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.
Make sure it fits!
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.
The main manufacturers of balance bikes such as Puky and Kiddimoto, also provide a great range of helmets to go along with their bikes. There are also fun options such as the Peppa Pig helmet as well as a huge range of other choices.
We have reviewed a few of the most popular helmets below:
Kiddimoto Bike 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!
These helmets have a rear head adjustment dial as well as a lightweight inner shell with foam pads for comfort and fit. They also have 11 top vents to keep little heads cool, adjustable chin straps and a quick release buckle.
They are made to international safety standards so they are perfect for scootering as well as cycling.
It will be great fun choosing from this range of exciting kids bike helmets and you can expect to pay a very reasonable price for a quality helmet from Kiddimoto.
Puky Bike Helmets
Puky also specialists in children's bikes, and although their range of kids bike helmets is not quite as extensive they offer very good quality and stylish helmets.
Puky bike helmets have been redesigned for 2020, and we would recommend the Puky PH8 helmet which has a sleek black and red design.
The helmet is equipped with everything that makes a good helmet for kids, with good ventilation, insect protection, a robust shell and an adjustment system which is easy to use.
This helmet is suitable for head circumference of 51 - 56cm and has a weight of 235g.
A Puky child's bike helmet offers excellent value for a great product from one of the leading manufacturers. It is the perfect accessory to any balance bike, especially a Puky balance bike!
Raleigh Boy's Spiderman Helmet
A third option and a helmet which is ideal for children riding balance bikes is the Raleigh Boy's Spiderman Helmet.
Raleigh is one of the most well known companies in the UK for cycling products, and this helmet is ideal for kids riding a balance bike with a fun spiderman design.
It is designed to fully conform with the highest of safety standards, and is made of high density EPS protection.
It also features vents for air flow ventilation, and it can be adjusted between 48 and 54cm using the adjustable dial at the back of the helmet. The chin strap can also be adjusted for length.
This is a lightweight, fun and sturdy helmet which is also great value.