Outdoor playtime for little ones means chalk, bubbles, toddler bikes and yup—scooters. There are tons of styles on the market, so we've done the work to help you narrow down which toddler scooter might be right for your kiddo. (And don't forget the helmet!) Here are some of the best toddler scooters if you're looking for one.
When looking for a toddler scooter, you'll first want to make sure that any option you consider is toddler size. These are much smaller in scale and lighter than scooters made for older kids. Look for a wide base for them to practice getting the hang of balancing rather than a thin one. Consider things like being adjustable or foldable, depending on your child and your lifestyle.
Most importantly, look for toddler scooters that are good for children two to five; these are often called kick scooters.
Choosing the best toddler scooter doesn't have to be hard. These models are specifically targeted for the age range of 18 months through about six years old and include light-up versions, foldable ones and adjustable handle bars.
This toddler scooter is known as one of the best out there, with thousands of parents giving it an average rating of 4.8 stars on Amazon. It has three wheels and allows toddlers to learn to scoot with its lean-to-steer feature. The platform is wide and the handlebars are adjustable as your child grows in height.
It's lightweight and can hold up to 110 pounds—perfect for a younger kid just getting their footing. There's also a two-year manufacturer's warranty. Two larger front wheels and a tiny steer-focused rear wheel make this a solid and safe choice, and one of our favorite types of scooters overall.
This affordable scooter is great for beginners who need an extra wide base to work on balance and coordination while riding a scooter. It's basically a skateboard's magical hybrid with a toddler scooter, and darn it, we think it's downright magical and a breeze to ride for even the youngest toddlers.
There are three wheels and working steering to help kids maneuver correctly. The maximum weight capacity is 50 pounds and this scooter is best for kids two to five years old, though reviewers happily brag about kids as young as 18 months loving it. It comes in red and pink and is a brilliant, more affordable alternative to the Maxi Deluxe scooter that costs a pretty penny.
Kids who love light-up stuff will go wild for this light-up scooter. It has three LED lights that add a bit of fun to scootering. It has three wheels that light up and it's easy to assemble. Kids can learn to steer by leaning, and the handlebars are adjustable as your child grows.
The weight limit is 110 pounds so your toddler can use it as they get older, too. Versatility was one of our most important factors when choosing the best scooters for kids, and this model knocked it out of the ballpark.
The Razor Lil'Kick Scooter is a great option for those who know and love the Razor brand and want to pass that love on to their toddlers. It has an extra-wide, slip-resistant platform for little feet to get used to scootering. Over 8,000 parents and caregivers have rated it on Amazon, saying that it's sturdy and easy to assemble.
Instead of small wheels, this sturdy option features three larger-than-average clear-hued wheels that offer added traction, stability and style. This promises a smooth ride while the rear fender brake ensures quick, easy and safe stopping.
Toddlers will love this light-up scooter, available at Walmart. It has a light-up bar, motion-activated light-up wheels and pivot steering for a smooth and fun ride. Maxing out at 44 pounds, it's great for toddlers aged three and up.
This three-wheel scooter is lightweight and easy to move and has a wide platform for toddler-sized feet.
For an adjustable scooter with all the bells and whistles, consider the LaScoota 2-in-1 Kids Kick Scooter. It has an adjustable seat that young toddlers can use to get acquainted with the scooter, as well as handlebars that adjust to four different heights.
We love the extra wide base plus three wheels for stability. It has lean-to-steer technology, which allows toddlers to learn about balance. There are light-up wheels featuring LED lights which don't require any batteries. The removable seat promises this scooter will be a popular outdoor play choice even as kids age.
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