Is It Better To Have Two Wheels At The Front Or The Back of a 3 Wheel Scooter?
Sturdy And Stable
If a child lacks confidence or doesn't want to go too fast this type of scooter may suit them. But, I know for my own boys they would feel frustration at not being able to go very quickly. However, a scooter that doesn't go very fast may suit a lot of parents. At least you will be able to keep up with your little one and not have to chase them when they have gone too far ahead.
I think both ways of steering have their merits. The lean and steer mechanisms are great for promoting balance which is good. However, scooters for older children tend to use the handlebars to steer the scooter so if the child is already used to having a scooter which is controlled by using the handlebars they may make the transition to a bigger two wheeled scooter more easily. But the steering method isn’t the most important consideration on which scooter to choose, unless they are already used to using a particular method of steering on another scooter or a balance bike. In this case I would stick with what they already know.
My Personal Opinion
I may perhaps consider getting a scooter with 2 wheels at the back for children who are not likely to want to go too quickly on their scooter.
My advice is read reviews and consider your child to decide which type of 3 wheel scooter they would prefer.
Batman scooter - 2 wheels at the back
This batman scooter looks super hero cool. It has 2 wheels at the back and does offer that extra stability for beginners.
The wheels are bigger than tri scooters with 2 wheels at the front. The front wheels measure 150mm (compared to 120mm on most tri scooters with 2 wheels at the front). The back wheel is 100mm, which is comparable to most other tri scooters. Although the ride may be slower the larger wheels will help absorb the bumps from the pavement.
The scooter also features an anti slip deck.
If you're looking for a stable, slower scooter this may be the one for you.
Peppa pig Tri scooter
Another option with 2 wheels at the back is the Peppa Pig Tri scooter.
Again the scooter offers extra stability and low speed for beginners.
There are puncture proof tyres with fairly big wheels. The wheel at the front measures 150mm and the wheels at the back are 120mm.
The deck is anti-slip for added safety.
Obviously a great option for Peppa Pig fans.
Mini micro - 2 wheels at the front
There are many tri scooters with 2 wheels at the front and one at the back. Perhaps the most well known is the mini micro scooter which is featured. Another one to check out is the 3style scooter which is currently the best selling three wheel scooter on amazon.
The mini micro really does excel in it's this class though. It's lightweight so easy for little ones to control and pick up to change direction or go up and down kerbs when they first start scooting.
As they grow and get more confident, the design with 2 wheels at the front helps little kids pick up a more speed when they get more confident.