Kids who are lucky to have parents supporting a cool sport like biking at such a young age usually grow up confident, bold, and fearless. Kudos to your step of supporting your kid while they hop on to ride their heart out.

As every parent knows, biking is a risky adventure. But it’s also true that the risk is the underlying fuel for the thrill. However, while you’re supportive, it is imperative to understand how to make the right choice for your kid’s safety.

Below is the simple step-by-step checklist you can follow to land up with the most ideal kids’ motorbike helmets. We recommend you involve your kid in this process so it can yield the best results. Let’s jump right in:

Step #1: Ask them to pick the ones that they love the most

Your kids will likely wear a helmet they chose and whose style speaks the most to them. Ask them to pick their 3 favorite helmets and follow the below steps.

Step #2: Understand the correct type of helmet 

You have two primary options while selecting the type of helmet you want, a full-face helmet and an off-road helmet.

Full-face helmets cover the entire head and come with a visor whereas off-road helmets have a classic motocross look and are meant to be paired with goggles instead of a visor.

Full-face helmets are heavier and off-road helmets are lighter. Both offer great safety for your kids, it is mostly dependent on preference, style, and comfort.

Step #3: Pick the ideal helmet size 

Too big of a size can leave an empty space inside the helmet, leading to wobbling, and too tight can feel suffocating.

If you’re purchasing online, use tape to measure your kid’s head and tally it online to choose the best fit. If buying offline, get your kid to try different helmets to check the right fit. Try to slide a finger from below the helmet to see how easy or difficult it is to get your finger in. The right fit will feel snug and comfortable.

Step #4: Check for safety certification

The safety certification symbol on the helmet is an indication that the helmet meets the safety standard set by the governing body and validates that the particular helmet is road-safe and approved.

Double-check that the helmet has a certified seal before moving ahead with any helmet. 

Step #5: Make sure they feel comfortable 

One of the reasons why your kid could avoid wearing their helmet is if it irritates them while riding for a long time. Kids can forget the comfort in the excitement of shopping, make sure you step in and assess the cushioning of the helmet and the feel of the inside helmet fabric to understand if it is a good fit for your kid.

Step #6: Assess and compare prices before the final decision

Once you’ve got some options shortlisted, browse through the different prices and pick the one that fits your budget and offers you the best features. 

If you’re online, you can open the helmets in multiple tabs to compare prices and the feature tables and if you’re offline, you can ask the store person to guide you by highlighting the differences.

Takeaway

You won’t need to stress much about every detail of the helmet-buying process if you go to a reputed store that has a legacy in biking accessories.

Make sure you check the reviews of the online store or the offline outlet you plan on purchasing from and use these tips to make your way to the best helmet buy for your kid.

Happy cheering!