Requiring your child to wear a helmet every time
they participate in a wheeled activity such as bike
riding, skateboarding, riding a scooter, or using
inline skates is the best thing you can do to
Make sure that the helmet meets
or exceeds safety standards. Look for an ASTM,
Snell, ANSI, or CPSC certification sticker inside
the helmet and on the box.
Bringing your child
to the store with you to try on helmets before you
purchase one helps ensure a proper fit. A
properly fitted helmet should sit on the top of the
child's head in a level position, it should only be
about 1-2 finger widths above a child's eyebrows.
Tighten the chinstrap as snug as possible.
Adjust the junction of the front and back straps so
that the junction is just under the earlobes.
You should be able to fit one finger in-between
their chin and the chinstrap.
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