Two-wheel scooters are a lot of fun; every kid wants to get on one these days. But just because every kid wants to get on one doesn’t mean every kid should. What is the appropriate age for a kid to use this? That’s what we want to answer so you can confidently make a purchase for your little one.
The general age for a child to upgrade to a 2-wheel scooter is 4 or 5. However, it can be as young as 2. There is no actual age to learn to ride a scooter. As long as they’re walking, they might be able to be on a two-wheeler. But there are some things to consider.
Is My Child Ready?
This is the real question many parents struggle with when it comes to getting their kids a scooter. Of course, they want their kids to build their physical confidence and motor skills, get some exercise, enjoy the outdoors, and have fun, but what is the right way to do that?
To determine if your child is ready, just look at their ability to walk. This means you are monitoring them from an early age, where you’re looking to see if they walk with a steady gait. If the answer is yes, they’re ready for a 2-wheel scooter!
The latest age we’ve seen for a child being totally ready for a 2-wheel scooter is about 6, and even then, that’s a bit on the latter side. Start really young by getting them acquainted with a scooter, even if it means starting them on a 3-wheel.
Is a 2 or 3-Wheel Scooter Better For My Kid?
The other question people get tripped up in answering is whether they should get a 2 or 3-wheeled scooter. The answer to this question relates to the first question. If they’re walking without any issues, then maybe just go straight to a 2-wheel. However, if you see they’re not 100% where they need to be, go with a three-wheel scooter.
3-wheel scooters are super easy for toddlers to use and a great way to establish your kid’s ability to balance themselves on this scooter.
Large or Small Kick Scooter?
The next question is how big this scooter will be, which is answered on a kid-by-kid basis. You want to get a comfortable scooter for them that can handle their weight and size. The wheels usually determine size.
Small size is usually wheels that are 100mm, 120mm, or 125mm. A medium is 145mm, or 180mm. A large is 200mm or 205mm. Finally, a very large one is 230mm+.
The main point of this all should be to get a kid on a scooter and out into the great outdoors. They’re preparing for a bike, or if they’re using a 3-wheel scooter, they’re preparing for a 2-wheel scooter. There are benefits whichever way you go, which really matters.
Take a look at our store to see if there’s a 2-wheel scooter that’s perfect for your child and if you’re looking for 3-wheeled scooters, we’ve got you covered!
At our Australian company, we are dedicated to making cycling a fun and enjoyable experience for children. We specialize in designing and manufacturing lightweight bikes specifically for kids. Our range includes a unique next-generation design of balance bike that can easily convert to a first pedal bike when the child is ready, thanks to the included easy-ride pedal kit. We strongly believe that the lighter the bike, the easier it is for children to learn to ride and enjoy the experience as they progress. Many children’s bikes on the market are nearly as heavy as the child themselves! That’s why we took on the challenge of redesigning kids’ bikes, creating a lightweight yet strong aluminum frame and carefully selecting components that offer high performance without compromising on weight.