Probably some of you are asking the question of what boxing gloves for 6-year old I should buy? In this article, I will tell you what boxing gloves I bought for my 6-year-old kid.
Table of content
- Why did I decide to choose boxing gloves as a gift?
- My key factors for the choice!
- What model of gloves I chose for my 6-year-old boy!
Why did I decide to choose boxing gloves as a gift?
I want to note that I am not a professional coach or a professional athlete. It is true that I have a lot of experience in the field of various types of martial arts and lately I am actively involved in boxing and kickboxing.
This naturally piqued the interest of my 6-year-old kid. Watching his father putting on his training team and throw his new gloves in his sports bag (I ordered special branded gloves, but I’ll tell you about that some other time) he started asking me :
–Dad, when are you going to buy me boxing gloves?
At first, I didn’t take his question seriously, thinking that it was just a manifestation of some childish whim, but his interest did not fade, but on the contrary, it increased over time until I noticed that Christian (my son’s name) started “boxing” with his unprotected fists everything around him.
This bothered me because, as you all know, the main goal of every parent is to protect, educate, and mentor his child.
This is how I came to the decision to choose the most suitable pair of boxing gloves for my 6-year-old kid and to start training at home. If he has decided to strike, let him be well protected and prepared. Moreover, every man must be able to protect himself and the people he loves.
So on his 6th birthday, my little son became the proud owner of a pair of golden children’s gloves.
I followed several key factors in my choice.
Protection of hands and wrists
This was the main factor in my choice. I want my child to be well protected in the hands and wrists, because the bones are still growing and are very susceptible to injuries, especially in the beginning when the young champions still do not know how to properly place blows. Therefore, this should be the main factor in choosing boxing gloves for your child.
Relatively good quality of the gloves
Of course, it is good to have a quality pair of children’s boxing gloves. I don’t think you should be obsessed with this factor and look for the most expensive and luxurious gloves. In my opinion, in the beginning, a pair of well-sewn PU leather gloves are enough to last several months.
However, your child is hardly a professional athlete and does not hit boxing bags for several hours every day so that you need high-quality long-lasting leather gloves.
Do not forget that children grow up in a few months or a year even the most expensive pair of children’s gloves will become practically unnecessary.
For any little champion, the colors and the way the gloves look are very important. However, the young athletes remain children and at first perceive their boxing gloves as a toy, so in my opinion, the design and color are of paramount importance to children.
Do not underestimate this factor or your child may quickly lose interest.
Price always matters. Especially when the one who pays is you. Of course, you can always buy low-quality gloves for less than ten dollars, but believe me, you risk a lot.
Here we are not talking about poor quality goods but about the health of your child. A relatively good pair of children’s boxing gloves (without risking your child’s health) can be found in the range between 15 and 30 dollars.
I personally like Sanabul gloves because of the fresh design and the excellent value for money that they offer. In my specific case, I was looking for gold-colored gloves and unfortunately, I could not find a model with this color of this brand, but if there was, it would most likely be my logical choice.
What model of gloves I chose for my 6-year-old boy!
As I was looking for gold-colored boxing gloves with good hand protection and good value for the money in the range of up to $ 30, I chose:
Ringmaster kids boxing gloves, 4 oz.
- Triple-layered contoured padding
- Dense foam grip bar
- Perforation holes for better breathing
- Carbon leather
- Quick hook and loop Velcro
- Variety of sizes for kids
- Not so good stitching
Why 4 oz for 6 years old kid?
The manufacturer recommends this size for a child aged 6 years.
Of course, this makes sense, because the child is no longer a baby, but on the other hand, he is not big enough to wear heavier boxing gloves. This weight is the perfect balance between glove weight, child mobility, and hand protection.
I completely agree with this, especially since I did not notice any problems during training sessions at home with my son. The kid trained with pleasure without any problems and I did not see any visible signs of fatigue caused by the weight of the gloves.
I found that Ringmaster kids boxing gloves are available at different prices in different Amazon warehouses, so be careful if you want to buy them. For example, on the British site of Amazon, their price is 13 pounds (17 dollars) while in the Spanish Amazon their price varies between 23-57 USD which is quite strange because on the site of Ringmaster their price is fixed at 19 USD.
Maybe this is some kind of commercial marketing trick, but for me it is puzzling. So be careful when choosing.
In general, the gloves are quite comfortable according to my son, they do a perfect job for general training and with moderate use, I think they can last 6 months without giving any significant problems.
The only drawback I’ve noticed so far is some imperfections in the stitching, but this is not a big problem as we do not plan to use them for more than a year ahead.
I think I made a good choice with my purchase and most importantly I achieved my main goal – to make a great gift for my 6-year-old kid and to fulfill my duty to a caring father.