Natural explorers as they are, toddlers are always on the hunt for something.
The least we can do, as parents, is to make sure that they keep exploring cheerfully—
if you’re here, you’re probably aware of the fact that getting them a toddler scooter will not give them more incentive to go out and explore but also that it functions as a transition to a new stage of life.
If you’re wondering where to get a toddler scooter and how to choose the best one—you’re in the right place!
In a hurry? Here's The Dads CHOICE FOR Best Scooters for Toddlers!
There’s nothing that brings a parent more joy than watching their child have the time of their lives, and one of the best ways to do that is to give them their own way to get around outdoors. If you have a toddler, consider buying a toddler scooter for them.
Why is that? Not only will you give them a great reason to play outdoors, but scooters for toddlers help toddlers develop their balancing and motor skills, among other things. What better reason than that to get a scooter for your little one?
Toddler Scooter Overview
There are so many scooters for toddlers, toddler bikes, toddler ride-on toys out there from which to choose. Where do you begin? If this is your child’s first scooter, you might feel a little overwhelmed at all the options out there. We looked at seven of the best scooters available so you can choose a toddler scooter that’s perfect for your little one.
The dads, at DadsAgree, here took many factors into account, including whether scooters had an adjustable handlebar, their maximum weight capacity, whether they had two wheels or 3 wheels if they provided a smooth ride for your child, and more.
Because of that, our dads also researched whether any scooter makes it easy for a child as young as 3 years old to learn to ride. They feel that scooters worth their salt should work well for young kids still getting their feet under them as well as older children who are ready to start working on fine motor skills and control.
Perhaps the most important factor we considered was safety. You were a kid once, so you know how easily kids can get hurt as they learn to ride a scooter, a bicycle, a skateboard, or anything along those lines. Safe scooters reduce the chances your little ones will get hurt.
Top 7 Scooters for Toddlers Review 2020
After comparing as many scooters for toddlers as possible, we developed our final selection so you know which scooter fits your little one the best.
We’ve also included an FAQ section in case you have questions about any scooter for toddlers to which we may have answers.
|Product||Age||Length and Width||Handlebar Height||Maximum Weight|
Micro Maxi Deluxe
23” by 5.5” (deck)
Razor A3 Kick Scooter
19.5” by 3.6” (deck)
Globber EVO 4-in-1
15 months to 6 years+
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Micro Mini Deluxe
12” by 4.5” (deck)
Radio Flyer FX EZ Glider
27” by 10”
GOMO Kids Kick Scooter
21.8” by 11.5”
Min: 26” Max: 31.5”
BELEEV V1 Scooter for Kids
6.6” by 3.9”
1. Micro Maxi Deluxe
Micro enjoys an outstanding reputation in the kids' scooter market. For those dads looking for a simple yet innovative scooter for children anywhere between five and 12 years old, Micro's Maxi Deluxe scooter makes a good choice.Read Our Full Review
2. Razor A3 Kick Scooter
Perhaps you have a kid that wants a more classic-looking, two-wheel scooter. If that's the case, consider buying Razor's A3 kick scooter with two wheels. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, this scooter will stand the test of time as well as your child's energy.Read Our Full Review
3. Globber EVO 4-In-1
Globber offers the only scooter on the market with a special, patented locking button that helps young children learn how to ride scooters safely. Besides that, it's more or less a toddler scooter bike, which gives them a taste of all three worlds.Read Our Full Review
4. Micro Mini Deluxe
The Micro Mini Deluxe scooter is perfect for kids under age five. This little three-wheel scooter is designed with toddlers' balance problems and developing motor skills in mind, making this a safe, small scooter on which they can learn to ride.Read Our Full Review
5. Radio Flyer FX EZ Glider
Many scooters are expensive, whether you're looking for a kick scooter, a push scooter, or something else. What if you don't have a lot of money to spend on a scooter for your young kid? Take a look at the Radio Flyer FX EZ Glider. You can get a lean-to-steer scooter with an extra-wide deck without high dollar signs to give you heart palpitations.Read Our Full Review
6. GOMO Kids Kick Scooter
Most kids' scooters have three wheels since two-wheel scooters are more suitable for older children with more developed balance, motor, and coordination skills. However, we all know how little kids want to play with the big kids, especially when they've got older brothers and sisters.Read Our Full Review
7. BELEEV V1 Scooter for Kids
For the older kid who has mastered smaller scooters, BELEEV brings their VI scooter to take them to the next level. With two light-up wheels, a foldable handgrip, and general foldability, this particular scooter is compact, lightweight, and great for kids who like riding to and from school.Read Our Full Review
Micro enjoys an outstanding reputation in the kids’ scooter market. For those dads looking for a simple yet innovative scooter for children anywhere between five and 12 years old, Micro’s Maxi Deluxe scooter makes a good choice.
Parents with kids ready to graduate from smaller toddler scooters to “big kid” scooters should give this one a look. It comes with an adjustable T bar, a sleek design for a smooth ride, and Micro’s pioneered “lean to steer” design. Furthermore, this three-wheel scooter for toddlers is both lightweight and flexible, making it suitable for riding around the neighborhood or on the paths in the park.
Micro’s Maxi scooter has a wide deck for added stability, so even as your child starts learning how to lean to turn, they have less chance of falling. Its three wheels add to stability as well, and its non-marking tires won’t scuff up your driveway or garage floor (or your indoor floors if your child tries riding around inside).
We rated this scooter as the best overall because it has pretty much everything any parent could want for their children. The adjustable handlebar, along with the 110 pounds of weight capacity, lets the scooter grow as your child grows.
Micro has won multiple awards for its scooters, including a Parents’ Choice award, so rest easy. Many other parents love this scooter, too.
- Silicone-injected footplate for increased grip
- Anodized stem for improved durability
- Comes in several colors
- Two-year warranty against manufacturing defects
- All parts are replaceable
DADS NO LIKEY
- Adjustable T bar requires careful tightening with a hex wrench
- May not be suitable for children not used to riding scooters
Perhaps you have a kid that wants a more classic-looking, two-wheel scooter. If that’s the case, consider buying Razor’s A3 kick scooter with two wheels. Made of aircraft-grade aluminum, this scooter will stand the test of time as well as your child’s energy.
It has a special shock absorber that doesn’t use a spring, giving any kid as smooth a ride as possible even over bumpy sidewalks, parking lots, and driveways. Since a two-wheeled scooter is inherently less stable than a three-wheeled one, anything that helps your child maintain control on rough surfaces is a good thing.
The polyurethane wheels are larger than previous models and give anyone riding this scooter better traction on many surfaces.
Razor became well-known in the scooter market because it designed a special folding system allowing children to fold their scooters up and take them inside.
Indeed, the fact that it can fold up so small is one reason it drew our eye. Another is its braking ability. The rear brake is very effective, helping to improve their safety. When you’re talking about children, you need a safe, stable product that they won’t outgrow in six months.
- Maximum weight capacity of 143 pounds
- New wheelie-bar design for learning tricks
- Suitable for children as young as five years old
- Foam grips provide comfort
- When it arrives, all you need to do is unfold it and go
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- Very narrow deck due to two-wheel, inline design
- Might weigh too much for young children
Globber offers the only scooter on the market with a special, patented locking button that helps young children learn how to ride scooters safely. Besides that, it’s more or less a toddler scooter bike, which gives them a taste of all three worlds.
This three-wheel scooter is the best all-in-one scooter on the market. As a parent, you can push your toddler around while they sit and learn to balance, then convert it to a pushbike-style scooter as they improve their balance. Adjustable handlebars ensure you can see your child through every phase of learning to ride a scooter without having to buy new ones frequently.
Once your child has mastered the scooter in its pushbike configuration, you can attach the adjustable T bar, giving them a real scooter.
For parents whose kids like some bells and whistles, and for added safety when it’s dark out, Globber’s scooter comes with LED light-up wheels that flash and change color. Not only will your kid look cool on this scooter, but people will be able to see them in some poor lighting conditions.
Its polyurethane wheels and special bearings help your child move along smoothly whether you’re pushing them or they’re riding by themselves. This is truly a great scooter for kids who are very young and just starting out on wheels.
- First foldable three-wheeled scooter on the market
- Toddler scooter comes with two height positions
- T-bar handlebar can be switched out for moto handlebars for very young kids
- LED lights don't require batteries or charging
- Designed without screws to make assembly easier
DADS NO LIKEY
- Only three heights for the adjustable handlebars
- Fairly narrow deck makes stability a little more difficult
The Micro Mini Deluxe scooter is perfect for kids under age five. This little three-wheel scooter is designed with toddlers’ balance problems and developing motor skills in mind, making this a safe, small scooter on which they can learn to ride.
The feature that caught our eye on the Micro mini scooter is its “lean to steer” design. You can help your child learn how to lean to steer even though they’re under five years of age, which not only helps them develop balance and coordination skills early on, it also helps prepare them for the big-kid scooters and possibly even bicycles as they get older.
Its silicone-injected deck gives toddlers added grip for a safer, more controlled ride. Even though Micro intends this scooter for toddlers, it has a maximum weight capacity of 110 pounds, so it will work for older kids as long as it’s not too small for them.
Like its counterpart, the Micro Maxi Deluxe, the lean to steer design requires riders to merely lean left or right to turn. That, too, helps them develop the skills and coordination necessary to ride a bike later on.
- Won several awards, including safety awards and Parents' Choice awards
- Adjustable handlebars sit roughly an inch higher than its original, non-adjustable counterpart
- Fiberglass deck adds flexibility and, thus, comfort
- Deck that sits low to the ground to accommodate a toddler's size and add stability
- Great toddler scooter for two-year-olds
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- Not suitable for areas without sidewalks or pavement
- Deck is smaller than its original counterpart
Many scooters are expensive, whether you’re looking for a kick scooter, a push scooter, or something else. What if you don’t have a lot of money to spend on a scooter for your young kid? Take a look at the Radio Flyer FX EZ Glider. You can get a lean-to-steer scooter with an extra-wide deck without high dollar signs to give you heart palpitations.
Like most kids’ scooters, this scooter has three wheels and an adjustable handlebar to grow with your child. One of the best things that our dads noticed about this scooter, though, is that even though it’s a budget scooter, it’s perfect for kids aged three to five who like to try and break everything they see. That means it can be your kid’s scooter for longer than many other scooters.
Radio Flyer also uses lean to steer technology, teaching your kid how to lean to turn during fast, smooth riding at any age. The rear foot brake gives them added control around turns and stops, even during a sudden stop. This scooter’s wide deck gives young kids the security and support they need and older kids the foot space they require.
All of these features add up to an affordable scooter that’s great for any toddler who wants to learn how to carve their way down sidewalks and over driveways.
- Adjustable handlebar design features soft, foam grips for comfort
- Lightweight enough for young kids to carry
- Comes in multiple colors to fit your kid's preferences
- Wide deck plate is textured for grip
- Perfect for kids who like to go fast
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- Maximum weight capacity of only 60 pounds
Most kids’ scooters have three wheels since two-wheel scooters are more suitable for older children with more developed balance, motor, and coordination skills. However, we all know how little kids want to play with the big kids, especially when they’ve got older brothers and sisters.
Enter GOMO’s Kids Kick Scooter.
While it’s designed for kids ages two to five, it resembles big-kid scooters to make your small one feel more grown-up. They also get the benefit of a lean-to-turn design, so even if your kid is just two or three, they can get a head start on this kind of work on their ability to balance.
“GOMO” stands for “get out more often.” They’ve designed their scooters around the idea that kids benefit from playing outside. And since it’s so small, it’s lightweight but sturdy enough to withstand everything a young toddler can throw at it.
We all know kids fall, and while they’re learning to ride scooters, bikes, or basically anything with wheels, they will take a spill or nine. GOMO designs its scooters with that in mind, too, not just to protect your kid, but also to ensure their scooter doesn’t get so banged up that you have to buy them a new one.
- Wide deck with rubber foot grips
- Foot brake is easy to use and provides added safety and security
- Multi-color design appeals to young kids
- So lightweight that young kids can either pick it up or drag it outside
- Molded grips for comfort and control
DADS NO LIKEY
- Requires some assembly out of the box
- Rides a little rough on sidewalks and cracked pavement
For the older kid who has mastered smaller scooters, BELEEV brings their VI scooter to take them to the next level. With two light-up wheels, a foldable handgrip, and general foldability, this particular scooter is compact, lightweight, and great for kids who like riding to and from school.
BELEEV’s scooter has large wheels for balance, traction, and security, and springless shocks for all those rides on poorly maintained surfaces. It’s a kick scooter that’s low to the ground, which means a lower center of gravity and better balance and stability.
Because it’s lightweight, kids can move easily and give themselves a fast ride. However, its rear brake is long and easy to reach. Because of that, they also have an excellent way to control their speed, especially around obstacles, cars, and going through turns.
The sponge handlebars give kids a comfortable grip so they can ride until their legs are tired instead of until their hands get sore.
Of course, no kids’ scooter is complete without adjustable handlebars because kids grow, and parents would rather not buy them new scooters every few months. After all, buying clothes for kids is hard enough!
Even though this scooter is geared toward older kids, it’s made of durable, lightweight metal to handle the abuse kids will inevitably give it.
- Only requires an L-tool for maintenance
- Maximum weight capacity of 140 pounds
- Even a 12-year old kid can ride this
- Magnetic core wheels mean batters are not required for LED light-up wheels
- Great for family rides
DADS NO LIKEY
- Narrow foot deck
- Only three height options on the handlebars
Frequently Asked Questions
Still have questions? We’ve come up with answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about scooters for kids of all ages.
Are Scooters Good for Toddlers?
Yes. Scooting not only gives your kid much-needed exercise, but they build and refine their balance and coordination, hone their motor skills, and start building muscles and muscle endurance at a very young age. That helps prepare them for sports and other activities for when they're older. It also helps them stay healthy.
At What Age Can a Child Use a Scooter?
Generally speaking, if your kid can walk steadily and in a straight line, they're old enough to try riding a scooter. Be sure to buy one for their specific age group and that gives you the ability to assist them on it, especially when they don't have the balance necessary to ride by themselves. The Globber EVO 4-in-1 that we reviewed above is excellent for this.
How Do I Choose a Scooter for My Child?
You have a lot of things to consider. The first thing to think about is your child's age. The younger they are, the wider a deck you want, and you probably don't want to buy them a scooter with only two wheels if they're under age eight.
Think about wheel size as well. In addition to your kid's age and skill level, deciding where to go riding plays a role in choosing the appropriate wheel size. Bigger wheels aren't just better for younger kids with less control; they're also better for rough terrain.
Finally, the handlebar shouldn't reach higher than your kid's neck at their lowest setting. If the handlebar is too high, your kid can get hurt.
Does My Child Need to Wear a Helmet?
Yes, you absolutely should have your child wear a helmet every time they ride. Protecting your child is your top priority as a parent, and that includes protecting their head when they're on anything that rolls. Kids can sustain serious head injuries falling off a scooter. A helmet is essential for safety.
Are Scooters with Bigger Wheels Better?
That depends. Bigger wheels mean more traction, better control, and better stability in general. However, scooters with larger wheels are harder to push. That can help your kid build strength and endurance faster, but they may not yet be ready for that.
Also, scooters with larger wheels take longer to stop. If your kid doesn't have the skill and ability necessary to know how to decide when to stop, that could pose a problem.
Small wheels have their disadvantages, too, but they're lighter, easier to kick, and easier to steer. They also provide quicker stops. However, they cater to kids' beliefs that they're invincible and may contribute to riskier riding behavior.
Which of these do our dads like the best? We actually like two: Globber’s EVO 4-in-1 scooter and Micro’s Maxi Deluxe scooter. Globber’s scooter is the best for teaching your kid to ride a scooter from an early age all the way through the time at which they’re ready to venture out on their own. We feel this is important for teaching them to ride safely and properly.
Micro’s Maxi Deluxe scooter is excellent for all kids ages five through 12. It’s an award-winning scooter from a highly recognized and respected brand. Micro is innovative enough to produce durable scooters, and with its lean-to-turn technology, children learn and hone many different skills better than they would on any other scooter.
However, any one of these seven scooters will be great for your kid, no matter their age and skill level.