Best Scooter for Kids

The Top Under 5, Over 5 and Budget Pick Scooters

In order to help you find the best kids scooter we’ve looked through a myriad of options out there and narrowed it down to the safest, best performing models. We wanted to showcase models designed for kids ranging from about 2 to 7 or 8, and we selected kids scooters that had three wheels for safety, were available in gender neutral options and were relatively inexpensive. The Micro Kickboard Mini Original is our top pick for best kids scooter; it scoots past the competition with a flexible, kid-friendly lean steer system, non-marking wheels and a fiberglass-reinforced deck.

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 #1  Micro Kickboard Mini Original – Top Pick

WHY WE LIKE IT: The Micro Kickboard features quality urethane wheels, a sturdy, fiberglass reinforced deck and it benefits from an award winning design. It’s great for parents of preschool and kindergarten aged kids looking for a safe indoor or outdoor scooter.

Pros
  • Flexible, fiberglass-reinforced deck makes it easy to lean-steer
  • Quiet, smooth ride
  • Non-marking wheels so your kids can practice indoors
Cons
  • Not designed for rougher surfaces
  • Weight limit lower than some others on our list
  • Not height adjustable

Winner of numerous awards including the ASTRA Best Toy award and the Parents’ Choice Award, this well designed scooter is aimed at preschoolers to kindergarten aged kids. As on a “big kids” scooter, you lean to turn, and the flexible, low-to-the-ground deck makes this kids scooter intuitive and very easy to learn on. It’s also the quietest scooter on our list, thanks to its high quality ABEC 5 bearings and large urethane wheels.

The Micro Kickboard Mini also won’t leave scuff marks on your garage or patio floor, making it a fun, safe way to teach little kids to ride a scooter indoors or semi-indoors. It fits kids up to 44 lbs.

 #2  Lascoota 2-in-1 Kick Scooter – Honorable Mention

WHY WE LIKE IT: Our #2 pick features adjustable height handlebars and supports up to 110 lbs. It’s great for families with an elementary school and a preschool age child, since it can be adjusted for height and even includes a removable seat option.

Pros
  • Adjustable height handlebars
  • Removable seat for younger kids
  • Holds more weight than most kids’ scooters
Cons
  • Aluminum parts may make it louder than some other kids scooters
  • At 7 lbs, it’s heavier than most of the competition
  • Wheels may scuff indoor surfaces as it lacks the special non marking wheels of our top pick

The Lascoota 2-in-1 is ideal for families with little kids of different ages, since it features a removable seat so younger kids can sit as they ride along. It also distinguishes itself with light up wheels and a 110 lbs weight limit, higher than most other three-wheeled scooters on our list. The handlebars offer four height options, meaning it can accommodate kids from roughly 2- 8 years old.

Like most kids scooters, the Lascoota 2-in-1 is a lean-to-steer design, making it extremely easy to learn. It also has an extra wide deck for added safety and stability. Made of mostly aluminum and stainless steel for durability, this kids’ scooter features long-lasting ABS plastic on the rear brake for reliable, safe stopping. The screw-in, removable seat mounts to the handlebar in minutes and helps younger kids enjoy the ride safely.

 #3  Fusion Z250 Scooter – Best for Kids 8+

WHY WE LIKE IT: This 2-wheeled scooter has a durable all-metal frame, sleek design and comes with a 6-month warranty. It’s great for kids 8 & up who already know how to ride a 2-wheeled scooter and want to practice some tricks.

Pros
  • Durable metal frame holds up to 220 lbs
  • High performance ABEC 9 bearings, letting it maintain momentum better than most
  • Easy, 2-bolt assembly
Cons
  • May not be suitable for kids under 8yrs or beginners
  • Low profile wheels limit it to smooth surfaces
  • Pricier than some competing scooters

The Fusion Z250 is marketed as a beginning “trick” scooter, meaning it’s not intended to be a kid’s first scooter, but makes a great gift for one who is ready to forego training wheels and step up to a two-wheeled kids’ scooter.

You still turn by leaning on this one, but unlike with three-wheeled training scooters, the handlebars rotate 360-degrees, as on a BMX bike. The Fuzion Z250 is designed by trick scooter riding pros and it includes an aluminum deck with rails for grinding, a chromoly riser, extra grip handle bars and high performance ABEC 9 bearings in 110-mm aluminum core wheels.

 #4  Razor Kick Scooter – Best Value/Best Budget for Kids 5+

WHY WE LIKE IT: The original Razor scooter design benefits from sturdy yet light aluminum construction and a unique folding mechanism, making it super portable. It also comes at a very affordable price. It’s great for kids ages 5 to about 12 looking for an inexpensive, classic scooter than can easily be folded up and packed for a trip to a friend’s house or the park.

Pros
  • Patented t-tube folding design makes it more portable than most
  • Long-lasting aluminum frame
  • Lightweight and maneuverable, at only 5 lbs
Cons
  • ABEC 5 bearings not as precise as some
  • Small, 98 mm wheels make it not as fast as our #2 pick, the Fuzion Z250
  • Not as stable as scooters designed for younger kids

Like a Kleenex or Zerox copier, the Razor scooter is one of those classic products so category-defining that people use its brand name as general name of what it is. Key to its iconic status among kids’ scooters is its handy folding design. Thanks to the Razor scooter’s patented t- folding handlebars, it’s easy to pack and carry with you.

The handlebars are also height adjustable, making the Razor scooter suitable for kids ages about 5- 12. It has a weight rating of up to 143 lbs. Aside from its trademark folding riser, the Razor scooter features durable aircraft aluminum construction that lets it weigh in at just 5 pounds.

 #5  Skidee Scooter for Kids – Best for Kids Under 5

WHY WE LIKE IT: A convenient three-wheeled (led lights built-in) kids scooter with a folding seat, the Skidee also has folding handlebars. It’s great for families with very young children, since even toddlers can start riding this using the seat, then the seat can come off when they’re ready to stand and ride.

Pros
  • Folding, height adjustable handlebars
  • Folding, removable seat great for smaller children
  • 1-year warranty standard, optional 5-year warranty
Cons
  • Heavier than the Micro Kickboard Mini, our top pick for kids scooters
  • Wheels may scuff indoor surfaces
  • Limited appeal for older kids

The Skidee kids scooter is aimed at families with young children around kindergarten age who may also have elementary school age kids as well, or who want to buy a scooter toy that toddlers can safely sit on, yet can still have fun with once they’re ready to stand and ride. It features an innovative folding, removable seat that holds up to 44 lbs, plus, like the Micro Kickboard Mini and the Lascoota 2-in-1, it uses lean to steer technology, making it intuitive to learn on.

Another plus of the Skidee kids scooter is that, like the classic Razor, its handlebars fold up making it more portable. It also comes in a variety of colors and features light up LED wheels.

 #6  Scooter for Kids – Best Budget for Kids Under 5?

WHY WE LIKE IT: A budget choice, half the cost of some little kids’ scooters, yet features an aluminum frame and folding handlebars. It’s great for families wanting a portable, convenient choice for kids ages 3 and up.

Pros
  • Folding handlebars
  • Light aluminum frame lets it weigh just 4.5 lbs
  • Three wheel design adds safety for younger kids
Cons
  • Limited color choice compared to the Skidee kids’ scooter (our #5 pick)
  • Not suitable for older school-age kids 8 and up
  • Awkward to maneuver, as front wheels turn instead of leaning to steer

This three-wheeled scooter is a bargain choice designed for little kids who are just getting the hang of riding scooter-type vehicles. It includes handlebars that fold up for easy carrying and storage, a big plus for family road trips, vacations and even going out to the park or a friend’s house. It comes in two color choices and benefits from an aluminum deck and riser for durability.

With black urethane wheels, it can be used indoors but may scuff some flooring surfaces. The bearings and wheels may also be a little louder than those on more flexible– but also more expensive–kids scooters from Micro Kickboard and Lascoota. Also, its steering mechanism is less sophisticated than on those “lean-to-steer” scooters, making it less responsive and somewhat harder to maneuver.

 #7  BELEEV Kick Scooter – Honorable Mention for Kids Under 8

WHY WE LIKE IT: The BELEEV kick scooter has comparatively slick ABEC-7 bearings for smooth performance, plus lots of height adjustability. It’s great for larger families since it’s suitable for a wider range of ages than most kids scooters.

Pros
  • 4 levels of height adjustment on handlebars
  • ABEC-7 bearings make it roll more easily and more quietly than even some “big kids” scooters
  • Non slip plastic coated deck
Cons
  • Small rear wheel limits outdoor flexibility
  • Not as sleek or sophisticated asMicro Kickboard or Lascoota options
  • Handlebars don’t fold for storage or transport

The BELEEV Kick Scooter is a solid choice, especially when looking to accommodate kids of different ages and heights. It boasts a wider range of adjustability than most kids scooters on the market, letting it accommodate kids anywhere from 33 to 65 inches tall. It also supports up to 110 lbs.

Like the top choices in the kids scooter market, the Micro Kickboard Mini and Lascoota kids scooters, it employs a simple yet intuitive lean-to-steer mechanism, making it suitable for teaching even preschoolers to ride a scooter. The BELEEV also features bright LED lights in the wheels. Powered by the scooter’s motion, they require no batteries.

How we decided

In seeing which of the many kids scooters on the market today made the grade, we looked for well-tested products suitable for a range of ages from preschooler to tweens. For younger children, we choose three-wheeled scooters for added safety and stability. We selected models with indoor/ outdoor flexibility and metal or fiberglass-reinforced frames for durability. Extra credit went to kids scooters that folded up for easy carrying or included options like a removable seat or height adjustable handle-bars.

When looking to find the top performing scooters for older elementary school kids, we picked models with at least ABEC 5-rated bearings for low rolling resistance, long-wearing urethane wheels with aluminum inline-skate style cores, and metal construction for durability. We had to include the Razor scooter that virtually started the two-wheeled scooter trend, but we also threw in a somewhat more sophisticated scooter, the Fuzion Z250 (our #3 pick) aimed at trick riders and rated for up to 220 lbs.

FAQ:

  • Are kick scooters for kids safe?
    Thanks to their three wheeled, low-to-ground design, modern kids scooters are as safe as tricycles. Some, like our top pick, the Micro Kickboard Mini, even have indoor friendly features like non-marking wheels and ultra quiet bearings. The two-wheeled scooters such as our top pick for kids over 8, the Fuzion Z250, are for more advanced riders, typically for kids ages 6-8 and up, or old enough to ride a bicycle without training wheels. Compared to bikes, even these 2-wheeled kick scooters don’t go very fast, so they are pretty safe. Recommended safety equipment on 2-wheeled scooters is similar to that used for skateboarding or inline-skating and includes a helmet, knee pads and elbow pads.
  • What ages are these kids scooters suitable for?
    We picked out kids scooters that work with a wide age range. Typically, the three wheeled scooters are made for kids at the “training wheels” stage, anywhere from preschool to around 6-7. Some models, like the Lascoota 2-in-1 (our # 2 pick) and the Skidee kids scooter (our # 5 pick) have adjustable or removable seats making them suitable even for toddlers. Others, like our # 3 pick, the two-wheeled Fuzion Z250, are made more for ages 8 and up, kids who want to ride around and do tricks.
  • Two wheels or three wheels?
    Basically, three wheeled scooters are more stable and thus safer for younger children; like a bicycle with training wheels, if you stop, it doesn’t fall over. Two-wheeled scooters on the other hand, like the classic Razor scooter or the more trick Fuzion, are typically faster and more maneuverable.

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