It is important to make helmet wearing a family rule. Your toddler will learn from your example, and making a habit of wearing a helmet very early in life is important.
Toddler-sized bike helmets are important for tricycle riding, and when riding as a passenger in a bike carrier, bike trailer or chariot.
It is important to choose the right safety gear for these activities. Buy a helmet for your child that fits now, not one that he will grow into.
Check that the helmet fits, using the "2V1" Rule:
When the helmet is buckled tightly, two fingers should rest between your child's eyebrow and the edge of the helmet.
The strap should form a "V" under his ear
One finger should fit between his chin and the chin strap.
To learn more about using the "2V1" Rule as a guide to fit your child's helmet, click here to download our helmet fitting bookmark.
Click here to download our parent booklet: "Keep Kids Safe: A Parent's Guide to Helmet and Recreation Safety"