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Everything you need to know about scooter helmets

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We believe every child should wear properly fitted, well made scooter helmetswhen scooting or cycling. We also believe adults should wear a helmet when using a non-electric scooters but understand it is a personal preference. However, when either an adult or a child is riding an electric Micro scooter we believe helmet usage should be compulsory. But how do you choose the right helmet for you? Which specification do you need and perhaps most importantly how do you actually get your child to wear a helmet in the first place and keep it on! This guide to scooter helmets tells you everything you need to know to ensure you can enjoy safe and happy scooting adventures. Are micro scooter helmets safe for bikes? All of our Micro scooter helmets can safely be worn when using a bike. They can also be used for scooting and rollerblading. All Micro helmets adhere to safety standard EN1078:2012+A1:2012 which conforms to the EU regulation 2016/425. How to choose a scooter helmet The first thing you must do is measure the size of your child’s head. Scooter helmets are like shoes there is no one size fits all. We’ve had 2 year olds who take a medium sized helmet and 9 year olds who require a small helmet. So…measure measure measure before you order. Our how to measure a head helmet fitting guide shows you how to do just that How should a scooter helmet fit? Unfortunately we see too often helmets that are not fitted to the head correctly. An improperly fitting helmet can be dangerous and not provide a scooter rider with the adequate protection they need. These are the steps you need to follow to ensure a scooter helmet fits properly.
  1. Ensure the foam pads inside the helmet are securely attached on the inside of the helmet. They will provide extra protection to heads.
  2. Adjust the sizing ratchet on the back of the scooter helmet until it feels snug.
  3. Leave the chin straps undone for now and shake your head from left to right. The scooter helmet should not come loose.
  4. Now bend over so your head is pointing at the floor….. the helmet should not fall off even with the chins straps undone.
  5. If your helmet does fall off then do one of the following
    1. Tighten the ratchet at the back
    2. Adjust the foam pads on in the inside of the helmet
    3. Try a smaller sized helmet
  6. If you helmet doesn’t fall off when the chin straps are undone its now time to buckle up! Once done up the chin straps should be snug enough to get only a finger underneath.
  7. That’s it! You are now ready to enjoy safe scooting adventures!
Watch a video guide of the written instructions here How to measure for a scooter helmet Its imperative that a scooter helmet fits correctly. The only way to do this is to ensure you measure your head before choosing a helmet. This is how you measure for a scooter helmet;
  1. Place the tape measure above the ear and above the eyebrows
This will give you a size in cm. Micro Scooters helmets are available in three sizes; Extra small helmets = 46-50cm Small helmets = 48-52cm Medium helmets = 53-57cm If your measurement is on the cusp of a cm bracket above then choose the smaller size. This is to ensure the helmet fits snugly. You can watch our video guide on how to measure a head for a helmet See our range of scooter helmets >> https://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/browse-helmets How to adjust a microscooter helmet To ensure your microscooter helmet is fitted correctly it needs to be adjusted accordingly. Our video guide shows you exactly how to do this https://youtu.be/AMa07Ia3Hqo What size micro scooter helmet should I buy? You need to measure the head before you select a size. It is no good guessing. A child’s head size is not necessarily related to age. Like measuring for shoes you should always measure your child’s head to ensure you select the right sized helmet. This video shows you how to do that >> https://youtu.be/8snvqE7rvLw Micro Scooters scooter and bike helmets are available in 3 sizes; Extra small helmets = 46-50cm Small helmets = 48-52cm Medium helmets = 53-57cm If your measurement is on the cusp of a cm bracket above then choose the smaller size. This is to ensure the helmet fits snugly. Which scooter helmet for a 2 year old? We believe every child should wear a helmet when scooting or cycling. But as parents ourselves we know this is sometimes easier said than done. It is one of the reason we’ve designed a range of helmets suitable for 2 year olds which are fun and functional. scooter helmets The most thing important thing to remember when buying a helmet for your 2 year old is to MEASURE THEIR HEAD to ensure you buy the correct size. An ill-fitting helmet will not give adequate protection. It is super quick and easy to measure your 2 year old’s head for a helmet. You can watch our video guide here >> https://youtu.be/8snvqE7rvLw Once you know which size to buy you should also ensure that once purchased you fit the helmet correctly. Our video guide shows you how to do that too >> https://youtu.be/AMa07Ia3Hqo So now you’ve got the right size and know how to fit the helmet what features should you look for in a helmet?
  • Ensure the helmet meets the European safety standard EN1078
  • Ensure the helmet can be used for multiple activities e.g. scooting, cycling, blading etc
  • Ensure the helmet has inner soft pads which will make it more comfortable for your 2 year old to wear
  • Ensure the helmet has adjustable straps
  • Ensure the helmet has air vents – these will keep your child’s head cool
  • Ensure the pattern on the helmet is something your child loves. This will make it easier and much more fun for them to wear.
You can see our range of helmets for 2 year olds here >> https://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/browse-helmets Scooter helmet with lights We believe all children should wear a helmet when scooting or cycling. We also believe adults should wear a helmet when riding electric scooters. When considering a helmet with lights its important to consider where the integrated light is placed so you can be seen on darker days. Our range of deluxe scooter helmets all come with an integrated rear flashing light. The bright red flashing light will ensure you can be seen when scooting. scooter helmets Our range of deluxe kids scooter helmets also come with a magnetic buckle (to avoid accidental pinching), air vents to keep heads cool, adjustable soft foam inners to keep heads comfy and all in a huge range of designs and prints. You can see our scooter helmets with lights here >> https://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/browse-helmets Scooter helmet and knee pads We believe every child should wear a scooter helmet and knee pads when scooting or cycling. In short we believe children should be safe, be seen and be heard. Including a bell and a light on their scooter or bike are also of upmost importance. But choosing a scooter helmet and knee pads can be tricky. Which size do you need? How do you ensure they are wearing them correctly and how do you get them to wear the kit in the first place! The most important thing to do when buying a scooter helmet is to measure the size of your child’s head. Heads are like children’s feet – size is not dependent on age. Both must be measured. It’s really quick and easy to do so. You can watch our video guide here https://youtu.be/8snvqE7rvLw You can see our range of helmets here >>https://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/accessories When choosing knee and elbow pads ensure the outer shell is tough and durable. It is also important to make sure there is sufficient inner padding which will make the pads comfortable to wear. Our range of knee and elbow pads do both of these plus a touch of something special. Micro’s knee and elbow pads use an easy click-in fitting system. This means that once the pads have been adjusted to fit your child they will stay like that. No need to keep readjusting them every time the put them on. See our range of knee and elbow pads here >> https://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/accessories/bells-lights-safety/safety/knee-elbow-pads Which scooter and helmet for a 2 year old Choosing a scooter for your 2 year old is easy – when you know what questions to ask. You can use our scooter finder tool here >> Alternatively answer the following questions
  1. Is your 2 year old walking confidently by themselves?
If the answer is yes…..then choose a Mini Micro Deluxe scooter. With an adjustable handlebar, sturdy frame and rear brake it will be the only scooter your child will need through their preschool years. If the answer is no……then choose a 3in1 Mini Micro Deluxe scooter. This 3in1 scooter starts life as a ride on scooter with seat which will help your child develop their fine motor skills. As your 2 year old becomes more confident on their feet the seat can be removed and the scooter turns into a Mini Micro Deluxe which will see them through until their 5th birthday. Choosing a helmet for a 2 year old is simple once you know which size to buy. The only way to do this is to measure your child’s head. You can do this simply with a tape measure (place the tape measure above their ears and just under their eyebrows). Micro’s range of helmets for 2 year old come in three sizes: Extra small helmets = 46-50cm Small helmets = 48-52cm Medium helmets = 53-57cm If your measurement is on the cusp of a cm bracket above then choose the smaller size. This is to ensure the helmet fits snugly. See all our helmets for 2 year olds here >> https://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/accessories See all scooters for a 2 year old here >> https://www.micro-scooters.co.uk/1-3-years-scooters

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