Bike Safety: How to fit Kids for Bike Helmets
Bike is a one of the most favorite toy for a kid. Today you will find different kind of bikes for different age group of kids. There is balance bike for the toddlers and normal pedal bike for bigger kids. But as they are kids some safety precaution should be taken when you give a bike to your child such as a helmet. Head is the most unprotected and important part of a human body and a helmet can save your head if any kind of accidents occurs.
Introduction: When buying a helmet for your child the best idea would be take your child to choose his favorite color because if your child does not like the helmet he might not wear it every time. But there are other important things to look for when buying a helmet for your kids which in short can be said fitting the helmet according to your child head size. How to know the perfect measure is written below step by step.
How to fit the helmet: There are 4 major steps to find the perfect fit.
Step 1: First measure the circumference of your child’s head. If it is 20-25, the helmet size should be medium. Small is anything lower than the medium and the big size is anything higher than the medium size.
Step 2: After finding the right size helmet put it on your child’s head. There should not be any more or less than 2 fingers gap from the eyebrows of your kid and the helmet. your kid should be able to look up and see the helmet also.
Step 3: The straps will be aligned perfectly. The ears of your kid should sit on the ‘V’ shaped straps perfectly. One of the two straps should go behind the ear of your kid.
Step 4: When the helmet is buckled and locked under the chin there should be no more than 2 fingers space under the chin. Another measurement is after the helmet is buckled check if your kid can open his/her mouth comfortably, that also proves the helmet is perfectly fitted.
Other protective gears: There are some other protective gears for a child for better riding experience.
- Gloves are the most important gear after the helmet. Gloves make the grip of your child’s hand tighter. Gloves also save the skin on the palm of your hand if any kind of accidents occurs
- Mouth guard is also another important gear. Research has shown that a blow to the chin does more than damaging your teeth. It can lead to brain damage. That is why mouth guard could be a good protective gear.
- Active lights will work as the headlight of backlights as in car. At night, light helps the most. It shows you the road in the dark as well as showing other vehicles of your presence
More protective gears are full body armor, reflective materials, flags, tires and more
Conclusion: The helmet should be worn and fitted in your kids head perfectly and if your kid does not feel comfortable wearing the helmet he might not wear it at all. If you follow the above instruction there is no doubt that you will find the perfect helmet for your child.
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