3 Tips for Buying a New Kick Scooter for Your Child

A scooter might have various definitions but from our simple understanding we’d call it a land vehicle that’s powered by a push. Children are indeed a blessing, and a source of happiness to a family. A child’s smile is believed to have the ability to wipe out a frown. Among the gifts parents dream to give to their children, a kick scooter has been considered most appropriate. Its simplicity and cost efficiency has beaten many other gifts parents would be willing to purchase for their kids. Before a parent thinks of buying a scooter for his daughter’s or son’s eighth birthday, here is a list of things to first put in mind.

  1. The Child’s Physical Size

Children grow differently according to how they are raised and the environment they live in. Some, mostly girls have been proven to have a tendency to grow real quick as compared to boys. Children of the same age might exhibit different body sizes.

A child’s physical size matters when it comes to buying a kick scooter. Kick scooters come in a variety of models specified to its usability. Some scooters are long and others are short. As in most cases aluminum types have proved to have the capability of withstanding a maximum weight of up to a hundred kilograms. As with most kids, a new toy gets thrown away or stashed in the garage after they have gotten used to it.

Therefore before going for it, first consider what age your kid is so that he doesn’t outgrow the scooter too soon.

  1. The Operational Know-How

Like other toys, kick scooters come in a wide variety. Some come in a pair of two wheels, one at the front and the other at the back, others come with two wheels parallel to each other and even some come in three wheels. The child’s intelligence on how to ride one really matters. The width and deck of the scooter should also be put into consideration before buying since the child’s comfort matters as well.

Scooters are best handled with children who know how to ride a bicycle.  The most important part to always remember about riding a scooter is balance. A child’s safety should always be given priority thus gears such as knee and elbow pads should always be worn, not forgetting best scooter helmets that might be bought as accessories on various stores that specialize in such items.

  1. Portability

Kids attention get drawn away very easily. He might have been riding his new scooter along the driveway when he suddenly felt like watching T.V and then decide to drop it right there and get back into the house because he is unable to bear with its weight. Most parents find such scooters lying along the driveway or even at the parking lot.

Picking the scooter back to the house might be tiring if one never considered the weight. Some scooters are designed in a way that they can be dismantled in pieces to fit the trunk and others are streamlined in shape to solve storage issues.

Salman Zafar

Salman Zafar is the Founder of Cleantech Solutions, and an internationally-acclaimed blogger, journalist, consultant, advisor and ecopreneur. His areas of expertise includes waste management, renewable energy, waste-to-energy, environment protection, resource conservation and sustainable development.
Salman is a prolific environmental writer, and has authored more than 300 articles in reputed journals, magazines and websites. He is proactively engaged in creating mass awareness on renewable energy, waste management, sustainability and conservation all over the world.
Salman can be reached on salman@cleantechloops.com.

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