These days, along with the technological advancements in various fields, there is no doubt that the kids’ toys have also become more attractive, allowing the parents to select the right piece of gift for their kids from a variety of choices. However, as an elder, parents do have certain things to check before buying a kids scooter. |
Handle bar-- The handle bar adjustment must be secure at all times and they are usually secured via a small clamp, which can be undone simply but will also hold the handle bars in place tightly. The handle bars on the kids’ scooters are easily adjusted by pulling the handle bars up.
Folding mechanism— the childrens scooter should be easy to carry and flexible. Kids should be able to fold it with ease. The folding mechanism will enable your kids’ scooter to be stored. One key thing to remember is that when you un-fold the scooter, make sure you have correctly tightened the mechanism bolts or clip whatever your scooter is held together by.
Correct weight for the child-- All scooters have a weight limit, so be sure to pick a scooter which is suitable for your child’s age range. Make sure you aren’t buying the kid something that is hard for him to carry around.
Safety-- Probable the most important point to consider out of them all. The last thing you want is for your child to be injured when playing on his or her scooter. The best protection gear to wear would be a helmet. Helmets will ensure the kids’ head is always safe, in case child should fall off.
But please note that if your child does fall off and hit his or her head, even if there appears to be no damage to helmet you must replace it!
Foot plate and foot brakes-- The footplate, one of the most important parts of any scooter, is where your child will place his/her feet when riding the scooter. If is important to check that the grip tape still has grip on it. Also the plates need to be very tough and strong. Check that the footbrake at the rear of the scooter is able to clamp around the rear wheel with very little effort. The brake is operated via a spring so it can corrode and slowly become harder to brake.
Wheels-- Childrens scooters wheels are usually made of a hard compound, similar to the wheels found on a skateboard. Hence, check there are no cracks or big chunks of the wheel have come away. Last but very importantly, Wearing right kind of gloves can shield your child’s hands once they take a tumble. Gloves for young kids are created out of identical powerful material as adult wheel gloves. Don’t forget to buy elbow pads as well. Knees and elbows are especially susceptible to injury so don't take that chance. Elbow and Knee pads are made of tough plastic very hard wearing and thus these are must buy. Best of luck for your buy!
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