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How Do I Choose the Best Toddler Bike Helmet?

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  • Written By: K. K. Lowen
  • Edited By: Allegra J. Lingo
  • Last Modified Date: 21 September 2017
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When shopping for a toddler bike helmet, there are a number of factors to consider. You should make sure that the helmet offers an appropriate level of safety. Cost is a concern for many consumers, especially those who do not want to pay too much for an item that a child will outgrow. Size is an important factor, but style and color also matter to many people.

One of the biggest factors in choosing the best toddler bike helmet is size. A child should not use a helmet that does not fit properly because ill-fitting helmets are both uncomfortable and dangerous. Making sure that a toddler bike helmet is the correct size will allow the helmet to offer the full safety potential.

As a basic safety feature, most bike helmets have chin straps to secure the helmet on the head. You will want to ensure that the straps on the helmet are fully adjustable to aid in safety and comfort. To offer extra safety, some people want their toddler’s bike helmet to have additional features, such as flashing lights for better visibility.

Helmets are available in a wide range of colors and designs. Some children will be happy to wear helmets in their preferred colors or those that feature images, such as favorite cartoon characters. If purchasing a toddler bike helmet as a gift, finding out what colors, designs, or types of entertainment the child likes may increase the recipient’s satisfaction.

Price can be a very integral component of the selection process as well. Helmet prices usually depend on the brand, extra features, and whether or not the helmet features licensed logos or imagery. It is usually possible to purchase a new toddler bike helmet without spending a considerable amount of money. People searching for the lowest price should try to visit as many stores as possible, looking for sale and clearance-priced items. You also may find bargains online, but remember to factor in the cost of shipping.

If you decide to purchase a secondhand toddler bike helmet, you may want to search in thrift shops, garage sales, and other independent sellers. Some people may sell their gently used bike helmets for very reasonable prices, but you should carefully look over the helmet before purchase, inspecting for cracks on the exterior and interior. Helmet straps receive the most use, and it is wise to make sure that the chin strap is in adequate condition as well.

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