as well as in previous reviews, the lean-to-steer technology that most toddler scooters use is both great for developing coordination, but also an unavoidable byproduct of the third wheel in the front. Sure, lots of kids love to steer their scooters this way, but not all.
Here’s where the Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter comes into play. It has a very similar design to your average scooter, including the steering system, but it has an added wheel at the back, making the scooter a self-balancing one. This means that your kid can still ride it easily without having to balance the scooter all by themselves, but it’s also a lot more similar to riding a regular kick scooter.
Our Verdict on Razor Jr. Lil’ Kick Scooter
The main advantage that this scooter offers compared to many others on this list is that it is ridden like a regular scooter. Lean-to-steer sure has its good sides, but a lot of toddlers and kids find it hard to ride a scooter like that, and even if they don’t – once they transition to a regular kick scooter, they will have a harder time adjusting. The Razor Jr. Lil’ kick scooter is also a bit more intuitive to ride.
5. Kid Trax CAT Toddler Kick Scooter – Best Toddler Scooter for Boys
Reasons to buy
- Features authentic CAT graphics and details
- Removable bulldozer-style scoop for extra playtime fun
- Wide wheels provide a smooth ride
The next toddler scooter we like to introduce to you is a quite unique one. This construction-themed toddler scooter is the perfect choice for little builders and will bring lots of fun while riding and in the sandbox too.
The bulldozer part in the front is detachable, which means that your little builder can use it for digging and shuffling in the garden or the sandbox on the playground. Speaking of which – they’ll probably be the envy of the playground once they roll in on this authentic CAT-themed scooter in the signature bright yellow color.
Apart from looking amazing, the scooter offers also a lot of useful features like an adjustable handlebar, wide wheels for a smoother ride, and a wide deck that makes balancing easier. The scooter is steered by leaning, which makes it easier to use.
Our Verdict on Kid Trax CAT Toddler Kick Scooter
This toddler scooter from Trax has pretty much what we’re looking for: it’s lightweight, made from soft materials, comfortable, and quite easy to kick. The optics are just a huge plus, as is the incredible price it retails at.
6. Beleev 3 Wheel Folding Scooter for Toddlers – Best Foldable Toddler Scooter
Reasons to buy
- Oversized front wheels for a smoother ride
- Very cute design with LED lights
- Lean-to-Steer technology and lightweight design offer better control
This toddler scooter from Beleev is designed with one feature in mind – comfort. Not only will it provide your kid with the most comfortable riding experience, but it’s also foldable, which makes it more comfortable for you to carry when you have to.
It features an extra-wide, anti-slip deck that provides enough space to put both feet up at the same time. The deck is also very low, which makes kicking the scooter a lot easier. The two front wheels are also oversized and act as a suspension system, making the ride very smooth even on rough surfaces.
All three wheels light up when in motion, and the faster the scooter goes, the brighter they shine. That does not just look really cool, but also provides more safety by improving the visibility of both the scooter and the little rider.
Our Verdict on Beleev 3 Wheel Folding Scooter for Kids
This is one of the cutest scooters on our list. The colors, the wheels and not to forget the little panda passenger in the front – all of those features make it every kids dream scooter. You as a parent however, can relax knowing that the scooter is as safe as they come. A total win-win if you ask us.
7. Princess Carriage Kick Scooter – Best Toddler Scooter for Girls
Reasons to buy
- Available in 7 stunning designs
- High-quality materials make it very durable
- One year manufacturers guarantee
This self-balancing 3-wheeled scooter looks like it came right out of a fairytale. A lot of attention to detail has gone into creating this ride and it will make the eyes of pretty much any girl sparkle.
Apart from the stunning design, it also comes equipped with a lot of features that make it both easy and fun to ride. One of them is the PU wheels, which provide a smooth and silent glide over most surfaces. The front wheels are larger, making the ride more comfortable.
Even though you might think this is just a cheap toy, trust us, it’s a propper scooter that was built to last. The alloy steel frame and the nylon deck with stainless steel reinforced base make this ride extremely sturdy and ready for all sorts of use and abuse.
Our Verdict on Princess Carriage Kick Scooter
Sometimes it’s hard to compromise, especially with toddlers – they want pretty toys, you want them to be safe. With this scooter, you get both. Whether you have a little princess at home, that would love to ride a carriage or a little fireman, that wants to ride a truck – this scooter is the perfect choice.
8. Hurtle 3 Wheeled Scooter for Kids – Best Scooter with Foldable Seat
Reasons to buy
- Foldable seat makes it versatile
- Footrests for added comfort
- Extra-wide brake for more safety
The Hurtle is an amazing 3 wheel scooter for toddlers simply because it is pretty much everything kids need, plus they have some extra features we’re sure your little ones will like!
It features colorful LED turning wheels that glow in multiple colors, which definitely adds a fun twist to the ride. The Hurtle also has a 45 lbs capacity removable flip-out seat which gives kids the option to scoot while sitting or standing.
We all know that kids grow quickly, so the adjustable handlebar will definitely come in handy as your kid will be able to drive this scooter comfortably for a couple of years.
Our Verdict on Hurtle 3 Wheeled Scooter for Kids
A lot of thought and attention to detail has gone into the production of this amazing scooter. Not only is it well built and safe, but it also looks really cool and offers a lot of added comfort thanks to its numerous features. A great buy!
9. Micro Kickboard – Maxi Original 3-Wheeled
Reasons to buy
- Lean-to-steer design
- Incredibly strong yet extremely lightweight
- Comes in 6 different colors
Micro is a name that stands for quality, as the company is one of the most popular manufactures of all sorts of scooters. They put a lot of effort and thought into every one of their models, making sure that they meet the targeted rider’s needs.
The Micro Maxi original is a three-wheeled scooter designed for toddlers and kids. It’s built from high-quality materials and can withstand all that your kid can put it through. As with most other three-wheeled scooters, this one is also steered by leaning in the desired direction, rather than by turning the handlebar.
Being that well built, it can withstand a load of 110 lbs and also comes with an adjustable handlebar, making it the perfect choice for fast-growing children.
Our Verdict on Micro Kickboard Maxi Original
Like any other Micro scooter, this one too is a great investment, as it offers a lot for a great price. The scooter is adjustable and most parts replaceable, which means that it can last you virtually forever.
10. GOMO Kids Scooter – Safest Kick Scooter for Toddlers
Reasons to buy
- Suitable for children aged 2-5
- Colorful design with light-up wheels
- Lean-to-Steer technology
Safety is one of the most important things about any vehicle and toy, and even though all of the scooters on this list are tested and safe for kids, the GOMO kids scooter has one more feature that makes it a bit safer.
We’re talking about the bumper part at the front of the scooter. It sticks out quite a bit in front of the wheels and is made of softer material, so if your little one drives into an obstacle, this bumper will soften the blow even when they forget to hit the brake.
Apart from that it also offers the usual package: large wheels, wide and low deck, and soft grips. The handlebar is also adjustable, so your kid won’t outgrow this scooter quite that fast.
Our Verdict on GOMO Kids Scooter
This is a great ride that offers you as a parent additional peace of mind, knowing that your kid wont hurt itslelf even though they are still practicing how to ride a scooter properly. It’s also a well-build ride that is adjustable, so you know that your kid will have fun with it for years to come.
11. Little Tikes Lean to Turn Scooter – Easy to Ride Scooter for Toddlers
Reasons to buy
- Lean-to-steer teaches balance and coordination
- Quick Release Handle for easy storage
- Perfect for little feet and new riders
This great scooter, with its bright pink wheels and handgrips, will definitely make a lot of little faces shine. It is a three-wheeled scooter, with bigger front wheels, making it a lot more stable and comfortable than your usual scooter.
The deck is quite low so as to provide a good balance. Lean-to-steer provides better control when maneuvering. It’s very lightweight – it only weighs 5 pounds because of its plastic structure – which makes it super easy to push even for very small riders.
Our Verdict on Little Tikes Lean to Turn Scooter
It is simply great value for money because it offers a lot of the features premium scooters have, but at a much lower price. It also looks super stylish, and girls in particular would really like a ride like that.
12. Globber 3 Wheel Scooter For Toddlers – Very Sturdy Scooter for Toddlers
Reasons to buy
- Can handle a load of up to 110 lbs
- Adjustable handlebar
- Bigger front wheels for a smoother ride
- High-quality parts
Another big name in the scooter industry is Globber. The manufacturer is known for unique designs and high-quality parts. They also use innovative technology. This scooter, for example, has a patented steering lock – once activated the scooter will just go forward or backward. That helps very young kids and toddlers to learn how to kick the scooter, without having to think about where it is going.
The two front wheels are larger than the one in the back, providing a much smoother ride even on the roughest of surfaces. The alloy steel frame provides both stability and durability. The nylon reinforced deck is quite low, making the scooter more stable but also a lot easier to kick.
The handlebar is adjustable in height, and the scooter can handle a load of up to 110 lbs. The scooter is therefore suitable for kids aged 3 – 8, or even older if they still like the steering with leaning technique.
Our Verdict on Globber 3 Wheel Scooter for Toddlers
The Globber 3 Wheel Scooter is the perfect choice for all beginners that are 3 years or older. It looks awesome, it’s stable, it’s safe – for small toddlers, it might be too heavy due to the alloy frame, but that is what makes it so durable.
13. YBIKE GLX Childs – Great Scooter for Kids of All Ages
Reasons to buy
- Modern 3 wheel lean-and-steer design
- Larger front wheels for a smoother ride
- Built-in safety features
The YBIKE GLX is a great choice for toddlers, but also for older kids who like the lean-to-steer style. It is a solid three-wheel toy that is a smooth ride and well-balanced. It has a wide ABS reinforced deck to provide support for your little ones.
The deck also features raised grips for additional grip. It is perfect for baby tots from 2-5 years old and can withstand a weight limit of up to 44 pounds. The rear wheel is extra wide to match the stability of the two front rollers. The bars made from aluminum ensure that the structure is not heavy.
Our Verdict on YBIKE GLX Childs
The monochromatic design of this scooter makes it really stand out amongst all the other kid’s scooters. If your kid really likes the lean-to-steer riding style but wants a more premium-looking scooter, then this one is definitely the right choice for you.
14. 6KU Kids Scooter – Best All Terrain 3 Wheel Scooter
Reasons to buy
- Rolls smoothly over any kind of pavement
- Comes in lots of different colors
- Extra-wide deck for more balance and comfort
People are different, and so are toddlers. Some may prefer a cute scooter to kick around the house, and some might want to be able to ride wherever they want. If your kid falls into the latter category, then we might have the right ride for you.
The 6KU is a lot larger than most 3-wheel scooters, making it a lot more stable and durable. It also has wider wheels than your usual toddler scooter, which allows it to roll smoothly over all kinds of surfaces. The whole look of the ride has a certain transformers-feel to it.
Our Verdict on 6KU Kids Scooter
This self-balancing 3 wheeled scooter is definitely not the best for every toddler, given that it is quite large, but if your little one is a strong and very active kid, then it might just be the best pick. It will endure most use and abuse and still provide safety and a fun ride wherever your adventurer decides to scoot.
15. Globber Evo 4-in-1 – Best Convertible Scooter
Reasons to buy
- Easily transform the ride with the push of a button
- Patented steering lock button
- High-quality parts
Convertible scooters are one of the best first rides you can get for your toddler. They get to experience what it feels like to kick a ride, but they also have a larger handle at the back so mum and dad can push along. Once your little one has mastered the technique of pushing the scoot, the larger handlebar can be detached, forming into a useful pushbike.
Pushbikes offer toddlers the freedom of moving around without your help but are still easier to ride than propper scooters because they are a lot easier to balance. Once your kid has mastered this stage too, it’s time to move to the next one: the 3 wheel scooter.
By removing the small handlebar and attaching the larger one at the front, you get a propper 3 wheeled scooter with adjustable height. Your kid can now learn how to steer, balance, and ride like a little pro.
Our Verdict Globber Evo 4-in-One Scooter
This convertible scooter is probably the safest choice if your toddler has never ridden a scooter before. You can easily make them comfortable with these kinds of vehicles, without jeopardizing their safety. Considering that this scooter is suitable for kids aged 15 months to 6 years, you see why we think it’s worth the money.
Ultimate Buyers Guide to Scooters for Toddlers
3 Wheel and 2 Wheel Scooters
The first decision you will have to make is if you want to get a two-wheel or three-wheel scooter for your kid. Both types have their advantages and both are also quite popular, so which one to choose?
Well, three-wheel scooters were specially designed for toddlers and are a lot easier to balance. These types of scooters can stand by themselves, so your little one can focus solely on moving forward, without having to worry about the scooter tipping over.
They are also steered in a different way. A two-wheeled scooter is steered using the handlebar, similar to a bike. Three-wheeled scooters function a bit differently, as they usually require the rider to lean in the direction they want to move, similar to a skateboard.
This lean-to-steer technology is considered to be great for toddlers since it helps them improve balance and coordination, but it’s also a bit harder to do than just turning the handlebar in the desired direction.
So it really depends on your kid. It’s usually preferable to get a three-wheeled scooter for a very young child and then upgrade to a two-wheeled one once the kid has some experience. Although, if your kid is stronger than your average toddler, and has no problems balancing, then you might opt for a two-wheeled from the beginning.
Choosing the right Wheel Size
The diameter of the roller on a scooter is generally 100 mm, but they do come in a lot of different sizes. A rule of thumb is the larger the wheels, the smoother the ride. Although, with toddlers and small children, there is another thing to consider – larger wheels usually go faster than smaller ones.
For a beginner, it is therefore usually better to stick to the standard 100mm wheels. They will provide a bumpier ride than larger ones would, but are also a lot safer since the toddler would need to put in a lot of energy to get to a dangerous speed.
You’ll also see scooters with smaller wheels than that, but those are usually pro scooters designed specifically for stunts and tricks. If your kid is a beginner, you will not want to get them a pro scooter. As the name suggests, those are made for pro riders and can be dangerous for little kids and total beginners.
Toddler Scooter Weight
The weight of the scooter you’re getting for your kid is one of the most important factors to consider, and what weight to aim for depends largely on the age and weight of your kid.
If you are looking for a scooter for a toddler, you want to get the lightest one that you can find. The reason here is simple: a toddler is small and pushing a super heavy metal scooter will be more work than fun. They are also safer than havier ones, because falls will happen, and when they do, you don’t want your toddler to be hit by a super heavy scooter.
On the other hand, those super lightweight scooters are usually a lot less durable. That’s because those are made of plastic, and plastic will wear out over time, whereas an alloy deck and handlebar can withstand a lot of use and abuse.
There are also super lightweight and durable models, but those are usually pro scooters and they aren’t cheap. They are not recommended for beginners, and especially not for toddlers. So if you are getting a scooter for your toddler, go for a very lightweight one. It won’t last forever, but it does also not have to. At a certain point, your kid’s skills will improve, and you’ll need to buy another scooter whether the first one broke or not. If your kid is a bit older and stronger, you can go for a sturdier and heavier model.
Since these toys are made from very light materials to reduce their own weight, they have a limited weight capacity. Most of them would be able to withstand a weight of 40 pounds, which is more than enough for toddlers.
Some premium models are very sturdy despite having light parts and can withstand weight over 100 pounds. This means that when your child grows they will still be able to scoot on them, but they usually also cost a lot more than your regular scooter.
For whichever you decide to go, make sure you check the manufacturer’s label and make sure that the scooter you picked can withstand your kid’s weight and then some – don’t forget that even toddlers have things to carry around, like toys or lunchboxes.
Toddler Scooter Deck
Since toddlers have are still developing their eye-feet coordination, decks for toddler scooters are designed to be wider. That makes it easier for them to put their feet on the deck. It also allows them to put both feet up at the same time, which is useful once your little one gets tired and you need to push them on the scooter.
The decks of those scooters are also lower, which improves support and stability and makes it easier for them to balance on it. It’s also good to go for a shorter deck if your kid is very young because scooters with shorter decks are easier to kick.
The height of the handlebar is another important factor. If the handlebar of your kid’s scooter is too low or too high, the scooter will be uncomfortable to ride and potentially even dangerous. Luckily, most commercially available scooters have adjustable handlebars. That enables you to adjust the height to your kid’s needs. It also saves money, since your kid won’t outgrow the scooter quite as fast.
There are also scooters where the handlebar is forged out of one piece of metal and is therefore not adjustable. It does have an advantage because it makes the scooter a lot more sturdy, which is very important if your kid is using the scooter for jumps and tricks.
For toddler scooter, this does not really have a lot of benefits though.
For the most comfortable ride, choose a height that reaches the waist of your kid. They should not have to hunch a lot as that will affect their balance. On the other hand, if it is too high it will again be difficult to control and maneuver.
Lean-to Steer or Handlebar Steer – Steering Mechanism on Toddler Scooters
As we already mentioned while talking about the difference between 2 and 3 wheeled scooters, there are two ways to steer a scooter: by using the handlebar, or by using your own bodyweight. There are some scooters that offer both, but usually, you’ll have to pick one way. Which one to go for depends both on the age and preferences of the rider.
Lean-to-steer means exactly what the name says – the rider has to lean in the direction they want the scooter to go. It’s much similar to riding a skateboard and a lot of kids prefer this style of riding. It is however mostly used for toddler scooters, since those usually have 3 wheels, and steering them otherwise would be difficult. It’s also great for toddlers since it trains their balance and coordination.
The other type of steering – by just turning the handlebar in the desired direction – is much more intuitive and has no real downsides. Most scooters made for riders age 5 and older will use this technology.
It is more of a personal preference as to which steering mechanism method to choose. As a parent, you understand your child the most so choose whichever you think would make your kid’s ride easy and fun.
Scooters for toddlers and young children are actually quite cheap and you can get a variety of them for under 30$. The wast majority of toddler scooters are mainly made out of plastic, which makes them soft and lightweight, but also a lot cheaper than other rides.
If your kid is older and you are looking for a more stable and long-lasting scooter then you can still get a lot of different ones for under 100$. The initial cost is, therefore, a bit higher, but those scooters will also last a lot longer.
If you are looking for a pro scooter for your kid, then you might want to spend a bit more. These are the scooters that have to endure the most, so you want to make sure you get something that is high quality. Good beginner stunt scooters can be found for 100-150$.
Scooter Accessories, Colors & Styles
As you can imagine, there are tons of accessories that you can get for your kid’s scooter: you can get all sorts of grips, stickers, bottleholders, or even pegs if your kid wants to try some beginner tricks. You can also get replacement wheels in different colors, or even ones that light up. All of that isn’t necessary, but will make the ride more fun for your kid and is also a great and cheap way to make an older scooter look like a brand new toy.
As for colors and styles, you can probably find anything your kid desires. Be it urban styles, cool-looking scooters with LEDs, or even something inspired by a movie or TV show – there’s something for everyone. The only thing to consider here is to make sure you get something that your kid won’t get tired of quickly.
Are Toddler Scooters Safe while riding Pro Scooters?
In general, toddler scooter toys are safe as they don’t have pointy edges and are often built of light and soft materials. However, no toddler scooter toy manufacturer will guarantee the toddler’s safety without constant supervision.
As a parent, your child’s safety is your number one concern, and naturally, you want to make sure that they do not hurt themselves in any way. When it comes to scooters for toddlers, safety is also a high priority for manufacturers and they tend to be different from the ones older children or teenagers ride.
To address the issue of safety, these have wider decks and three rollers instead of two (some even have four). The wider deck ensures that your child gets a stable ride and can give them enough room to place both feet. These are also lower towards the ground so the kid does not have to push too much and is able to balance it easily.
Similarly, the two wheels either on the front or back add more stability. These are also big-sized to absorb any shocks from the surface your kid is riding on. The handlebar grips are also designed to be soft yet sticky at the same time so as to provide the necessary support to the kid to control his or her ride.
Additionally, you have to make sure that the kid wears a helmet whenever riding. This is even more important for newbies as they will be striving to learn to balance and will need the security that only a helmet can provide.
You can easily find special scoot or bike helmets for toddlers online and some brands also have this as a side product. You should also teach them to be street-wise i.e. if they are riding on the walkway they should stop in driveways, and they should not go on the street! Toddlers should never be scooting outside unattended.
How Long Will The Toddler Scooter Last?
Toddler scooters will usually last between 2 and 3 years depending on the scooter you bought (general quality build) and how your toddler uses it.
This is also one of the primary concerns of parents that perhaps they will have to replace a toy all too soon or their child would outgrow it. This is true that your child will outgrow it at some time but that should not happen very early.
Many of these toys are designed for a decent age range so your child can easily ride for two to three years. Some have an adjustable handlebar so that the scooter can practically grow with your kid.
Built quality is of course a major factor in the longevity of the scooter. Some brands have parts available that can easily be replaced and thereby removing the need to buy a whole new scooter if something breaks. These parts are usually very cheap too.
Which Scooter is Best For a Toddler?
The best scooter for a toddler will be one, that is safe and reliable. It should be made out of light and soft plastic. That will make the scooter lightweight, but also lower the risk of injuries. A wide and low deck and an additional wheel at the front would be great for balancing purposes.
It’s always a tough battle when it comes to choosing the best scooter for a toddler since there are so many choices, and a lot of factors to consider. It is therefore important to do your research. Check out our guide on buying the best toddler scooter and make yourself familiar with the most important features. That will make choosing the right scooter a great deal easier.
Can a 2 Year Old Ride a Scooter?
Yes, a 2-year-old toddler definitely can ride a scooter, but it needs to be one designed for that age group. These scooters are designed for toddlers as young as 18 months and provide the necessary support to help them learn to balance while keeping them safe.
It is important to make sure that you check if the product is appropriate for the age of your child. Not all are designed for such young tots. Some have a height or weight that is appropriate for tots starting from 3 or 4 years of age.
Obviously, for a 2-year-old you should get the lightest one you can find and the one with appropriate handlebar height that is suitable for your little one. You can find all these specs in the product details.
What Age is a 3 Wheel Scooter For?
Three-wheel scooters are designed for the youngest of riders – toddlers as young as 18 months can learn to ride them. As mentioned before, the 3 wheels offer a lot of advantages for riders that are young and are usually the best options for toddlers. Just make sure you get your little one a nice matching helmet just in case things go south!
There are also 3 wheels scooters for older kids. These have the additional wheel not for balancing purposes, but rather for carving and other riding styles. Just check the manufacturer’s label, it will tell you for what age group and skill level each scooter is made for.