It’s important to have the right-sized helmet that fits well and provides the best protection. You’ll need to know your own / your child’s head circumference at the widest point.
The helmet should always over most of the forehead – this protects the frontal lobe of the brain.
To adjust any straps always take the helmet off, adjust and then try on again (with little ones be facing your child at the same level to avoid an accidental “pinch or punch”)
Adjust the straps around their ears so they sit comfortably below the ears – with little children’s helmets, particularly the “scooter type” this can be tricky but do the best you can!
You shouldn’t be able to get more than one finger between the strap and chin – if you can, try tighten it up a little more.
Every few months, check your helmet as the straps may loosen over time and you should always ensure you’re wearing your helmet with the perfect fit. It’s a great idea to wear helmets yourself, not only for your safety but to show a good example to the younger ones in the family – they make think they look silly but they look safe which is much more important.