10 Steps to Good, Safe Fun with Kids Scooters
1. Adjustable seats and handlebars on kids scooters and kids electric scooters let you get the right size for your child, giving them stability when riding, as well as the ability to get on and off safely and quickly.
2. Knees, hands, elbows, head. That's the order you usually hit the ground when you fall from a scooter or skateboard, so take some time to get the right safety equipment. Obviously head protection is a must, but don't forget the other soft spots as well. Also, long pants and shoes may be the difference between a fun story and a permanent scar.
3. Not sure about your child's ability with a two-wheeled kids scooter? Get them started with a fun but stable 3-wheeled scooter, and let them graduate up when you think they're ready. A wider wheel-base and larger wheels than a razor scooter let them safely keep up with the big kids.
4. Are your kids ready to handle a little more horsepower, but you're not comfortable with buying them a Harley just yet? Kids electric scooters are a fun and low-powered option, with most electric scooters topping out around a mild 10 mph. You can also choose the level of power they have at their disposal by choosing from a 12, 24, or 36-volt battery.
5. If you're looking for something portable, many Razor scooters are foldable for easy transportation. When you're on vacation, a little trunk space is all you'll require to pack hours of entertainment for your kids.
6. Motorized scooters and electric scooters can make an easy and practical transportation choice when a car isn't an option. If you have a child going to college, or if you live in a dense urban area, a motorized or seated scooter could make your life easier.
7. If your children are more interested in tricks and less in transportation, try one of the Razor 3-wheeled drifting scooters. The wide base of the rear wheels makes a fun and stable platform for drifting, spins, and tricks.
8. When you bring your kids scooter home, make sure you have a clear space for playing. Scooters can handle some bumps and uneven terrain, but if you can find a smooth and debris-free place to play, your children are less likely to learn those hard lessons about gravity.
9. Scooters don't require a great deal of maintenance, but it doesn't hurt to check your wheels and brakes once in a while. Any decent bike shop can tune up your brakes if necessary, and replacement wheels are readily available and easy to swap out.
10. Unlike skateboards, kids scooters have a much more forgiving learning curve, allowing your children to hop right on and get started. When you feel they're ready to tackle the challenge, you might want to look around for books or videos that have more tricks they can learn. If you'd rather not chance it, scooters are always fun for just running up and down the street with the neighborhood kids.