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Your child's first wobbly few yards on a bicycle can be just as nerve-wracking for you as it is for them, and no doubt you would feel a little safer about it if they were wearing a helmet.
Children often complain that a helmet looks 'dorky' and try to tell you that 'non of their friends wear one' – but I think we are all wise to that now!
One of the most important jobs as a parent is to keep your little one safe, and it is essential that you find a well-fitted quality product. Let's strap on a few…
Ages: 5-13 years | Weight: 240g
A stylish, sporty piece of kit designed to imitate an adult mountain bike helmet. You will have no trouble getting the kids to wear this! The sleek, modern design, available in 7 different bright colours is a real head-turner. It features a detachable sun visor, quick release pinch guard buckle, and a single hand dial fit system. It is US CPSC certified and has a multi-density EPS foam liner that works to absorb and minimise impact harm in a tumble. It also features 15 air vents and cooling channels that keep kids cool on hot rides! Best features: • Sporty design • Sun visor • EPS foam lining
Ages: 5-8 years | Weight: 320g A lightweight, three-piece helmet with a triking flame motif. This helmet is adjustable between 47-53cm. It has a tough outer shell that is designed to absorb impact and a comfortable chin strap to fine-tune your fit. It has a detachable visor that will help keep the glare out of their eyes on sunny days. It also features 20 air vents that provide comfortable ventilation on a summer cycle. A tremendous little helmet at a competitive price! Best features: • Flame motif • Tough outer shell • 20 air vents
Ages: 2-5 years | Weight: 226g A perfect first helmet for your budding Bradley Wiggins! This helmet is designed for the first few wobbly trips after the stabilisers have come off. It features a delightful bee design and is available in either blue or pink. It has a thick, removable inner pad that can absorb the odd bump and is very easy to clean after use. It has an adjustable strap and an adjustable buckle along with an impact-resistant ABS shell. Best features: • Fun Bee design • ABS shell • Removable foam lining
Ages: 4-7 years | Weight: 234g
A rugged PVC helmet with an 'arresting' design. This helmet is an excellent choice for your little cop-to-be! It is decorated in the police service's bold blues and whites and has the word POLICE emblazoned proudly on the side. It is perfect for anything from cycling to rollerblading, skateboarding to rollerskating. It has an adjustable strap and a rigid protruding peak to protect their foreheads from the occasional bump. Best features: • Police motif • Tough PVC outer shell • Adjustable strap
Ages: 1+ years | Weight: 280g
A trendy little helmet that offers excellent protection for first-time cyclists. This helmet has a colourful shark motif on a delightful red and blue background. It has six fully breathable air vents as well as an adjustable strap and secure chin fastener. It has an integrated visor to protect your child from glaring sunshine as well as the odd raindrop! It features an easy dial size adjuster to enable you to achieve a snug, comfortable fit. It also has a tough outer shell. Best features: • Chin fastener • Dial size adjuster • Shark design
Ages: 3-13 years | Weight: 460g
A heavyweight choice that provides maximum protection This is a CPSC certified helmet designed to be durable and crash-resistant. It has an adjustable twist buckle at the back which ensures that the helmet remains in place, and a buckled chin strap to keep them doubly secure. It features a breathable, sweat absorbing ventilation system and an impact-resistant PVC shell. It is also available in a range of colours, including rose, black, and electric blue. Best features: • Available in a range of colours • Well-ventilated • Maximum protection
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