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Teaching Kids Healthy Habits Teaching Kids Healthy Habits

You can't walk along the sidewalk here in NYC without seeing at least one kid on a scooter. Skinny scooters, tall scooters, wide scooters - you name it, they are here. Kids dash around commuters, pigeons, street vendors like they are in a video game dodging alien invaders. Scooters can go fast...really fast.

My daughter has a scooter, yet we are on the prowl for her next one. That is one key for scooter safety -- be sure the scooter fits the kiddo. Want other hints on scootering? I've got 'em:

-- Buy one that is age-appropriate scooter, not one you think she will grow into. Many provide room to grow with adjustable bars, but be sure the scooter "fits" your child now.

-- When scootering, keep away from water and speed bumps and other uneven surfaces. You would be surprised how one little wrinkle in the cement can catch a wheel and send your little one over the side.

-- Obviously, helmets have to be worn. As we have talked about already, it needs to fit properly. Even if your kids are goofing around with the scooter inside, they need to wear protection.

-- Wear the correct shoes. Solid shoes, not flip-flops or sandals or bare feet, are acceptable footwear.

-- You need to watch your kid as they scooter...especially the young ones. I read that kids under eight years old make up a quarter of all scooter injuries.

Do your kids have (or want) a scooter? What do they prefer -- bikes or scooters?

 

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by on May. 10, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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timon95
by Betty on May. 11, 2012 at 12:15 AM

they both have a scooter and bike. ds likes his bike more. dd likes her scooter. neither one of them have one of those Razor scooters. they have simple scooters.

gacgbaker
by Bronze Member on May. 11, 2012 at 2:16 AM

My nephews have them and we all share the outside toys since they are all stored in one barn on the property, so they do use them.  I think they prefer bikes over all though.  

gacgbaker
by Bronze Member on May. 11, 2012 at 2:16 AM


Quoting batjmom:

My kids have the power Wing scooter. I think thats right. It actually has a place to put both feet behind I think those are safer. We have plenty of room on the basketball court for them to ride

I've never heard of that kind, I might have to check those out!

gacgbaker
by Bronze Member on May. 11, 2012 at 2:17 AM


Quoting nngmommy83:

DS is getting interested but doesn't have one yet. DD lost interest awhile ago!

That's how my older two kids are too- they lost interest in them.  

gacgbaker
by Bronze Member on May. 11, 2012 at 2:18 AM


Quoting Leelee1008:

my kids have several scooters, Razor scooters to be exact. They are pretty safe on them. They also have bikes, they would rather ride their bikes any day.

Same with my kiddos!

NicholasMama608
by Sarah on May. 12, 2012 at 6:45 PM

I prefer the bike over a scooter.  DS has coordination issues so the scooter would be harder for him.

sunshine86912
by on May. 31, 2012 at 4:45 PM

 no scooters!

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