|Where to find toddler helmet||kilimanjaro|
Oct 8, 2002 11:47 AM
|My daughter just turned 1 year and I am dying to take her out with her older brother in the trailer. However, I can't find a helmet for her. Her noggin circumference is around 17 inches. I know I will not find this at my LBS. I have tried Target and Performance to no avail.
Any one in the forum has knows of a source?
Thanks and regards,
|re: Where to find toddler helmet||joekm|
Oct 8, 2002 12:01 PM
|My kiddo is about 21 months but, I believe Bell makes helmets that are sufficiently small for your daughter. I'm lucky in that my LBS carries a line of children's equipment.|
|You May Want to Rethink It||jromack|
Oct 8, 2002 12:03 PM
|his kid is over 1yr though. -(nm)||ColnagoFE|
Oct 8, 2002 12:09 PM
|his kid is over 1yr though. -(nm)||joekm|
Oct 8, 2002 12:20 PM
|Yes, but the driving issue is his daughter's neck strength. It's still good advice. I think my son was closer to a year and a half when I started taking him out. |
BTW - he loves it, particularly the mountain bike trails (very flat obviously).
|Re: his kid is over 1yr though. -(nm)||kilimanjaro|
Oct 8, 2002 12:30 PM
|Thanks for the advice everyone. Even though my daughter is over a year old and very strong (according to her pediatrician), she is on the pettite side. The smallest helmet I found 18" (Also the cheapest) is on the following link
Snell B95C and only 3.95 plus shipping. I may just pick one up now and wait for for her head to be big enough. jromack I really appreciate the article link. I am not sure at what age I am ready to have my baby crash, but I will definitely wait until she is at least one and a half. Not only am I dissappointed, but I know her brother will be too.
Thanks and take care everyone.
|Found one that fits my daughter||brider|
Oct 8, 2002 1:35 PM
|Although she's a bit older than your kiddo, my wife found one with a Schwinn label (don't know the real manufacturer) that's the closest I've seen. She's not all that big for her age (now 21 months). |
One thing that the article mentioned above (and I found true for myself) is to have a pillow behind your child to provide helmet clearance. I'm using a Burley d'Lite trailer, and even with the adjustment straps, I still need to put one pillow behind her, and one under her. Not a huge deal to do it, but it makes a BIG difference in how well she sits in it.
|Giro makes one||jtlmd|
Oct 8, 2002 1:54 PM
|We found a Giro model to fit my child when he was one. I had to add pads but it works fine. It's actually an infant/toddler helmet. We were lucky to find it at a sporting goods store. LBS's didn't carry this model or size. See if your LBS can order one.|
|Check these specialists out....||Eager Beagle|
Oct 9, 2002 5:01 AM
|re: Where to find toddler helmet||vgraziano|
Oct 9, 2002 5:16 AM
|I bought a Giro Me2 for my daughter when she was about a year and a half. Only paid $15 for it on sale at Sports Authority. Check the Giro web site because they do have more than one model. |