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 (or anything else speedy with wheels such as balance bikes). A helmet provides protection for the kids and peace of mind for the 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 very important to make the right choice? But, do not fear!  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.) Choosing the right size - this is important for obvious reasons. A helmet which is too tight will be uncomfortable but if it too loose it will move around and not offer the protection needed.

Generally helmets will give a head circumference measurement in cm to help you choose the right size. When measuring you child's head take the following step use a fabric measuring tape and measure around your child's head about 1 inch above the eyebrows. Wrap around the head and keep it level to get the full measurement. If you don't have a fabric measuring tape, you can use some string, mark it 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 much 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 be 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, so a child's head won't get too hot and sweaty which will ultimately lead them to want to take it off. Sweat saver lining may be fitted into the helmet to absorb any sweat. Some sweat saver lining 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 ensure 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 to get them to try some on so they can 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!

XJD Helmets - Size suitable from toddlers to up age 13

The XJD helmet comes in different sizes and colours to suit boys and girls of all ages.

It's design with multiple vents and breathable foam helps keeps heads cool.

The inner shell has high density EPS inner shell and soft liner, which could absorb external pressure.

The durable ABS outer shell is impact resistant and durable.

It features an adjustable buckle and straps to achieve a better fit.

It also complies with EN safety standards.

Micro Scooters Helmets

As you'd expect from a big, well respected brand like Micro, these helmets are top notch quality.

It's sized for kids with a head circumference of between 48 to 52cm. There is a rear adjustment wheel to ensure a snug fit as well as adjustable straps and a quick release buckle.

The helmet has a lightweight inner shell. Theres extra padding for comfort and a snug fit. Added air vents keep the head cool.

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

3Style Scooters Safety Max Helmet (Awesome Designs to Choose From)

Looking for something funky at an affordable price? The 3 style scooter could be the perfect choice.

It has a circumference of 49cm to 53cm and is designed for kids aged approximately 4 to 9 years (although it's important to go by the head size rather than the age recommendation).

It's constructed of a foam interior with a rigid EPS outer shell and coated in durable plastic. It's tested to EN1078

There are 8 vents for ventilation.

For a snug fit, it has an adjustment wheels, adjustable straps and a buckle for fine tune fitting.

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!

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.

Achieve the perfect 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.

They have sealed inner pads for comfort. And 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 what excels with the tremor?

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.

 

Prowell K800 Cycle Helmet

 

Prowell are a designer and manufacturer of cycle helmets in the UK. They make helmets for adults and children using their own S.M.A.R.T technology and pride themselves on producing lightweight helmets which have fantastic ventilation.

The helmets are designed to protect riders in accidents where they may have an initial impact and then slide into a road or a kerb.

The helmet fits a head circumference of 52cm to 58cm (an age recommendation of approximately 5 to 11 years old.)

Prowell helmets use EPU material inside their helmets. EPU is Expanded polyurethane which is the same material used by some German car manufacturers in their car bumpers. They have designed a unique "dual-density" structure which means the outer shell of the helmet has a harder density to resist and distribute any impact to a wider area. The soft inner density then absorbs the shock energy.

The K800 has a small, built-in visor and rounded shape to protect against impact from the rear.  Large vents and C-rib structure provide top-class ventilation. This makes the K-800 not only a helmet of solid quality and rock safety, but also light and cool.

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.

LA Sport Dinosaur Helmet

If you're having trouble convincing a young child to wear a helmet, the dinosaur helmet from LA Sport may be the answer to your problems.

The design is very appealing to young children. It fits a head circumference of 49cm t0 55cm (for kids around 3 to 10 years of age).  Adjustable black straps and with buckle and separators ensure it

The rear adjustment wheel, adjustable blacks with buckle and separators can give a precise fit. The outer layer is plastic and the inner layer is EPS foam.

There's 7 air vents to help keep the head cool.

A fab choice for young dinosaur fans in particular.

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, perhaps the most important question to ask is whether you should get 2 or 3 wheels. The answer will be very much dependant on the child in question and the features you require.

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✔️ This scooter is the most popular one on this page with our readers.

If your child has had experience of a 3 wheel scooter and are confident in riding one, I would definitely consider graduating onto a 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.

The scooters features have been separated into different sections to help you navigate the article. Find:

3 Wheel Scooters for 4 Year Olds

Firstly there is the mini micro scooter. The mini micro 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 have 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.

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

The footplate is flexible fibreglass and reinforced footplate to absorb bumps in the pavement.

The handlebar is adjustable from 49cm to 69cm from the ground.

The scooter weighs just 3.3lbs or 1.5kg. A lightweight scooter makes it easier for young children to lift and control the scooter which it is essential for them to do when they are picking it up to go up kerbs etc. ​It's also easier for adults to carry when required too.

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

Taller 4 year olds may grow out of the mini
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 6 to 12 year olds, so is the follow on from the micro scooter.

It's handlebar is adjustable from 67cm all the way up to 93cm. It's lowest height is only about a cm bigger than the handlebar on the mini micro scooter, but it will grow with your child for many more years.

Like the micro, the maxi has polyurethane wheels which offer a really smooth ride. It's heavier at 2.5kg compared to 1.5kg, so it is heavier to carry around. It's also more expensive but it will last a number of years.

The maxi and mini micro scooter are both very high quality and have 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

Another option of 3 wheel scooter that is worth considering is the 3style scooter (featured below). The main selling point is it's height adjustable handlebar so you can make sure it's the right height for your child.

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

The handlebar is adjustable from 52cm to 86cm so will grow with your child. A handlebar should ideally be around waist height on a child so this scooter should offer the perfect height for a 4 year old. A too low handlebar can mean your child is hunched over so it's uncomfortable to ride. If the handlebar is too high it can make the scooter difficult for them to control.

There is a folding mechanism which is great when little kids have had enough of scooting. It can then be folded up and carried. It's also easier to store, put in your boot or carry on top of a pushchair of a sibling.It does weigh heavier than more expensive scooters such as the mini micro due to extra weight of the adjustable handlebar and folding mechanism. However, it is still fairly lightweight compared to other options and this weight should be fine for a 4 year old.

The wheels are made of polyurethane and 120mm in size. Bigger wheels don't absorb the shocks from cracks and bumps on the pavement and glide over them more easily. The bigger wheels also mean that you can cover longer distances more easily (less kicking required). This makes scooters with larger wheels great for the school run!  One thing little kids will love is that the wheels light up.

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

LA Sports V2 Scooter

The is great choice for 4 year olds as the handlebar can be adjusted a huge amount with five different height settings from 62cm to 90cm. This means the scooter has the capacity to last them for years. The rider weight range is 20kg to 80kg. The features on this scooter mean that it can easily be shared between siblings of different heights and small adults can even have a go.
It features 120mm front PU wheels and a rear 100mm wheel. Kids this age will love the LED coloured flashing light on the wheels.
The scooter is also foldable for easy storage and to fit in the boot of the car when needed.
One of the downsides is the scooter weighs a little more than the maxi micro and other lightweight scooters due to the height adjustable handlebar and folding mechanism. So if you're looking for a scooter that you wand to be able to fold and carry when your little one has had enough, there are lighter options.
It has a lean to steer mechanism which is fairly common on 3 wheel scooters at the moment. So riders, lean left to go left and right to go right.
Where this scooter scores highly is the price. It's cheaper than the maxi micro and with excellent features the lower price point makes this one even more appealing.

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 durablilty.  It 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 120mm front wheel and 100mm rear wheel with ABEC 5 bearings. The wheels are a great for cruising and offer a smooth ride. It features tough durable wheels (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 which will make it easier for adults to carry on the school run. It weighs 2.3kg or 5lbs 4 ounces.

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

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

JD Bug MS 120

The JD Bug MS120 is very 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 just a 120mm wheel on the front and 100mm on the back. A scooter with slightly bigger wheels will go a little bit quicker and will 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 10cm by 49.5cm, so it will probably have a bit 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 very 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 similarly priced to the jdbug and is aimed at kids aged 3 to 10 years. It's a fairly new addition to the scooter market.

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 will light up when going round.

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

It has a footplate which measures 40cm by 9.8cm which is about 10cm shorter than standard scooter and about the same width as on a standard sized scooter.

Ozbozz Lightening Strike

We bought the Ozbozz Lightning Strike for our elder son's 4th birthday who was on the tall side for his age. 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.

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.

Micro Sprite

If you're looking for a scooter that will last, it may be worth spending a bit more.

The micro sprite is a good 2 wheel scooter. 
(It's made by the same people who make the mini and maxi micro scooters above).It has a height-adjustable handle (from 63cm to 96cm) so will grow with your child as they get older. The construction and design of the scooter are very good.
It has bigger front wheels to make cruising easier and the ride smoother.
The wheels are made of PU (offering a really smooth ride) with ABEC 5 bearings.
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.
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 and better for storing too.

I think a 4 year old who's capable of riding on 2 wheels will be fine on this. It comes in several different colors 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 quite a bit 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 would be 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 down to other siblings.

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

Folding Avengers Scooter

This scooter isn't going to be for every 4 year old but the reason I include it is because 4 years old tends to be the age that many kids become superhero mad. My own boys loved spiderman and ironman at this stage and my nephew was spiderman crazy too. In 2019, the superhero craze is The Avengers (even though they are not old enough to watch the film, many young kids love them!). The new Avengers movie includes many superheros (including spiderman and ironman - my own kid's favorites)  If they are big enough to enjoy this scooter and are confident to ride a 2 wheel, many superhero fans will love the cool avengers theme on this one.

Some great things about this include scooter is that it's affordable. The deck is printed with super hero images including spiderman and ironman 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.

What I personally like about this avengers scooter is that it folds. 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 adjustable handelbar is from 76cm to 81cm, so it's a good choice for taller 4 year olds.

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

It also features easy-grip handles 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 to withstand the extra impact. 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 madd gear mini pro x scooter and the Grit mini fluxs pro featured below.

Madd Gear Mini Pro Rascal

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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 (at 10.1cm wide and 44.5cm long), one piece bar and nylon core with high speed PU wheels (perfect for first jumps and tricks).

It is aimed at age 4 plus but 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 on the street and at the skate par while learning to do jumps, hops and stunts.
The smaller than standard bars (45.7cm by 40.6cm) will also give them more control over the scooter. To give you an idea of it's size, the total height of the scooter is 68.5cm

Grit Mini Fluxx Pro

This is a excellent stunt scooter with top notch features designed for younger children within an age range of 4 to 8 years.

It has a smaller bar and deck than standard sized scooters for the smaller rider.

The wheels have an alloy cast core to withstand the extra force needed when doing jumps and tricks.  They are 100mm 88a PU wheels with ABEC bearings so are hardwearing and durable giving a smooth and fast ride.

The mini Gritt Flux weighs 3.3kg which is light for a stunt scooter meaning it's easier to manage for little kids.

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 comfortable ride so kids especially when going over sticks, stones or bumps in the path.

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

The scooter is durable and hardwearing. It is heavy so at 6.2kg, it's not one that parents will be wanting 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 below all have different handlebar heights. Some scooters feature quite 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 - You may also want to consider the weight of the scooter you are buying. 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 up on a kerb). If your child is quite strong for his age, a very lightweight scooter may not be as important and he or she should be able to control a slightly heavier one. ​

11 Best Scooters for Toddlers | 1 and 2 Years Old

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What Are the Best Scooters for Toddlers?


 

Choosing a good scooter for a toddler can be challenging. There are many different scooters with a host of features aimed at children as young as 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.

Callum age 2 on his scooter

Callum age 2 on his scooter

Types of Toddler Scooters

One of the decisions you will need to make is the type of toddler scooter your require. The type you choose will very much depend on the age of the toddler.  There are many variations on scooters for very young children including:

1.) parent handlebars to push a child along

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

3.) 3 or 4  wheels

Check out some different types and age recommendations on the chart below.

Scooter TypeRecommendationAge
Scooter Seat
with Parent Handle

Mini Micro 4 in 1
1-5 years
3 Wheel Scooter
(lean to steer
steering)

Mini Micro Deluxe"
3-5 years
3 Wheel Character
Scooter
(handlebar
operated steering)

Frozen Tri Scooter
3-5 years
Scooter
with steering lock
(learn to scoot
in straight line first)

Globber Primo
2-5 years
4 Wheel Scooter
Ozbozz Scooter
2-4 years

 

Features on Toddler Scooters Explained

Wheels - it almost goes without saying you'll need 3 or 4 wheels as children under 2 won't have the balance for 2 wheels.

Wheel Material - Generally 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 they first get on it. This is how they will move the scooter to change directions at first. Little kids also learn to manoeuvre the scooter by picking it up. A lighter scooter will be easier for them to control when cruising too. 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.  Although 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. The mini micro scooter even has 3 different stages making the scooter 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.

Top Picks for Toddlers and 2 Year Olds

Globber 5 in 1

The Globber 5 in 1  is designed to grow with your child. Here are the five stages:

1.) The parental handlebar gives full control of the bike to push your little one around while he or she sits on the seat and use a footrest.
2.) The second step allows your child to push themselves along with their feet while sitting down, remove the footrest as they gain confidence.
3.) Once they are able to push themselves around remove the handlebar for stage three.
4.) The fourth assembled stage transforms the bike into a scooter for beginners by removing the seat.
5.) Adjust the T-bar height for stage five as your child grows.

It's features include:

Height adjustable handlebar from 67.5 to 78cm (has 3 set height settings).  There are scooters with lower handlebars for very small children such as the mini micro (more information below)

Weight is  2.5kg when used as a stand alone scooter. It's quite light but there are lighter scooters such as the mini micro.

Steering is lean to steer. 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 unique feature to the globber.

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

Maximum rider weight is 50kg

Age Recommendation - 1 to 6 years

 Mini Micro Scooter 2 Go Deluxe (4 in 1)


The mini micro scooter will grow with your child in 4 stages:

1.) Ride on scooter with storage and push along handle
2.) Remove the handle and just have a ride on scooter
3.) Remove the ride on part to leave  you with a scooter with handlebar on lowest setting
4.) Adjust handlebar as child grows

It's features include:

Handlebar height - The handlebar height can be adjusted from 46 to 68cm to any height within the height range so it really does grow with your child.  Ideally the handlebar height should come to about waist height on your toddler so this should help you decide when buying.

Wheels - The mini micros have polyurethane wheels which offer a really smooth ride.

Lightweight - They are extremely lightweight at only 1.5kg so easier for small kids to control. They are also easier for adults to pick up and carry when your toddler has had enough

Mini Micro Deluxe



The mini micro deluxe is designed for kids from aged 2. It accomodates children who measure between 80cm to 110cm. The micro is known for it's 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 handebar is 69cm so the scooter will grow with your child and give them the perfect handlebar height at every stage making scootering much easier.

Lightweight

Even though the mini micro deluxe has a folding mechanism, the scooter is still extremely lightweight at just 1.8kg. A lightweight scooter is much easier for toddlers to maneouver. They can lift it up and 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 can be removed for easy storage.

Mini Micro Classic

This is the classic version of the mini micro scooter which has been around for many years now. The quality of the scooter is evidenced by the fact that it has stood the test of time.

Handlebar The main difference between the classic and the deluxe is that the classic does not have a height adjustable handlebar. The handlebar measures 66cm from the floor to the top of the handlebars.

Lightweight
The advantage of not having a height adjustable mechanism is that the mini micro classic is a lot lighter than any other scooter on the market. It weighs just 1.5kg so it really is easy for very young kids to control lift over steps, doorways and negotiate pavements.

Age Recommendation It's aimed for kids aged 3 and upwards but  younger children do use this scooter. It will very much depend on the height and the ability of your child.

Wheels It has polyurethane wheels, offers a very smooth ride. Check out a personal review as this is my youngest son's scooter

3 Style Scooter

​The 3style scooter is another possibilty of 3 wheel scooter and boasts some outstanding features. It's excellent value for money. It is significantly less expensive than the mini micro and is a similar price to the Vokul featured above.

Handlebar: The handlebar can be adjusted from 52cm to 78cm so will easily adapt to your child's height as he or she gets taller. 52cm is only a few cm more than the handlebar on the mini micro deluxe (which is 49cm) so it's a great alternative and worth considering for very 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, this is still heavier than the mini micro classic and mini mirco 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 very young children to manoeuvre and control so this may be something to bear in mind when deciding which scooter is best for your child. However, it is still very light compared to some other alternatives.

Wheels: The wheels 120mm and are made of polyurethane. It comes in several different colors. 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.
This has 3 wheels with two at the front and a one shock absorbing wheel at the back.

Steering

The Globber also has lean to steer steering. What's different 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.

Handlebar
The lowest handlebar height is 67.31cm which is lower than the handlebar on the mini micro classic.  It can be to 3 different heights with the max being 78.7cm. This does make it better for older toddlers who are approaching age 3.

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

Deck
The deck is low to the ground, making it easy for little ones to get on and off.
Weight
It weighs 2.5kg which isn't he 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 Fantasy

Are you looking for something a bit flashier? The Globber Primo Fantasy is a enhanced version of the Primo above. The look and style of the fantasy has the same features as the Globber Primo except that it has a printed deck and flashing wheels. The front have wheels which are battery free LEDs which flash in red, green and blue.

There are lots of different colors to choose from.

Outcamer Scooter With Seat

The Outcamer is designed for kids aged 2 to 8 years old. It has a removable seat for the youngest of children. It scores highly on affordability as it's a cheaper option than other scooters which have seats. However, it does compromise on some features.

On the plus side it's very lightweight at 2.2kg but it doesn't feature a folding mechanism, so it can't be folded for transportation or storage.

Again on the plus side, there are three different height settings at 49cm, 62cm and 71cm and it features lean to steer steering.

Zoom Cruzer



The Zoom Cruzer is another 3 wheel possibility.  It has recently been redesigned to include 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, not as low as some

Handlebar: The handlebar ranges from 58cm to 86cm . The handlebar is not a foldable

Weight: It is heavier than the mini micro and other 3 wheel scooters. However as the zoom cruzer is cheaper than the other scooters it may be worth compromising on this feature. It may also depend on your child. Bigger and stronger children will find it easier to move a slightly heavier scooter.

Deck: The strong re-inforced extra grip footplate is great for safety and stability. It also features a chunky rear foot brake.

Wheels: The  robust, durable PU wheels (2 x 120mm front, 2 x double stacked 100mm at the rear) give extra stability to young riders.

For more information, check out a comparison of the mini micro scooter vs zoom cruzer scooter. 

3 Wheel Budget Option - Trail Twist

If you're looking for a budget option of a three wheel scooter, the trail twist scooter which is a great deal for under £20.

Steering and Wheels

It's a lean and steer scooter which has some good features including polyurethane wheels which will contribute to a smooth ride over those bumps in the pavement. It also has a large deck and fun despicable me graphics. Like the other options featured it has a lean and steer system. So to go left, lean left and to go right, lean right.

Weight

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.

Four Wheel Scooter For Toddlers

Ozbozz My First Scooter



There is a lot to like about the Ozbozz scooter. Firstly its 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 changes 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.

Foldable
It folds.  2 year old toddlers quite often get fed up of scooting and will want you to carry the scooter - a scooter that folds is just a lot easier to carry. It's also makes it easy to fit in the boot of the car for trips to the park and holidays.  The folding mechanism is chunky and easy to use
Weight 
The specs show it's 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.
Deck
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.
Handlebar
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 which are easy 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.

Character Scooters for Toddlers

There are lots of character scooters which will appeal to toddlers, 2 year olds and other small children.
These scooters tend to have one wheel at the front and 2 at the back. The scooters are designed to be sturdy, robust and safe which is great for peace of mind and can be great 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 tend to be inexpensive. They will really appeal to toddlers if they like the characters too. Frozen and spiderman seem to be popular at the moment. They will appeal to parents who are looking for something sturdy and safe for their little one.

Handlebar and Wheels
The Frozen scooter featured has an adjustable handlebar so can accommodate children of different heights. It is a tri wheel design with two wheels at the rear and a wheel on the front.  It also 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 for example which can be frustrating for some children, but will suit others.

Specific requirements

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

Best For Tall Toddlers

If you are looking for a tall toddler you want to look for one with 3 wheels which has a taller handlebar. Ideally you want the handlebar to be around waist height on any child as at this height it is easier for them 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 bit 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 4 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.

Due to being lightweight and it's lean and steer mechanism it's also 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 quite 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 adustable handlebar can be adjusted to 3 different heights at 49cm, 62cm and 71cm.  ​

Best Helmet

Safey 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 get up speed up.

If you are looking for a helmet, pick one which is lightweight and which fits correctly. You will need to measure around the childs head above the ears and this will give you the circumference you need in cm so you can pick the right size helmet.
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 do get the quality based on your money. There are lots options that are £20 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 get rattly.
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 a bit more but it will last, it gives a very smooth ride (no rattling here), 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 option can be very handy for carrying when your toddler has had enough or hanging 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 and move.
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 generally exceptional. Most 18 month olds will take a while to learn the co-ordination and balance needed to ride a scooter. Having said this kids reallly do 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 deluxe would be 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 ids of this age it's best to choose go 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 will 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

Ebay is another great online store to try. It's good to check out the resale value of your chosen scooter. You can also pick up some amazing second hand deals online. The mini micro is always a good one to see if you can get a good second hand deal. As all parts on the mini micro are replacable even if the wheels or another part becomes worn you can easily change it for the fraction of the price of selling a new one.
Check out some really great deals on secondhand mini micros on ebay.
Many sellers will post out to your or you can pick up a local bargain.

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 you will see that some 3 wheel scooter have 2 wheels at the front whereas others have 2 wheels at the back. Which is best for your child?

Sturdy And Stable

Both designs are sturdy and stable designs for young children. However, the designs with 2 wheels at the back generally 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. The scooters with two wheels at the back may require more kicks or pushes with their foot to get the scooter moving which can be 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. But, I know for my own boys they would feel frustration at not being able to go very quickly. However, a scooter that doesn't go very fast may suit a lot of parents. At least you will be able to keep up with your little one and not have to chase them when they have gone too far ahead.

Kick Path

Another problem with 3 wheel scooters that have two wheels at the rear can obtsruct 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 may be worse on some scooters more than others so its worth reading the reviews to see if it’s a problem with the scooter you are considering.

Steering

The scooters with two wheels at the front tend to have a lean and steer mechanism where the child has to lean to steer the scooter. So they have to lean to go right and left instead of turning the handlebars. The scooters with two wheels at the back generally use the handlebars to steer the scooter.I think both ways of steering have their merits. The lean and steer mechanisms are great for promoting balance which is good. However, scooters for older children tend to use the handlebars to steer the scooter so if the child is already used to having a scooter which is controlled by using the handlebars they may make the transition to a bigger two wheeled scooter more easily. But the steering method isn’t the most important consideration on which scooter to choose, unless they are already used to using a particular method of steering on another scooter or a balance bike. In this case I would stick with what they already know.

My Personal Opinion

I personally prefer the scooters with two wheels at the front for young children. This is mainly because of the risk that the two wheels at the back can often get in the way of the kick path, but 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 3 wheel scooters with 2 wheels at the front tend to glide more easily and gather a bit more speed.I may perhaps consider getting a scooter with 2 wheels at the back for children who are not likely to 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.

Batman scooter - 2 wheels at the back



This batman scooter looks super hero cool. It has 2 wheels at the back and does offer that 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.

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.

Peppa pig Tri scooter



Another option with 2 wheels at the back is the Peppa Pig Tri 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 Peppa Pig fans.

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. Another one to check out is the 3style scooter which is currently the best selling three wheel scooter on amazon.

The mini micro really does excel in it's this class though. 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 a more speed when they get more confident.




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.

Wheels

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.

Handlebars

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.

Weight

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.

Quality

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?

Price

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



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.

It's features and low price point certainly gives the mini micro some competition. So does the 3style scooter really compare in terms of features and quality?

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

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

Wheels

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 again brilliant for smaller legs. ​

Weight

The lighter the scooter the better for younger children. The reason for this is that young children benefit from a lighter scooter. It’is easier for them to control, to 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.So 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. This will make it easier to learn the lean and steer style of learning to scoot.  Children will be able to 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.

Foldable

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, 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. A folding mechanism adds weight to the scooter. In their quest to make the scooter as lightweight as possible, they have not added the ability to fold it. However, the handle can be removed from the base if you want to take it on holiday or store it compactly.

Longevity

Both the mini micros are very much designed for the 3 to 5 age group (or 18 months to 5 if you buy the version with the tbar). 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 adjusts from 52cm to 78cm. This should accommodate children younger than 3 up until at least 5 or 6. ​ It is better for older and taller children as the handlebar height as the highest maximum height.

Price

The 3 style scooter is the cheapest scooter being sold at around £39.99. The mini micro classic is normally priced around £64.99 and the mini micro deluxe at £79.95.

Quality

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.

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


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

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.

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!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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,

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!

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.

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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.

Steering

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

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Mini Micro Scooter Vs Zoom Cruzer Scooter

Mini MIcro Scooter  Vs Zoom Cruzer Scooter

The mini micro and the zoom cruzer are two popular 3 wheel scooters for young children. The main obvious difference between the two is the mini micro is a lot more expensive.

So apart from the price what are the main differences between the two scooters? Is it worth spending the extra money on the mini micro and what do you get for your money. Read on to find out.

Comparison table

Feature
Mini MIcro Deluxe
Zoom Cruzer
Price
Handlebar
49 to 69cm
58cm to 86cm
Weight of Scooter
1.5kg
​2.95kg
Steering
Lean to steer
Lean to steer
Wheels
PU wheels
PU wheels
Age Recommendation
2 to 5
3 to 10
Foldable
No but bar can be taken out of the stem for easy transportation.
No
Max Rider Weight
35kg
50kg
Brake
Rear Foot Brake
Rear Foot Brake

Mini MIcro Deluxe

The mini micro deluxe is an outstanding scooter for the 2 to 5 year age group. It's expensive but if you have the budget it's difficult to go wrong and here's why:

Built to last
These scooters have high quality parts, are extremely well designed and built to last. Each main part is can be repaired or replaced meaning that the scooter’s lifetime is indefinite. It doesn't need to end up in the landfill. It can be passed onto brothers or sisters. And when you’ve finished with it, it can be sold and you can recoup some of the initial outlay for the scooter.

 Lightweight
The scooter has been extremely well thought out and designed for young children. For example, it’s extremely lightweight. At just 1.5kg, it’s super easy for little ones to control. They can easily pick it up to move up and down kerbs and steps. When they start scooting they can pick it up and turn it round to change direction. It is also easy for parents to carry when kids have needed. The low weight really is and advantage.

Adjustable handlebar
The handlebar can be easily adjusted to any height between 49 and 69cm making it the perfect height for each child. As the handlebar height goes very low, it means the youngest of children will be happy using it but also will be good for children as they approach age 5 too.  It's easy to adjust so can easily be adjusted for use between 2 children.
The handlebar has an anodised stem which protects it from corrosion.

The handlebar isn't foldable but you can remove it from it’s base for easy storage and transportation.

Footplate
The mini micro deluxe features an anti slip reinforced footplate for extra stability.
Price
The mini micro is obviously a pricey scooter but you only have to read the 5 star reviews to know you are buying a scooter that isn't going to break in a year of use. The other thing to consider is that the mini micro has a good second hand resale value. So once you’ve finished with the scooter you can sell it on and recoup some of the money. It’s also a scooter that can easily be passed onto younger brothers and sisters, so you may need only to buy one 3 wheel scooter for all your children.
Verdict - the mini micro is so will designed. Thought and care has gone into perfecting every piece which does make it unrivalled in terms of quality and design. The adjustable handlebar makes it a top scooter for every child in the 2 to 5 age group. It will grow and be perfect for your child at every stage.

Zoom Cruzer

 

If you’re looking for a scooter on a budget for a young child, the zoom cruzer is definitely one to consider. It’s one of the cheapest 3 wheel scooters on the market with some excellent features.

​Handlebar
The handlebar is height adjustable between 58cm and 86cm. and  you can adjust to any height in it's range like you can with the mini micro, there should be a height setting to suit most children between the ages of  3 and 10. If you’re going to buy for a small 2 year old, it will probably be worth looking for a scooter with a lower setting like the mini micro.

The handlebar isn't foldable

Weight
​The weight for this scooter is just under 3kg. This isn't heavy by any means but if you are buying for a younger, smaller child a lighter scooter will be easier for them to control (pick up to go up and down kerbs etc). However the zoom cruzer does have an age recommendation of between 3 and 10 and most kids between those ages will be fine with the weight.

Wheels
The scooter is built to last with robust, durable wheels (2 x 120mm front, 2 x double stacked 100mm at the rear) which offers extra stability and support to young riders.

Footplate
The zoom cruzer features a strong re-inforced extra grip footplate for extra safety and stability.

Verdict - the zoom cruzer  doesn't match up to the quality and features of the mini micro. However, you are getting a scooter that will be fine for many 3 to 10 year olds. If this scooter is going to be used for the school run everyday, you may be worth looking at spending a bit more. But if it’s one for occasional use in the park, it’s a good scooter to go for which won't break the bank.

Final Decision - which one to choose?

Whether you choose the zoom cruzer or mini micro  will very much depend on the age and needs of your child, how much you will use the scooter and the budget you have.
If you are still unsure, check out some reviews of the mini micro and some reviews of the zoom cruzer and check out the video footage of the mini micro below.

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Top 6 Best Travel Scooters For Kids

What Is The Best Travel Scooter for Kids?

Are you looking to take a lightweight and compact travel scooter for your kids on your travels? Taking a scooter on holiday means that kids who are reluctant to walk can keep up without moaning. They can also be fun for exploring!

However, packing a scooter in our luggage can bring challenges. If travelling by airplane, you will have weight limits with your luggage or have a limited amount of luggage you can take on board. If you are travelling by car, a scooter may be hard to fit in the car with all the other bags you are taking. This may put you off taking a scooter along with you. But fear not, there are many scooters that can accommodate for these problems.

Wherever you are going the important considerations for a scooter to take on holiday are that it is lightweight so is easy to carry and will fit inside your luggage. It must be able to fold or have an easily removable handlebar so you can fit it in your suitcase or the car.

Here are some options of good scooters for travelling with the kids.

Mini Micro Scooter (Classic)

It's no secret on this website that I love the mini micro scooter and I think you will find most people who make the investment and buy one feel the same. It also makes the best scooter for travelling with young children.

✔️ Super Lightweight - Probably the most lightweight scooter on the market coming in at 1.5kg. This means it won't add much to your luggage weight which is great if you are flying and don't want to pay extra for luggage.

✔️ Removeable Handlebar - Although this scooter cannot fold you can very easily remove the handlebar to fit it in your car or your suitcase too.

✔️Age Recommendation - 3 to 5 years

Check out my full review of the scooter.

 

Mini Micro Scooter (Deluxe)

The Mini Micro Deluxe is very similar to the classic scooter above expect it's foldable, it's age range covers 2 to 5 years and it has an adjustable handlebar. The adjustable handlebar and folding mechanism adds just a little bit more weight to the scooter. So it weighs 1.8kg and not 1.5kg like the classic. It has more features than the classic but does costs a little bit more.

✔️ Very lightweight - next to the micro classic, it probably is the lightest scooter for young children out there with a weight of just 1.8kg

✔️ Adjustable handlebar - the handlebar adjust from 48 to 64 cm

✔️The t-bar can be removed from the base for easy transportation.

✔️Age Recommendaton - 2 to 5 years

Which scooter you get may depend on the age of your child, how much you want to spend and if it's important the scooter can quickly fold and unfold.

Zinc Flyte Case Scooter


Would the kids love to scoot with their luggage rather than walk? This suitcase/scooter combo could be the optimal choice for them.

It's both a scooter and a suitcase. Pack your suitcase (it has a 25 litre capacity) and then ride it along as a scooter. The scooter can be folded down into the suitcase when needed. You can also just use the scooter handlebar to pull the suitcase along as well. And the handles can be used to carry the case.

There are lots of different designs to choose from including a space, dinosaur, unicorn, shark and owl design. It's aimed at kids between 4 and 8 years old.

The scooter should be fine to fit as cabin luggage although the size you can take on varies between airlines, so check with your airline before you buy and fly.

Maxi Micro Scooter

For older kids, another great lightweight scooter option is the maxi micro scooter. It's a 3 wheel scooter which is designed by the same people who make the mini micro above but it's designed for kids aged 6 to 10 years old. It's super lightweight for a scooter at just 2.2kg so again shouldn't add too much to the weight of your luggage. You can also remove the handle for easy storage and transport.

✔️ Very lightweight for an older child's scooter at just 2.2kg

✔️ Removable Handlebar - the scooter isn't foldable but the handle can be detached from the base. A folding mechanism adds weight to a scooter which is why to keep the scooter lightweight, micro haven't added one.

✔️Height adjustable handlebar - from 68cm - 91cm

✔️ Age Recommendation - 5 - 12 years

JD Bug Street Scooter

If you're looking for a lightweight and foldable 2 wheel scooter to take on holiday with you this is a fantastic option.

✔️ Weight - weighs just 2.8kg

✔️Height adjustable - the handlebar adjusts from 63cm-95cm.

✔️ Foldable - easily folds and unfolds with a quick release clamp. The handlebars also fold down which means the scooter is more compact to fit in a car on in a large suitcase.

✔️ Carry strap - it comes with an detachable shoulder strap to make it easy to carry.

✔️ Age Recommendation - 5 to 12 years

 

JD Bug Junior Street Scooter


Another option of 2 wheel scooter for a younger child is the JD Bug Junior scooter which is slightly smaller than the JD Bug street scooter featured above, weighs less and has a slightly younger age recommendation. It's also cheaper so worth considering for younger children.

✔️ Super light - This is the lightest two wheel scooter featured on the page at just 2.3kg.

✔️Height adjustable - the handelbar adjusts from 63cm - 85cm

✔️ Smaller footplate - the deck is shorter for a smaller foot. The size is 44cm by 9ccm.

✔️ Foldable - like the street scooter, the junior is easy to fold and unfold with a quick release clamp

✔️ Age Recommendation - 4 to 8 years

See an indepth comparison of the JD Bug Junior vs JD Bug Street.

Micro Sprite


If you're a fan of the micro scooters, the micro sprite is a lightweight two wheel option. It's not quite as light as the jd bug scooters and the sprite is more expensive. However, the micro family of scooters is well known for their high quality so you can be in doubt that this will last for years.

✔️ Weight - the micro weight 3.28kg

✔️ Foldable - it is easy to fold and unfold with a quick release clamp

✔️Height adjustable - the handlebar can height adjust from 64cm to 95cm

✔️Age Recommendation - 5 to 12 years

Lightest Stunt Scooter

Older kids and teens may request to take a stunt scooter away with them on holiday to use at the skate park. Stunt scooters don't have foldable or removable handlebars so they can be quite difficult to pack away in luggage. If you do want to take a stunt scooter away on  your travels, it is best to choose a lighter one so it's easy to carry. Some stunt scooters are lighter than 3.5kg, so these are always a good option.

Grit Elite Pro Scooter

✔️ Weighs 3.44kg which is light for a stunt scooter

✔️ The scooter dimensions are 530mm wide and 580mm high

✔️ Durable and well built with alloy core 110mm wheels to withstand the impact of jumps and tricks.

✔️ For beginners and intermediate scooter riders from 8 years plus.

Folding Scooters

There are tons of folding scooters out there. The weights vary from scooter to scooter but it's worth checking out the weights of some and see if they would be an option for you to take with you when you travel.

Buy a Cheap Scooter And Get It Delivered On Arrival

Another idea is to buy a very cheap scooter and have it delivered to the location where you are going so you don't have to travel with it.  So if you are going to visit family or friends in the UK, you could consider having it delivered to their house before you arrive.