15th Oct 2021
Bought A Scooter? Make Sure Your Kid Is Safe
Do you want to empower your children and allow them to enjoy themselves or with their friends? Give them a scooter as a present. Riding a scooter will be a memorable experience for your children. They will not only enjoy being outside, but they will also make new friends. Whether it's summer or winter holidays, urge them to get outside, kick scooters, ride through the streets of your neighbourhood, and have some fun and adventure. At Scooter hut, we design a wide variety of kids' scooters for your little ones. Visit our website to learn more about them!
As soon as your kids get their grip on the scooter, it is time to invest in some vital gear to protect your little rider. Various falls and crashes are all part of the learning process, however, by wearing the proper safety gear and following some basic precautions, your youngster will be able to brush themselves down and get straight back to riding without having to leave the scooter forever.
Scooter checklist for parts:
Kids scooters should have:
- Good brakes – check the brakes regularly because they will wear down as they age
- No jagged corners
- Easy to lock, non-collapsible steering column
- A horn or a bell
- An anti-skid running deck that is high off of the ground and proper handlebars
Essential scooter protective gear for your child to wear while riding a scooter:
1. Kids scooter helmet
For children, the rule should be "no helmet, no ride." Yes, even for riding simple trails at modest speeds. Scooter Hut chooses to only stock and sell the highest quality, fully certified (AS/NZS 2063:2008) multi and high impact helmets for your safety and your kid's safety.
2. Kids scooter shoes
Shoes provide protection for the feet, ankles, and calves. These shoes shouldn’t be too tight or too loose.
3. Kids scooter gear- gloves, jersey, and pants
The fabric used for scooter pants and jerseys is breathable, flexible, and comfortable. Every rider needs a pair of gloves to protect their hands from blisters. For a lower price, several manufacturers provide combos of trousers, jerseys, and gloves for children.
4. Kids scooters wrist guards
A wrist guard protects children's hands from snapping back, stretching tendons, and breaking their wrists in case of an accident. A wrist brace prevents hyperextension and increases stability.
5. Kids scooters knee and elbow guards for
In the midst of a crash. The initial line of defence is generally the knees and elbows. Elbow and knee guards made of high-impact plastic provide contact and abrasion protection against most things.
- Supervise your kid when they are learning to ride the scooter in a safe area, such as a dual footpath/bike path away from highways, driveways, and steep hills.
- Do not let him scoot at night.
- Supervise your child while riding a scooter on the street until they are 12-13 years old before deciding if they can scoot by themselves.
- Dress them in brightly coloured attire so that other riders, cars, and pedestrians can easily see them.
- Teach your youngster about road safety.
- 3 wheel scooters are better for the learning stage and then you can consider upgrading to 2 wheel scooters.
Your child may object to wearing all the riding gear and following the rules initially, but children learn reasonably fast, and starting off at a young age is always advantageous. Like wearing a seatbelt, children quickly grow accustomed to it. Adapting to the proper protection gear and instructions while engaging in a high-impact sport can provide your children with a lifetime of joy.