Have your kids tired of riding in their stroller? Are you happy because you hate pushing that thing around town? Yes and yes…move over stroller, its time to check out the best scooters for kids.
Living in NYC, the early morning school commute options involve buses, subways, taxis, scooters or good old fashioned walking. The pre-school set seems to be the biggest fans of scooters and my daughter insists on riding hers most days. I like to indulge her because she thinks she’s getting a special treat but the reality is kids on scooters move fast and that is a win-win for moms hoping to make it anyplace on time.
Most scooters come apart making them a great option for taking on a trip near or far. Just don’t forget to pack your helmet.
Little kids: The Micro Mini leads the pack with NYC kids. The three-wheel design, easy steering and user friendly brake make this a perfect choice for beginners. It comes in a whole slew of rainbow colors and its super lightweight. Grab some stickers and plaster your name on it and there will be no fights in the playground. Recommended for ages 3-5 but my almost 4-year old daughter has been using this since she was 2.
Big kids: The Maxi Micro (recommended for ages 5-12) features three-wheels and a choice of two steering options (Pilot stick or traditional TBar). The quality is great and adjustable steering stick means it will grow with your child. Available in rainbow or metallic options.