Kick scooters are one of the most fun and versatile modes of transport for kids. I am yet to come across a kid who doesn’t enjoy riding their scooter. Apart from being a lot of fun, scooters are an excellent way for your kid to get some exercise while learning to balance and coordinate their movements.
Scooters come in various forms and options; from two-wheelers and three-wheelers to recreational scooters, folding scooters, and stunt scooters. There’s a scooter for every kid, regardless of their age and preferences. With so many choices, selecting the best scooter for your kid can be pretty exhaustive.
Best for Little Kids
The Micro Kickboard Mini Original Kick Scooter is a well-designed kick scooter for young kids under 5. The Mini Original is one of the safest and easiest kick scooters for toddlers with its three-wheel and low-to-the-ground deck design.
Best for Older Kids
The Razor A Kick Scooter is recommended for kids five years and above. With a weight capacity of 143 pounds and height-adjustable handlebars, this is a kick scooter that your child is going to ride for a long time!
Benefits of Using a Kick Scooter
There are multiple benefits to using a scooter. It’s a great way for kids to get outdoors and socializing with their friends.
The Differences Between a Two-Wheel and Three-Wheel Scooter
You might have seen scooters with either two wheels or three. The main differences between the two are the scooter’s stability and turning ability.
Stability-wise, three-wheels generally offer a more stable ride because it keeps the scooter balanced in an upright position. All the child has to do is kick forward. With a 2-wheeled scooter, the child has to balance it while kicking forward. Manufacturers usually recommend offering this scooter to an older child or an experienced child.
With three-wheel scooters, the turning circle tends to be larger and slower. The reason being is because you have to lean in the direction you want to go, also known as lean-to-steer. This steering style is usually for the younger, more unbalanced children. It helps prevent the scooter from jackknifing and provides your young one with a little more control.
Two-wheel scooters turn similar to a bicycle. The handlebars can rotate a full 360 degrees, allowing for a sharper and faster turn. The risk with this style of steering is that the scooter can jackknife and throw your child to the side. This steering style is usually for the more advanced kids who have experience with scooters or some balance skills.
Our Selection of The 10 Best Kick Scooters for Kids:
To make the choice easier for you and keeping the above factors in mind, we have compiled a list of the five best kick scooters for kids on the market today. Let’s dive in.
1. Razor A Kick Scooter
The design of this scooter is straightforward. You can think of it as a scooter with all the basics and no extras, but it remains one of the most popular models on the market. It’s a scooter that gets the job done. The Razor A is a two-wheel scooter with high-quality and durable aircraft-grade aluminum construction and offers a smooth ride on its urethane 98 mm wheels.
The scooter is easy to set up. All you need to do is unfold the T-tube, set the height on the adjustable handlebars, secure it and scoot away. The foldable T-tube and height-adjustable handlebar make it easy for you to store this scooter away or for you to carry.
It has a rear braking system. There is a pedal over the back wheel that your child presses down with their kicking leg. Make sure your child is wearing shoes because the brake pedal can get hot when braking barefoot.
Reasons to Buy the Razor A Kick Scooter
2. Micro Kickboard Mini Original 3-Wheeled Kick Scooter
Micro Kickboard designed the Micro Mini Kick Scooter for children under five. The scooter has features designed to help children learn balance and coordination. It is a polyurethane three-wheel design with a low-to-the-ground deck and lean-to-steer capabilities.
The two large front wheels and reinforced fiberglass deck balance the scooter for the child while they’re turning, offering a smooth ride. The wheels are non-marking, so parents, you don’t have to worry about your little one having a go indoors.
The durable carbon fiber scooter has a rear braking system, which any kid will quickly get used to. The handlebars, unfortunately, are not height adjustable and are fixed at 24 inches. On the upside, the handlebar is removable, making the scooter easy to store and transport.
Reasons to Buy the Micro Kickboard Mini Original 3-Wheeled Kick Scooter
3. Razor A2 Kick Scooter
The Razor A2 is the fun big brother to the Razor A kick scooter. While they might look alike, the A2 has a couple of tricks up its sleeve. The Razor A2 has a sturdy aircraft-grade aluminum frame with two 98mm Urethane wheels.
What makes the A2 model different from the A is the front wheel springless shock absorber system. It also has an updated deck design and a new wheelie bar, allowing the rider to have a smooth ride, and perform amazing stunts and tricks for their friends.
Like the Razor A, it has a folding mechanism and a height-adjustable handlebar, allowing you to carry or store it easily. It has the popular rear-wheel braking system. Unlike the Razor A, it has an enhanced finger guard.
Reasons to Buy the Razor A2 Kick Scooter
4. Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe Kick Scooter
The Micro Maxi is the big brother of the Micro Mini; they designed it for kids five and older. Like the Micro Mini, the Micro Maxi has features intended to support children with balance and coordination.
A few of the features include the three polyurethane wheels and a durable aluminum frame. The number and position of the wheels and the frame design support the lean-to-steer feature of the scooter. The scooter has a rear braking design allowing kids to brake with their kicking foot.
The two front wheels are batteryless LED motion-activated light-up wheels. The handlebar is height-adjustable and can be set between 24” to 34”. Unfortunately, the handlebar is not foldable, but it is removable, allowing you to store the scooter easily.
Reasons to Buy the Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe Kick Scooter
5. Beleev V5 Kick Scooter
The Beleev V5 Kick Scooter has an innovative design centered around customization and ease of use.
The handlebar height has four different height settings to choose from – 31.9”, 35.2”, 38.6”, and 40.9”. The handlebar offers a rubber handle with a durable and secure T-bar lock to ensure a sturdy and safe ride.
The scooter has a one-second folding system. Unlock the T-bar and fold the scooter; you need to pull the lever down. No tools or dismantling is required. This scooter goes a step further; its handlebars can fold, making storing and transporting super easy.
The scooter includes a carry strap, allowing the rider to fold the scooter and hang it on their shoulder. This is the perfect addition for those riding the scooter to school. They can fold the scooter, carry it into the building and store it on top or in their locker.
The Beleev V5 Kick Scooter comes equipped with 200mm high-rebound Pu extra-large wheels with a shock absorption mechanism giving the rider a smooth and comfortable ride. The scooter has a textured non-slip wide low-to-the-ground deck providing space for your child to position both feet and gripping for your child’s sneakers.
Reasons to Buy the Beleev V5 Kick Scooter
6. Lascoota Kick Scooter
The Lascoota Kick Scooter has a similar design to the Beleev V5 Kick Scooter. It has a quick-release folding mechanism that you activate with a press of the button. Like the Beleev V5 Kick Scooter, it comes with a carry strap allowing you to swing the scooter onto your shoulder.
Along with its aluminum and alloy steel frame, the scooter has a rear-wheel brake, kickstand, and an extra-wide non-slip deck. It has a front suspension on 8-inch wheels, ensuring that you have a smooth ride.
The aluminum T handlebar is adjustable and can be set at four different heights – 32”, 35”, 37”, and 39”. The handlebars have rubber grips that provide comfort while riding.
Reasons to Buy the Lascoota Kids Kick Scooter
7. Micro Kickboard Sprite Kick Scooter
As you can see, we are big supporters of the Micro Kickboard brand, but that’s because they make some of the most top-notch scooters available. They have gone a step further in creating a fun scooter. They have added motion-activated light-up LED polyurethane 120mm wheels to the Micro Sprite. Other than the wheels, it’s a pretty straightforward model.
The scooter has a foldable aluminum frame with a kickstand. Unlike the Beleev V5 and the Lascoota Kick Scooter, it does not have a carry strap, making it more difficult to transport. But thanks to its foldable design and kickstand, it is easy for you to store.
The T-bar is height adjustable; you can set it anywhere between 25” and 37”. The handlebar can turn 360 degrees, and the steering style is very similar to a bicycle.
Reasons to Buy the Micro Kickboard Sprite Kick Scooter
8. Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter
The Razor A5 is another popular Razor Scooter. If you have a child that is growing like a weed, and you cant keep up. Then you should consider this scooter. Razor mentions on their website that they designed this scooter for the larger riders.
It has two extra-large 200mm polyurethane wheels. The scooter has a durable and light aluminum steel foldable frame, with an adjustable T-tube and wider deck to accommodate those taller riders. The A5 frame comes with an anodized finish that features bold colors and cool graphics.
Like the other scooters on this list, there is a rear-fender brake system that your child engages by pressing the pedal with their kicking leg.
Reasons to Buy the Razor A5 Lux Kick Scooter
10. Fusion X-5 Pro Kick Scooter
The Fusion X-5 comes equipped with grade-A components that are usually found only in higher-priced scooters. The X-5 is a great choice for intermediate riders.
The X-5 has an aircraft-grade aluminum deck and 100mm five-spoke aluminum core wheels with cast polyurethane. The handlebars on this model are not the typical T shape but instead a V shape. The pro-rise handlebars are reinforced with high tensile steel. The rear braking system is a nylon and steel custom Fuzion enigma brake. It is durable and noise-free.
This model requires minor assembly before you can take it for a spin. The assembly should take no more than 2 minutes. All that is needed is the tightening of three bolts. The X-5 has a new IHC compression system with sealed bearings.
Reasons to Buy the Fuzion X-5 Pro Kick Scooter
A Safety Guide for your Kick Scooter
- Ensure the scooter is roadworthy: Always do a roadworthy check before your child goes zooming off. Ensure the scooter is overall in good condition, such as the brakes work, the handlebar isn’t stiff, and it’s the right height, the wheels spin smoothly, etc. Putting your child on a scooter that’s in good condition reduces the risk of injuries and accidents.
- Always wear safety gear: Wobbles can happen. It’s the way of life. As parents, the only thing we can do is prepare our little ones with the right tools to handle these wobbles. In this case, helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, wrist pads, and a nice pair of shoes to protect those tiny toes.
- Obey the local traffic laws: It’s important to teach your child the rules of the road, especially those that apply to them and their scooter. Understanding these rules will keep them safe when they’re out playing with their friends or traveling to school. It will also aid in their understanding of the road when they learn to drive.
- Take baby steps: Follow the pace of your child. Make sure they understand how everything on the scooter works, and give them a chance to get a handle on things before sending them off into the big world. One of the most important parts of the scooter to understand is the braking and steering system. Understanding these could prevent injuries and accidents.
- Supervise your child: We recommend you supervise your children while playing in the road, especially if they’re on the younger side. Unfortunately, not all people with a driver’s license should be on the road; they might not watch out for children while driving or come down the street at a speed.
- Be visible: Because cars are not actively looking for children on scooters while driving, dress your child in bright, colorful clothing to ensure they are visible and stand out from their surroundings. Consider investing in a jacket with reflective strips or a scooter that allows you to attach a light or reflective strips.
- Plan your route ahead of time: If your child is using the scooter to travel to school or a friend’s house, consider planning their route with them ahead of time. Ensure to avoid all the busy streets and large intersections. And check with the local traffic department and state laws regarding which roads scooters are allowed to travel on.
- Do not drive in the rain: The visibility of the scooter decreases in the rain, making it hard for cars to see your child. And not all scooters were designed to ride in wet weather, so their wheels might lose grip, and the scooter could become unsteady. We recommend not riding in the rain to avoid potential risks and injuries.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Are kick scooters allowed on sidewalks?
We recommend you check your individual state laws to be 100% sure. In certain states, the law requires that the rider uses the sidewalks or the far left side of the road – the same as a runner. Be aware that kick scooters are not allowed on highways or streets with over a 35mph speed limit.
How fast can kick scooters go?
Kick scooters can reach a running speed of up to 15mph on a smooth and flat road. Please be careful and wear a helmet if you are planning to travel at these speeds.
Can adults ride kick scooters?
The parents can most definitely join in on the fun, as long as the scooter can sustain their weight. Be sure to check the manufacturer’s guides or user manual when considering using your kid’s scooter.
When should I buy my child a kick scooter?
Your child can start riding from around 2 to 3 years of age. Ensure they can balance and control the scooter. If you are unsure, consider a three-wheel scooter with lean-to-steer capabilities.
There are lots of great choices when it comes to buying a kick scooter for your kid. The selection will mainly depend on your child’s age and preferences. For younger kids, three-wheel scooters are the best option since they have higher levels of safety and comfort. Older kids will have more fun on two-wheel scooters.
While this list is not extensive, it represents some of the best and most popular kick scooters for first-time riders and more experienced kids. By compiling this list of the five best kick scooters for kids, I hope to have helped you make the right choice for your kid.
Safe riding out there, buddies!