Admittedly, riding a scooter is still much more fun than sitting in a stroller, looking at the scenery! So to offer toddlers a first introduction to the sensations of sliding, the baby scooter is essential as a safe and fun solution.
Baby scooter: at what age to start?
When we talk about a baby scooter , we often refer to a scooter model that adapts as soon as the child knows how to stand, or even walk. Before that, development is not enough to hold on a scooter. Everything in its time !
But around 1 year old, as soon as baby is able to stand up well and takes his first steps, it is then possible to offer him a scooter ride with an adapter . In this case, the 3-wheel scooter has a seat on which the child can sit. He can then put his feet on the platform, or on footrests, if there are any.
From the age of 2, you can then remove the seat, and let the child have his first experience of standing scooter.
Why introduce toddlers to the baby scooter?
The baby scooter is a fun way to go for a walk, but also to acquire autonomy and develop your balance . Very early on, children will develop the ability to orient themselves, avoid obstacles, turn, brake, or even estimate distances, which will help them a lot in everyday life, but also to learn, later, to ride a bike.
The scalable baby scooter
Today, the trend is for the evolutionary scooter , which grows with the baby. The child can then, first of all, sit on the secure seat, and be pushed by an adult using a handle at the back. Then, rather than changing scooters, the evolutionary models allow you to remove the seat, to switch to the big scooter. The child then has a real, very stable 3-wheel scooter, which allows him to take his first steps in his riding life.
Many children adapt their practice according to their development, and many go through the intermediate stage of the balance bike . The child will then be able to remain seated in the seat, but move around on his own by pushing on his feet, as with a bicycle without a pedal .
Essential safety equipment
Obviously, who says sliding sport, says risk of falling. Even if he does not fall from a height, the child can be injured. It is therefore essential to equip baby with suitable protections. Thus, wearing a helmet is mandatory, regardless of the configuration of the baby scooter. Indeed, stability is never as good as a stroller, and children are always unpredictable and can tip over.
As soon as the young rider starts the scooter on his own, elbow and knee pads are useful for limiting injuries and minor sores to the joints.
And then, the sooner we equip the child, the easier it will be to make him accept the protections when he starts to take a little more risks.
To introduce children to the pleasure of skiing from an early age, Nomadeshop offers baby scooters and perfectly adapted equipment for riding in complete safety.