3 Wheel Scooters for Younger Children
Mini MIcro Scooter
There are two versions of this scooter. One has a seat and smaller handlebar and is designed for the 1 to 5 age group. The other has a standard sized handlebar and is designed for the 3 to 5 age group. Both are featured below. They both have polyurethane wheels which offer a smooth ride ( I was impressed by how smooth the ride is on my son's mini micro).
The scooter has a lean to steer mechanism, so kids lean to go left and right. It has a wide deck which is low to the ground making it really easy for young children to get on and off. The scooter is extremely lightweight at 1.5kg / 3.3 pounds. This makes it a dream to carry and easy for them to control and manoeuvre.
Mini MIcro 3 in 1 Scooter with Seat and Obar Handle
The pink scooter is mini micro 3 in 1 (designed for kids aged 1 and up.) It is designed to adapt as your child grows. It also come in other colors including blue and green.
For ages 1 to 2 - The seat allows very young children to use the scooter as a ride on. When kids are ready to start scooting, the seat can be replaced with a small handlebar called an o bar which is show in the picture of the pink scooter.
For ages 2 to 3 - The obar handle is designed to be waist height for young children at ages 2 to 3. It measures 49cm from the ground to the top of the handlebars so you can measure your own child and see whether that would be around the right handlebar height for them.
For ages 3 to 5 - The tbar handle measures 66cm from the floor to the top. Again, this show be about waist height. You can purchase the mini micro scooter with just the tbar. See below.
The scooter is extremely well built, with excellent design and high quality parts. It's lightweight (at only 1.5kg) but with a strong frame which makes it easy to use and control. It's also easy to pick up and carry when you need to. It has 2 large PU wheels and a slightly smaller one at the back (which offer a smooth and sturdy ride) and a lean and steer turning mechanism which is easy for young kids to pick up.
Read my review of the tbar version of the scooter to find out all about the specifications.
Mini MIcro Scooter with T Bar
This is the version for older children (ages 3 to 5) and the scooter I bought my son. It's designed for kids aged 3 to 5 year olds and in my opinon is an excellent scooter. The best toddler / preschool scooter my boys, nieces and nephews have used. And I went through a few with my elders son.
We bought it for my son when he was 2.5 years old so he was using it when he was younger than 3.
Read My Personal Review of the Mini MIcro Scooter with T Bar
Ozbozz Cosmic Light Flashing Deck Scooter
We actually bought this scooter for my eldest son for his 3rd birthday. It was a purchase I made before I knew a lot about scooters. I have rounded up the good and the bad to help you make a decision on this one.
The scooter has 3 PU wheels (great material for wheels - better than PVC as it offers a smoother ride for your child). There's one wheel at the front and two at the back.
The scooter is cheap and cheerful. Ours lasted about a year with quite a bit of use and it was getting rattly towards the end. We then bought another scooter for my son's fourth birthday. However, for the low price I don't think you can complain if you get a year's use out of it. If you're looking for an affordable scooter which is lots of fun for the short term it could be a good purchase.
It comes in blue and pink.
It also features a rear brake. There are 3 different height settings which is great to make sure your child has the right sized handlebar and it's comfortable for them to ride. The maximum handlebar height is 82cm which is quite high so it will be fine for older children to use as well as long as they don't exceed the maximum weight limit. Ideally it should come up to waist height.
Another thing to note about this scooter is that it's not tilt and lean. You use the steering bar to turn the scooter which many kids and adults actually prefer.
The scooter weighs 2.5kg so there are lighter scooters our there. Lighter scooters are easier for very small children to control. But it should be fine for most 3 year olds.
My son loved the scooter. He loved the flashing lights on the deck - always a bonus for the kids. Battery replacement is a hassle for adults though!! 4 AA batteries are required for the lights.
Four Wheel Scooters which Convert to 3 or 2 Wheels
Little Tikes Lean To Steer
The Little Tikes Lean to steer has a similar design to the mini micro with 2 big wheels at the front and a smaller one at the back.
The wheels on the scooter are made of plastic compared to PU on the mini micro. PU wheels tend to better as they offer a smoother ride but most kids won't moan at plastic wheels. Obviously the price is lower on the Little Tikes so it depends which features are important to you.
It's aimed at kids from ages 2 to 4 years old so a designed for smaller children.
The handlebars are fixed at 66cm which is the same height as on the mini micro scooter.
The maximum user weight is 20kg.
The base is designed to be wide (10 to 13cm) for extra control for young users.
It's low to the ground so easy for little ones to get on and off.
Like the mini micro you lean to turn on this scooter, so lean left to go left and right to go right.
The scooter weighs just over 2kg, which is fairly light but there are lighter options. Lighter scooters are easy for little ones to use. The lightest scooter on the market (the mini micro) comes in at 1.5kg so you can see the difference
Another alternative to the mini micro is the Vokul VK-1281F which you can find details off on the scooters for toddlers page.
Radio Flyer Pro Glider
This scooter is designed for kids aged 3 and up. It has some excellent features and reviews. It features urethane wheels to offer a smooth ride. The handlebars adjust up and down so it will adapt as your child grows. There are three points to adjust the handle. I've found it hard to find information on what the actual height settings on the adjustable handle are but it should be fine for 3 to 5 year olds with some growing room too.
Personally, I wouldn't buy it for children younger than 3 or older than 5 to make sure it lasts and there is enough growing room. It has a weight limit of 60kg.
The scooter itself weighs 3.1kg.
The iscoot is a scooter which has a lean and tilt steering mechanism so kids have to lean to steer the scooter right and left.
The scooter has an adustable handlebar with a lowest setting of 69cm. This compares to a handlebar height of 66cm on the mini micro, so is probably better for slightly taller 3 and 4 year olds. A scooter handle height should ideally be about waist height. See this article to compare more features between the mini micro and the iscoot.
Obviously an adjustable handlebar is good to grow with your child.
The scooter has PU wheels with ABEC 5 bearings which is good.
It weights 2.4kg which is fairly light although not as light as some other scooters. It's foldable which makes it easy for carrying and storing.
Evo Move N Groove
The Evo Move and Groove Scooter is a budget scooter coming in at £14.99.
The handlebar height is 67cm which is a nice height for a 3 year old plus. It's a lean to steer scooter.
It is a budget scooter and there is no information about the material used for the wheels and it's bearings. So, these are the kind of areas where you will probably notice the quality when comparing it to scooters like the mini micro. This may also affect the speed and quality of the ride.
However, if your looking for a budget scooter this could be an excellent choice. The reviews are very good over on amazon so well worth checking out if a low price is your number one consideration.