Ozbozz My First Scooter Review

Ozbozz My First Scooter – Review

If you’re looking for a cheap and cheerful first scooter for a toddler or preschooler the Ozbozz ticks both boxes. But if you’re wondering whether it may be worth spending more on another scooter for your little one, this may also be true.

This article answers the questions you have about the Ozbozz My First scooter to help you make the right decision for you and your child.

Ozbozz - My First Scooter

The Ozbozz My First Scooter is best for 2 to 4 year olds.

With a design which converts from 4 to 3 to 2 wheels, this scooter adapts to the needs of a young child.

The Ozbozz features handlebar operated steering and conveniently folds.

The Price and Value for Money

One thing is certain, the Ozbozz cannot be beaten on price.

But is it a case of buy cheap buy twice?

Well,  how long do you expect a £20 scooter to last for? Generally, it does its job of being a standard first scooter for a toddler or preschooler.

The lifespan of the scooter is short (approximately a year), by which time many little ones will be ready to move onto the next scooter.

Having said this, something like the Mini micro will cost you more but you will get more years of use out of it. And it can be passed down to siblings.


Designed for young children, the recommended age range is 2 to 5 years.

What’s really unique about the scooter is its ability to convert it from 4 to 3 to 2 wheels. The tiniest tots can start out with the stability of four wheels. As their confidence and ability grow it's easy to convert the scooter to three wheels.

As already mentioned the scooter has handlebar controlled steering as opposed to lean to steer.

Other design features to note is a short deck that is sized for little feet. The small deck size makes it easier to control.

We especially like the bright and colorful design with coordinating hand grips which is visually appealing to young kids. Choose between pink and green.

Weight and Weight Limit.

How much does it weight and how much can it support?

The Ozbozz is exceptionally light at just 2.7kg.

Lighter scooters make it easy for kids as young as 2 to pick it up to go up and down curbs. Being light also makes it easier to control and manoeuvre.

A maximum weight limit of 20kg (which is just over 3 stone) will accommodate most little ones.


There are no brakes on this Ozbozz.

What? No brakes!? I hear you ask.

No brakes might sound like a disadvantage. But what you will find is very young children will rarely use a brake on a scooter. They tend to slow down by using their feet. So not having a brake, fits in with the design aim of being for the youngest of kids.

Additionally, as the scooter isn't the fastest and takes a fair amount of kicking power, the scooter is unlikely to run away with children.

Having no brakes helps keep this scooter very light, which is an important feature in a scooter for young kids.


The scooter can be surprisingly nippy although it isn't the fastest scooter for a young child. This may certainly suit a 2 year old.

However, one thing to note is the Ozbozz does take a lot of kicking to maintain its speed.

Scooters such as the micro have been designed to pick up some speed so little ones can easily cruise without much kicking.

Older kids may get frustrated

As kids get older they may get frustrated with this scooter, whereas other scooters designed for kids to this age can be ridden quite quickly as children get bigger.

Foldability and Portability

The scooter folds which is obviously good for easy transportation and storage. Easy to put in the boot of a car and doesn't take up much space.

Some reviewers complain that the scooter is a bit stiff when being folded. It may help to add some WD-40 to help it fold more easily.


The handlebar measures 67cm from the bottom of the ground to the top of the handlebars which is a nice size for the 2 to 4 age group.

One downside is that the handlebar height isn't adjustable.


The wheels are plastic. This isn't the best material for the wheels on a scooter, Ideally, you would want wheels to be made of polyurethane. Polyurethane offers a much smoother ride and is the material you would find on a higher end scooter such as the mini micro.

Plastic wheels will do the job. However, kids may find that they can feel every bump and vibration as they scooter along. However, this probably won't bother most kids.

The plastic wheels also work better on smooth asphalt rather than pavements with lots of bumps and cracks in the ground.


It’s fairly easy to assemble, although the instructions could be clearer. It should be complete in 10 minutes. The scooter comes with its own mini tool kit although you may find it easier if you have your own.


FeatureOzbozz My First Scooter
PriceCheck Price on amazon
Age RecommendationAges 2 to 4
HandlebarsOne fixed height at 67cm (floor to top of handlebars)
Weight of scooter2.7kg
Max rider weight20kg
BrakeNo Brake

Frequently Asked Questions

Does the scooter have light-up wheels? 

No, unfortunately not. Although the colours of the scooter are bright and appealing.

W0uld this be suitable for a 5, 6 or 7 year old? 

The scooter would be too small for most children in this age group.

Will the scooter stand on its own with 4 wheels? 

Yes, it will keep upright with 4 wheels.



There are many alternatives to the Ozbozz scooter.

One of the most popular is the Mini Micro. But many parents wonder if this scooter is worth the money?

Mini Micro Scooter

In a word, yes - especially if you buy it for a 2 year old. You can get 3 years of use out of the micro and hand it down to siblings too.

It designed to be super lightweight and easy to control for the youngest of children.

Each part of the Micro scooter is replaceable. So if something wears out, it can be repaired or the part replaced.

The micro also features polyurethane wheels, a height-adjustable handlebar and has lean-to steer steering.


3 Style Scooter

The 3 style scooter is a mid-range budget scooter.

It's approximately half the price of the mini micro but about double the price of the Ozbozz scooter.

It has lean to steer steering, polyurethane wheels (for a smooth ride), a height-adjustable handlebar starting at 48cm for the youngest of kids).

You can compare the 3 style scooter and the mini micro scooter here.

Find more alternative scooters for toddlers and for 3 year olds. 

Best Scooter Helmets For Kids

Best Scooter and Bike Helmets For Kids

Safety is always the number one priority when kids are riding a scooter. A helmet provides protection for kids and peace of mind for parents. But buy the wrong one and you will encounter a whole host of problems. Firstly it won't offer the right protection and secondly it's likely your child will refuse to wear it.

It's therefore important to make the right choice. We're here to help.  Find below a comprehensive guide on picking the right helmet for your child as well as lots of helmet suggestions to suit all budgets.

What to consider when buying a child's helmet?

1.) Choose the right size - this is important for obvious reasons. A helmet which is too tight is uncomfortable. A helmet which is too loose will move around and not offer the protection needed.

When buying a helmet, take a head circumference measurement from your child to help you choose the right size.  Here is how to measure your child's head:

  • use a fabric measuring tape to take a measurement around your child's head. Measure 1 inch above the eyebrows.
  • Keep the measuring tape level around the head to get the full measurement.
  • If you don't have a fabric measuring tape, use string. Mark the string and then measure it against a ruler.

This measurement is a good starting point, but to ensure the helmet fits correctly it should have about a gap of an inch between the eyebrow and the helmet. If the helmet is too big, it will move around too much. If it is too small too much of the forehead may be visible.

2.) Dial adjustments, straps and pads - most helmets come with straps and pads so you can adjust the helmet according to the size of a child's head and as they grow.

Lots of helmets also have dial adjustments at the back of the helmet which can be easier to use and give an excellent fit.

Some helmets come with a range of inner pads which are interchangeable to help achieve the best fit for a child.

The adjust straps should form a tight v under a child's earlobes. The strap should securely fit underneath a child's chin (snug but not too tight). They should still comfortably be able to open their mouth with it secured.

Foam pads and / or a dial at the back can also adjust to the size of your child's head. They may need adjusting to fit and as they grow.

3.) Ventilation and sweat lining - many helmets have holes for ventilation. This is to ensure a child's head won't get too hot and sweaty which may lead them to want to take it off. Sweat saver lining may be fitted into the helmet to absorb any sweat. Some sweat saver linings are treated with anti bacterial properties. Others are removable and can be fully washed.

4.) Safety - what safety standards does it meet? Helmets in the UK should meet European Safety Standards of EN1078.

5.) Comfort - many helmets have foam linings so the head fits well and is comfortable. It's also worth checking how heavy the helmet is. Lighter helmets will be much more comfortable to wear.

6.) Does it appeal to your child?  A good idea to make sure your child will wear the helmet is to get them involved in choosing it. What style would they like? Younger kids may be attracted to gimmicky helmets where older kids will want something more grown up. If you are buying in a store, take them along so they can try some on and pick the one which is most comfortable.

Terms You Might See

EPS foam - the interior of a helmet may contain EPS foam or an EPS shell. EPS refers to expanded polystyrene.

In-mould design / construction -  a popular helmet construction. The in mould helmet has a hard plastic outer shell bounded together with an inner shell with EPS foam to absorb impact. They design offers high levels of protection while cutting back on weight.

MIPS technology - MIPS stand for multi-directional impact protection system. The people behind MIPS realise that when people fall from bikes they tend to hit their head from an angle. So, whereas traditional helmets are designed to protect against a direct impact, MIPS technology is designed to produce better protection from angled falls and the rotational force that results from it.  It is the latest technology and does tend to cost more. There are arguments for and against MIPS. Some people believe it is a marketing gimmick but others are firm proponents that it offers increased protection from brain injuries.

Polycarbonate - polycarbonate is a type of plastic and is often a material used to make the outer shell of a helmet. It's very tough and therefore very hard to break!

Micro Scooters Helmets

Abus Smiley Kids Cycling Helmet


The  German company Abus are well known for making locks but they also specialists in making high quality cycling helemts for children as well as serious cyclists. Their kids helmets conform to EN 1078 safety standards and they make a variety of helmets for kids of all ages.

The Abus Smily 2.0 is a light, well fitting helmet. It comes in lots of different colors and designs.

Size - The small size measures 45 to 50cm and the medium size is 50 to 55cm.

Weight, Comfort - The helmets are super light, with the small size weighing just 240g. Kids are more likely to keep wearing a light helmet because it's more comfortable. Additionally, there are 8 vents to keep little heads cool.

Fit - one of the plus points of the Abus smiley is how it can be finely adjsuted to the size of a child's head. There is a dial adjustment at the back and straps that are easy for adults to adjust (little kids may struggle with adjusting the straps independently though).

Protection - The helmet has an in mould construction with EPS foam on the inner shell to absorb impact. There is also extended protection for the neck and face. The helmet has a visor like front edge for increased face protection and a deeply pulled down temple and neck area.

Micro Helmets

Micro are a well respected brand of scooter manufacturer who make helmets as well.

Size: The Micro helmets featured are sized for kids with a head circumference between 48 to 54cm. There is a rear sizing wheel and adjusable side straps to ensure a snug fit. The  rear sizing wheel also doubles up as a light to keep kids visible. Additionally the helmet features a quick release buckle.

Fit and Breathability: The helmet has a lightweight inner shell and EPS foam lining. There’s extra padding for comfort and a snug fit. Added air vents keep the head cool.

Safety: It conforms to safety standard EN1078 safety standard. Perfect for scooting or biking.

Micro also make larger versions of this helmet for kids with a head circumference of between 55cm and 58cm

Raleigh Mystery Helmet

If you're looking for an affordable helmet from a well respected brand, Raleigh mystery helmets are one to check out.

The eyecatching spiderman and pink floral helmets will appeal to superhero fans and kids who love pink!

Good ventilation: Not only do they look cool, they keep heads cool as well with 12 vents and air flow ventilation.

They have a flat back, which is ideal for kids sitting in child seats.

Fit: They come in two different sizes and are fully adjustable with LED dial fit adjustment, cam lock side strap adjusters and a nexus chin buckle.

Comfort: They have sealed inner pads for comfort. The integrated visor will help keep the sun off their little faces. The helmet with full in-mould construction weighs 225g.


Giro Children's Tremor Helmet

Giro is a well respected brand for making both adult and child's helmets, and is of exceptional high quality. So why does the Tremor helmet excel?

Firstly the fit. It has a very easy to adjust dial system. It's large dial with a rubber grip makes it easy to use, especially when it's on a child's head. As the dial adjustment system is so good, the side straps on the helmet won't need adjusting. One less thing to do on a fidgeting child! It features a standard buckle to connect underneath the chin.

It's lined with high end sealed pads made of high quality performance material to absorb any sweat. The 18 vents will keep heads cool in warm weather.

It has a visor which extends out quite far (much more than most helmets) so will protect children's face from the sun.

The helmet is an in-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner.

Finally it comes in lots of different colours to choose from.

Grit Scamp - A Top Choice For Toddlers

Looking for a perfect fit for a toddler or small child? The Giro Scamp is an ideal choice.

It has two sizes, an extra small (43-49cm) and a small (49-53cm)

What really sets this helmet apart from it's competitors is the easy to use adjustment system. It features an easily adjustable dial at the back. The side straps also adjust for an optimal fit. The under chin buckle can be securely fastened to keep it in place. Perfect when trying to fit the helmet on a toddler who won't keep still!

The in mould construction with polycarbonate outer shell and EPS lining is lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The helmet has a narrower profile at the back and is well suited to trailer or bike seat use too.

Bell Sidetrack with MIPS Protection

If you're looking for a helmet with MIPS protection, the Bell sidetrack is a well respected brand and an excellent choice.

It features a mountain bike shape and boasts excellent head coverage with lower coverage of the back of the head.

There is a removeable head visor and ventilation is covered with 15 vent holes!

Construction is an in-mould polycarbonate shell with EPS liner on the helmet which fits a head circumference of 50 - 57cm

Easily adjustment with a sleek dial system for one handed adjustments. It's a smaller dial system than the tremor and no rubber grip, but it does the job! The sliders on the side straps can be adjusted to fit better  and the buckle clips underneath the chin.


Lazer J1 Kids Cycling Helmet


Lazer is a Belgian company who have been making helmets for over 100 years. They pride themselves on producing lightweight, adjustable, well ventilated and stylish helmets

The J1 kid's helmet goes big on style. There are many fantastic colour combinations to choose from

The helmet fits a head circumference of 52 to 56cm

The lazer advanced turnfirt retention system is excellent. it's easy to adjust to help you achieve the perfect fit

19 large vents maximize airflow around the head and provides top class ventilation

The in-mold I Piece construction helps keep the weight of the helmet low, it weighs 295g

LA Sports Junior Kids Helmet


LA sports have an affordable budget helmet option. It's sized at 49.55 to 55cm for kids around ages 3 to 8 (as a rough gudie)

It's constructed with an ABS outer shell and EPS inner liner to aborb impact. There is an adjustment dial at the back which is accompanied by an adjustable chin strap to achieve the right fit.

11 air vents keep the rider's head cool and comes in lots of different colours.

Skate Hut Helmet

Looking for a colourful kid’s helmet at an affordable price? The Skate Hut helmet be the perfect choice.

Size: There are 5 different sizes. The smallest measures 48cm to 50cm and the largest 58cm to 60cm. So there is a size for most kids and adults.

Construction: It features a high density, injection ABS outer shell and high impact-absorbing EPS inner and it’s tested to EN1078

Comfort and Fit: 11 vents to help keep kid’s head’s cool. For a snug fit, there is adjustable/removable inner foam padding. There are also adjustable chin straps.

Finally there’s a variety of Matt colour finishes.

Lazer Lil’ Gekko kids helmet

Another cool offering from lazer is the lil’Gekko  kids helmet.

Aimed at stylish little kids who have a head circumference between 46cm to 56cm

the bright colours on this helmet will ensure they look super cool

its visor helps keep the sun out for your child’s eyes

whats really good about the helmet is its features lasers auto fi retention system, the helmet will nstantly auto adjust to the riders head. The system adjusts each time you put the helmet on so its great fro growing heads, another top feature is the comfort buckle. It connects to the ear to prevent you accidentally pinching your child’s chin when securing the strap

12 large vents keep the kids head cool

How To Get My Child To Wear a Helmet

Many children are reluctant to wear a helmet. They resist and try to take it off. There are ways to help encourage them to keep a helmet on their hands:

1.) Lead by example. If you are riding a scooter or a bike, make sure you wear a helmet as well. Likewise, make big brothers and sisters wear their helmets too. Kids are more likely to wear a helmet if everybody around them is wearing one.

2.) Involve them in choosing the helmet. Encourage kids to look online or come with you to the shops to pick the design and colours they like.

3.) Talk to them. If they are hold enough, make sure they understand the reasons behind wearing a helmet and why it is important.

4.) Play hardball and be consistent. Let them know that it's their decision but they can't ride their scooters or bikes unless they wear a helmet. This can make it really simple as no arguments are actually needed. Just keep following the one rule.

5.) Reward them. If you prefer the carrrot rather than the stick, offer them a small reward for wearing their helmet.

6.) Make sure it's comfortable and it fits. This may be the reason behind why a child is reluctant to wear a helmet. It's not going to be something they want to do if it's uncomfortable to wear and doesn't fit correctly. Poor ventaliation can be another reason why children remove their helmet. Their head simply gets too hot and sweaty, so wearing it becomes uncomfortable.

Top 12 Scooters For 4 Year Olds


What Are the Best Scooters for 4 Year Olds?


When buying a scooter for a 4 year old girl or boy, the most important question to ask is whether you should get 2 or 3 wheels. The answer is dependant on the child in question.

If your child has experience of a 3 wheel scooter and is confident in riding one, I would definitely consider graduating onto a 2 wheel scooter. My eldest son and nephew both received 2 wheels for their 4th birthdays and they both enjoyed riding them straight away.

A less confident child or those that are new to getting a scooter may prefer 3 wheels. My youngest son used a 3 wheel scooter until he was 5.

This article covers 4 types of scooters:

3 Wheel Scooters for 4 Year Olds

The Mini Micro scooter is designed for kids between ages 2 and 5 and with a weight limit of 45 pounds.

It's a good choice of 3 wheel scooter for many 4 year olds and you can read more about it on the 3 wheel scooters page. I bought this one for my younger son. He is now 4 years old and coming up to his 5th birthday. He is quite small for his age (around 1 metre tall). He still rides this scooter daily and I think it will definitely last him another year. The maximum recommended height for kids to use this scooter is 110cm.

The micro scooter has high quality polyurethane wheels which offer a smooth ride. The 120mm sized wheels at the front are slightly larger than standard wheels and area a great size for cruising.

The flexible fibreglass and reinforced footplate absorb bumps in the pavement for an extra comfortable riding experience.

The handlebar is adjustable from 49cm to 68cm.

The scooter weighs just 3.3lbs or 1.5kg. A lightweight scooter makes it easier for young children to lift and control the scooter. Kids will need to pick up the scooter to mount kerbs and steps, so a light scooter makes this a lot easier.  ​As it's so light, the mini micro is a breeze for adults (essential when your kid has had enough scooting and you need to carry the scooter back home or to the car).

If you're buying for a 4th birthday and for a smaller 4 year old, it's possible to get 2 years use out of this.

Maxi Micro

Tall 4 year olds may grow out of the mini micro scooter quickly and for this reason, it's also worth considering the maxi scooter.

The Maxi scooter is a 3 wheel scooter that's designed for 5 to 12 year olds, so is the follow on from the micro scooter. It's recommended for children from 110cm to 152cm.

It's handlebar is adjustable from 67cm to 93cm.

Like the micro, the maxi has polyurethane wheels which offer a smooth ride. It's heavier at 2.5kg (compared to 1.5kg of the mini micro) making it a little more work to carry. It's also more expensive but it will last a number of years.

A fantastic feature of micro scooters is that all scooter parts are repairable or replaceable. This means that you can keep the scooter on the road indefinitely. It can easily be passed onto younger siblings or sold second hand. It's a great way to keep scooters out of landfill.

The maxi and mini micro scooter are both high quality scooters. They've had years of tried and tested use with excellent reviews. If you would like one for your child but you're not sure which one to get, check out this comparison of the mini micro scooter vs the maxi scooter.

3 Style Scooter

The 3style scooter has excellent features and scores very highly on affordability too. It is cheaper than many similar styled scooters.

The handlebar is adjustable from 52cm to 86cm so grows with your child. Ideally, the scooter handlebar should be around waist height on a child.  A handlebar which is too low will mean your child is hunched over so it's uncomfortable to ride. A handlebar which is too high will make the scooter difficult to control. This scooter offers the perfect height for a 4 year old.

It's foldable which makes it easy to carry when young kids have had enough of scooting. It's also easy to store, put in your boot or carry on top of a pushchair of a sibling. At 3.5kg, it's heavier than more expensive scooters such as the mini micro.  However, it is still light compared to some other scooters and this weight should be fine for a 4 year old.

The wheels are made of polyurethane and 120mm in size. One thing little kids will love is that the wheels light up.

You can replace some of the parts on the 3 style scooter if you need to fix it. The replacement parts available include wheels and brakes.

Check out more 3 wheel scooters for younger kids and 3 wheel scooters for older kids.

Ansio Kids 3 Wheel Kick Scooter

This is fine choice for 4 year olds. The handlebar has five different height settings between 66.5cm to 90cm. The scooter can be set to optimum height for a 4 year old with plenty of growing room. The adjustable handlebar also allows easy sharing between siblings of different heights as long as they're under the weight limit of 40kg.

4 year olds will love the LED light up wheels. The light up wheels allow kids to be easily seen in the darker evenings during winter, such as at dusk on the school run.

There are two versions of the Ansio scooter, a foldable version and a version which isn't foldable but which allows you to remove the handlebar from the base. The foldable version is a few pounds more.

Like many 3 wheel scooters, riders control the steering by leaning left to go left and right to go right.

The Ansio 3 wheel scooter is cheaper than the maxi micro and other 3 wheel scooters with light up wheels. If you are on a budget this could tick all your boxes and not break the bank.

Best 2 Wheel Scooter for 4 Year Olds

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter

JD Bug is one of the bestselling brands of scooter in the UK. It's a brand known for its quality and durability.  The JD Bug Junior Street scooter has an age recommendation of 4 to 8 years and is perfectly sized for this age group.

The JD bug junior is the perfect 2 wheel scooter for a 4 year old who is ready to graduate onto 2 wheels.  The maximum weight for the scooter is 50kg so it should last 4 year olds a few years.

It features a 120mm front wheel and a 100mm rear wheel with ABEC 5 bearings. The wheels are great for cruising and offer a smooth ride. The wheels are tough and durable (durometer 88a - to find out what this means check out the scooter buying guide for kids.) Higher end scooters will often give the wheel durometer and 88a is a good headwearing, durable wheel .

There's a folding mechanism that will make it easier for adults to carry on the school run. It weighs 2.3kg (5lbs 4oz).

It comes in different colours (pink, red or blue) so is a choice for 4 year old boys and girls. The handlebars are height adjustable. The minimum handlebar height is 63cm and the maximum handlebar height is 84.5cm. There is plenty of growing room making it perfect for this age range.

The footplate is also a bit smaller than standard (44cm (l) by 9cm (w)) making it a good choice for younger riders too.

JD Bug MS 120

The JD Bug MS120 is similar to the JD bug junior scooter featured above with a couple of differences.

The MS120 wheels are both sized at 120mm, whereas the junior scooter has a 120mm front wheel and 100mm back wheel. A scooter with slightly bigger wheels will go a little quicker and cover longer distances in a shorter amount of time. Although the difference will be minimal with these two scooters.

The deck is slightly bigger on the MS120 at 49.5cm by 10cm. Kids have more growing room on the deck but smaller feet will find the junior scooter easier to control.

The MS120 is slightly more expensive.

The height adjustments on the handlebars are similar. The lowest height on the MS120 is 67cm and the highest is 87cm, so it doesn't go as low as the junior scooter. It's lightweight at 2.7kg but not as light as the junior street scooter.

This may be worth considering for a taller 4 year old, but if in doubt the JD bug junior scooter is probably the best option for a 4 year old.

Weskate Scooter

The Weskate scooter is a similar price to the JD Bug. It's aimed at kids aged 3 to 10 years.

The handlebar is height-adjustable to three different heights at 70cm, 75cm and 85cm. It quickly folds and is easy to carry.

The wheels are 120mm and when they spin they light up.

It's a lightweight scooter at 2.4kg, so not too heavy to carry if needed.

It has a footplate measures 40cm by 9.8cm which is a nice size for small feet with some growing room.

Ozbozz Scooter

The Ozbozz featured is Unicorn themed.  The lowest height setting is approximately 71 cm from the ground to the top of the handlebars so it is better for tall kids. It has 3 adjustable height settings up to 81.5cm on the maximum.

It weighs approximately 2.5kg.

I would say this is a great choice if you are on a budget.

We bought a blue Ozbozz 2 wheels scooter for my oldest son's 4th birthday who was on the tall side for his age. My son definitely loved it and it lasted a couple of years for us. I have written a full review of the Ozbozz Lightning Strike too.

There is also a dinosaur themed version of the Ozbozz scooter featured below:

Micro Sprite

If you’re looking for a scooter that will last, it may be worth spending a bit more. The Micro sprite is an excellent 2 wheel scooter. (It’s made by the same people who make the mini and maxi micro scooters). It has a height-adjustable handle (from 63cm to 96cm) so grows with your child as they get older. The construction and design of the scooter are excellent.

Its 120mm front wheel makes cruising easier and the ride smoother.

The wheels are made of PU with ABEC 5 bearings (offering a smooth ride). It’s a great beginner scooter. The recommended age is from 5 years and up but there are reviews of 4 year olds using this. The lowest height on the handlebars should be fine for most 4 year olds who are able to handle a 2 wheel scooter.

It weighs 2.7kg which is heavier than the micro 3 wheel scooters but should be no problem for most adults to carry.  It is foldable which will make it easier to carry, transport and store.

I think a 4 year old who’s capable of riding on 2 wheels will be fine on this. It comes in several different colours including blue, red, black and pink. Check out more details on the 2 wheel scooter page.

Micro Cruiser

The Micro Cruiser is another scooter from the Micro brand. It has big wheels of 200mm which means kids can go faster and further with less effort. Bigger wheels also offer a smoother ride as they absorb the shocks from bumps on the road better than scooters with smaller wheels.

The Cruiser is aimed at kids from aged 5 years with a minimum height of 110cm so if your 4 year old is smaller than that, it might not be the best choice. As the recommended age range is 5 years, it really is a parent's decision as to whether their child is capable of handling the scooter.

Having said this, many 4 year olds graduating to a 2 wheel scooter may prefer something with bigger wheels as it can feel more stable which can lead to more confidence when they're riding. The footplate on the scooter is also low to the ground which gives a child more stability when balancing or riding on the scooter, again increasing their confidence. The other plus about a low footplate on a scooter is that there is less distance for little legs to have to reach the ground to kick, meaning that the ride is much more comfortable.

The scooter is on the heavier side of 4.5kg.

The cruiser is an investment for a young child. The scooter has a maximum height recommendation of 146cm and can be used by kids up to 10 years old. All parts on the scooter are repairable and replaceable so with proper care it can last for years and be passed onto siblings.

The cruiser is foldable, height-adjustable and comes in lots of different colours including pink, purple, red, black, aqua and blue.

Folding Spiderman Scooter

This scooter isn't going to be for every 4 year old but the reason I include it is that 4 years old is the age that many kids become superhero mad. My own boys loved spiderman and ironman at this age and my nephew was Spiderman crazy too. In 2022, Spiderman is still a popular superhero craze. If they are big enough to enjoy this scooter and are confident to ride a 2 wheel, many superhero fans will love the Spiderman theme on this one.

The scooter is affordable if you're on a budget. The deck is printed with Spiderman images making it extremely fun and attractive for kids.

My eldest son and nephew both graduated onto a 2 wheel scooter at age 4. They had both been using a 3 wheel scooter for a while but received a 2 wheel scooter for their 4th birthday and just used it straightaway without any problems.

The Spiderman scooter folds and is lightweight at 2.5kg. This is great when the kids have had enough as it's easy to carry back to the car or back home.
​It also features an adjustable handlebar height so will grow with your child. The handlebar height goes up to 80cm.

​What you may compromise on (that you may get from the more expensive scooters) is the smoothness of the ride. The ride may be a little bumpy as the scooter has plastic wheels. Scooters with polyurethane wheels will always offer a smoother, superior ride, but you will pay more for scooters with PU wheels.

Having said this, most kids don't really seem to notice the bumpier ride and enjoy the scooter anyway.

It also features comfortable foam handle grips and a rear foot brake.

Stunt Scooters

If you have a daring and very competent 4 year old who wants to have a go at a few tricks (perhaps they have an older silbing they want to copy), it may be worth getting a dedicated stunt scooter. Stunt scooters are stronger than kick scooters so they can withstand the extra impact from jumps and tricks. It is difficult to get stunt scooters for kids as young as 4 years old. Most start from age 8 but there are a few for kids from age 4 and 5.
If you would like a stunt scooter for a 4 year old, check out the MGP Mini Pro Rascal scooter and the Slamm Tantrum V8 featured below.

Madd Gear Mini Pro Rascal III

The Madd Gear Mini Pro Rascal scooter is the ideal first stunt scooter designed for the smaller rider with smaller hands and feet.

It features a smaller deck than standard  measuring 43cm by 10cm (17" by 4"). The one piece bar and nylon core with high speed PU wheels are perfect for first jumps and tricks.

It is aimed at age 4 plus so is the optimum choice of stunt scooter for this age group.

It weighs 2.94kg which is super light for a stunt scooter. A lighter scooter will make it easier for them to control the scooter on the street and at the skate park while learning to do jumps, hops and stunts.
The smaller than standard bars will also give them additional control over the scooter. To give you an idea of its size, the total height of the scooter is 68.6cm (27").

Slamm Tantrum V8 Scooter

The Slamm Tantrum V8 scooter is an excellent stunt scooter with top notch features designed for younger children under 8 years (from aged 4 plus).

A smaller bar and deck than on standard sized scooters makes this a good choice for the smaller rider. The total height of the scooter is 74cm

100mm nylon wheels core wheels are enough to withstand the weight of the younger, beginner rider when trying their first jumps and tricks. The BMX style handlebar grips add comfort to little hands when riding.

The look of the green scooter with orange handgrips and wheels is cool and unique. It's hand-built by Slamm.

Additionally, the deck measures 49.5 cm by 11.5cm (4.5" by 19.5"). There's plenty of space for young feet.

Overall, a nice choice for 4 to 7 year olds which has been expertly designed and made by the team at Slamm. It is also very competitively priced.

Scooter with Pneumatic Tyres

The Bike Star Kick scooter has pneumatic tyres so is an excellent option for kids who want to scoot on grass or uneven surfaces. The pneumatic tyres give a smooth and comfortable ride especially when going over sticks, stones or bumps in the path.

It's good for getting kids used to how things work on a bike as in addition to the tyres, there is a hand brake and the scooter is easy to steer. The tyres are 10 inch.

The scooter is durable and hardwearing. It is heavy so at 6.2kg, it's not one that parents will want to carry.

What Else Should I Consider When Choosing a Scooter?

Height of the child in question - The height of the child may also be a deciding factor in which scooter you buy. The scooters featured all have different handlebar heights. Some scooters feature low handlebar settings for smaller 4 year olds whereas others have slightly higher handlebars. Ideally, you would like the handlebar to be about waist height on your child.

Weight - Consider the weight of the scooter. Some scooters are very lightweight and they are easier for young children to control and manoeuvre. They can pick them up when necessary (perhaps when lifting it up a kerb). If your child is strong for his age, a light scooter may not be as important. Stronger kids will be able to control heavier scooters. ​

15 Best Scooters for Toddlers | 1 and 2 Years Old


What Are the Best Scooters for Toddlers?


Choosing a good scooter for a toddler is challenging. The trouble is there are umpteen scooters with a myriad of different features aimed at children aged 1 and 2 years old.

And so many questions...
Will my toddler be able to ride a scooter yet? Why are some toddler scooters a lot more expensive? Is it worth spending a lot of money or are budget scooters just as good?

If you need answers we have them. We have detailed everything you need to know about buying a scooter for your toddler. Read on to find out more.

Types of Toddler Scooters

The first decision is to decide the type of toddler scooter you require. This will depend on the age of the toddler.  The variations on scooters for very young children include:

1.) scooters with parent handlebars to push a child along

2.) scooters with a seat so children can use it as a ride on and push along with their feet

3.) scooters with 3 or 4 wheels

Callum age 2 on his scooter

Callum age 2 on his scooter

Whatever type of scooter you choose, a burning question for many is how much to spend. While a £20 scooter may seem a bargain, it is often worth spending a bit more.

Cheaper scooters are heavier, have clunky plastic wheels and can be difficult to control. More expensive models are lighter and have polyurethane wheels which roll smoothly.

A light scooter is always a must for a small child. As well as giving more control, little ones may want to pick up the scooter to change direction or to mount a kerb. They are also easier for adults to carry when kids have had enough.

Top Picks for Toddlers and 2 Year Olds

Globber Comfort Scooter

The Globber Comfort scooter is designed to grow with your child between the ages of 1 to 9 years. Additionally it's competitively priced. Here are the three stages of the scooter:

Stage 1 -  A parental handlebar gives full control of the bike to push your little one around while he or she sits on the seat and uses the footrest.

Stage 2 -  Remove the footrest and the parent handlebar to convert the Comfort scooter into a ride on. Your child pushes themselves along with their feet while sitting down.

Stage 3 - Turn the ride on into a scooter by removing the seat. You can adjust the t-bar as your child grows.

The scooter has a range of excellent features. The height adjustable handlebar has 4 height settings from 67.5 to 82.5cm. It's not the lowest (there are scooters with lower handlebars for tiny children such as the mini micro (more information below) but the stand alone scooter is for kids from approximately 3 years.

The Globber Comfort weighs 2.5kg when used as a stand-alone scooter. It's quite light but there are lighter scooters (again the mini micro).

The steering is lean to steer (lean to go left and right). Uniquely, it features a button to turn off the steering while kids are learning. This means they don't have to worry about turning until they've mastered scooting in a straight line. This is a feature unique to the Globber.

The scooter can't be folded but you can remove the t-bar for easy storage in the boot or at home.

Mini Micro 3 in 1 Deluxe Push Along

The 3 in 1 Mini Micro Deluxe plus has 3 stages to accommodate kids between 1 and 5 years old.

It allows the scooter to grow with kids in 3 phases:

Stage 1 - Parents guide little kids with the parental push bar.

Stage 2  -  Remove the push bar and allow the child to scoot on their own sitting down. They can push along with their feet.

Stage 3-  Remove the seat altogether. Kids are now riding the stand alone mini micro deluxe

The Mini micro 3 in 1 deluxe plus in super adjustable. The seat height has two seat height positions and can easily be adjusted from 25 to 29cm, to enable small legs to scoot along while seated. For parental comfort the handlebar is also adjustable from 40cm to 80cm. When kids start scooting, the handlebar on the scooter can be adjusted from 49cm to 67cm.

The maximum weight is 20kg with the seat and 50kg without. The maximum recommended height for kids using the scooter is 110cm, so it will last most kids until they are around 5, making the scooter an excellent investment for toddlers.

All mini micro scooters have polyurethane wheels which help give the scooter a really smooth, comfortable ride.

Micro scooters excel because they are so lightweight. This makes it super easy for adults to carry and kids to control. With the seat the scooter weighs 3kg. Without the seat the scooter weighs an amazingly light 1.8kg, making it  easy for the tiniest of kids to learn how to scoot.

Mini Micro 3 in 1 Classic Version

If budget is a consideration, another option provided by micro is the standard 3 in 1 version of the scooter. It retails at about £20 less than the deluxe version.
It omits the parent handlebar, so it is ideal for kids who are looking just to start off scooting around on a seat.
There are two handlebar options of different sizes that are included. The obar measures 48.5cm in height and can be used with or without the seat. The obar handle is a great option for tiny tots to start off scooting. It's a shorter and thinner handle bar which offers greater control.
When they are ready the obar can be swapped for a t-bar handle (which has a fixed height of 66cm) and the scooter transforms into the mini micro classic version of the scooter (as reviewed further on down the article).
Like the deluxe, there are two seat heights at 21cm and 27cm.

Mini Micro Deluxe

The mini micro deluxe is designed for kids from aged 2. It accommodates children who measure between 80cm to 110cm. The Min Micro is known for its award-winning design and engineering. It's a scooter that is built to last.

Handlebar height
This version of the scooter has an adjustable handlebar which has a lowest height setting of 49cm. This low handlebar makes it an excellent choice for toddlers. Ideally the handlebar on a scooter should be around waist height. If the handlebar is too high it makes it much more difficult to control. This makes it a fab choice for the youngest of children.

The maximum height of the handlebar is 69cm so the scooter will grow with your child and give them the perfect handlebar height at every stage making scootering easier.


The mini micro deluxe scooter is extremely light at 1.8kg. A lightweight scooter is easier for toddlers to manoeuvre. They can lift it up the kerb and move it around with ease. Young kids quite often pick up their scooters to change direction when they're learning to scoot so a lightweight option aids with this too.

Removable handlebar - the handlebar isn't foldable but it can be removed for easy storage.

Other Versions of the Mini Micro

There are many different versions of the mini micro. You can check them all out on the micro website. They include an eco friendly version which is made out of recycled materials, a mini micro with LED wheels and handlebars, themed Gruffalo mini micro and a foldable version  (see below).

The Foldable Mini Micro

The foldable version has all the features of the mini micro deluxe but it folds too. It's slightly more expensive and heavier (2.1kg) but if a foldable scooter is important to you, this is a great option. You can buy the foldable version on both amazon and the micro website.

XJD Kids Scooter


The XJD scooter is competitive on price and has a low minimum handlebar height to suit the youngest of toddlers. Other exciting features including light up wheels and a "direction lock".

The lowest handlebar setting is 58cm, so it is an ideal budget option for older 2 year olds who are looking to start off scooting without a seat.

The handlebar is adjustable to 4 different heights with the maximum height being 76cm to accommodate 2 to 10 year olds.

The scooter features PU wheels which offer a very smooth ride, but what young kids will really love is that they light up while they are whizzing around - no batteries are required.

Parents will love the "direction lock". It alllows young kids to use the scooter locked in a straight line so they can learn to scoot before having to worry about turning. Once they have learned to scoot in line, you can switch the direction lock off and learn to turn left and right.

The scooter is light, not quite as light as the mini micro scooters, but it's still light enough for kids to move around and parents to carry rather easily.

The rear brake has been designed to allow the XJD to come to a halt quickly. Although many toddlers won't really use the brake yet - tending to use their feet to slow down instead.

Compared to the micro range of scooters, the XJD doesn't offer a telescopic handlebar that you will find on the micro, so you can't adjust it to any height within a range - just 4 settings. The XJD also isn't foldable but it does have an easy to use push and remove handle bar removal system for quick and easy storage. Also the micro scooters are made with the highest quality of materials such as a fibreglass deck and its parts are all replaceable which is why it is more expensive.

Having said all of this, if you're looking for something on that ticks most of the boxes and much more without breaking the bank - the XJD is an excellent choice. It definitely does the job!

Scoot and Ride Highway Kick

This unique ride on and scooter combo is ideal for the youngest of riders. It allows them to move while sitting safely and comfortably. They can graduate onto the scooter when they are ready. The recommended age is between 1 and 5 years with a height of between 82cm to 118cm.

There are 3 main features to the scooter:

1.) The Ride On - kids can sit on the seat and use the scooter as a ride on. The seat is adjustable at 3 different settings from 22.5cm to 29cm. The low seat setting make the ride on excellent for even the smallest of kids.

2.) Convert the Ride On to a Scooter - the ride on converts quickly and easily to a scooter. No tools are needed and you can do it whenever your child fancies a change of ride. The scooter has a height adjustable handlebar with 3 different height adjustments from 57cm to 64cm.

3.) Safety Pad - there is a safety pad at the front of the scooter which minimises the risk of kids tipping over on a scooter when they go over a bump or a stone in the road.

The scooter has 2 large front wheels (6 inches) and a smaller rear wheel. It's very stable to ride.

One negative is it weighs 3kg so it's not the lightest of scooters. On the plus side, it's probably the best convertible ride on to scooter out there because it's so quick and easy to covert.

3 Style Scooter


The 3style scooter is another  3 wheel scooter which boasts some outstanding features. It's excellent value for money and less expensive than the mini micro deluxe and Globber comfort.

Handlebar: The handlebar can be adjusted from 52cm to 78cm so it will adapt to your child's height as he or she gets taller. 52cm is only a few cm more than the lowest handlebar setting on the mini micro deluxe (which is 49cm) so it's a great alternative and worth considering for young children. In comparison, the mini micro classic has a fixed handlebar of approximately 66cm.

Foldable: It can also be folded which is great when toddlers are tired. A folding scooter can be easily transported by being carried if needed. It takes up less space to store when not in use. It's also easy to put in your car or carry on top of a stroller or buggy.

Weight: It is lightweight. However, it is still heavier than the mini micro classic and mini micro deluxe which are only 1.5kg and 1.8kg respectively. The additional weight on the 3style is due to the weight of the adjustable handlebar and folding mechanism. Lighter scooters are easier for young children to manoeuvre  so is something to bear in mind when deciding which scooter is best for your child. However, it is still very light compared to other alternatives.

Wheels: The 120mm wheels are made of polyurethane. It comes in several different colours. The wheels also light up for extra fun!

Read an indepth comparison between a 3style scooter and a mini micro

Globber Primo Scooter

Another alternative to the mini micro is the Globber Primo scooter which is currently a very popular brand of scooter in the US and Australia.
The primo scooter has 3 wheels with two at the front and a one shock absorbing wheel at the back.


The Primo has lean to steer steering. What's unique about this scooter is there is a button where you can lock off the steering. This means they can learn to scoot in a straight line before they have to worry about turning.

The lowest handlebar height is 67.5cm and it can be to 3 different heights with the maximum height being 77.5cm. This makes it better for older toddlers who are approaching age 3.

You can remove the handle for easy storage with the click of one button. It's easy to put in the boot of the car or store when needed

The deck is low to the ground, making it easy for little ones to get on and off.
It weighs 2.33kg which isn't the lightest but will be fine for bigger children approaching age 3.
Which scooter?   Not sure whether to get the Globber or the Mini Micro? Compare both scooters here. 

Globber Primo Foldable

Are you looking for something that folds? The Globber Primo Foldable has the same features as the Globber Primo except that it folds. The front wheels are battery-free LEDs and flash in red, green and blue.

There are different colours to choose from.

Besrey Kids Scooter

The Besrey kids scooter is designed for kids aged 2 to 8 years old.  It's a mid price scooter. At the time of writing, it's a few pounds more expensive than the 3style scooter (featured above).

It's weighs 2.8kg, which isn't as light as the micro scooter but not too heavy. Lighter scooters are better for young children, as it's easy for them to manoeuvre.

There are four different height settings. The lowest height setting is 58cm. The other settings are 67cm, 72cm and 77cm. It features lean to steer steering.

The scooter has large wheels with LED lights. It comes in black, blue, green and pink.

The Ridestar



The Ridestar is another 3 wheel scooter.  It includes an adjustable handlebar and foldable design. This is a great option of scooter for older / bigger toddlers if you are on a budget.  The minimum age is 3 but it's lowest handlebar of 58cm which is quite low so may suit some younger kids as well. 

Handlebar: There are four handlebar heights set at 58cm, 63cm, 68cm and 73cm.

Weight: It is on the light side weighing just 2.3kg making it easier for small children to handle.  The maximum weight capacity is 20kg.

Handlebars: The durable rubber handles provide excellent grip even when it's wet.

Wheels: Two front PU wheels and an extra chunky rear wheels give extra stability to young riders.

Overall Verdict

If you're looking for cheap and cheerful three-wheel scooter this is a good choice. Although it's worth bearing in mind, that the build quality won't be on a level with more expensive scooters.

3 Wheel Budget Option - Trail Twist


If you're looking for a budget option of a three wheel scooter, the trail twist scooter is a great deal.

Steering and Wheels

It has some good features including polyurethane wheels which will help with a smooth ride over those bumps in the pavement. It features has a large deck.
The steering it has a lean and steer system. Lean left to go left and right to go right.


It weighs just under 2.3kg which is still lightweight but is heavier than the top of the range micro scooter.

Handlebar and Foldability

Bear in mind that it is aimed at 3 to 5 year olds and the height of the handlebar is 68cm so is going to be better for slightly taller toddlers. It's approximately 2cm bigger than the handlebar height on the standard mini micro. There are reviews of kids about 2 1/2 using this scooter.

The scooter isn't foldable or height adjustable. It's a budget scooter so it won't be the same quality of ride as the mini micro, but then the cost is much lower. If you're looking for a lean to steer scooter that's inexpensive this could be the right choice for you.

Four Wheel Scooter For Toddlers

Ozbozz My First Scooter

There is a lot to like about the Ozbozz scooter. Firstly, it's another great option if you're on a budget. There is a blue and green option and a pink and yellow version too. It has 4 wheels which change to 3 wheels and then down to 2. This is great to grow with your child. The 4 wheels give young children lots of confidence and stability. The wheels are PU so should give a smoother ride than plastic ones.

It folds.  2 year old toddlers often get fed up with scooting and will want you to carry the scooter - a scooter that folds is just a lot easier to carry. It also makes it easy to fit in the car boot for trips to the park and holidays. The folding mechanism is chunky and easy to use.
The specs show its weight is 1.6kg which is very lightweight - compared to 1.5kg on the mini micro. So it should be easy for younger children to use and control.
The deck is quite small but this should be fine for smaller children aged 2 to 4, which is the age range it's designed for.
The handlebar height is 67cm, which is the same or similar to most of the scooters on this page.
Bright Colours
There are bright colours on this option and the foam covered handles that are easy to grip for small hands. The scooter comes in either blue and green or yellow and pink.
It also comes with a small tool kit for easy assembly.
It's difficult to go wrong with this one if you want a low priced option for a very young child.

You can also pick up a Unicorn version of the Ozbozz 4, 3, 2 scooter featured below.

Character Scooters for Toddlers

There are lots of character scooters which will appeal to toddlers, 2 year olds and other small children.
These scooters have one wheel at the front and 2 at the back. Character scooters are sturdy and safe, which is great for peace of mind and to introduce very young children to a scooter.

However, they won't pick up a lot of speed. They may also be difficult to steer and manoeuvre.

On the plus side, they are inexpensive. They will really appeal to toddlers if they like the characters too. Frozen and Thomas seem to be popular at the moment. They will appeal to parents who are looking for something sturdy, slow and safe for their little one.

Handlebar and Wheels
The Thomas and Friends Tri scooter featured is a standard tri wheel design with two wheels at the rear and a wheel on the front.  You can adjust the handlebar from 63 to 69cm. It has a robust frame. Like most character scooters of this nature, the design, such as the large wheels and the way they are set out, means this scooter is stable and safe. However, it may be difficult to pick up a good speed like you can on the mini micro which can frustrate some children but will suit others.
The wheels are plastic, which aren't as good as the PU wheels you will find on more expensive scooters. But plastic wheels are what you would expect in this price range.

Frozen Character Scooter

Another option of character scooter is the Frozen themed scooter. Like the Thomas scooter, you can adjust the handlebar between 63cm and 69cm. The fully printed anti-slip footplate will appeal to young Frozen fans. 

Features on Toddler Scooters Explained

Wheels -  3 or 4 wheels are essential as children under 2 won't have the balance for 2 wheels.

Wheel Material - Wheels on scooters for toddlers tend to be either plastic/PVC wheels or polyurethane (also described as PU) wheels.  Plastic / PVC wheels can be durable but they often don't offer a very smooth ride. Scooters that have PU wheels tend to offer a smoother ride so this is the material to look out for.

Wheels size: Wheels on scooters for toddlers and 2 year olds also tend to be slightly bigger than standard size as this makes the scooter easier to control. Standard size scooters have wheels of around 100mm whereas wheels of 110 to 125mm are common on toddler scooters. Larger wheels are also better for cruising along the pavements as they go over bumps and cracks more easily offering a smoother and quicker ride.

Lightweight - a lightweight scooter is a must. Young children will need to be able to pick up and move the scooter when required. Picking up the scooter is often how they will move the scooter to change directions at first. They can also pick it up to go up kerbs or a step. A lighter scooter will also be easier for them to control when cruising. Additionally, when your toddler or 2 year old gets tired at the park or playground, it'll be you who will have to carry it home or back to the car.

Foldable - a scooter that folds is normally easier to carry and to store as well. Some foldable scooters can be heavier due to the extra weight of the folding mechanism. Other scooters aren't foldable but the t-bar can be removed from the stem for easy storage in the boot or a cupboard.

Balance, Safety and Stability - many scooters have some great factors to help balance, safety and stability. For example, a low, wide deck tends to be easier to get on and off and helps with balance.

Features to Grow with Your Child - young children grow, develop and change at a quick rate. To get the most out of your scooter, it's good to look for features which will grow with your child. These can include height adjustable handlebars. Some scooters have different stages with seats and ride on features so the scooter is suitable for toddlers between ages 1 and 5.

Handlebar height - ideally the handlebars should come up to around waist height on your toddler. If the handlebars are waist height they will find the scooter easier to control. Too high or too low is uncomfortable and harder to control.

Specific requirements

If you are looking for a scooter with a specific requirement, check out the info below:

Best For Tall Toddlers

If you are looking for a tall toddler, look for one with 3 wheels which has a tall handlebar. Ideally you want the handlebar to be around waist height on any child. A handlebar at waist height it is easier to control.  For this reason it can actually be easier to find a scooter for a taller toddler as most first scooters are aimed at 3 year olds who are naturally a bit taller. Many of these have handlebars around 66cm.

Another really good thing to look for is an adjustable handlebar. This 3 style scooter has a handlebar which has 4 height settings 52cm and moving to 70cm, 74cm &  all the way up to 78cm so this is a great option. Read reviews and check it out here.

Best for Small Toddlers

If you are looking for a small toddler, again the most important thing you need to look for is a handlebar that isn't too high.  If you think about it, a handlebar which is too high will be more difficult for anybody to use. Look for a handlebar that sits just above the hips.  There are a couple of options to choose from.

Firstly, there is the 3 style scooter which has a height adjustable handlebar with the lowest setting being 52cm.

If you are willing to spend a little more another great option is the mini micro deluxe which has a height adjustable handlebar with a low setting of 48cm.  This, of course, will accommodate the smallest of children who are old enough to ride on a scooter.

Best For 1 Year Olds

If you're looking for a 1 year old, it can be a good idea to look for a scooter with a seat. They can then use it as a ride on at first. As they get older these scooters can convert into a scooter with a handlebar so they can use it to kick along the pavement when they are ready.

My recommendation would always be the mini micro deluxe 3 in 1 with seat and parent handle. This really does grow with your toddler. The scooter is well constructed and built to last. Kids use it and pass it onto siblings or it can be sold on eBay after being used.

The mini micro 3 in 1 deluxe scooter is lightweight with a lean and steer mechanism. It's one of the easiest scooters for young kids to learn how to ride. It's also easy to carry when toddlers have had enough, which when they are young can be often. If you want to take it on holiday, the handlebar stem can easily be removed from the base for easy storage and it doesn't weigh a lot to put in your luggage.

However if you want a cheaper option, there is also the Outcamer 3 in 1 scooter has a seat for young toddlers and is aimed at kids from 2 to 8 years. The adjustable handlebar can be adjusted to 3 different heights at 49cm, 62cm and 71cm.  ​

Best Helmet

Safety is a top concern for most parents and carers and a helmet is a must. You will be surprised at how quickly a toddler can learn to ride a scooter and pick up speed.

If you are looking for a helmet, pick one which is lightweight and which fits correctly. Measure around the child's head above the ears to find the circumference you need in cm so you can pick the right size.
Read everything you need to know about choosing the right helmet.

For heads measuring 44cm to 50cm, check out the smallest boys helmet and the smallest girls helmet.
For toddlers who will need the next size up, look for a helmet which will fit heads from 48cm to 52cm.

Best Budget

The best budget for you will depend on what you want to spend. Like most things you get what you pay for. There are options that are £30 and under. However, you will compromise on something. It will depend on the specific scooter what that is. Lots of scooters of this price will be good for about a year, and then they often start to fall apart in some way or rattle.
The Obozz scooter is one of the cheapest available but pay just a bit more and the 3style scooter is a better choice.

Best 3 Wheel

If you want the best of the best, you can't go wrong with the mini micro deluxe.  You will pay more but it will last. It gives a very smooth ride (no rattling), it's very lightweight so extremely easy for a toddler to pick up and manage. It also has a high resale value on eBay. It's difficult to go wrong.

Best foldable

A foldable scooter is handy for carrying when your toddler has had enough. You can also hang it a lightweight folded scooter on the back of a pushchair. Sometimes a foldable option can weigh a little bit more as the mechanism which folds the scooter does add weight, so this is something to bear in mind. A lighter scooter is easier for very young kids to control.
The 3style scooter is foldable, not too heavy and well worth checking out. ​

Scooter for an 18 month old

If you have a quick search on YouTube, you will find videos of 18 month old toddlers who are able to ride 3 wheel scooters. This proves it's certainly possible for kids of 18 months to be able to ride a scooter. However, these kids are exceptional. Most 18 month olds take a while to learn the co-ordination and balance needed to ride a scooter. Having said this kids vary in ability and if you think your child is confident enough to have a go the best recommendation for a very young child would be a very light scooter. The mini micro 3 in 1 deluxe is the obvious option as the handlebar can be adjusted to a very low height and the scooter is only 1.8kg.

Most 18 month olds are going to struggle even on a 3 wheel option. So for the majority of kids of this age it's best to choose a scooter which has either a parent handle or a seat so kids can use the scooter as a ride on until they are ready graduate onto a 3 wheel scooter. The Globber 5 in 1 is a great option to try out.

Scooters on Sale - Tips for cutting the Price

It can often be worth hunting around to find the best price for the scooter that you want. This is especially true if you're paying for one that is a little more expensive. Checking out prices online is often the best way to get a good deal. Here are some good links to try.

Deals On Amazon

Personally I always check out amazon. The prices are normally very competitive, especially if you have prime and benefit from free shipping with your purchase. A good place to go is the bestsellers for 3 wheel scooters page on amazon. This lists the top selling scooters at that particular time, so if there is one on sale it will very likely be on that list. It's also a great place to compare prices. ​


eBay is another great online store to try. It's good to check out the resale value of your chosen scooter. You can pick up some amazing second hand deals online. The mini micro is a good scooter for second hand deals. All parts on mini micro scooters are replaceable. If the wheels or another part become worn you can easily change the part for the fraction of the price of buying a new scooter.

Many sellers will post out to your or you can pick up a local bargain.

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Two Wheels At The Front Or At The Back

Is It Better To Have Two Wheels At The Front Or The Back of a 3 Wheel Scooter?

When looking for scooters for younger children  some 3 wheel scooters have 2 wheels at the front whereas others have 2 wheels at the back. Which is best for your child?

Sturdy And Stable

Both are sturdy and stable designs for young children. However, the designs with 2 wheels at the back offer more stability. Please note that this is not always a good thing. Some scooters with 2 wheels at the back can be so stable that it is difficult to get up much speed which can be frustrating for young children, especially as their confidence grows on the scooter.

Scooters with two wheels at the back may require more kicks or pushes with their foot to get the scooter moving which is tiring for little ones. They also may be more difficult to manoeuvre​. If a child lacks confidence or doesn't want to go too fast, this type of scooter may suit them. My own boys become frustrated at not being able to move quickly. However, a scooter that doesn't go fast may suit a lot of parents. At least you can keep up with your little one and not have to chase them when they have gone too far ahead.

Kick Path

Another problem with two wheels at the rear is that the wheels can obstruct the kick path. So as they use their foot to push along, they may hit their feet and ankles on the two back wheels of the scooter. This is worse on some scooters and not a problem on others. It's worth reading the reviews to see if it’s a problem with the scooter you are considering.


Most scooters with two wheels at the front have a lean and steer mechanism where the child has to lean to steer the scooter. They lean to go right and left instead of turning the handlebars. Most scooters with two wheels at the back use the handlebars to steer the scooter.

I think both ways of steering have merits. The lean and steer mechanisms are great for promoting balance, which is good. However, many scooters for older children have handlebar controlled steering. If the child already uses a scooter with handlebar controlled steering, the transition to a big two wheel scooter can be easier.

The steering method isn’t the most important consideration on which scooter to choose unless they are already using a particular method of steering on another scooter or bike. In this case, I would stick with what they already know.

My Personal Opinion

I prefer the scooters with two wheels at the front for young children. This is because of the risk that the two wheels at the back can often impede the kick path. Check scooter reviews first to see if this is a problem - it may not be on the scooter you are considering. I also prefer two wheels at the front because they tend to glide more easily and gather more speed. Scooters with 2 wheels at the front are mostly lighter, which makes them easier for kids to control.

Having said this, I might consider getting a scooter with 2 wheels at the back for children who don't want to go too quickly on their scooter.

My advice is read reviews and consider your child to decide which type of 3 wheel scooter they would prefer.

Thomas the Train Scooter - 2 wheels at the back

The Thomas the train scooter looks super hero cool. It has 2 wheels at the back and offers extra stability for beginners.

The wheels are bigger than tri scooters with 2 wheels at the front. The front wheels measure 150mm (compared to 120mm on most tri scooters with 2 wheels at the front). The back wheel is 100mm, which is comparable to most other tri scooters. Although the ride may be slower the larger wheels will help absorb the bumps from the pavement.

It features an adjustable handlebar height up to 69cm

The wheels are puncture proof.
The scooter also features an anti slip deck.
If you're looking for a stable, slower scooter this may be the one for you.

Frozen Tri Scooter

Another option with 2 wheels at the back is the Frozen scooter.

Again the scooter offers extra stability and low speed for beginners.

There are puncture proof tyres with fairly big wheels. The wheel at the front measures 150mm and the wheels at the back are 120mm.

The deck is anti-slip for added safety.

Obviously a great option for Frozen fans.

Other Options of Tri Scooters

Peppa Pig Scooter

Batman Scooter

Mini Micro - 2 wheels at the front

There are many tri scooters with 2 wheels at the front and one at the back. Perhaps the most well known is the mini micro scooter which is featured.

The mini micro really excels in its this class. It's lightweight, so easy for little ones to control and pick up to change direction or go up and down kerbs when they first start scooting.

As they grow and get more confident, the design with 2 wheels at the front helps little kids pick up more speed when they get more confident.

Another one to check out is the 3style scooter which is top selling three-wheel scooter on Amazon.

The 3 style also has a design of two wheels at the front and one at the back.

It doesn't quite match the features of the mini micro. It's slightly heavier. The handlebar has 4 height adjustments whereas you can adjust the height to any point on the telescopic handlebar of the micro.

However it is cheaper, so it's a good option of a three-wheel scooter with 2 wheels at the front.

Check out a comparison between the mini micro and the 3 style scooter for more info.

Mini MIcro Vs iScoot

Mini Micro Vs iScoot Whizz

​Are you unsure about whether to get the mini micro or iscoot whizz? Well this article compares the two so you can see what you are getting for your money and which would be the best choice for your child.The two scooters featured in the article are the Mini Micro Deluxe version and the Iscoot whizz which are aimed at young children from aged 2 to 5 years old.

Handlebar Height

Handlebar height range
The iscoot's  handlebar height has 3 different height setting from 55cm to 69cmThe mini micro's ranges from 49cm to 69cm. And you can adjust it exactly to suit your child's height.This makes the mini micro slightly better for the very smallest and younger children and to make sure it has the perfect height.

If you think about how you would feel riding a scooter, the handlebars would be comfortable around waist height. This is the same for your child. There is only 7cm difference in the lowest handlebar heights between the iScoot and the mini micro but obviously the lower option is going to be slightly better for children on the small side.


What are the wheels made of?
Both scooters have wheels made out of PU which both look to be good quality. Polyurethane wheels better absorb bumps and cracks on the pavement than other materials such as plastic wheels. Therefore they tend to give a smoother ride.

Lean and Steer Turning

Both the scooters are designed with a lean and steer mechanism. So instead of using the handlebars to steer the scooter, you lean to the right to go right and the left to go left.


Are the handlebars foldable? 
Neither the iscoot whizz or mini micro scooter is foldable. Folding mechanisms add weight to scooter so to keep the scooters lightweight they don't have them. A lightweight scooter is better for young children as it makes it easier to control the scooter.

However although the scooters aren't foldable, the handlebars can both be removed from the base so it can be easily stored or taken on holiday quite easily in the boot of the car if you wanted to.


The mini micro is lighter than the iscoot. The iscoot weighs 2.4kg whereas the mini micro weighs 1.5kg so there is quite a big difference.

This means that the micro is much easier to carry. It's also easier for younger kids to control and manoeuvre because its lighter. For example they will be able to pick it up to go up and down the kerb, over steps and more easily navigate it through doorways. It will be easy for them to move and handle too.

The mini micro deluxe is also extremely lightweight for parents to carry when they have to.


The mini micro does have some well designed features which shows it's extra quality. For example, it has a deck which is made of reinforces fibreglass meaning that It's super lightweight while being extra strong and will take weight of up to 35kg (5 stone and 7 pounds).

However, is the extra cost of the mini micro worth these extra features?


The iscoot is much cheaper than the micro. However, the micro could be sold second hand if you take good care of it or passed onto a sibling, friend or relative. The mini micros tend to have quite good resale values so you can recoup some of your money if it is kept in good condition.

Comparison Table

ScootersAdjustable HandlebarWeightSteeringWheels
Iscoot Whizz55cm to 69cm
​(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
2.4kgLean to steerPU wheels
Mini Micro Deluxe49cm to 69cm
(adjustable to any height within this range).
1.5kgLean to steerPU wheels

Summary - Mini Micro Deluxe

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Best For....
2 year olds
- The mini micro is an excellent choice for 2 year olds and younger, smaller children due to the minimum handlebar height being so low at 49cm.

Lightweight option - Everything has been considered on this scooter to make it as lightweight as possible. This is because a lighter scooter is much easier for children in this age range to manage and control.

Quality - Despite being lightweight every part of this scooter is also well designed and well made to withstand the play of a young child. For example, the deck is made of flexible fibreglass and has been reinforced. It's therefore brilliant at absorbing shocks from bumps from the pavement.

Not Ideal For...​
A tight budget - the cost is much higher than the iscoot whizz which can be a big consideration. Are the extra features worth the extra price.

In Summary...
The young child is very much in control using this scooter. They can use it to go slowly when they are unsure but when they are ready to go a bit faster, the polyurethane wheels will give a fast and smooth ride. It's easy for them to zip along but just as easy to use the brake at the back to slow down where necessary.

Summary - iSCOOT

Best For....
Those on a budget. This is an excellent scooter at this price point with some great features for younger children. 3 year olds - if you're buying for a 3 year old, then you may not need the lowest height settings on the mini micro and the handlebar height may be fine for their size.
Also, older, heavier kids can manage heavier scooters too.

Not Ideal For....
2 year olds on the smaller side. Petite children will probably do better with the lighter mini micro scooter and the lower handlebar height.

In Summary...
This is a great option for those on a budget and for stronger and heavier preschoolers in particular. Even though the handlebar height isn't as low as the Mini micro deluxe, it still goes pretty low and will accommodate most children.

3style scooters vs mini micro

3Style Scooter Vs Mini Micro

The 3style scooter is a recent addition to the scooter market.

Handy features and a lower price point certainly give the mini micro some competition. So how does the 3style scooter really compare in terms of features and quality?

To make matters complicated Mini Micro have 2 versions of their scooter to choose from. The mini micro classic and the mini micro deluxe.

To help you decide check out a comparison of their features below.


All three scooters feature two front 120mm wheels made of PU which will offer a smooth ride over pavements. The PU material will absorb the shock from cracks and bumps in the pavement better than plastic wheels.  The larger than standard sized wheels (most scooters have wheels around 100mm) are perfect for younger children. Larger wheels take less kick power to start cruising which is brilliant for smaller legs. ​


The lighter the scooter the better for younger children.  It’s easier for them to control, lift up pavements and kerbs, to navigate over steps and through doorways. Quite often when young children learn to scoot, they will stop the scooter and try and pick it up to change directions. How do the 3 scooters compare in terms of weight?

The 3style scooter weighs 2kg

*The mini micro classic weighs 1.5kg
*The mini micro deluxe weighs 1.8kg

The mini micro classic has been specifically designed to be as light as possible making it easier to learn the lean and steer style of learning to scoot.  Children can manoeuvre this scooter with ease. Being light is so important to the makers of the mini micro classic they have foregone folding mechanisms and adjustable handlebars to make their scooter as light as possible.

The mini micro deluxe is the next heaviest. The adjustable handlebar on this scooter means that you will be able to get the perfect height of handlebar for your child. But it does add a bit of extra weight to the scooter.

The 3style scooter is heavier due to the folding mechanism as well as an adjustable handlebar. So you have the extra features but also the extra weight that goes with it.

As a child gets older, heavier and stronger they will be able to manage a heavier scooter with ease.
Which one you choose will very much depend on how old, heavy and strong your child is.


I loved having a foldable scooter for my eldest son when he was little. It was so easy to put on top of a buggy when he had enough scooting and just carry along. It’s also easy to store and transport in a car.

The 3style scooter is foldable. This makes it heavier due to the weight of the folding mechanism, so it’s personal preference as to what is more important and how you will be using the scooter. ​

The mini micro scooters aren't foldable. However, the handle can be removed from the base in one click so it pretty much does the same thing as the 3 style scooter. Check out the video below to see how it's done.


The mini micro classic is  designed for the 3 to 5 age group and the mini micro deluxe for the 2 to 5 year old age group. I got my youngest son’s mini micro classic when he was 2 ½ and it’s still going strong and we are now heading towards his 5th birthday. It’s perfect for the 3 to 5 age group due to it’s lightweight design and other features.

Mini Micro Classic - The 66cm handlebar on the mini micro classic should pretty well accommodate most children between these years. How long it lasts for you may depend on how quickly your child grows too. It's recommended for children between 3ft – 3ft, 7in (98 – 110cm) in height.

Mini Micro Deluxe - the handlebar adjust from 48cm to 68cm. This means you can put it for the perfect height for any child. It also makes it a very good option for the smallest and youngest of children as the minimum height is 48cm which is the lowest of all three scooters.

3Style Scooter - The 3style scooter should last children for longer due to it’s adjustable handlebar. It has 4 height adjustments at 48cm and moving to 66cm, 70cm & 74cm. It has This should accommodate children younger than 3 up until at 6. ​ It is better for older and taller children as the handlebar height as the highest maximum height.


The 3 style scooter is the cheapest scooter being sold at around £44.99. The mini micro classic's RRP is £62.95 and the mini micro deluxe is £78.95.


One thing that sets the mini micros apart is that it’s been tried and tested for many years already. The company always sets out to remind customers of “its exceptional Swiss construction, uncompromising quality and innovative design.” And it’s hard to argue with that with the years of reviews and repeat customers. You know that the brake isn’t going to fall off because it’s too flimsy. In fact if you look at the mini micro website you can see that every part of the scooter has been designed and made with quality in mind. For example, the mini micro features a flexible fibreglass reinforced footplate to absorb bumps in the pavement.

The brake is designed so even the slightest pressure put on it will bring the scooter to a gentle halt helping safety be at the forefront of the design. Having owned a mini micro scooter myself I can vouch for their quality. My son’s has been going strong for nearly 2 ½ years now and it has stood up to some abuse.

The other great thing about the micro scooters is that each part is repairable and replaceable. The scooter can be easily fixed and any part you need is available on their website. This means that the scooter can last for years and be passed down onto siblings and other family members. If looked after, micro scooters can stay out of the landfill and keep going for a lifetime.

However, that’s not to say the quality of 3style scooters isn’t excellent too. They do have a number of excellent reviews over on amazon. Their website doesn't give the same detail on construction as the mini micro's website so it's difficult to compare some of the features such as the footplate and the brake. Only time will tell if they build up the some reputation as micro scooters. ​

Which one should I buy

Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter

The answer to this question will depend on your budget, age and needs of your child.

The Mini Micro Deluxe is an excellent choice for toddlers and smaller children. This is because the adjustable handlebar will go down very low. Ideally kids should have the handlebar around waist height as this makes it easier for them to control. A handlebar which is too high will be a lot more difficult to manage. The adjustable handlebar and light weight means it's actually a good choice for all 2 and 3 year olds as you can make sure it's the right height for them.

Mini Micro Classic Scooter

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If your budget is lower the Mini Micro Classic is a good choice for kids around 3 years of age and around average height. The 66cm handlebar should be a good standard height for them and will last for a couple of years.

It's super lightweight which is always a bonus for young children when learning to ride.

It looks good, is durable and guaranteed high quality.


3Style Scooter

The 3style scooter is a great option if you are on a budget. It's also a good choice if your child is a tall 3 or 4 year old as they handlebar can adjust all the way up to 78cm which will give extra growing room.

​Taller, heavier children will also be able to manage a scooter which is  a bit heavier as well.

​The lowest handlebar height is 52cm which means that it will accommodate small children as well. Ideally the handlebar height should be around waist height for easier control.

10 Tips To Teach Your Toddler To Ride a Scooter

Ten Top Tips To Help Your Toddler Ride A Scooter

Many toddlers take a while to learn how to scoot. There are many skills they need to learn to begin to scoot from a to b so it can be a while from first standing on a scooter to confidently scooting from a to be.

This is normal. Yes, there are some kids who step onto a mini micro and intuitively know how to do it, but most children take their time.

The most important factor is to make it fun!

1.) Start Indoors

When the scooter is nice and shiny clean, let your little one get used to the scooter indoors. They can hop on and off. Move it around by pushing it with their hands and really get used to the scooter without having the danger of falling off  outside. This will gradually increase their confidence.

2.) Let Them Start Slowly

They will probably explore the scooter first and see what they can do with it, without even scooting. Let them sit on it, stand on it, push it and use it how they would like (within reason). It won't be long before they will be whizzing around, there's no rush!

3.) Show Them How To Do it

If you or an older sibling has a scooter you can show them how to scoot. Kids learn by copying, so let them watch you first. If nobody you know has a scooter, you could even show them a few videos on youtube. There's lots of little kids having a scoot around to show them what to do.


4.) Consider a Strap To Pull The Scooter Along While They're Learning

Before my youngest son had really got the hang of his scooter, I used to pull him around. He would stand on it and I would pull him around by the handlebars (slowly of course!). Little did I know at the time, you can buy straps which attach to the scooter and then you use to pull them along. It saves a bit of backache!

These straps are also useful when they are going a bit slow and you need to get somewhere quickly. You can use it to pull them along at the speed you want to go.

Additionally they can be used as a shoulder strap to carry the scooter leaving your hands free to hold a little one's hand.

5.) Work on Balance

Small children will need to learn to balance a little in order to ride the scooter. You can encourage them to do this by doing little exercises. Get them to stand on the deck with two feet at first while holding onto the handlebars. Can they put one foot on the deck, and one foot on the ground while holding onto the handlbars? Can they lift one foot off the ground? Stand next to them to reassure them and be there if they loose their balance.

6.) Choose The Right Place To Learn Outdoors

When you are learning outdoors, make sure you choose somewhere that is flat. If possible the surface should be smooth and not too hard in case they fall. Parks and playgrounds often have some great spongy, flat surfaces which will absorb any shocks if they fall. If you can, choose a time when there aren't lots of other people around.

7.) Little and Often

Kids get tired if they are made to learn something for a long time. I found the best way with my kids is to do 10 minutes every day rather than an hour on one day. Unless they are really enjoying it, then of course stay out longer.

8.) Make it Fun

Learning to scoot should be fun. Make sure that you don't forget that in your effort to get your little one scooting . It's easier to get carried away especially if they are making progress. But it can be easy to turn a fun session into one where there is lots of pressure and then their desire to learn can be affected,

9.) Notice The Progress

It can be frustrating when your toddler doesn't get on the scooter and start to go within an hour. After all, lots of toddlers on youtube are doing it. Why not your little one? The great thing is that if you look closely you will see lots of small improvements they are making. There will be the first time when they lift their foot of the floor and balance just for a second. Blink and you may miss it. But those seconds pass. It's likely they will scoot frustratingly slowly at first, but it won't be long and you will be shouting at them to slow down. Notice and praise the progress when you see it!

10.) Pick The Right Scooter

A toddler will be more likely to succeed in riding a scooter easily if they have the right scooter to use. The handlebars should be about waist height, the wheels should be a little bigger than standard and give a nice, smooth ride. Read the best scooters for toddlers and the buying guide on scooters for kids to get some tips and ideas of what to look for.

More Considerations

The Steering!

Scooters have one of two types of steering. There is the traditional type of steering, where kids use the handlebar to turn left or right (this is the type of steering you will get on a bicycle). Then there is the "lean to steer" type of steering which is most famously used by mini micro scooters, but is now commonly found on many 3 wheel scooters for toddlers. This type of steering is where the scooter rider leans right to steer right and left to steer left. Lean to steer steering is meant to be more intuitive for toddlers and young children. And for most toddlers this seems to be the case.

However my youngest son just did not pick up the lean to steer steering like other kids which put him off using his mini micro at first. I think there were a couple of reasons for this. Firstly he was already very confident at using a balance bike before using a scooter, which has the traditional handlebar steering. So I think transitioning to a lean to steer steering confused him.

Secondly, a few years down the line he was diagnosed with dyspraxia and as part of this condition his body awareness is not as strong as other children's. This may have affected his ability to lean to steer on a scooter

However, we persevered with the scooter and it might have taken him a bit longer than other kids, but he got it.

So, if your child has problem with the steering on the scooter there may be underlying reasons. But overall my advice would be to persevere with it. Eventually it will just click.


The Process Of Learning To Ride a Scooter

The other thing to be aware of is the process most kids learn to ride a scooter.

Toddlers learn at different rates and don't always take steps in the same order as their peers. But they will do many of the same things.

For example, toddlers will walk very slowing with their scooters at first. They will tend to go in a straight line and may stop and start a lot rather than pick up speed.

They will need to learn how to balance on their scooter in a straight line before progressing onto turning on their scooter.

They won't always turn while standing on their scooter at first. Instead when they want to change direction, some little ones will get off the scooter, turn it around and then get back on. This is why it's makes a good idea for toddlers to have a lightweight scooter to learn how to scoot on.

As their confidence grows they will then start to steer the scooter.

If you are aware of the steps they might take you can praise them and notice that they are progressing in the process of learning to scoot.


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Balance Bike Vs Scooter

Balance Bike or a Scooter? Which One Should I Get?

My son had a balance bike for his second birthday and a scooter for Christmas when he was 21/2.

So should you get a balance bike or a scooter for your 2 or 3 year old? 
Well, my son had both and I don't think there is a right answer to this question. They will get something out of both a balance bike and a scooter.

However in this article I will share with you my son's experiences with a scooter and a balance bike, what I personally think of each one and the advantages and benefits for both.

The One You Buy First Will Probably Be Their Favourite

My son had a balance bike for his second birthday. It took him a couple of months to really take any interest. But when he did he loved it and was zooming around. We couldn't get him off. He would want to take his bike everywhere he went, to the park, to his Nan's house, to his friends, on the school run, to nursery.

He loves the balance bike, so he will love a scooter too... Right? 

He loved his balance bike so much I figured he would love a scooter too. So for Christmas when he was 2 1/2, I bought him a scooter. The thing is he loved his bike so much, it took a real effort to get him to have a go on the scooter. The bike always came first and was always the first choice. I had to really encourage him to use his scooter in the beginning. Wheras his older brother (who had a scooter before a bike, always preferred a scooter when he was younger).

Balance Bike Wins...
Now he loves his scooter and his balance bike. However, the balance bike is the favourite. I don't think this is because balance bikes are better in any way. I think that he found the balance bike easy and fun so in the beginning using the scooter took more effort for him. I think that if we had got the scooter first, he would have loved that more. But it's something to bear in mind when choosing whether to get a scooter or a balance bike.

Lightweight or Heavy?

Scooters are lighter
Generally a scooter will be lighter than a balance bike. Although this will depend very much on the brand of scooter and balance bike that you buy.

The mini micro deluxe scooter weighs 1.8kg whereas the strider balance bike weighs 2.4kg. Most balance bikes weigh more than the strider. A scooter is easier to carry when he kids no longer want to scoot around.

Having said this you couldn't get my son off his balance bike so I didn't have to carry it much. But on the occasion I did, it was certainly heavier!

Consider hilly areas
There are occasions where you might have to carry a balance bike and a scooer like when you are going uphill. It's hard on their little legs to get that balance bike up a steep hill. If you live in a hilly area, as a scooter is lighter to carry it might be the best choice!

​Although on both the balance bike and the scooter I would be very careful about letting them go down hills. They can get up a tremendous speed which can be extremely dangerous.

Make Sure You Buy The Right Size

Common mistake - buying a balance bike which is too big
Parents will often say my child preferred a balance bike or a scooter but quite often it could be because they didn't buy the right sized balance bike or scooter for their child. Many people make the mistake of buying a balance bike which is too big for their two year old. When a child sits on a balance bike their feet must be able to touch the ground. They use their feet to push them along so if they can't touch the ground, they can't use it. If you are buying for a 2 year old, the strider bike is a fantastic option. It's small enough for little legs to use. My son had a bike for his second birthday and he used it constantly for 2 to 3 years until he grew out of it.

The handlebars on a scooter should be around waist height
The same goes for a scooter. A child will be much more inclined to use a scooter if it's the right size for them. The handlebars should come up to around waist high. Any higher and it will be difficult to control. Any lower and the user will be hunched over. For young children (around 2 years old) I really recommend the mini micro scooter deluxe (the lowest height on this scooter is 44cm  which makes it easier for little children to control.


Another thing to be aware of is the steering on a scooter and a balance bike.

Traditional steering vs lean to steer
My son's balance bike had traditional steering where you use the handles to steer the wheels in the right direction. In contrast, the mini micro scooter has a lean and steer mechanism, where you lean to the left to turn the scooter to the left and lean right to go right. As my son got used to his balance bike first, it did confuse him a little bit when he first started using the scooter as the handlebars didn't control the wheels and you had to lean to steer the scooter in the right direction. He did get the hang of it fairly quickly but in the beginning it did confuse him.

What Happens When They Get Tired

When they get tired both a balance bike and a scooter have an advantage.

Can rest feet when riding on balance bike
On the balance bike, their legs get a rest as they can sit down and just cruise for a while. I think another reason why my son didn't ask me to carry his bike so much is that he could always sit down and just cruise when he was tired.

No place to rest feet on a scooter
When their on a scooter, if they get tired and you don't want to carry it, you can get straps which you can use to pull them along. Just attach the strap to one end of the scooter and pull with the other end. Check out the Scoot and Pull.

Beware - Overuse

Obviously both scooters and bikes are great. However I would say to be careful they don't get too reliant on either of them and that they do plenty of walking too. As I said, my own son loved his balance bike and he wanted to take it out everywhere we went. But as kids are still developing you have to ensure they do a wide range of activites and movement to make sure their muscles and bones are not overdeveloping in one area and not in another. For example, overuse of a scooter can result in one side developing stronger than the other side due to one foot being used to push you along.

 Advantages And disadvantages

Both scooters and balance bikes have other pros and cons. Here is a summary:

Balance bikes Pros:

  • Balance bikes are great to get kids ready for the transition to a pedal bike.
  • They are perhaps a better choice if you intend to commute long distances with your child (to nusery or school). Kids can go quite quick on them with little effort.

Balance Bike Cons:

  • No brakes on balance bikes for young children. Can scuff shoes quite easily when stopping. (Balance bikes for older children do often have brakes)
  • Bigger, bulkier and heavier so harder to store and transport. Not easy to carry.

Scooter Pros:

  • Scooters  are lighter and smaller and some fold up and so store better than balance bikes. They are perhaps a better option if you want to take it on public transport as they are lighter, take up less space and are easier to carry.
  • Better for hilly areas as you may want to carry them when your child goes up and down hills.

Scooter Cons​

    • The lean and steer steering can make it confusing for them when they transition onto other rides ons or bikes with traditional steering which is controlled by the handlebars.

Strider Balance Bike

Strider balance bike is an excellent choice for a first balance bike.

  • The age recommendation is 18 months to 5 years.
  • Lightweight for a balance bike at 2.9kg
  • Adjustable seat height from 27cm to 48cm
  • Adjustable handlebar height
  • Maintenance free, puncture proof wheels
  • Padded seat
  • Footrests
  • Lightweight steel frame
  • Mini handlebars and mini grips perfect for little hands.

Mini Micro Deluxe Scooter

It's difficult to go wrong with the mini micro scooter for kids aged 2 to 5.

  • Lightweight at just 1.8kg
  • Adjustable handlebar from 44cm to 69cm to accommodate most children between ages 2 and 5.
  • Not foldable but stem can be taken out of the base for easy storage and transportation.
  • Built to last. Each main part is either repairable and replaceable so scooter can be passed onto younger siblings or sold secondhand.
  • Easy and safe rear brake


Globber vs Mini Micro

Globber vs Mini Micro Scooter

Globber scooters entered the scooter market a few years ago and have become a key brand in the scooter market rivalling longtime brand Micro scooters.

So can Globber give micro a run for their money? This article compares some of the mini micro and Globber versions.

Firstly, we compare the Globber Go Up Series for toddlers vs Mini Micro 3 in 1 Series aimed at kids aged 1 plus.

Secondly, we compare the Globber Primo and Mini Micro Deluxe and Mini Micro Classic for kids aged 2 or 3 and above. Scroll down toward the end of the page to see the comparison.

Globber Go Up Series vs Mini Micro 3 In 1 Series

Age Range

Globber Go Up Series

There are 3 types of Globber Go Up scooters, 1: Sporty 2: Comfort and 3: Deluxe. They have varying age ranges. All the scooters are recommended for kids aged 15 months plus. The Sporty has an age recommendation of up to 6 years. The Comfort and Deluxe up to 9 years.

Mini Micro 3 in 1 Scooter Series

There are two types of scooter in the Mini Micro 3 in 1 series. They are the Classic and the Deluxe versions. Both have an age recommendation of 12 months to 5 years.


Compare the different stages / levels below:

Globber Go Up Series

Level 1 - A seat with a parent-controlled push bar. The push bar is height adjustable (2 heights settings on the Sporty version, 4 height settings on the comfort / deluxe versions). Footrests are available on the Deluxe and Comfort versions

Level 2 - The parent handle is removed for a ride-on version with a seat. The seat is height adjustable (2 different heights on the Sporty version, 3 different heights on the comfort and deluxe versions)

Level 3 - The Globber becomes a scooter (aged 3 years plus). The scooter's lowest setting is 67.5cm (which is suitable from around 3 years). The highest setting on the Sporty version is 77.5cm and the highest setting on the Deluxe and Comfort versions is 82.5cm.

Globber Go Up Comfort

Mini Micro 3 in 1 Series

Level 1 - The Deluxe version has a ride on scooter with an adjustable parent steering handle and footrests. The Classic version has a seat with 2 height adjustments and an obar.
Level 2 - On the Deluxe version you remove the handlebar on the scooter. The seat is height adjustable to 2 different heights. On the Classic version remove the seat and have a small obar to start scooting.
​Level 3 - The Deluxe version converts into the Micro Mini Deluxe with an adjustable handlebar (aged 2 to 5 years). The Classic version converts into a Classic scooter with one fixed handlebar height (aged 3 plus years)

Mini Micro 3 in 1 Deluxe Plus

Mini Micro Classic



Seat height adjustment is important. The right seat height ensures it's easy for little legs to reach the ground to push along on the lower seat.  The higher seat ensures that longer legs won't be bent too much when pushing along

The Globber has two seat heights on the Sporty version and 3 on the Deluxe and Comfort versions. The Comfort and Deluxe versions have a wider seat.

The seat on the mini micro scooters is adjustable to two different heights.


When converted to scooters, both the Globber and the Mini Micro scooters have a lean-to-steer mechanism. This means that kids lean to steer left and right rather than turning the handlebar.

One feature the Globber has that the Mini Micro doesn't is a steering lock. Press a button and the steering can be locked, so the scooter can only move forwards and backwards and doesn't turn. The idea is that when kids are learning to scoot, they don't have to worry about steering until they have mastered scooting.


Both scooters feature polyurethane wheels, which give a smooth ride and are speedy once they have mastered scootering.

Weight Limit

Both scooters have a rider weight limit of 20kg on the seated versions and 50kg.

Weight of Scooter

When used as a stand alone scooter, the Globber weighs 2.5kg and the mini micro weighs 1.8kg.
​They are both light but the mini micro is much lighter than the Globber.

Light scooters give young children who are learning to scooter an advantage. They are able to control the scooter much more easily. They are also able to lift and turn the scooter when needed so don't always need to steer at the beginning. It's also easier for small children to lift the scooter up and down kerbs and steps.

Additionally, a light scooter is easier for parents to carry and move when little kids have had enough scooting.

Scooter Handlebar Height​

The Globber Sporty has a 3 height adjustable handlebar height from 67.5cm to 77.5cm which is taller than the micro. This makes the scooter more suitable for the 3 to 6 year age group so it may last your child longer. It may work better for toddlers who are taller. The Globber Comfort and Deluxe versions have 4 height adjustable handlebars which extend to a whopping 82.5cm - so potentially your child could still use the scooter at age 9!
Mini Micro
The Mini Micro Deluxe comes with a height adjustable handlebar of between 49 and 67cm. Adjust the handlebar to at any point within this range, making it easy to find the perfect height for your child. The low handlebar height is excellent for very young kids. Your child could use the scooter from as young as 2 (or even younger) if they are ready. Ideally, handlebars should be no higher than waist height. Any higher than this makes it difficult for young children to control.
The Classic version features an obar handle which has a fixed height of 48.5cm. Again this allows very young children to begin to scoot. When they have grown, you can swap the obar handle for a t-bar handle which has a fixed height of 66cm.


Both scooters have a low to the ground deck which makes it easy to get and off the scooter

Which Scooters Are Foldable?

The Mini Micro Deluxe is foldable but the Mini Micro Classic isn't.
The Globber Go Up Deluxe version is foldable but the Sporty and Comfort versions aren't.
For all the versions that aren't foldable (the Micro Classic and Go Up Sport / Comfort) you can still take the t-bar out of the base for easy storage.


On paper, the Globber looks like it will last longer than the Micro as it can accommodate kids up to age 6 or age 9 (depending on whether you get the Sporty, Deluxe or Comfort versions). However, what I love about the Micro scooters is that all their parts can be repaired or replaced. This means that once you've bought a Micro scooter it can be kept out of landfill indefinitely and passed onto siblings, cousins or sold on eBay. Check out the range of spare parts over on the Micro website.

There are some spare parts you can get for the Globber scooters to keep it going (including wheels and brakes) so it could be possible to use it for some years. But it doesn't have quite the range of replacement parts as the micro so it won't last forever.

Comparison Chart (Globber Go Up Series vs Mini Micro 3 in 1)

FeatureGlobber Go UP seriesMini Micro 3 in 1 Series
Seat2 heights adjustments on the sporty
3 heights on the comfort / deluxe
Wider seat on the comfort
2 seat height adjusment on classic and deluxe versions
Parent handlebarHeight adjustable
(3 on Sporty, 4 on Comfort and Deluxe)
Adjustable handlebar on Deluxe (any height between 40 and 80cm)
FootrestsOn Deluxe and comfort versionsOn Deluxe version
Handlebar height adjustment 3 height adjustments on sporty (67.5 - 77.5cm)
4 height adjustments on Deluxe and comfort up to (67.5 - 82.5cm)
Deluxe version is height adjustable at any from 49cm to 69cm.
Weight of stand alone scooter2.5kg (sporty)1.8kg (Deluxe)
SteeringLean to steer
Button to turn off steering while learning
Lean to Steer
Age Recommendation15 months to 6 years (Sporty)
15 months to 9 years (classic / deluxe)
1 year to 5 years

Which One?

It's actually very difficult to pick a winner out of these two as they both offer different things that appeal to different people.

​If you're buying for a very young child who is likely to want to learn to scoot soon and perhaps is just using the seat for a short while, the mini micro may be your best pick as it's lighter and the handlebar on the deluxe scooter is shorter. This means that kids can attempt to use the scooter much earlier from when they are 2 or 2.5 (there's even been videos of kids aged 18 months scooting on the micro - although these kids are exceptional.

With the Globber the scooter height is much more suited to 3 year olds, so it's better for kids who want to use the ride on for much longer and try the scooter as they approach their 3rd birthday.

Perhaps the steering lock appeals to you making it easier when kids learn to scoot- then the Globber is a good choice.

If being eco friendly is important and you want to keep scooters out of the landfill and pass them on, the Mini Micro is your best choice. If this is you, you can also consider the Mini Micro Eco version of the scooter.

Globber Primo Vs Mini Micro Classic and Deluxe

If you're buying for an older child, you will most likely be looking at the differences between the Globber Primo and the Mini Micro Deluxe or Classic.


Globber PrimoMini Micro DeluxeMini Micro Classic
Handlebar: 67-78cm
​(Adjustable to 3 different heights)
Handlebar: 49cm to 69cm
(adjustable to any height within this range).
Handlebar: 69cm (fixed height)
Not foldable
But remove the stem from base for easy storage.
FoldableNot foldable
But remove the stem from base for easy storage.
Scooter weight: 2.5kgScooter weight: 1.8kgScooter weight: 1.5kg
Lean to steer
Button to turn off steering
Lean to steerLean to steer
3 to 6 years2 to 5 years3 to 5 years

Which one?

The table above makes it really easy to see the differences between all 3 scooters but it may not be easy to decide if you're not sure which features make it best for your child:
For 2 Year Olds - Winner - Mini Micro Deluxe
The Globber Primo and Mini Micro Classic are aimed at kids age 3 and above.​The Mini Micro Deluxe has a really low handlebar height of 48cm so can accommodate kids from age 2.If you are buying for a 2 year old and have the budget it's worth going for the Mini Micro Deluxe as 2 year olds will find the lower handlebar on this scooter much easier to control.​​

Mini Micro Classic - Advantages

The Mini Micro classic may not appear to be the best choice as it's pricier than the Globber and offers fewer features.

However, one area where it scores very highly and which may affect your ultimate decision is how lightweight this scooter is. As it has no adjustable handlebar or folding mechanism, the scooter is super lightweight. This means that kids can easily move and control the scooter. It is super easy for them to pick up and move up and down kerbs and steps independently. It also makes it easier to learn how to scoot with the scooter is lighter. Parents with back issues will also appreciate having a lighter scooter to carry when it's time to put it in the car or carry it when little ones have had enough.

The Mini Micro Classic is also less expensive. It's fixed height on the scooter suits the 3 to 5 year age group the best.

Other Mini Micro Advantages
Mini Micro ensure that all the parts on their scooter are repairable and replaceable. You can pick up any spare parts you need on the micro website. This is great for keeping the scooter out of landfill. You can keep the scooter on the road and pass it down to siblings and friends. Or even sell it secondhand when you've finished with it. The scooters keep their value over on eBay.

Globber Primo- Advantages

Obviously, the price point makes the Globber primo very attractive, especially for those on a budget.

The adjustable handlebar with three different height settings means it will grow with your child and the maximum handlebar height is a lot higher than the mini micro classic and deluxe so it scores higher on longevity too. There is potentially another year of use you can have with this scooter.

It is heavier, which means it is harder for little ones to pick up and down steps.

This is perhaps the better choice for taller and heavier children who won't even notice the extra weight. ​