Top 10 Mini Scooters
Mini scooters are a great solution to encourage your children to leave the house from time to time to exercise, train balance and coordination, and most importantly, have fun away from their darned electronics. Children as young as 3-years-old can enjoy mini scooters. Nowadays, scooters are built to be extremely portable so even young children can use them as their main form of transport to and from school or just around the neighborhood.
Similar to bikes, children require time to get adjusted to scooters. With that in mind, it might be best to start your child off with a 3-wheeled scooter since they are much easier to balance, significantly reducing the time needed for your child needs to adjust, as well as decreasing the risk of falling and scraping knees and elbows. After a couple of years, your child will feel confident enough with their skills to take a 2-wheeler to the park.
In this article, we’re going to give you our recommendation for the best 10 mini scooters that you can get your little one. We’ll include 3-wheeler options for your child to begin with, as well as 2-wheeler models that are great for when your child outgrows their 3-wheeled scooter.
This 3-wheel scooter has a weight rating of up to 110 pounds, making it an extremely sturdy scooter to help children learn to get around using a scooter. Although it’s built for 3-year-olds, even older children and teenagers can ride the Primo and scoot. The handlebar can adjust to different levels of height, meaning that it can be used by many children for many years to come. The wheels don’t make any squeaking noises when riding on smooth and uneven paths. However, the Primo isn’t collapsible so it takes up a lot of floor or hanging space when it’s not in use.
This is another great 3-wheel option to get your child excited to mount a scooter and push kick their way to fun. It only has a 77-pound weight capacity so by age 11, your child will need a replacement scooter for their VOKUL. Like all 3-wheel options, your little one doesn’t need to worry about balance issues since the scooter stays upright naturally, and the adjustable handlebar accommodates your growing child over the years. However, the design is rather babyish, so by age 8 or so, your child will probably want to paint the scooter or ask for a more grown-up-looking model.
There’s nothing that grabs the attention of children and excites them more than LED lights. The RIMABLE 3-wheel scooter comes with LED lights built into all three wheels, making it an attractive scooter for nighttime use. The LEDs light up as the scooter is in motion so your child will be motivated to continue scooting away to trigger the lights. However, the LED lights aren’t as attractive, nor are they completely visible, during the daytime – the time of day when your child will most likely be allowed to ride their scooter through the neighborhood. Like the other models, it comes with an adjustable T-handlebar which suits your growing child.
Now, we’re moving onto the 2-wheel options for growing children. As your child learns to balance their scooter while kicking off or gliding down the street, the third wheel will become more of a nuisance than anything else. This scooter is among the top-quality scooters for children ages 8 and up. It has a sturdy design that doesn’t rattle when it’s in motion, the polyurethane wheels are virtually noiseless, and every component of this scooter is replaceable. It comes in a variety of colors for both boys and girls that match their personality. The only downside is that it’s on the expensive side.
Even though we said 3-wheel scooters are for toddlers and new learners, there’s a 3-wheel scooter model built for older children that doesn’t get enough recognition. The Fliker is one such model – unlike traditional scooters, you don’t kick off to get this scooter moving; it requires hip movements to propel forward. It’s suited for children ages 5 and up and can withstand passenger weight of up to 110 pounds. The Fliker is a different build so your child may not grow up accustomed to traditional kick scooters, though that’s not a huge problem since this unit also teaches children how to keep their balance. It’s a little bit on the expensive side, as well.
Now returning back to the traditional 2-wheel kick scooters, the A5 is built with aircraft-grade aluminum for durability despite being lightweight. The large 200 mm diameter wheels make for a smooth gliding sensation down neighborhood roads and sidewalks. In addition, the model can fold so it hardly takes any space in the closet or garage when not in use. Overall, it’s a great 2-wheel scooter for growing children which is sure to last for several years. The only drawback, if there is one, is that there’s nothing too unique about the appearance of this scooter. There are also only two color choices: pink for girls and blue for boys.
Although this scooter isn’t used by professional scooter riders, it’s still a nice choice to give your child to develop their scooting skills and promote exercise. The 20-inch long aluminum deck is durable, lightweight, and lets your child shift his or her position while gliding without trouble. The wheels are only 100 mm in diameter, so even though they’re the perfect size for riding and even performing simple stunts, you may need to replace them frequently as time wears them down. In addition, this is produced by Fusion – a popular children’s toy company – so you know you’re getting a good quality scooter.
Perhaps your child is used to using bicycle handlebars and not the traditional T-handlebar system that scooters so often use. Well, your child is in luck. The Expo Scooter by Mongoose features just that with two hand brakes. In addition, it comes with two 12-inch wheels which are extremely sturdy so riding on patches of grass and even on gravel isn’t an issue (though gravel is a slipping hazard so please be careful). The BMX-style rotor makes this scooter a trick-ready model for your aspiring pro-rider to learn. The Expo Scooter can carry passengers of up to 220 pounds. However, this model is a little bit heavy so reaching high speeds requires a ton of kicking off (good for promoting exercise).
The Crisp Inception scooter is another expensive model, though in our humble opinion it’s definitely worth it. This model is by no means a starter kit, so only older children with experience should ride this. It’s not a big problem is inexperienced children take it out for a spin, but the price tag calls for extreme care. Similar to the other models, it comes with a 20-inch deck for easy position changing and performing tricks, tall handlebars for children ages 10 and up, and 100 mm wheels for smooth landings after performing aerial tricks. There’s nothing truly unique about this scooter, but it is super durable and able to withstand years of abuse.
Finally, we come to the last item on our list. The Razor Cruiser has an extra-wide deck for easy feet-placement when taking it out for a ride. In addition, the Cruiser features a proprietary rear fender brake that’s efficient is stopping the scooter only mere inches away from danger. This unit also features 140 mm wheels which can stand shock, road turbulence, and land safely after performing simple jumps and tricks. It supports riders of up to 143 pounds, so even young teens can enjoy taking the Cruiser our for a cruise.