Electric scooters for children are gaining more and more acceptance among parents. With the advancement of technology and manufacturing industry, e-scooters are becoming cheaper and cheaper, so more and more families can afford to buy scooters for their children.
Electric scooters for kids are a great way to teach a child to be responsible for themselves and for the environment. One of the biggest advantages of electric scooters is that they don’t emit any CO2 emissions, and teaching your child that their new vehicle is helping to make our planet greener is a big step in their eco-conscious development.
Also, a child over the age of 12 will understand the responsibilities of owning a motorized vehicle after owning an e-scooter. Because the scooter must be cared for, cleaned, charged regularly and driven safely with protective equipment so that children feel like adults and develop a sense of responsibility from an early age.
However, care must be taken to ensure that the child does not brag about their new scooter in front of people as this is an undesirable trait. These scooters have cool designs and other kids might be jealous. Your child should also be instructed to deal with this aspect responsibly.
If you think an electric scooter is right for your child, consider the following tips before making a purchase:
child’s age and weight
- Ages 8-12
Young children should not get an e-scooter with a motor more than 100-200w as the top speed of these scooters is around 8 MPH which is still considered safe. These scooters can carry a child up to 120 lbs. Always make sure your toddler uses the scooter under adult supervision!
- Age 12-15
Young teenagers can take the responsibility of owning a scooter with a 200-300w electric motor. These scooters have a top speed of 10-15 MPH which is already satisfactory for their age. The more powerful 300-watt models are actually enough to carry people up to around 200 lbs, so dad will have fun too.
- Age 15+
Older teenagers will not be happy with small electric scooters as they find them slow. Electric scooters for children with 300W+ power are available on the market, which are already considered adult scooters. Their top speed varies between 15-25 MPH, has larger batteries and therefore a longer run time. These scooters are built for speed, comfort, durability and safety.
Scooter tire size
In general, the larger the tire size of the scooter, the safer it is. Kick scooters have small rubber tires that easily catch in potholes and are therefore not designed for speed.
Try to make an informed decision while considering the above points. Don’t forget that a scooter that is much lower than its broad competition is not without reason…it will probably be of low quality. There are many reviews and reviews on the web, make sure you do your research before you buy.