The Best Scooter For Kids

At the age of five years old your child’s independence is booming and their balance and all-round co-ordination would have 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 kid’s kick scooter. But then it begs the question 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 kids?

Choosing a kick scooter for your child is not as straightforward as you think. For adults it’s quite simple for kids there are some things you need to take into consideration.

  • Do you want to develop your child’s physical confidence and motor skills?
  • 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 like a bike without training wheels in terms of balance, and then think of the three-wheeled scooter like a bike with training wheels.

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 ridden a bike without training wheels, or if they just prefer a three wheeled scooter because it is easier to balance then this would be the best.

Most 4 years old have 3 wheeled as they are getting used to riding or but if your child is a quick learner by all means get a two-wheeled scooter, we have the best two-wheeled scooter reviewed below 🙂

Best Scooters for 5 Year Olds

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar – Best 3 Wheeled Scooter for Toddlers

Micro Kickboard - Mini Original 3-Wheeled scooter for kids

This award-winning three-wheeled scooter has won our editor’s choice for the best 3 wheeled scooters for kids.

The sleek stylish scooter with its 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 recommended age of 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 the sidewalk it really completes this scooter. This really makes it the best 3 wheeled scooter for kids.


Adjustable handlebars to suit your growing child

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

The scooter comes assembled out of the box


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

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Micro Sprite Kick Scooter – Best Two Wheel Scooter for Kids

Micro Kickboard - Sprite 2-Wheeled

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 children age 5 who were ready and have loved riding the two-wheeled scooter.

A Swiss-designed lightweight, foldable, 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 quickly 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 stand by itself when your 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 buy another one for your toddler. Also for special occasions, an adult of up to 220 lbs can ride the Sprite (handy feature!)


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Comes with a handy kickstand

Adjustable handlebars to suit your growing child

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

The 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

Lascoota 2-in-1 Kick Scooter for kids

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 no matter how fussy your child is there is a color for them.

As this scooter is two in one so your child is basically learning the necessary skills to ride a bike and gain stability and coordination 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 handlebars  heights to suit your growing child

Extra-wide deck for improved stability 

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 your child a rule to remember is the scooter bars should be around the 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 simply 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 their head is protected. 

Which scooter is best for beginners for my child?

We would say a three-wheeled scooter because they will not have to balance and in terms of the exact scooter, we would recommend the Lascoota as it is 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.