How to Pick Electric Scooters for Kids

Published
09/30/2021

You may be worried about your little ones not getting enough sun due to their busy schedules and obsession with screens. So how can you convince them to go out and get some fresh air? The best way to do this is by getting them something they can play in the great outdoors, like a bike or an electric scooter. 

Electric scooters for kids are vastly different from electric scooters for adults where some of the quickest electric scooters can go up to a speed of 30 mph. Manufacturers who design electric scooters for kids ensure that they ride within a safety limit as anything else can be detrimental to the children’s health. Electric scooters for children cost less than AUD 200, which means it shouldn’t cost you too much to get them for your children.

Even though electric scooters are designed with your children’s safety in mind, you should ensure that your children are always wearing a helmet when they’re riding their bikes.

Factors to Consider Before Buying an Electric Scooter for Your Kid 

1. The Age of Your Child 

Most manufacturers design electric scooters for kids, keeping their age in mind. It helps them define the average dimensions for the electric scooters so they can manufacture scooters for children of all ages. It’s also important to note that electric scooters are only manufactured for children above the age of eight. If your child is younger than this age, it’s better to get them a non-electric scooter instead.

 

2. The Weight of Your Child 

Children have all kinds of metabolism and growth patterns, sometimes they start developing early for their age, and sometimes they may grow later. However, electric scooters are pretty standardized. The label may say suitable for 9-year-olds. However, the weight metric may not match your child’s age. In this case, you should look at the weight metric defined on the scooter, and match it with your child’s weight to find an electric scooter that can withstand your child’s weight without taking them too fast or not working at all.

 

3. The Distance Your Child has to Travel

If you’re thinking of getting your child an electric scooter for them to ride to school and back, then you should consider the distance between their school and your home.  After considering this distance, you should opt for an electric scooter that can withstand a two-way journey so your child doesn’t have to worry about charging their scooter in the middle of a school day.

 

4. Aesthetics of the Bike 

You should pick the aesthetic of your child’s bike to be something that represents them. It would be best if you stick to gender-neutral colors and not enforce any rules on your child. You should also ensure that the bike isn’t too flashy or expensive if your kids intend to ride this to school as it may make their peers harbor complicated emotions.