Push scooters have become increasingly popular in recent years with both adults
and children. With so many different styles and designs available, we really aren’t surprised, either! Push scooters are an easy-to-use, environmentally friendly way for your little one to get from point A to point B. Scooters usually don’t require any batteries or motors; most work simply by pushing yourself along, which is a great way to incorporate exercise into your child’s daily routine. Unlike bikes
, push scooters have very small wheels at both the front and back, which makes pushing yourself along on your way to school a breeze!
When purchasing a push scooter for your child, there are a few things you may want to consider beforehand. Scooters come in lots of different sizes. It is important to get a scooter that is a suitable size for your child, as this will make it easier to control the product, and offer a more comfortable ride too. We recommend either measuring your child first, or checking the scooter's age range.
Push scooters can also vary quite dramatically in their weight too, ranging from eight pounds up to a whopping 50 pounds! The likelihood of you, the parent, having to carry your child’s scooter at some point is very high. You may want to opt for a lightweight product if the scooter is simply going to be used for trips to school and playtime. If your child is a bit older, then a heavier, more durable product will probably be the best option.
As push scooters have developed, so have all the handy features they contain. Scooters can come in either foldable or non-foldable designs. The type of scooter you choose is going to come down to your own personal preferences, although foldable scooters do have LOTS of benefits. If you are short on space or are looking to declutter your home or garage, a foldable scooter is a great option. These scooters are compact enough that they can simply be stored in a cupboard or in the trunk of your car for trips to the park. If you find yourself constantly carrying your child’s scooter, then a foldable option will be much easier to handle.
Push scooters vary quite dramatically in price depending on their features, what they're made from, and how large the scooter is. More expensive scooters ($150 to $300) are often much larger and heavier in size, and are therefore suited to slightly older children. They also tend to be made from much stronger materials, such as reinforced steel and aluminum, which gives them durable, long-lasting designs. Some scooters are also motorized and work like mini-motorbikes. These products are much more complex in design, and therefore are much pricier in comparison to push scooters. The more features a scooter has, the more costly it is. These type of features include things like storage space, all-terrain tires and a foldable design.
If you are on a budget, or are looking for a push scooter for a slightly younger child, then the price range you will be looking at for your new push scooter is around $80 to $130. These type of products are much smaller in size, and often more lightweight too. Although they don’t include as many features as more expensive products, they are more suited to younger children due to their simple, easy-to-use designs. Cheap scooters are available on the market ($60 or lower) but note that they won’t be as durable or long-lasting, and may not have as many safety features either.
The features you will want included in your new scooter will depend entirely on your own personal preferences and budget, as well as your little one’s own tastes and style. To ensure you choose the best possible product for your child, however, we recommend checking features such as foldable/collapsible design, suitability for a variety of terrain, padded handlebars, and color variety.
Construction and Design
We strongly recommend opting for a scooter with either a foldable or a collapsible design. This will make it much easier to store, or to place in the trunk of your car for weekends away or trips to the park. A foldable scooter is also much more portable, so it will be easier to carry when your child is no longer using it.
You will want a scooter that can be used on a variety of terrain. This will allow your child to use the scooter on pavement, gravel and even grass. This will allow much more freedom when it comes to using the scooter, and means your child can even play with the product in the yard.
We also recommend looking for scooter products with padded handlebars. They will ensure your child has a firm grip on the product when cruising around, as well as being comfortable on their delicate hands. As scooters are usually made from aluminum or steel materials, they are prone to overheating in the sun. A scooter with padded handlebars will also prevent your child from getting burned when using the product on a sunny day.
Finally (and this is the fun bit), keep an eye out for scooter products that have lots of color varieties and designs. This will help children choose a product that’s best suited to them and their personalities, even matching the scooter to their favorite clothes, toys and cartoons!
Performance and Ease of Use
Some scooters may require some assembly. If this is the case, don’t panic! Most scooter products will come with a handy instruction manual informing you exactly how to set up the product, and it shouldn’t take you much longer than 20 minutes to complete. If you are still having some trouble, see the manufacturer's website for more help. or watch an online tutorial for some more handy tips.
When it comes to looking after your new scooter, you will want to check the wheels on a monthly basis to ensure they aren’t damaged or chipped. This is especially important if your child is using the scooter on gravel or pavement. If the scooter has tires instead of plastic wheels, you will also want to check these for air pressure. If you have opted for a motorized scooter, you will need to check the motor every now and then to ensure it isn’t overheating or damaged. To clean your little one's new scooter, you can simply hose down the product with some warm soapy water. Ensure, however, that you dry the product off properly before storing it, to prevent rust from forming.
Hopefully, after reading our buying guide, you know what sort of scooter is most suitable to your needs, as well as all the features you would like included in your new product. This will make it a lot easier when it comes to narrowing down your options and selecting the ideal scooter for you and your little rascals! Now let's see our top five selections.
Razor focuses on providing top technology, high-quality materials and innovation to deliver the best possible riding experience possible to its customers. The company was founded in 2000 with the introduction of the Model Kick Scooter, which launched Razor into the spotlight and is still one of their most popular products to date. From Motocross to BMX, snowboards, skateboards and surfboards, Razor’s award-winning products are created in order to inspire and excite customers, something it has been doing successfully for over a decade.
Razor’s Pocket Mod Scooter is slightly different from the other products we have featured, and it comes in so many fun designs! This vintage-inspired scooter has a chain-driven electric motor and a variable speed engine that can reach a speed of up to 15 miles per hour. The scooter's 12-inch pneumatic tires have a rear suspension system that allows you to ride on a variety of terrains in style and safety. The built-in battery can run up to 10 miles on a single charge, and the scooter even has a storage basket under the seat for your helmet and other essentials!
Micro Kickboard started out in 1999, with the development of the original Kickboard that won the brand the 1999 Stuttgart Design Centre Design Prize. This overwhelming success ended with the brand selling over nine million scooters in a variety of designs by the end of 2000. The company continued to win awards for its easy-to-use, modern designs, one of these being the Micro Kickboard. Today, Micro Kickboard remains one of the most influential scooter brands in the world, selling to millions of customers worldwide!
Micro Kickboard’s Micro Mini 2Go Deluxe Scooter is specifically designed for small children and babies. This is a ride-on scooter that will grow with your child and can therefore be used for years and years to come! The scooter's iconic Swiss design and award-winning engineering means this product is durable enough to stand up against everything your little terror has to throw at it, too! The raised silicone micro grip on this product allows a comfortable ride, and the scooter can be converted to a stand-up scooter when your little one gets a bit bigger.
By now you should have a better understanding of scooter brands are available to you and what each one has to offer! If you aren’t a fan of these scooter models, all these scooter companies have many more to choose from, so look at their other products to find the right design for you. Now all that’s left to do is choose your favorite and start practicing your scooter skills!