Wearing a helmet is the best way for your baby or toddler to keep safe whether they are riding a balance bike, scooter, skateboard or are sharing your bike for a family bike ride. But what do you need to know before you buy one?
Although headgear is surprisingly not compulsory, even for children, they still need to pass the necessary safety standards in the UK. The British Standards Institution created the BS EN 1080 in 2013 which specifies requirements and test methods for helmets intended for use by young children.
Understandably, it’s important to get the right size helmet for your baby. To ensure a helmet fits your youngster, measure their head beforehand. Using a measuring tape that cannot be stretched, securely wrap the tape around the widest possible circumference of your baby’s head. Take the measurement three times and select the largest measurement to the nearest 0.1 cm.
Covering a range of price points, these high-quality baby and toddler helmets are ideal for smaller heads and come in a great choice of fun designs so your little one will actually want to wear their helmet.
The best baby and toddler helmets
This bright and colourful Raleigh Rascal junior helmet is ideal for little ones thanks to the smaller head size. Made from microshell construction, the flat back on the helmet makes it ideal for child seats.
Suitable from three years, this helmet has been designed with multiple vents and breathable foam, which helps to reduce sweating and keep your youngster feeling cool. The cushiony padding of the helmet insert is comfortable and breathable and the helmet can be adjusted with the spin dial on the back of helmet and chin straps according to your child's head circumference.
How cool is this bumblebee helmet? The adjustable headband helps ensure the perfect and most comfortable fit for your child. Coated in durable plastic to ensure maximum safety and available in six fun designs, there are 8 sweat prevention air vents to keep little heads dry and eyes sweat free.
Your little one will instantly be drawn to this fun bike helment from MEIZI with its very own shark fin. Lightweight and made with high quality safety material, through the 11 vents, the air is sucked through for maximum cooling effect.
Tested to meet safety standards with plenty of vents to keep your youngster cool, we love the sweet ladybird design of this helmet. Suitable from two years, the helmet weighs just 8oz and has an impact resistant ABS shell to give you peace of mind.
Tested in accordance with European Safety Standard EN1078, this eye-catching spotty helmet is comfy to wear thanks to its removable pads. It's easy to adjust too with its dial-fit system and it's suitable for even the tiniest of tots.
This pretty helmet is designed with MIPS technology to offer you even more peace of mind. The MIPS Brain Protection System (BPS) was developed by brain surgeons and scientists to reduce rotational forces on the brain caused by angled impacts to the head.
One of the most popular brands available (and apparently worn by the Beckham's children!), this Kiddimoto helmet is available in two sizes, with the small size suitable for girls and boys aged 2 to 5 years. There are plenty of cool designs to choose from and there are matching bells and gloves you can buy too.