How to choose a child's scooter?
Active scooter, 3 wheel scooter, 2 wheel scooter ... Today, we find a wide choice of models for all ages. How to choose a scooter that best suits your child? Find all our tips here!
Why buy a children's scooter
If for adults the scooter is primarily a mode of travel, everything is different among children who consider it more like a toy that he does not get tired. The scooter allows children to work out, strengthens their physique and develops their motor skills . The scooter is also a good way to introduce children to balance and coordination.
Progressive scooter from 1 year
The choice of a scooter depends on the sense of balance of the child for whom it is intended . Everything is individual because there are those who manage to stand up earlier, and there are those who arrive later.
The progressive scooters - "3 in 1"or "5 in 3"as in the brands Micro or Globber - accompany the children from one year in the learning of motor skills and balance. With an innovative design, the progressive scooter is transformed as the child grows and offers many opportunities to the little ones. In this way, the child can begin learning to balance sitting on the seat with a parent who pushes it and steers it with the directional stick. The seat can be easily removed once the child has grown to become intuitive. As some models are equipped with an adjustable handlebar, it is possible to keep them long enough, up to 6 years!
Balance bike or child's scooter?
The balance bike would be suitable for children from the age of 2 , provided they know how to walk perfectly . Easy to handle, this bike without pedal allows children to move alone using the feet which allows them to gain autonomy and find balance very early. Also, the balance bike allows the transition to the real bike without going through stabilizing wheels (small wheels). Once equilibrium is acquired, it will only be left to teach the child to coordinate his legs to turn the pedals!
3 wheel scooter
For children from the age of 3 who have never scooted, a 3-wheeled children's scooter would be recommended to develop the balance, usually up to 4 years old. It is a perfectly stable model to learn how to ride a scooter safely thanks to the weight transfer system. Complementary to the balance bike , the 3-wheel scooter allows the child to propel himself standing and to move using not only the legs but the whole body.
2 wheel scooter
When is the "real"2-wheel scooter? Often recommended for children from 4 years old with a height of 1 m10 to 1m50, the two-wheeled skid allows you to move independently . Often foldable, 2-wheel scooters are easy to carry and do not take much space in the parents'car. Before buying a 2 wheel scooter for your child, make sure that the basics of flying are well acquired: it is necessary to know how to propel, brake and control the scooter in case of speeding.
What budget do you expect for a child scooter?
It takes between 89.00 €and 139.00 €for a progressive scooter. This could be a good investment over the long term, knowing that this gear could be used for your child from 1 to 6 years old. For a 3-wheel scooter, Nomadeshop offers a wide range of Micro and Globber models, priced between 49.90 €and 139.00 €. If you are looking to buy a scooter 2 wheels, the brand Micro offers the famous model SPRITE at 99.00 € . It is a foldable scooter and very light, equipped with an adjustable handlebar and a crutch. For parents looking to invest in a balance bike , the model TRAINING BIKE of the brand Globber at 49.00 € would offer the best quality-price ratio of the market.
At nomadeshop there is a wide range of models that are quite safe s. In the trade we often find 3 wheel scooters with a wheel in the front and two wheels in the back, which does not ensure the safety of the child. In our shop and on our website, we offer models with two wheels at the front and a wheel at the back, which really prevents the child from falling because all the weight and on the front.
To ensure optimal safety for your child, opt for a scooter with a front brake and a rear brake , especially if it is his first scooter. Remember to check that the braking system is efficient and reliable. Wearing a helmet is mandatory when riding a scooter, whether it is a child or an adult in any discipline. You can also add the knee pads and elbow pads, even if it is optional for the scooter ride and serves more to reassure parents.
At Nomadeshop, it is also possible to equip your child's scooter with light wheels . The lights work with induction energy and light up when the child moves forward, so no batteries are needed. This lighting system provides extra security when the child moves at night.
How to maintain a child scooter?
For the scooter to last a long time, it is necessary to tighten all its small parts regularly . If your child uses the scooter daily, think about doing the checks every week. If the scooter is used only occasionally, one check per month should suffice.
From children's scooters to adult scooters or freestyle scooters
The transition is unique to everyone . If the child who starts on a ride scooter is not at all interested in doing tricks, we will redirect it to the teen or adult scooter. For those who dream of tricks and go skateparks, the choice of a freestyle scooter is obvious. Sometimes parents encourage their children to ride a freestyle scooter because they want to buy a stronger scooter that lasts longer than a scooter. In this case, even with a trott 'freestyle the child will continue to ride as usual and move around the city without having to go to skateparks.
You will find all models scooter child and all our advice on the site and in our shop in Paris.