Learning to ride on a balance bike will be the first time that your child is out in the park or on the road on a bike, so this is a great time to get them used to wearing a kids balance bike helmet. This means that they will be safe on their bikes while they are learning and they will have no problem continuing to wear the helmet when they graduate to larger and ‘proper’ bikes.
How to choose the best balance bike helmet
The good news for everybody is that there is a fantastic range of kids bike helmets available, so your child can have fun and look great while they are learning to ride on the best balance bike! Kids balance bike helmets come in all sorts of shapes, sizes, colours and designs and are available from several leading manufacturers.
The most important thing to consider when you are buying a child cycle helmet is that it fits correctly. Make sure that you measure your child’s head before you go ahead and select your favourite colour and design, as this can save you a lot of time and effort in returning a helmet that doesn’t go on their head properly!
The best way to do this is to measure the widest part of the head, which is above the eyebrows. This will give you the size in centimetres and you can start looking for the correct size of helmet. You can’t really go just on the age of the child, as every child is different so the size of their heads will vary!
A general rule is that a small kids bike helmet will be 48-52cm, a medium size helmet will be 53-58cm and a large helmet will be 59cm and above. The helmets are usually adjustable within these size ranges.
What is the best balance bike helmet?
Kiddimoto childrens cycle helmets
Kiddimoto offers a fantastic range of colourful and stylish helmets, ranging from the Union Jack, (pictured), Pastel Dotty and Blue Goggle designs, to the fun police and firemen helmets and even the Italian Job!
It will be great fun selecting from this range of childrens cycle helmets, and you can expect to pay around £20 – £25 for a good quality Kiddimoto cycle helmet.
Puky childrens cycle helmets
Puky also specialists in childrens bikes, and although their range of kids bike helmets is not quite as extensive they offer very good quality and stylish helmets.
You can choose from a classic pink helmet (pictured), and helmets are also available in classic red, purple or a crusader model. The price of a Puky childrens cycle helmet will be around £25 – £30 which is a small price to pay for a great product and peace of mind to know that your child is protected while they rider.
This is just a few of the kids bike helmets that are available, so as long as you make sure you purchase the correct size there should be a style and design for everybody, ranging from a classic blue or pink to a police, fire or exciting animal helmet. There are also character helmets available such as the Peppa Pig bike helmet which we have featured elsewhere on this website.