For my daughter and, importantly, for me, scooter is the best and best form of children’s transport. There are options besides it: a bicycle, a runbike, an electric car, rollers, but they have their drawbacks. For example, a bicycle is too heavy for me, and it is difficult for me to lift it on curbs and steps.
Of course, I want the scooter to serve the child as much as possible. It was also easy to manage, and there were fewer problems with it. I hope my advice will help you in choosing this children’s transport.
The first and only scooter, we bought a daughter for three years. Now she is 5, and she continues to ride it with pleasure. The fact is that with most scooters the height of the handle is adjustable, which allows even me to comfortably dissect the space on it while the child is in kindergarten.
In our scooter, the height of the steering wheel is adjustable from 67 to 92cm. And, despite the fact that this model is designed for children from 5 years old, the daughter did not feel any discomfort. Perhaps the fact is that it is quite tall, everything is individual here.
Quantity and material of wheels
Of course, a three-year-old child to master the two-wheeled variants of scooters will be difficult – they are not as stable as their three-and four-wheeled counterparts. Models in which two wheels are behind, and one in front are very popular. Such an arrangement greatly facilitates control and stability.
The most high-quality and comfortable wheels – polyurethane. They do not knock when driving, poorly erased, slower wear mechanism. Plastic wheels are not so durable.
Manufacturer and color
Here the range is huge: for girls – princesses and fairies, for boys – cars and spidermen. However, we still persuaded the daughter not to go on about the pictures, and bought a purple scooter.
By the way, many of my friends, who have two children, or who are planning to give birth in the future, bought scooters of neutral colors that would suit both sexes. For example, red, green, orange, yellow.
From the popularity and reputation of the manufacturer depends on the cost of the product. So, in the scooter world there are more expensive brands (Micro Mobility Systems, Razor) and more budget (Mondo, Powerslide and just Made in China). The former, for example, have a warranty and service.
This may include related acquisitions, such as a protective helmet, basket or handbag on the steering wheel, a flashlight. We have only a flashlight, which is indispensable when driving in the dark.
We decided that the miser pays twice, and purchased the Maxi Micro scooter. I confess to you, we use it in the tail and mane – from the onset of spring to the first snow. For the third year, he serves us faithfully and truly, and this is despite the fact that our entire company rode on it for the first summer.
Now almost all children of our friendly party have similar models. Half of us in clubbing were presented to children for birthdays. No scooter needed maintenance.
Maxi Micro’s carrying capacity is up to 50kg, so I hope it will delight us for years. Many people are afraid of the joystick control option, but believe me, this is a matter of habit. A child usually needs about 20 minutes to get comfortable.
Yes, the cost of it (especially now) is rather big, but I am sure that, due to the amazing activity of my daughter and the frequency of use, other options would have to be changed at least once a year.
And your kids love to ride scooters?