T.H. asks from Delmar, NY on September 27, 2008
Infant Bike Helmet
I have a child seat on the back of my bike. I would love to take my 18 month old daughter for a ride, but I want her to have a helmet. All the ones I have found in the store are for ages 3 and up. I want to know if with all the padding, will it be safe enough or are there helmets for children 2 and under?
M.T. answers from Syracuse on September 28, 2008
I have a 16 month old whom I take for bike rides. I found him a helmet at Dick's sporting goods. It is for infants. Giro is the brand. Granted, it is still slightly big, but my son has a small head. It is adjustable. I, definately, think it is safer to have a helmet.
L.V. answers from New York on September 28, 2008
I would recomend bringing the baby with you to a bike store and thye will measure and be able to give you the corret size. i know that is what they did for my 12 month old nephew.
G.P. answers from Utica on September 28, 2008
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It goes by the circumference of your child's head - make sure to measure to get the right size for the right fit. A helmet that is too big does not protect very well.
L.P. answers from New York on September 28, 2008
I saw one at toys r us for 1yr and up... or maybe look online? Have fun! I can't wait till I can go biking with my daughter!
R.S. answers from New York on September 29, 2008
I found a 1+ bike helmet at toys r us for my year old infant. It also had extra padding which I used. It works just fine. Keep looking for 1+
G.T. answers from Rochester on September 28, 2008
Personally, I would never take a small child for a bike ride on a bike carrier. They are dangerous. I live near a park that has a bike path so I have seen many moms and dad that take the kids on rides with them and sooner or later they all fall. The kids get hurt every time! Sure they have helmets on but their little brains are still rattling around inside their heads and sometimes this can cause serious damage. Also they have arms and legs that could be anywhere at the time of the fall. Young children do not know how to protect themselves in a fall. The safest way to take your child for a ride is in a bike trailer. But be aware it's like sitting in the back seat of the bus. It's the bumpiest seat and if the child is too young it can be dangerous for them.
My advice is to go on your ride but leave the baby at home.
C.S. answers from New York on September 28, 2008
I would go to your local bike store and they can measure your daughter, so that you know you have a good quality helmet that fits her properly. I don't know where you live, but I got my 1 year old his first helmet at Jay's Cycle in Westfield, NJ. Good Luck!
A.K. answers from New York on September 28, 2008
My husband had a tough time finding one for our 17 month old daughter. Apparently for whatever reason it is illegal to buy them online. So we had to purchase it by phone from Beacon Bike in NJ ###-###-####. You will need to know your child's head size but you can find places online that tell you how to measure it accurately. Our daughter has a tiny head (less than 3 percentile). She fits the Small Fry Helmet for Toddlers with the frog design (Item number 185429).
F.S. answers from Rochester on September 28, 2008
I was just at Toy's R Us and they carry a 1+ helmet. Probably can order on line too. Tammy S. mother of 2 year old and 8 week old.