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Where to find toddler helmet(10 posts)

Where to find toddler helmetkilimanjaro
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 helmetjoekm
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 Itjromack
Oct 8, 2002 12:03 PM
http://www.helmets.org/little1s.htm
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

http://www.prorider.com/nonprofit/np_bm_w.htm

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 daughterbrider
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 onejtlmd
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
http://www.edinburghbicycle-bike.co.uk/
re: Where to find toddler helmetvgraziano
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.

Good Luck!