Buying your child a scooter is a great idea, and it begins their journey into the world of scooting! But it’s not the end of the story.
You’ll probably want to buy them some super cool scooter accessories, which makes perfect sense.
Some accessories are for safety reasons, and others are to help them personalize their scooter and let their personality through!
But when it comes to choosing the right scooter accessories, you may be a little lost about where to begin.
Luckily though, this guide has got you covered. We’ll look at some great gift ideas with their key features for owners of both scooters and e-scooters.
Why Buy Scooter Accessories?
There are many great reasons you should consider buying your child some scooter accessories. As we mentioned earlier, there are two primary reasons. The first reason is for safety and the second reason is for fun!
Let’s look at these a little more closely.
We all want our kids to be safe, and safety gear when your kids are out on their scooters is going to be very important.
Helmets, knee pads, elbow pads, and the right shoes are always recommended when your kids venture outside on their scooters!
On top of these, though, you could opt for scooter horns and headlights which can be very handy for your kid’s safety on their scooter, especially when it gets darker, such as in the winter months.
The other reason why you should buy your kid’s scooter accessories is that they can be super cool! Accessories can be fun and allow your kids to highlight their personalities when they’re having fun on their scooters.
These can be as simple as scooter horns or a little more complex like light-up wheels. While these accessories have somewhat of a safety element, they can be very fun for your kids to use too.
What Accessories Should I Think About?
There are lots of different types of accessories you should consider when it comes to your kid’s scooter. They range from the absolute must-haves to the why-nots.
However, to make this list a little easier for you, we’ll list some of the top accessories to buy and explain more about them.
1. Headlights (Front And Rear)
Now, while we have listed this as number one, it’s important to note that some kids scooters do actually come with headlights anyway.
However, sometimes even the lights that come with the scooter can break, which can be a huge problem. As we said, when the winter months come in, your kids need to be visible when the light is reduced.
Front and rear lights don’t need to be particularly expensive either. However, it should be noted that it’s always a good idea to check the pricing before you purchase and investigate the manufacturer a little.
The main reason for this is that it’ll make a difference when it comes to the longevity of the headlights and can be the difference between a light that lasts a week to a light that lasts a year.
2. Scooter Lock
One of the most important accessories aside from safety gear is a durable scooter lock that is easy for your kids to use.
There are different kinds of scooter locks on the market and these are very similar (often used interchangeably) to bike locks.
In other words, you may find U-locks, chain locks, or cable locks. These could be with a key lock or combination lock, and you may even find a scooter-specific lock.
These are typically smaller and more compact, providing a tight connection to scooters and bike stands.
3. Storage Bag
It’s a really good idea to buy your kids a storage bag or another method of storage for their scooter. This will allow them to carry their scooter locks with them, which is excellent because sometimes these locks can be a little heavy for kids.
Not only this, but storage trunks can add that little extra protection for their valuables or other accessories they wish to take with them (although it’s always recommended to take their valuables with them after parking their scooter up).
4. Turn Signals
Not many scooters come with turn signals, but some e-scooters do. Turn signals can be a really good idea.
Not only will turn signals be very important for your children’s safety if they’re using populated areas, but it’s great practice for later in life!
Turn signals can be quite addictive for some kids and they may start to use them wrongly – so it’s a good idea to show your kids what these signals are for and the best ways they can use them.
5. Scooter Stand
To maximize the life of your child’s scooter, it’s a really good idea to buy them a scooter stand. These stands allow them to be much easier to lock up but also prevent kids from leaving their scooters on the ground.
This, in turn, means less scuffs and scratch marks on their scooters and stops them from leaving them on the floor, which can be an accident hazard!
Check the dimensions of your child’s scooter before you buy though, so you ensure you’re getting the right-sized stand. Some scooters might already come with one of their own stands, so be sure to check that too.
6. Carry Strap
Carry straps can be really useful, but they can also be a great way to personalize your kid’s scooter. Carry straps are essentially a way for people to carry their scooters with them when they are done riding.
The way in which kids can have this personalization is by choosing their favorite color or even having their favorite shows as a theme!
Having a strap available can be a great way to alleviate some of the headaches that come with taking a scooter out with you and needing to bring it back – perfect for both kids and parents.
7. Carry Basket
One of the disadvantages of having a scooter is the fact you don’t have the ability to carry anything with you, right? Well, not anymore!
Thanks to carry baskets, scooters can have the ability to have a basket installed on them which can allow your kids the opportunity to carry their most required items along for the ride!
Once again, these carry baskets can be personalized to your kids tastes, depending on where you’re shopping.
8. Turn Signal Jacket
This is a great accessory to have instead of turn signals, and kids often find these jackets really cool to wear. They’re essentially special types of jackets which have bright lights that show other people which way they are intending to turn.
These jackets are a really practical gift to buy but kids will certainly find them more of a fun accessory to use.
Another important accessory that’s highly recommended is an anti-theft alarm. These alarms along with a sturdy lock can vastly improve the likelihood of their scooter remaining secure when they’re out having fun.
Whilst they aren’t always the nicest looking accessory, it’s encouraged for you to buy one!
10. Scooter Stickers
Whilst these aren’t as exciting or as practical as some of the other accessories on our list, they can be a really fun thing for your kids to use.
It allows them the creativity with their scooter and really makes the scooter a part of their personality. Just be sure you’re buying stickers that are tailored to your kid’s favorite things!
Some accessories available online are specific for e-scooters, and we’ve mentioned a few above. If you’ve purchased your child an e-scooter, they might be interested in some of the following accessories:
- Turn signals
- Cell phone holder
- Side mirrors
What Accessories Are The Most Important?
Without question, the most important accessories – regardless of what type of scooter your child has – are accessories that keep your kids safe.
Helmets, knee pads, and elbow pads are definitely the things you should purchase when you buy your child a scooter.
The possibility of them falling off their scooter is one that we must consider, so ensuring they reduce the risk of injury is critical.
Along with purchasing these accessories though, it’s important to explain to your children why they are important.
Nobody wants to wear a helmet, but once we understand why we must wear one, we always make sure we do.
To ensure your kids wear this protective gear, look for ones that provide the best protection whilst also being tailored to your children’s likes, such as their favorite colors or their favorite movies.
When it comes to e-scooter accessories, anti-theft accessories are the next important thing to consider.
Things such as alarms and strong, durable locks are the accessories that should be top of your list after safety gear.
Buying accessories for your children’s scooter can be a perfect way to keep them safe but also a way for them to have fun.
However, it’s important that you always keep their safety in mind first, then security for the scooter, and then the fun stuff!
Luckily, there are plenty of options out there for you to consider, and we’re sure you’ll find some super cool ideas your kids will love. Good luck!
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