Getting a proper fit requires knowledge of kids’ helmet sizes. A helmet won’t fully protect your child’s head as it should if it doesn’t fit correctly. Even when the children are moving, kids’ helmets should remain firmly on their heads rather than flopping around.
You should always ensure your child is wearing a properly fitted helmet when using a bike, skateboard, or scooter. If a child’s helmet is the wrong size, it won’t work correctly and won’t be able to protect his or her head when they crash.
Fortunately, finding the proper kid’s motorbike helmet size and achieving a fantastic helmet fit only requires a few straightforward steps, which we’ll walk you through below.
Step:1 Measuring your child’s head
A helmet will not fit properly if it is not the correct size!
Please measure the circumference of the child’s head, about an inch above their brows, or the thickest area of their head, with a soft tape measure.
This measurement should be compared to the head size range label found on the inside of the helmet. If you buy online, the manufacturer’s size range should be provided.
Step:2 Place the helmet properly on the head.
A child’s view while riding can be obstructed by a too-low or slanted-forward helmet. A helmet that is too high or too far back will not adequately protect a child’s face or forehead.
Remove thick ponytails or hair clips that may hinder a child’s helmet from sitting flush on their head.
Place your child’s helmet properly on top of her or his head.
The helmet should be two finger widths above the child’s brows.
Test: When viewed from the side, a properly positioned helmet should extend past the tip of a child’s nose. You can put this to the test by having your youngster tap their helmet against the wall.
Step:3 Adjust for a close fit
A helmet must be worn securely but pleasantly.
Tighten the dial-adjust knob on the back of the helmet once it is correctly positioned on the head and before you buckle it.
Turn the knob until the interior cage on your child’s head is snug but not uncomfortable.
If the helmet lacks a dial-adjust knob, it should have several pads of varying widths to widen or loosen the inside of the helmet.
Move test: Have your youngster shake their head back and forth to ensure that the helmet is secured correctly (without it buckled). The helmet should be securely fastened.
Step:4 With the side straps form a “V”.
The sliders should be set such that the straps meet at the base of the child’s ear to form a V.
This helps to maintain the helmet on the child’s head. A poorly fitted slider might cause a child’s helmet to slip forward or back on their head while wearing it.
While some sliders lock into place, most of them allow you to move up and down the side strap effortlessly. As a result, it’s critical to double-check the location of sliders.
Step:5 Adjusting the chin strap
The chin strap must be flexible enough under the chin for the youngster to fasten it but tight enough that just one finger can fit between the chin and strap.
One-finger test: Can I fit my chin and the strap with just one finger?
Step:6 Regular checking
Every time your child rides, you should inspect the fit of their helmet.
It is just as vital to frequently adjust your child’s helmet to ensure that your youngster is wearing one.
Helmets are easily and rapidly out of adjustment.