A kids head grows and changes. Each child will have different rates of growth and times when they are growing. Please be aware that most of your head growth is done by the time you reach 6yrs old (this is an average head growth, you or your child may be different). After this age your head will change shape allowing for maturity of your face. What this means for helmet buying is that children as young as 6yrs old can fit into adult size helmets. “Youth” helmets tend to be an adults size small in kids graphics or colours.
For other types of riding (town, recreation, road) see the BIKE HELMET BUYING GUIDE
For Mountain Bike Helmet options see the specific MOUNTAIN BIKE HELMET BUYING GUIDE
MAKE YOUR PURCHASE A SUCCESS…
Adjust to the head for a SNUG Fit.
get Safe – when you first purchase your helmet you need to invest some time to make the necessary adjustments to make the helmet fit snugly to the head. Then you need to do a pre-ride check- that is a quick helmet check before you goRide.
LEARN MORE: How are you wearing your helmet
Caring for your helmet
Role model good habits with your helmet, how do kids learn…by watching you. Wear your helmet every time you ride a bike, don’t drop it or throw it, store it in a safe place, hang it by the chin strap not through the V-straps (otherwise you will be forever adjusting it)
LEARN MORE: caring for your helmet.