Riding a bike is a great activity to have fun and be active. It is important to always wear a bike helmet. It can help prevent injury or even death from a bike accident.
Here is how to make sure your child is wearing a bike helmet the right way.
To make sure your child's helmet fits right, use this test:
Replace your child's bike helmet if it:
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Bike Helmet Safety for Children, safe-ahc-14964 (Some information adapted from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.)
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Your child's bike helmet should sit level on top of his or her head.
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Make sure the straps of the bike helmet form a "V" shape under your child's ears.