The Best Scooter for Five Year Olds

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If you’re anywhere near the same age as me, you’ll probably remember the first time scooters hit the big-time with kids. And by that I mean those sleek, lightweight scooters that hit the market in the 90s, only to suddenly disappear without a trace. Wherever they went, they’re back with a vengeance!

As always, with huge demand comes an even bigger range of options to choose from. Which is all well and good, but if you’re looking for the best scooter for 5-year-old kids, you need to think about your purchase a little more carefully. After all, the last thing you want is a dodgy scooter that’s destined to fall to bits the first time is hits a bump!

So to help you along, I’ve pulled together my own list of five top picks, which I personally think make good choices as the best scooter for 5-year-olds. Always read the guidelines, instructions and warnings etc. carefully, but these are the types that are built to last and won’t let you down:

Kingo Wide Deck 3 Wheels Scooter

First up, this thing caught my eye for the simple reason that I’ve always been a sucker for flashing lights. It’s the same story with my kids too, so I reckon this would be a great choice for kids aged around 5 and up. There’s an extra-wide deck to minimize the likelihood of tumbles, not to mention plenty of grip under-foot. The handlebar can be adjusted for tiny and not-so-tiny people alike, plus the wheels themselves feel nice and heavy. The brake at the back also doesn’t feel like it’s going to break after an hour of use…which is ironic, I suppose!

Pros

Aside from being a great scooter in general, it’s hard not to fall for those flashing lights. Overall build quality is great, the wheels are clearly well-made and the adjustable bar should help keep your kids happy for a few years at least.

Cons

It’s a bit of an odd one I know, but if anything, this thing could be described as a little too fast. Great for kids who know how to take control, maybe a wee bit nippy for others.

Razor A Kick Scooter Green

Next up, this is the modern classic to end all modern classics. The original brand that insists on using the same kind of aluminum they use to build aircraft! Which meant this if this scooter isn’t tough enough for your kids, you won’t find one that is. Weighing in at just 6lbs, it’s feather-light to carry and easy to control. It’s suitable for kids aged 5 and up, but don’t kid yourself into thinking you won’t be giving it a try for yourself! Just be sure to wear your helmet if you do – us old folks don’t bounce quite as well as kids when we fall!

Pros

Some might say the original and the best – it’s certainly the original! The build quality is second to none, it looks the part and should with a bit of luck satisfy your kids for years.

Cons

I still can’t figure out why one of the best scooters from one of the best brands in the business still only sells with a six-month warranty. Not the end of the world, but seems a bit modest for the price.

Globber Primo 3 Wheel Adjustable Height Scooter

We’ve had four wheels, followed by two wheels – you’ll never guess what’s next? That’s right, my personal favorite three-wheel scooter, for those who prefer odd numbers. This little beauty has been manufactured with reinforced steel plating for total strength and stability, along with quality PU wheels and the smoothest bearings you’ll ever need. But my personal favorite feature id the secure lock button – press this and it keeps the scooter locked in a straight line, which is great for getting younger kids used to it while you push/pull them along.

Pros

It’s rated for kids from 2 to 6 years, but can actually accommodate kids up to a generous 110lbs. It’s not a bad price to pay for what you get and as mentioned above, the training-lock button is a really nice touch.

Cons

You need to ensure the training lock is off when your kids use the scooter in the normal sense, otherwise they won’t be able to steer the darn thing! So be sure to point it out to them and keep an eye on it yourself!

Micro Maxi Kick Scooter with T-bar

If you’re looking for something with the potential to last forever, this is it. First of all, this one scooter has been designed for kids aged 5 to 12, meaning a huge lifespan if looked after. Secondly, if not looked after, pretty much every part of it can be replaced cheaply enough, so there’s no need to buy a new one. Performance is right up there with professional-quality scooters, it looks the part and it’s easy as pie to adjust. But then again, given that it was designed by the Swiss, you’d probably expect nothing less.

Pros

Swiss design and the kind of build quality you can rely on. Even if the price isn’t all-that cheap, this might be the only scooter you ever need to buy your kids. You could even pass it down to the next brood!

Cons

To be frank, none that I can think of. Well, except for the price, but it’s still a bargain when you consider long-term value for money.

Razor Party Pop Kick Scooter

We’ve gone full-circle to return to the flashy-lighty novelty scooters I just can’t resist. In this case, it’s less a scooter and more a mobile party on wheels! Instead of the wheels, it’s actually the deck itself that’s loaded with 12 colorful LEDs, turning every ride into an all-out party. Far from just a novelty mind, it’s rugged enough to suit kids up to 143lbs and features a lightweight steel frame with plenty of reinforcement. It’s actually recommended for kids aged 6 and up, but still…pretty epic on the whole!

Pros

Do I need to tell you again I’m a sucker for a light show? Flashy wheels are one thing, but an LED light-up deck is just beyond sweet!

Cons

To be honest, the only downside is that the deck looks way, WAY better doing its thing at night. Which is a shame, given the obvious perils of taking to the streets on a scooter in the dark!

Deluxe 3 Wheel MINI Scooter with Adjustable Handlebars and Light Up Wheels

Last up, if you’re out for something to suit a slightly younger kid on the runup to the big zero-five, this could be the scooter for you. It’s been re-released for 2017 with all manner of improvements, which for the most part have focused on safety for you youngsters. Some of the plastic parts have been replaced with copper, while the maximum weight limit has been increased to 100lbs. There are LED lights embedded in the wheels for extra cool points, plus the various paint jobs available are nothing short of awesome. Not bad for a scooter that’s suitable for kids as young as 2!

Pros

This thing is the kind of head-turner you’re probably going to wish you had when you were a kid. The light-up wheels are great, the new improved frame feels top-notch in every way and it’s got great long-term reliability to it.

Cons

Aside from the fact that it’s a wee bit on the pricey side, it’s still a small price to pay for what you get. I honestly can’t fault this thing. Well, without trying too hard…anyway!

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