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Where to get baby helmets?(7 posts)

Where to get baby helmets?DT
Jan 14, 2002 7:25 PM
My daughter is just over two months old right now, and I figure it's not too soon to get her associated with my bikes. My wife and I ride a tandem, and I ride a Klein. My parents and sister gave us money towards a trailer for Abby, and we want to start taking her out in it, but are having trouble finding a helmet to fit her. Any suggestions? I'll post a pic when we get it! Thanks!!
re: Where to get baby helmets?Nessism
Jan 14, 2002 7:47 PM
Two months old may be too soon. The baby will have a hard time holding her head steady.
As far as helmets are concern, check Kmart and Wallmart type places. My wife and I found one there although our baby was older before we took him out. Good luck.
WaitScot_Gore
Jan 14, 2002 7:55 PM
DT,

Ask your peditrician about the vibration and bumps before you take a 2 month old out.

Scot
Too young, maybe?Spinchick
Jan 15, 2002 5:39 AM
I've never seen a helmet for kids under the age of one. I started putting my daughter in the kid seat on the back of my bike when she was 11 months. She could hold her head steady much sooner than that but she always fell asleep after 5 minutes. A sleeping child means a helmet-laden head lolling around - can't be good for the neck. You may want to wait 'til she's about 9 or 10 months.

Just my 2c...
Rule of thumb...salmonwheel
Jan 15, 2002 6:29 AM
When I decided to include my kids in cycling, most of what I read said it isn't a good idea until the kid can hold his/herhead upright with a helmet on. A 2 month old needs to spend most of her time with her parents, she will gain very little from being on a bike ride. I did the same thing want to spend all my spare time with my family, but also wanted to be out on the bike. Trust me she will grow fast enough and you'll be off. My kids loved the trailer, especially from 1 1/2-3 years old. Now we ride with my daughter on the tandem and my son in the trailer.
Thanks for all your inputs...!DT
Jan 15, 2002 7:11 AM
Of course, if we do end up taking her out soon, we'd have her head well supported. We have a couple of those inserts for her car seat and stroller to keep her head upright. Also, I'm not talking about taking her for a 40 miler, jsut around the neighborhood. Thanks again...appreciate all of your concerns and inputs!
Ever hear of "Shaken Baby Syndrome"??Rusty McNasty
Jan 15, 2002 2:11 PM
You must be an idiot!!!!