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.
Make sure your child is wearing a bike helmet the right way:
Other bike riding safety tips:
Make sure your child wears a helmet, knee pads, elbow pads and wrist guards while using in-line skates, roller skates or a scooter.
Allina Health's Patient Education Department, Guide for the Care of Children: Ages Birth to 5 Years Old, fifth edition. To avoid awkward sentences, instead of referring to your child as "he/she" or "him/her," this guide will alternate between "he" or she" and "him" or "her."
Allina Health's Patient Education Department experts, including the Pediatric Department of Allina Health Coon Rapids Clinic
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Your child's bike helmet should sit level on top of his or her head.
Make sure the straps of the bike helmet form a "V" shape under your child's ears.