The Best Scooter For Your 5 Year Old Or Toddler? Do *NOT* Buy Before Reading

At the age of five years old your child’s independence is booming and their balance and all round co-ordination would of improved a lot, from those early stages where you have to constantly pick them up.

At this stage most parents decided their toddler is old enough for a kids kick scooter. But then it begs the questions what is the best scooter for my 5 year old? 

You may not be sure whether to get your child a two or three wheel scooter and which one is most safe for them.

FEAR NOT your research ends here after reading this article you will be confident on which one to get them and hopefully have a lot of other questions answered. 

How to choose a kick scooter for children?

[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”250″ identifier=”B078RV6XDF” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”activexsports-20″ width=”250″]Choosing a kick scooter for you child is not as straight forward as you think. For adults its quite simple for kids there are some things you need to take into consideration.

  • Do you want to  your child’s physical confidence and motor skills to develop
  • Are you preparing your child for learning to ride a bicycle
  • Do you just want your child to have fun with the family
  • These reasons can be deciding factors when choosing a kick scooter.


Does my child need a two or three wheeled scooter? Does it matter?

First and foremost it does matter when making your choice. To get a good picture think of the two wheeled scooter as a bike without stabilizers in terms of balance, and then think of the three wheeled scooter as a bike with the stabilizers.

The simplest way to understand if your five year old is ready for a two wheeled scooter or not is if they can ride a bike or balance bike.

If they have then they are most likely ready for a two wheeled scooter. But, if they have not rode a bike without the stabilizers, or if they just prefer a three wheeled scooter because it is easier to balance then a three wheeled scooter would be the best.

Most 5 years old have 3 wheeled as they are getting used to riding or but if your child is quick learner by all means get a two wheeled scooter, we have the best two wheeled scooter reviewed below 🙂


Best Scooters for 5 years old

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar – Best 3 wheeled scooter for toddlers

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”500″ identifier=”B07R2JXCJP” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”activexsports-20″ width=”500″]This award-winning three wheeled scooter has won our editor’s choice for best 3 wheeled scooter for kids.

The sleek stylish scooter with it’s anodized scooter stem protects against all general wear and tear, with an increased weight-limit for riders which means that as your child grows, the scooter grows with them saving you money!

This 3 wheeled kids scooter is the best value for money as every single part of the scooter is replaceable so if something goes wrong with a part you can just replace it instead of buying a new one.

With the recommend age 2-5 years old it will save you money over a number of years.

 The height adjustment is a simple and reliable quick release, plus the hand grips are quite rubbery and provide excellent grip.

Another bonus point of this scooter is  that the deck has just the amount of flex one might expect a child’s scooter to have,

This really helps the carving effect you get from the clever steering mechanism. With the wheels being super smooth and ultra quiet on hardwood, tile carpet, and outside on sidewalk it really completes this scooter. This really make it the best 3 wheeled scooter for 5 year old.


Adjustable handle bars to suit your growing child

Every part of the scooter is replaceable saving on money by not having to buy a new scooter 

Scooter comes assembled out of the box



The steering column can ne a bit awkward to push the button to remove the column.




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Micro Sprite Kick Scooter – Best Two wheel scooter for toddlers

If your 5 year old is ready for a two wheel scooter then the Mirco Sprite is the best option for them(just make sure they have a helmet!). Even though they recommend age for the scooter is 8, they only say that because generally most 8 years are ready for two wheeled scooters.

There are many customer reviews of childered age 5 who were ready and have loved riding the two wheeled scooter.[easyazon_image align=”right” height=”500″ identifier=”B0145EYQPQ” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”activexsports-20″ width=”348″]

A Swiss designed lightweight, foladable and extremely durable two wheeled scooter is what you get with the Micro Sprite. This scooter steers like a bike allowing your child to master their scooter very quick if they are used to riding a bike.

The Micro Sprite scooter is  simple to fold making it quick and convenient to store or transport. The kickstand lets the scooter to standby itself when you child wants a quick rest.

The handlebar height on the Micro Sprite is adjustable to fit your child which means your child won’t grow out of it quickly and you won’t have to by another one for your toddler. Also for special occasions an adult of up to 220 lbs can ride the Sprite (handy feature!)


Comes with a handy kick stand
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Adjustable handle bars to suits your growing child

Every part of the scooter is replaceable saving on money by not having to buy a new scooter 

Scooter comes assembled out of the box

For special occasions an adult of up to 220 lbs can ride on the Sprite 


The wheels are a bit small


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Lascoota 2-in-1 Kick Scooter – Best 3 wheeled scooter for beginners

[easyazon_image align=”left” height=”500″ identifier=”B078RV6XDF” locale=”US” src=”” tag=”activexsports-20″ width=”500″] The Lascoota is an advanced scooter with truly innovative extras.  The unique selling point of this scooter is your child can scoot standing or sitting! with the T-bar that has 4 adjustable height options to suit your growing child.

The smooth-gliding wheels, low-to-the-ground deck and stable steering all make LaScoota perfect for preschoolers and kindergarteners. The extra wide deck is good to help your child with stability. 

The wheels light up as you scoot, this feature your child will love plus the scooter comes in a wide range of colors so not matter how fussy your child is their is a color for them.

As this scooter is two in one so your child is basically learning to the necessary skills to ride a bike and gain stability and co-ordination for other sports with the lean to steer feature and with the seat.

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2-in-1 features your child can sit or stand to scoot

4 Adjustable handle bars  heights to suits your growing child

Extra wide deck for improved stabilty 

Wide range of colors for the scooter and light up wheels 

The breaks are extremely reliable and SAFE made of highly durable stainless-steel ABS.


The seat isn’t adjustable it can only be folded up


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Frequently Asked questions

How high should my kids scooter bars be?

For you child a rule to remember is the scooter bars should be around hip to waist height when standing on the deck, all our scooters reviewed have adjustable bars so this should not be a problem for you. 

Does my child need a helmet to ride a scooter?

Put simple YES they should, you should drill the idea into your child as early as possible anything can happen and with your child wearing a helmet there head is protected. 

Which scooter is best for beginners for my child?

We would say a three wheeled scooter because they will no have to balance and in terms of the exact scooter we would recommend the Lascoota as its a 2in1 scooter  with a seat so your child can learn to balance first with the seat then move on to standing up whenever they like.