3 Wheel Scooters for Younger Children
Mini MIcro Scooter
The mini micro scooter is perhaps one of the most well known 3 wheeled scooter.
There are two versions of this scooter. One has a seat and smaller handlebar and is designed for the 1 to 5 age group. The other has a standard sized handlebar and is designed for the 3 to 5 age group. Both are featured below. They both have polyurethane wheels which offer a smooth ride ( I was impressed by how smooth the ride is on my son’s mini micro).
The scooter has a lean to steer mechanism, so kids lean to go left and right. It has a wide deck which is low to the ground making it really easy for young children to get on and off. The scooter is extremely lightweight at 1.5kg / 3.3 pounds. This makes it a dream to carry and easy for them to control and manoeuvre.
Mini MIcro 3 in 1 Scooter with Seat and Obar Handle
The pink scooter is mini micro 3 in 1 (designed for kids aged 1 and up.) It is designed to adapt as your child grows. It also come in other colors including blue and green.For ages 1 to 2 – The seat allows very young children to use the scooter as a ride on. When kids are ready to start scooting, the seat can be replaced with a small handlebar called an o bar which is show in the picture of the pink scooter.
For ages 2 to 3 – The obar handle is designed to be waist height for young children at ages 2 to 3. It measures 49cm from the ground to the top of the handlebars so you can measure your own child and see whether that would be around the right handlebar height for them.
The obar is perfect for small, young children to learn scooting. Eventually as the toddler grows, you can replace the obar with a t bar as shown in the picture of the blue scooter.
For ages 3 to 5 – The tbar handle measures 66cm from the floor to the top. Again, this show be about waist height. You can purchase the mini micro scooter with just the tbar. See below.
The scooter is extremely well built, with excellent design and high quality parts. It’s lightweight (at only 1.5kg) but with a strong frame which makes it easy to use and control. It’s also easy to pick up and carry when you need to. It has 2 large PU wheels and a slightly smaller one at the back (which offer a smooth and sturdy ride) and a lean and steer turning mechanism which is easy for young kids to pick up.
Read my review of the tbar version of the scooter to find out all about the specifications.
Mini MIcro Deluxe Scooter
This is the newest version of the mini micro scooter for older children (ages 2 to 5) and the scooter I bought my son. It’s designed for kids aged 2 to 5 year olds and in my opinon is an excellent scooter. The best toddler / preschool scooter my boys, nieces and nephews have used. And I went through a few with my elders son.We bought it for the mini micro my son when he was 2.5 years old so he was using it when he was younger than 3.
If you’re looking for an alternative but cheaper scooter than the mini micro, the globber primo featured is a great choice.
It comes in several different colours.
It is aimed at the 3 to 6 year old age group with a handelbar which adjust between 67.5 cm and 78.7cm
As the mini micro has a lower handlebar height, it’s probably better for 2 year olds but if you have a 3 year old it’s worth considering the globber if you are on a budget.
The globber is heavier than the mini micro coming in at 2.5kg in comparison to the mini micro deluxe which is 1.8kg. A lighter scooter is better for younger, smaller children as they will find it easier to control but as they get older and bigger they will manage the extra weight with no problem.
Four Wheel Scooters which Convert to 3 or 2 Wheels
Little Tikes Lean To Steer
The Little Tikes Lean to steer has a similar design to the mini micro with 2 big wheels at the front and a smaller one at the back.
The wheels on the scooter are made of plastic compared to PU on the mini micro. PU wheels tend to better as they offer a smoother ride but most kids won’t moan at plastic wheels. Obviously the price is lower on the Little Tikes so it depends which features are important to you.
It’s aimed at kids from ages 2 to 4 years old so a designed for smaller children.
The handlebars are fixed at 66cm which is the same height as on the mini micro scooter.
The maximum user weight is 20kg.
The base is designed to be wide (10 to 13cm) for extra control for young users.
It’s low to the ground so easy for little ones to get on and off.
The scooter doesn’t fold but it does have a quick release handle for easy storage.
Like the mini micro you lean to turn on this scooter, so lean left to go left and right to go right.
The scooter weighs just over 2kg, which is fairly light but there are lighter options. Lighter scooters are easy for little ones to use. The lightest scooter on the market (the mini micro) comes in at 1.5kg so you can see the difference
It is probably best for 3 and 4 year olds. The handlebar height is around 69cm from the ground to the top. The handlebars are not adjustble. The maximum weight is about 20kg.
Another alternative to the mini micro is the Vokul VK-1281F which you can find details off on the scooters for toddlers page.
This scooter is designed for kids aged 3 and 12 years with a maximum weight of 60kg..
It has adjustable handlebar heights from 62cm-75cm. It can’t be set to any height (just the 4 preset heights available which are 62cm, 65cm, 70cm and 75cm).
It is foldable. The wheels have LED lights so will flash when the go around. The wheels are 120mm at the front and 100mm at the back.
The scooter itself weighs 2.8kg.
It comes in two different colours.
It’s not the same quality as the mini micro but it is about half the price.
The iscoot is a scooter which has a lean and tilt steering mechanism so kids have to lean to steer the scooter right and left.
The scooter has an adustable handlebar with a lowest setting of 55cm and a top handlebar height of 69cm. There are 3 different height settings in total so you can’t adjust it to any height you want just one of the 3 settings.
A scooter handle height should ideally be about waist height. See this article to compare more features between the mini micro and the iscoot.
Obviously an adjustable handlebar is good to grow with your child.
The scooter has PU wheels with ABEC 5 bearings which is good.
It weights 2.4kg which is fairly light although not as light as some other scooters.
Evo Move N Groove
The Evo Move and Groove Scooter is a budget scooter .
The handlebar height is 67cm which is a nice height for a 3 year old plus. It’s a lean to steer scooter.
It is a budget scooter and there is no information about the material used for the wheels and it’s bearings. So, these are the kind of areas where you will probably notice the quality when comparing it to scooters like the mini micro. This may also affect the speed and quality of the ride.
However, if your looking for a budget scooter this could be an excellent choice. The reviews are very good over on amazon so well worth checking out if a low price is your number one consideration.