12 Best Kids Scooters – We Tested over 30 Scooters

With so many kids scooters on the market, it can be confusing to tell how they’re different and which ones are worth your money. Should you trust those Amazon stars?? We’ve tested dozens of scooters for kids – from regular kick scooters to pro scooters and electric scooters – to help you narrow down options to suit your budget and your child’s riding and style preferences.

Brands like Micro and Razor are hugely popular and make some of the best scooters for kids. But up and coming brands like LaScoota and Fuzion are making waves in the scooter world as well. If you stick with any of these four brands, you can be confident that you’re purchasing a scooter that looks cool, performs well, and will last through several kids.

6 year old riding Micro Maxi down the street

If you have a toddler or young child, you can also check out our Best 3 Wheel Scooters list. Or if you’re interested in electric scooters, you can check out more options on our Best Electric Scooters for Kids page.

12 Best Scooters for Kids

Kids Scooter Why We Love It Price
Kick Scooters
Micro Sprite Best Overall - smoothest ride $99
LaScoota Kick Scooter Best for older or taller kids $80
Razor A5 Lux Best Razor classic $85
Razor A2 Best on a budget $45
3 Wheel Scooters
Micro Maxi Deluxe Best Overall - smooth ride, great quality $149
Micro Mini Deluxe Best for toddlers and pre schoolers $89
LaScoota 2-in-1 Best on a budget $49
Y Fliker Best wiggle scooter $99
Pro (Trick) Scooters
Fuzion Pro X-5 Perfectly sized for younger kids $89
Fuzion Z250 Larger wheels for older kids $109
Electric Scooters
Segway Ninebot C8 Packed with features, smooth ride $129
GoTrax GKS Slower for younger kids $129

Want to see our top kids scooters in action? Check out our Best Scooters video below to see our kid testers at work on our favorite scooters.

Micro Sprite

Best Traditional Kick Scooter

Girl leaping off the curb riding the Micro Sprite kids scooter

PRICE: $99

FITS KIDS: 8+ to adults 220 lbs!

FEATURES: High quality and durable, smooth ride, easy folding mechanism, large variety of color options, LED light up wheels

The Micro Sprite is a top-quality Swiss kids scooter designed with sophisticated style and built for smooth, precise performance. While the Sprite is a “traditional” kids scooter, it’s definitely a high-end version. It’s solid, durable, and most importantly, a smooth ride.

Our testers loved that they could ride “so fast” and didn’t “feel bumpy over all the sidewalk lines”. When they did small jumps off the curb, “the landing didn’t hurt” and it was “easier to jump high”. The scooter feels sturdy and fluid beneath you and doesn’t have the “clackity clack” joltiness that’s very common with kick scooters.

As an added bonus, the Micro Sprite now has a version that comes with LED light up wheels. While this may sound like an unnecessary addition to a scooter, it’s actually been one of our favorite features! The white wheel lights have encouraged our kids to get outside in the evenings more, which we absolutely love!

FULL REVIEW: Micro Sprite

LaScoota Kids Scooter

Best for Older/Taller Kids

LaScoota kick scooter in black and aqua

PRICE: $80

FITS KIDS: 8+ years old

FEATURES: Ergonomically-shaped soft rubber grips, foldable, large wheels and suspension for smooth ride, carrying strap

The LaScoota kids scooter is very similar to the uber-popular Razor A5 Lux, but it’s actually a better scooter. And it’s cheaper! From the moment our testers hopped on the LaScoota, they were enamored! (Us adults too. 🙂 )

The ergonomically-shaped rubber grips are soft on hands and help prevent hand fatigue. They’re also more durable and easier to clean that typical foam grips. From a performance perspective, with larger wheels and tighter construction than the Razor A5, the LaScoota delivers a surprisingly quiet and smooth ride.

So… great price + comfortable + smooth ride + lots of fun color options = huge winner in our book. The minimum handlebar height is about 1.5″ higher than the Razor A5, which is why we particularly love this scooter for big kids. If you have a shorter 8 or 9-year-old, you may want to look at the A5 instead.

Razor A5 Lux

Best Razor Classic Scooter

Kids riding Razor A5 kick scooter in their neighborhood

PRICE: $85

FITS KIDS: 8+ years old

FEATURES: Foldable, lightweight aluminum construction, large 8″ urethane wheels

The A5 Lux improves upon the ride quality of the classic Razor kid scooters by offering larger 8″ urethane wheels that make running into those pesky pebbles and sidewalk cracks a non-event.  This lightweight scooter is geared towards kids ages 8 and older and touts a weight capacity of 220 lbs.  And with a much larger foot deck than the Razor A2, we’ve even been known to snag this from our kids and take it for a ride!

FULL REVIEW: Razor A5 Lux

Razor A2

Best Value

Razor A2 kick scooter in silver and red

PRICE: $45

FITS KIDS: Ages 5+

FEATURES: Foldable, portable, lightweight yet strong aluminum construction, wheelie bar

The timeless Razor A2 is THE quintessential scooter design and offers a whole host of features while taking it easy on your wallet.  The spring-less front wheel shock system adds enough cushion to smooth out small bumps and cracks in pavement.  (Although this scooter is definitely not as smooth rolling as the more expensive scooters we recommend.)

Weighing in at just 6 lbs., it’s light enough to easily be carried by young children, while still beloved by teens! And it even has a wheelie bar for simple tricks.

While basic, the Razor A2 is sturdy, lightweight, portable, and affordable.  With adjustable handlebars and a max weight capacity of 143 lbs, this scooter can grow with your child for many years.

FULL REVIEW: Razor A2

Micro Mini Deluxe

Best Scooter for Toddlers & Preschoolers

Side by side size comparison of a toddler and a kid on the Micro Mini scooter

PRICE: $89

FITS KIDS: 2 – 5 years old

FEATURES: Lean-to-steer functionality, adjustable-height handlebars, extra smooth and stable ride, available in lots of colors, optional LED light-up wheels model, optional folding model

The Micro Kickboard Mini Deluxe touts a winning combination of a 3-wheeled setup and extra-wide foot deck, all to make it as easy as possible for little ones to balance.  The foot deck is constructed of reinforced flexible fiberglass, which absorbs impact from the ground and makes for a smooth and quiet ride.

And with adjustable handlebars that allow young ones to grow with the scooter (10″ adjustability from min to max), while not cheap, the Mini is a worthy investment.

We especially love that the 3 wheels and lean-to-steer functionality make it easy for really young riders to build their confidence, but also provide a super cool sidewalk surfing ride as kids get more comfortable and adventurous.

FULL REVIEW: Micro Mini Scooter

For more options for Toddlers and Pre-schoolers, check out: 8 Best Toddler Scooters.

Micro Kickboard Maxi Deluxe

Best Lean-To-Steer Scooter

Side by side comparison of kids ages 5, 7, 10, and 12 on the Micro Maxi scooter, comparing sizing.

PRICE: $149

FITS KIDS: 5 – 12 years old

FEATURES: Lean-to-steer functionality, adjustable-height handlebars, extra smooth and stable ride, available in lots of colors, optional LED light up wheels and folding version

These kids scooters are not the scooters you grew up with! With their lean-to-steer functionality, the Maxi and Mini Deluxe create a unique ride experience similar to that of a skateboard. They allow the rider to carve turns, but with the added security of t-bar handlebars for extra stability and a boost of confidence. It’s a bit like surfing the sidewalk!

And with that reinforced, flexible, fiberglass foot deck, it’s one of the smoothest and quietest rides around!

Similar to the Micro Sprite, the Micro Maxi Deluxe has a version that comes with light up wheels (white lights on the two front wheels) that make evening rides a blast!

The folding version does have a bit of play in the handlebar, but our kid testers never even mentioned it to us.

FULL REVIEW: Micro Maxi Kickboard Deluxe

LaScoota 2-in-1

Best 3-Wheel Scooter on a Budget

LaScoot 3 wheel scooter in light blue

PRICE: $49

FITS KIDS: 3 – 12 years old

FEATURES: Lean-to-steer functionality, adjustable-height handlebars, smooth ride, light up wheels

If you love the idea of the Micro Mini or Maxi but the price tag is out of your budget, the LaScoota 2-in-1 is a great alternative. With the same lean-to-steer functionality, the overall experience is pretty similar.

So what’s the real difference? The LaScoota’s handlebars have 4 distinct height settings, rather than the Micro’s continuously adjustable t-bar. From a quality perspective, the LaScoota is pretty basic. It’s not as easy to adjust the handlebar, doesn’t have any grip on the foot deck, and the deck is plastic rather than reinforced fiberglass.

All that said, our testers love riding LaScoota’s kids’ scooter and we consider it a great bang for your buck! They also tend to prefer the different colors in the light-up wheels, versus the white lights in the Micro Maxi and Mini LED versions.

Yvolution Y Fliker

Best Wiggle Scooter

Two boys riding Y Fliker scooters in the street

PRICE: $99

FITS KIDS: 7 years old – 175 pounds or 220 pounds, depending on model

FEATURES: Two anti-slip foot decks, hand brake, rubber grips, folding mechanism

Y Fliker is truly the most entertaining scooter on our list. Known as flicker or wiggle scooters, Y Fliker scooters are propelled forward by the rider shifting their weight back and forth (a little bum shimmy dance) – feet never touch the ground!

While there have been many copycats since, Yvolution Y Fliker was the original wiggle scooter. There are several different models of Y Fliker, which are primarily different in the height of their handlebars and weight capacities.

The more expensive Fliker C3 and C5 also feature “enhanced drift”, which provides a slightly more stable and controlled 360 drift spin.

The newest Y Fliker LIFT features enhanced drift AND the ability to more easily and safely do wheelies. Our 11-year-old has tested hundreds of products by now, and pretty much thought the Y Fliker scooters were the best thing to ever happen to him.

FULL REVIEW: Yvolution Y Fliker

Fuzion Pro X-5

Best Beginner Trick ScooterYounger Kids

10 year old boy riding Fuzion X5 at the skatepark, jumping over an obstacle

PRICE: $89

FITS KIDS: 7+ years old

FEATURES: Concave deck, versatile fork that handles 100 mm and 110mm wheels

If you’ve got a little daredevil that wants to try their skills at the skate park, the Fuzion Pro X-5 is your best option.  Built with the beginning enthusiast in mind, this affordable scooter features a 4″ wide concave deck (like a skateboard), making it easier to pull off cool tricks like tail whips and slides.

Fuzion’s well-designed aluminum frame has a weight capacity of up to 220 lbs, making this kids scooter a fun choice for larger kids and even adults who want to have some fun at the skate park.  You could spend significantly more money on a pro-level scooter with additional features, but this entry-level model can’t be beat for the price.

FULL REVIEW: Fuzion X-5

Fuzion Pro Z250

Best Intermediate Pro Scooter – Big Kids

Fuzion X5 trick scooter, showing concave deck

PRICE: $109

FITS KIDS: 8+ years old

FEATURES: Concave deck, versatile fork with 110mm wheels

An upgraded version of the Fuzion X-5, the Z250 has larger wheels that roll faster and smoother. Its wider deck and higher, wider handlebars make it a much better “big kid scooter”. Its graphics are also a bit more fancy, which can make all the difference for your tween.

FULL REVIEW: Fuzion Z250

Segway Ninebot ZING C8 and C9

Best Electric Scooter

Segway Ninebot E8 and E10 electric scooters for kids and teens

PRICE: $129 (C8), $232 (C9)

FITS KIDS: 6 – 12 years old

FEATURES: Hand and foot brake, rubber puncture-proof wheels, Cruise Control, Safety Mode

NOTE: We tested the E8 and E10, which are currently out of stock, so we have provided links for the newer C-Series. The C8 and C9 are slightly more basic (no front dampening system), and have slightly higher max speeds.

If your child is begging for an electric scooter, the Segway Ninebot ZING is the most solid place to start. These high-quality scooters are packed full of features, and also offer the smoothest ride of any electric scooter we’ve tested.

With models that have different maximum speeds, you can choose an electric scooter that’s right for your child’s age and development. The ZING E8 maxes about at 8.6 MPH, while the ZING E10 maxes out at 10 MPH.

Kids’ safety is definitely top priority for Segway. The kick-start motor requires the rider to be moving before the motor actually kicks in. This prevents jolting starts from 0 mph that can often throw a child (or even adult) right off the scooter.

You can also activate “safety” mode which prevents the scooter from going over about 6 MPH. To top it off, the Ninebot ZINGs boast foot and hand brakes.

GoTrax GKS

Best Electric Scooter on a Budget

GoTrax GKS kids electric scooters in black and pink

PRICE: $129

FITS KIDS: 6 – 9 years old

FEATURES: Lower max MPH for young kids, lightweight, unique foot-activated throttle

Affordable kids’ electric scooters are often super clunky, heavy, and a bit difficult to manage. The GoTrax GKS is just the opposite! Lightweight and narrow, the GoTrax GKS makes maneuvering an electric scooter so much easier for kids.

The GKS features a unique foot-activated “throttle” that requires a slow start, and also keeps speeds lower than most electric scooters we’ve tested. With a max of just 7.5 MPH, the GoTrax is ideal for younger or less coordinated kids. And as the cherry on top, the GKS works like a regular kids scooter when the power runs out!

Other Kids Scooters to Consider

Not every scooter can be the best, so there are many scooters we’ve tested that didn’t make our 10 Best Kids Scooters list. See below for our opinion on some popular scooters that didn’t make the top 10.

Hurtle 3 Wheeled Scooter

3 year old sitting on the Hurtle scooter

MSRP: $59

FITS KIDS: 4 to 10

FEATURES: Light-up LED wheels, adjustable-height handlebar, optional seat (but we don’t really recommend the seat, see below)

The Hurtle 3 Wheeled Scooter is most similar in style to the Micro Maxi Deluxe and the LaScoota 2-in-1 scooters. Our kid testers loved this scooter for its bright colors and multi-colored LED wheel lights, but its performance wasn’t as impressive as its looks.

While the Hurtle does a great job moving straight forward and back, it has a more difficult time making quick turns than other three-wheeled scooters we’ve tested. But for a timid rider who is going to be moving slowly, this could definitely be a great budget purchase!

Despite offering great stability with its three-wheeled design, it isn’t as smooth of a ride as the more expensive Micro Maxi Deluxe. The Hurtle made much more noise while riding along sidewalks and was a bumpier ride as well. This didn’t seem to bother our testers that much, but if a smooth ride is important to you, you’ll want to take that into consideration.

The Hurtle Scooter comes with an optional seat that can be folded up. For our eight-year-old tester, the seat was not sturdy enough to hold her weight so we simply folded it up and spun it around to the front. It can also be permanently removed in just a couple of minutes using a screwdriver.

The seat was also a bit of a bust for our younger 4-year-old tester. The handlebar is too tall and is pretty much in a child’s face when sitting down, making it quite difficult to maneuver.

We Test Every Scooter We Recommend

Over the last seven years, we have tested dozens of kids’ scooters. Unlike other review sites, we keep our lists of favorites constantly updated, because we’re constantly testing new products, and even re-testing old ones.

We test every scooter we recommend. We won’t add a scooter to this list just because it’s selling well on Amazon. We don’t rely on Amazon or other reviewers to tell us what’s great. We always determine that for ourselves with our fleet of kids scooter testers.

So if you have specific questions about a specific product, please ask! One big benefit of personally testing and comparing products is that we can answer almost any question you have about them.

How to Choose the Best Scooter for Kids

group of three kids riding different kick scooters for kids

Kids’ scooters are generally pretty simple, but they aren’t all created equal. Here’s a short summary of the most important things to look for to find the best scooter for your child – whether they’re 2 or 10!

Scooter Style

Kids’ scooters come in five general styles.

  • Traditional kick scooter (think Razor)
  • Kickboards (think Micro Maxi)
  • Wiggle scooters (Y Fliker)
  • Trick scooters (Fuzion)
  • Electric scooters (anything with a motor!)

(1) Traditional Kick Scooters

Boy riding Razor A2 kick scooter

Kick scooters were made popular in the U.S. by Razor, and they’re the style of scooter that dominate the market. If you’re unsure which style of scooter to get, a kick scooter is a safe bet. Kick scooters for kids or adults offer the same riding experience, they just differ in wheels size and overall size.

You steer a kick scooter like you steer a bike – by turning the handlebars to turn the front wheel. This motion can be more difficult for very young kids to control, which is why we recommend kickboard scooters for toddlers. (See next section.)

(2) Kickboard Scooters

young girl riding a blue micro mini kick scooter

Kickboard scooters originated with Micro Kickboards, and in recent years have become popular for their stability and unique ride. With three wheels instead of the traditional two, they help kids maintain their balance, and the scooter stays upright when a child gets off and walks away. Less worry = more fun!

They also have a unique lean-to-steer function like a skateboard. There is no turning of handlebars to turn the front wheel. Instead, a child leans their body in the direction they want to go. This limits kickboard scooters in their ability to execute sharp turns or maneuver quickly, but makes them much more stable for young riders.

We’ve found kickboard scooters to be more popular with kids 8-years-old and under, as they tend to be slower than standard scooters. There are many brands that have since copied this kickboard style, but Micro remains the best quality kickboard scooter brand out there.

(3) Wiggle Scooters

Boy riding Y Fliker A3 wiggle scooter in the street

Wiggle scooters aren’t nearly as common as the other styles of kids scooters, but they certainly have their fan base. Not meant for going long distances, up hill, or commuting, wiggle scooters are meant for straight up good times!

Their design makes them difficult to maintain a straight line, as the funnest part is the drifting and 360 spinning. The best place to ride is in a larger open area, such as the middle of the street or a school playground after hours.

Our kid testers liken wiggle scooters to “dancing on a scooter”, because you have to shimmy your hips to get it to move, and then it spins you around like a DWTS dance partner!

(4) Trick Scooters

10 year old boy riding Fuzion X5 at the skatepark, jumping over an obstacle

Trick scooters (also called Pro scooters) are meant for rocking the half pipe and the bowl at the skatepark. With concave decks and no folding mechanism, they’re designed to take a beating through all the jumps, slides, tail whips, and inevitable crashes.

If your child has a need for speed and is constantly jumping off the curbs at home, a trick scooter may be right up his (or her!) alley. Our Fuzion scooters offer a very smooth ride in general, so our kids also use them just for neighborhood riding.

(5) Electric Scooters for Kids

3 kids riding electric scooters down the sidewalk together

Electric scooters are all the craze for both kids and adults! Special electric scooters made for kids have lower maximum speeds and also require a running start, rather than being able to throttle to max speed immediately.

If you know you’re in the market for an electric scooter, check out our list of 10 Best Electric Scooters for Kids – we’ve tested and can personally vouch for every scooter on that list!

Quality and Price

Like everything in life, you get what you pay for. If you want a high-quality, smooth-rolling, quiet scooter, stick to brands like Micro and Fuzion.

boy riding the micro sprite kids scooter at the skate park

Razor scooters and many scooters you’ll find on Amazon will definitely get the job done for a lower price, but these scooters tend to clack noisily on the sidewalk, and have slightly bumpier rides.

Handlebar Height and Width

Most kids’ scooters are generally similar in size, but entry-level scooters like the Razor A2 or the Fuzion Pro X-3 have shorter handlebar stems to accommodate younger riders. Smaller scooters also tend to have more narrow handlebars. Narrow handlebars are fine for really young kids, but can produce twitchy steering as your child gets bigger.

Side by side comparison of handlebar height and width differences between the Razor A2 and A5 kids scooters

Many standard kick scooters and kickboard scooters have adjustable height handlebars to better fit kids as they grow, while trick scooters never adjust (for safety reasons). Most electric scooter handlebars don’t adjust, although some newer models do.

Foot Platform

Wider decks are increasingly popular for toddlers and preschoolers, making it easier for them to remain stable on the scooter. The Razor A2 and similar scooters have very narrow decks, which some young kids find difficult to keep a sure footing on.

Scooters for older kids, like the Razor A5 and Micro Sprite, have slightly wider decks to accommodate kids’ growing feet.

Two different scooters with different width decks

Folding and Storage

Most traditional kick, kickboard, and wiggle scooters fold for compact storage or transportation. Trick scooters don’t fold, once again for safety reasons. Cheap electric scooters won’t fold, while more expensive models generally have that capability.

Folding mechanism of a kickboard scooters for kids

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