Christmas is just around the corner, and we are sure that you are on the lookout for the perfect gift for your little one. While there are many options, a kids’ scooter will surely excite your kids to the core.
If you want to buy a kid’s scooter, here are a few things to consider while shopping.
Type of scooters
Before anything, determine the type of scooter you want to buy for your kids. This is subject to your personal preference. The options available in the market and on platforms like Scooter Hut include push scooters, 3-wheel scooters, stunt scooters, dirt scooters, electric scooters, space scooters, big wheel scooters, and more.
Your child’s age
When exploring our stores you will find many kinds of scooters, however, not every scooter is made the same. Selecting an age-appropriate model will mean your child will be able to make the most of their scooter.
We suggest selecting a three- or four-wheel scooter for children aged 2-3 years, as they are easy to balance and ride. Look for lightweight, low-speed, and small-frame scooters that are specially designed for kids.
For a 5-year-old child, a two-wheel scooter would be ideal. However, if they do not have any experience with riding a scooter, starting with a three-wheel scooter would be a good way to build their confidence.
If your child is over 6 years of age and has control over motion and strong spatial awareness, a two-wheel ride is a good option.
Another important consideration is the type of surface your child will be riding on. If they will ride on a rugged surface, consider buying a scooter with good suspension to absorb the vibrations and shocks, especially at the front. Also, look for ergonomic handles.
If they will be riding on a smooth surface, any regular scooter will do.
Smaller wheels, around 100 mm, are light in weight and keep the deck close to the ground, which is good for stability. Large wheels, on the other hand, are fast and keep the deck higher.
A larger wheel size (around 120 to 125 mm) is better if your child is an experienced rider. Large wheels resulting in high clearance will allow them to try different tricks.
The core material of the scooter impacts its weight. So, while choosing the core material, you must also consider your child’s age.
If your child is young, consider buying a plastic scooter, as they are light in weight and come in many colors. For older kids who can handle the weight, get a metal scooter, which is more durable.
Regardless of age, if your child is a beginner, getting them started with a plastic scooter is a better idea.
Deck height determines the stability of a scooter. As previously mentioned, a low deck height keeps the centre of gravity low. It prevents the scooter from falling.
Moreover, you must also remember that if your kid is young, they might find it difficult to kick along the road riding a high deck scooter.
You will find two options for hand grips- foam and rubber.
In comparison to foam, rubber grips are more durable. Also, they cover the complete expanse of the handlebars, and hence, do not need end plugs. Foam grips, on the other hand, are plugged with metal or plastic.
We suggest buying a scooter with rubber grips.
The bottom line
Kids’ scooters come in different sizes, materials, and other specifications. We hope this guide will help you select the perfect scooter to give to your child this Christmas.