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Safety first, always. That is why you want to transport your child in the cargo bike as safely as possible. A children’s bike helmet can play an important role in this. You can also purchase a baby bike helmet if you transport them in the cargo bike.
As children are inexperienced in traffic, they are very vulnerable. A kids bike helmet can substantially reduce the severity of head injuries, so its use is therefore always advisable. According to a study by the American College of Surgeons, a helmet reduces the risk of serious injury after a bike accident with 58%.
For this reason, it is very sensible to purchase a children’s bike helmet or baby bike helmet. However, how do you pick a good helmet? What should you bear in mind when buying a baby bike hemlet or kids bike helmet?
Children’s bike helmets: 6 smart tips
1. A helmet must fit your child’s head properly. Therefore, choose a bike helmet for your child or baby that can be adjusted to the size of one’s head. This can be done with an adjustable turning ring on the inside of the helmet.
2. In the event of a fall or collision, the bike helmet must stay firmly put. For this reason, you should always check that the helmet does not slide out of place: from front to back, from left to right.
3. The buckle and straps must be sturdy. To check whether the buckle offers enough resistance, give the straps a few firm pulls.
4. Your child needs to feel good about wearing a children’s bike helmet, because otherwise, chances are big that they do not want to wear it. Therefore, it is important that a bike helmet is comfortable to wear. The soft chinstrap provides extra comfort and can prevent the skin from getting stuck in the closure.
5. A bike helmet needs to ventilate. Make sure that you have a helmet with openings. On warm days, these will also provide some extra cool and fresh air. A nice breeze, how refreshing!
6. Bright colours and reflective materials often appeal to children. Aside from that, a brightly coloured helmet gives them more visibility in traffic. Sounds like a win-win situation.
Finally, it is important to know that you should replace a kids bike helmet in time. After a fall or heavy shock, the helmet’s shock absorbing capacity could have reduced. This means that your child’s head is insufficiently protected. And, of course, that is not desirable at all. If the straps fray or if the closures and adjustment mechanisms no longer work properly, you should replace the bike helmet (within 5 years).
In case you’d wonder what to bear in mind when doing so, just take another look at the tips above!