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Kids scooter buying guide safety & maintenance

Feb 07, 2017

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  • Kids Scooter Buying Guide Safety &

    Maintenance

    Written By Kamrul Hassan Zibon ForScooter.Com

    http://forscooter.com/

  • Contents

    Introduction

    What Is Scooter

    Types Of Scooter

    Kids Scooter Buying Guide

    Safety for Kids while riding scooter

    Tips Kids Scooter Maintenance

    Where to Buy Scooter

    Reference Sites

  • Introduction

    If your little one is full of beans then getting them a scooter is superb for

    helping them burn off some of that extra energy! With so many different

    types of scooters available it can make hard to pick out the right type for

    your child - so take a look at our guide to kids' scooters for some handy

    advice.

    In this guideline we will go thorough how to how to chose Choose Best

    Scooter for Kids. And also learn how to do the best maintance and take

    care of a kids scooter.

    We also show you how much safety a Kid should take wheile riding a

    scooter alone on road .

    Hope this guide will be helpful for choosing the best scooter for your kid &

    take the best maintenance .

    Kamrul Hassan Zibon

    ForScooter.ComBest Kids Scooter Reviews Site

    http://www.facebook.com/kamrulhassan.zibon99http://forscooter.com/

  • What Is Scooter

    A scooter is a human-powered or electric powered land vehicle with a

    handlebar, deck and wheels that is propelled by a rider pushing off the

    ground. The most common scooters today are made of aluminum, titanium

    and steel. Some scooters that are made for younger children have 3 or 4

    wheels and are made of plastic or do not fold. High-performance racing

    scooters made for adults resemble the old "penny-farthing".

  • Types Of Scooter

    There are mainly two types of scooter available in market . They are

    1. Kick Scooter2. Electric Scooter

    Kick ScooterA kick scooter, push scooter or scooter is a human-powered land vehicle with a handlebar, deck and wheels that is propelled by a rider pushing off the ground. The most common scooters today are made of aluminum, titanium and steel. Some kick scooters that are made for younger children have 3 or 4 wheels and are made of plastic or do not fold.

  • Electric ScooterAs the name says, an electric scooter is a vehicle that runs with electric power. Unlike conventional scooters that run based on gas or oil, electric scooters dont require fuel for their functioning.

  • Kids Scooter Buying Guide

    Kids Scooters Buyers GuideIf your little one is full of beans then getting them a scooter is superb for helping them burn off some of that extra energy! With so many different types of scooters available it can make hard to pick out the right type for your child - so take a look at our guide to kids' scooters for some handy advice.

    Getting the Right Size Scooter for ChildrenPicking the right scooter size and type for your child's age means that they'll have much more fun, whether they're whizzing to school on two wheels, or just playing at the park. Generally speaking the scooter's handlebars should reach your child's hip/waist height. This is the ideal scooter size, as it means they'll be able to ride with greater control - and more confidence. You'll also want to make sure the scooter isn't too big - kids should be able to ride their scooter with a straight back, and not hunched over!

    Choosing a Kids ScooterChildren can be spoilt for choice when it comes to all the different scooter styles available. Here are some features and scooter types you might want to look out for when making your decision:

    3 & 4 Wheeled Scooters - Usually made from plastic, these are great for little ones just getting started with a scooter as the extra wheels make things more stable for wobbly toddlers

    Adjustable Handlebars - These can be a smart idea if you'd like to get more use out of the scooter. As your child grows you can adapt the handlebar height to suit them - perfect for growth spurts!

    Folding Scooters - Fantastic for kids to ride on during the school run, these scooters are easily portable, so once you've dropped the kids off you can fold the scooter away and carry it or pop it in the boot hassle-free

    Electric Scooters - A really fun way of getting around, electric scooters tend to be powered by batteries which need charging, and can usually reach speeds of around 10mph

  • Stunt Scooters - Designed for slightly older children, these are usually sturdier (with clamps and stronger construction) so kids can easily and safely practise their tricks at the skate park. Remember, most folding scooters are not suitable for stunts or tricks due to their design - have a read of our stunt scooters buyers guide for more info

    Scooter Accessories & PartsAlready got a scooter? Here are some of the parts you might want to consider to give it a bit of an upgrade or make things a bit more durable:

    # Wheels - Upgrading your scooter's wheels is a way of guaranteeing smoother and easier rolling

    # Grips - It's usually fairly easy to change grips on many scooters, so you can customise the style and make things a bit comfier

    # Pegs - Adding stunt pegs means you can try out loads of new tricks. Often available in different colours, pegs need to be the right size for your scooter.

    So there you have it - a quick run through of the different scooters out there! Be sure to take a look at the scooters we've got here at Halfords to find the right type for your child.

  • Safety for Kids while riding scooter

    Summer may be winding down, but that doesnt mean kids will be hanging up their scooters anytime soon. In some neighborhoods, were even scooting to school and hopefully safely.

    Our partner Micro Kickboard (we love them so much!) is a brand we all have trusted and loved and owned for years, which is why we are thrilled to work with them again. (And apologies to our kids, but no, this doesnt mean we can get another one.) Micro Kickboard also knows a thing or two about scooter safety for kids, because they really care about them. Hey, a lot of them are parents too. So on their behalf, weve put together a few scooter safety tips to help keep all our children safe and happy as theyre zipping down the street.

  • 1. Its all about the helmet. Of course the most important piece of safety equipment is a helmet. Head injuries are the real deal, and so wearing a helmet is even the law in many states. But even if it isnt, you should get ahead of it. There are a number of childrens helmets on the market with fun colors and designs that kids will be more apt to wear. (Ours fight over theirs, ha.) Find the right fit and strap it on!

    2. Protect elbows, knees, and hands. It may sound obvious, but these are always the first to hit the ground when a child falls. Pads for the elbows, knees, and hands are available as easy slip-ons and can be kept in a school backpack, desk, or locker when not in use. And yes, we are totally aware that there is one more area that often hits the ground, but that side comes with its own padding. Actual padding may vary. Lets just say us moms have a little more of it.

    3. Its gotta be the shoes. Shoes arent just about fashion, they also protect feet from stray wheels and any number of random things on the ground that could poke, cut, or tickle the toes of your scooting child. The best shoes to wear while riding a scooter are closed-toed, thick in the sole, and should have some support in the ankle. If the shoes also happen to look really awesome, well, thats just a bonus. Its amazing how many kids we see scooting in flip-flops, flimsy sandals, and the ubiquitous plastic shoes which shall not be named.

  • 4. Size matters! Not all scooters are created equal. Definitely check the height and weight suggestions or restrictions of the scooter you buy, to be sure it is the perfect one for your child. Using the right equipment is the first step in scooter safety for kids (and lots of other things, too!). Scooter manufacturers generally provide their safety suggestions based on a childs age, with the assumption that the majority of children in that group will have similar height and weight, but we say, dont go on that alone. Plenty of our kids fall outside those numbers, which means maybe that 3-5 year old scooter will be ideal for your six-year-old.

    5. Learn to stop on a dime. This sounds cool, but its also an important part of scooter safety for kids. Before your kids head into high traffic areas, be sure they have the ability to stop suddenly, make quick turns, and avoid older people on walkers or carrying large bag of groceries on the sidewalksomething we once learned the hard way. (Eep.) Start slow and practice in a paved parking lot or driveway, or on a low traffic cul-de-sac before sending them out into the real world.

  • Theres time for learning a bunnyhop, ollie, or kick-out later. But first? Stopping.

    6. Theres safety in numbers. This is always a good rule of thumb, the more the merrier and all that. Whenever possible send kids off on their scoot to school with friends, siblings, or assorted classmates. Not only is it fun to spend time with other kids, but it also makes the children much more visible to those cars. Also, the pack looks out for its own, and yes, we just compared kids to a group of wild animals.

    7. Handle street and sidewalk traffic with your eyes, not just your body. Things may be quieter where you live during the summer, but once school starts up, the neighborhood does too. More people on the sidewalks means more obstacles, but dont let that keep you from scooting like the wind. Shouting a friendly on your left! before passing a pedestrian can help keep bumps, bruises, and a few choic