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9 Best Kick Scooters for Kids in 2021

I'm not sure when exactly kick scooters over-took from the humble bicycle as kids' vehicle of choice, but it looks to be a trend that's only going one way. Every week it seems new tweaks are made to make them faster, more robust, and more affordable.

So if you are on the lookout for an electric scooter for kids but don't know where to start, well, you're in the right place! This article will talk you through what you need to consider on your search and give you our 9 best kick scooters for kids in 2021. We've done the hard work, so you don't have to!

Things to look out for

If it is a toddler you are buying for, then 3 wheels and above are recommended.  

No matter how advanced you think little Tommy is, the 2 wheels are just too taxing on their little motor skills! In fact, up to 5 or 6, we would say to stick to the three (they'll probably grow out of them about that stage).

Aside from the number of wheels, here are a few other things you need to bear in mind:

  • Can it fold? Is it a 1-click mechanism?
  • How heavy is it? Who will be lifting it most of the time?
  • How does it steer? 'Lean-to-steer' (like skateboards) is most intuitive for kids.
  • How tall are the handlebars/ can you adjust them?
  • The scooter's motor.
  • The battery - check the product description for details. Lithium is pricier but last longer.
  • The brakes - rear is best, for the same reason as it is on a bike: an abrupt front brake can throw the rider badly off-balance.
  • The frame and fork - it holds the whole thing together, so you want something that doesn't like it will buckle in a strong wind!
  • Maximum speed- bearing in mind the age of your kids.
  • Maximum weight.

What are the best kick scooters for kids in 2021?

1. My First Folding Scooter Dinosaur

My First Scooter Dinosaur | Smyths Toys UK

  • Suitable for ages 2 years +
  • Weight limit of 2.68 kg
  • 65cm handlebar (non-adjustable)
  • Adjusts from 4 wheels to 3 to 2

This scooter is adaptable and offers fantastic value for money. The bold, bright colors go down well with the younger kids too!

2. Micro Mini 3-in-1 Deluxe

Mini Micro 3in1 Deluxe Plus convertible kick scooter for kids with push rod  — Decks And Scooters

  • Suitable for 12 months  - 5 years
  • Up to 35 kg weight
  • Cool sitting and standing mode means even toddlers can use it (with the seat)

What a genius idea! Again, adaptability is the order of the day. Here, your toddler can use the seat until they develop their motor skills, gain some experience, and then move onto the foot deck.

3. Micro Mini Deluxe

Mini Micro Deluxe Purple – Raptor Concept Store

  • Suitable for 2-5 years
  • Up to 34 kg weight limit
  • Handlebars are 17" - 25" from deck

Just the kind of quality we've come to expect from Micro. Not the cheapest, but you can see where your money has gone with the engineering and the finish. 

Swiss-quality design, a variety of colors to choose from, and made from reinforced flexible fiberglass, which absorbs impact from the ground to give a smooth, quiet ride.

4. Segway Ninebot E8

  • Suitable for 6 years + 
  • Weight limit of 50 kg
  • 8.6mph maximum speed
  • Includes cruise control and safety mode

Segway is another leading brand with scooters. You've probably even heard of these guys before yourself. 

The Segway Ninebots are great little scooters, available in various models and sizes, each with its own speed and weight limits. 

The Cruise Control is an excellent touch: once you reach the maximum speed, it stays there until the brake is engaged. A 'Safety mode' where the parents can limit the speed themselves is another neat innovation they've gone with here.

And we LOVED the speed warning that tells the kids when they are approaching their speed limit and actually slows the scooter down if they ignore it for too long! If kiddy scooter designers got Nobel Prize nominations…

5. GoTrax GKS

  • Suitable for 6 years +
  • Up to 55 kg weight limit
  • 4 miles ride-range

If the Ninebots are too expensive, the GoTrax GKS nails the basics at a more affordable price.

One of the things we loved was how the scooter maintains its relatively sedate 7.5 mph speed even on downslopes, a real bonus for the younger kids especially. 

6. Segway Ninebot ZING E10

Segway Ninebot EKickScooter ZING E10 Electric Kick Scooter For Kids And  Teens, Lightweight And Foldable, New Cruise Mode, Dark Grey on Galleon  Philippines

  • Suitable for 8 years +
  • Weight limit of 60 kg
  • 10mph
  • Ride-time of 6.2 miles
  • Cruise control and safety mode

The E8's faster and  more powerful big brother. Whenever your kids are ready to take things up a notch, the ZING E10 is ready for them!

Its larger wheels and suspension system make for a silky-smooth ride. The safety mode is a big hit with parents, and the LED battery light indicator is a valuable addition too.

7. Razor Power Core E90

Amazon.com: Razor Power Core E90 Electric Scooter - Green : Everything Else

  • Suitable for 8 years +
  • 10mph top speed
  • It runs far longer than most of its competitors

If your kid has been frustrated by the run-times of other scooters, the Razor Power Core E90 is here to save the day. At top-speed, maximum load, it rides for 80 minutes within charges. So, even more when it's running lighter or not so fast. Pretty impressive stuff!

8. Pulse Performance Electric Scooter

Best Buy: Pulse Performance Products Reverb Electric Scooter Electric Green  163230

  • Suitable for 8 years +
  • 55 kg weight limit
  • 8mph speed limit
  • Urethane tires for the smoothest ride

This one might not be as pretty as some but where it does score well is for its robust frame, its durability, and the sleek ride given to it by those urethane tires.

9. Go-Trax GKS Scooter For Girls

Gotrax GKS Electric Scooter for Kids Age of 6-12, Kick-Start Boost and  Gravity Sensor Kids Electric Scooter, 6" Wheels UL Certified E Scooter -  Gen X Electric Scooters

  • Suitable for 6 years +
  • Weight limit of 69 kg
  • 7.5mph
  • 4 mile charge time

And we finish off with this lovely little scooter for girls. (Or boys who like pink, of course!)

As well as the color, its 'Safe Step' technology means the motor won't engage until BOTH feet are firmly on the foot deck. We were also fans of the nifty buttons to regulate the speed.

 

You can also check our article on the 9 Best Kids Scooters.

Conclusion

Well well. Plenty to chew on there! If that's whetted your appetite, or you'd like to look at our fine range of electric scooters for kids, check us out at wheelywheels.com. Our friendly experts are on-hand to guide you through the best choices for you and your child.

So what are you waiting for?!