Mini-Kick Scooter: Little Kids Can Slalom Down The Sidewalk

05/20/2009 at 10:00 AM ET

The Mini-Kick Scooter ($75)  is designed for kids ages three and up and is a breeze for them to ride. It has three plastic, Rollerblade-type wheels and a brake on the back. My 3 ½-year-old son Finn jumped right on and mastered it in seconds, though he’d never been on a scooter before.

The plastic deck is wide enough for his feet to fit side by side and we have fun pushing him that way. The front two wheels pivot as he leans, making steering really easy, and he can even use the brake successfully. (I fully expected to see the bail-out-and-crash method!) The steering handles’ height is fixed, but we don’t see that as a big issue. The Mini-Kick comes in pink, blue and a brand-new, gender-neutral orange. It’s very lightweight so we even took it on a road trip. He got some much-needed exercise on the sidewalks as we explored.

Claudia Schiffer‘s daughter, Clementine de Vere Drummond was recently photographed scooting to school on her pink Mini-Kick, as was Ava Jackman!


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essi on

We bought one of these in the UK a few years ago and it really is a fantastic toy. The two wheels in the front makes is great starting scooter. I didn’t realise it was so pricey though!

CBB Kristen on

This company also makes an adult-sized version with the same 3-wheel design and an aluminum frame. It is SO much fun to be able to scoot right alongside the kids! — Kristen

tuffit on

That looks so cool….I have been seriously thinking that something like this would be great when we go on vacation later in the year. It’s just a tad pricey to go and rush out and buy one without further consideration though!

jabba on

This scooter used to be about $35 three years ago. Then they improved on the design and jacked up the price, which is too bad. It is well built though.

Eric on

We got one of these for my daughter (pink one) and grandma is actually giving it to her tonight for her birthday. Stellar reviews, and it really does appear to be the best starting scooter you can buy.

My daughter currently has one of those cumbersome 3-wheeled scoots with the two wheels in the back and some dang Disney design plastered across the whole thing. Hey, we wanted to gauge her interest in scootering first, and it was only $5 at a yard sale, what can I say.

The problem with those kind was that she kept hitting her back foot on the wheels and bolts every time she tried to push, and the one wheel up front was very unstable during turning, plus no brake and very little foot room. All-around bad scooters.

As soon as she saw this on at the specialty toy store, she hasn’t stopped talking about it. I’m excited to go riding with her, and I’m guessing next year, or for Christmas my 2-year-old son will want one too.

Rachel on

If you live in the city, this thing is worth its weight in gold. My now 5 year old daughter scootered nearly a mile to school every day, all year, when she was 4. It was such a relief to finally be able to cover longer distances on foot with her! Now she has graduated to a two-wheeled razor scooter, but only because she’s become too heavy for the mini-micro.

If you live out in the ‘burbs and do everything by car anyway, it might indeed be a bit pricey.