Bicycle Helmets — Frequently Asked Questions

Girl rollerbladdingWhat should you look for in a bike helmet?

  • Make sure that the bike helmet meets or exceeds safety standards.
  • Look for an ASTM, Snell, ANSI or CPSC certification sticker inside the helmet and on the box.
  • The helmet should sit on the top of your child's head in a level position, cover his/her forehead, and not rock forward and back or from side to side.
  • Bring your child to the store to try on helmets before you purchase one. Ensure that your children always ride with their helmet straps buckled.

What kind of helmet should my child wear when using a skateboard, scooter or inline skates?

It is essential that your child wear a helmet. While we recommend a multi-sport helmet for these "wheeled" activities, a properly-fitted bicycle helmet is just as effective.