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Scooters, helmets

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drjaking Thu 23-Jul-09 14:19:20

My 2y5m old boy has one of those three wheel micro scooters, and he's really quick on it. A few weeks ago we were on a short trip and he wizzing along, me running alongside, when he suddenly steered off to one side and stright into the corder of a brick gatepost. I hears a terrible crunch, blood everywhere, but fortunately there was no loss of consciousness and he was fine. It had to be glued, and he has a fine scar on his forehead.

So, I have no doubt that he needs a helmet. I know some people think otherwise, but this experience has shown me that these little scooters give toddlers the ability to go much faster than they have the mental capacity to safely handle.

The problem I'm finding is that there aren't many helmets around for toddlers. Bike helmets tend to be no good, they can move around too much. I've seen something called a Thudguard, but it looks a bit pants really, just foam. What I'd like is one of those BMX-style helmets, they are a bit more round than traditional cycle helmets, but I can't find one in the smaller size. Any tips?

Overmydeadbody Thu 23-Jul-09 14:27:46

A bike helmet shouldn't move around.

Washersaurus Thu 23-Jul-09 14:44:41

Look on the mini micro website they sell all sorts of protective gear to go with the scooters.

DS1 also had his first tumble on his Mini Micro recently, it really knocked his confidence, so we are getting him a skate type helmet and some pads (which he'll probably never wear)

Washersaurus Thu 23-Jul-09 14:45:50

here

nappyaddict Thu 23-Jul-09 15:41:41

Go to a bike shop and get them to fit him with a helmet that fits properly and doesn't move.

TurtleAnn Thu 23-Jul-09 19:24:32

I am one of those other people. He needs to learn to exercise self-control by falling off otherwise when he grows up he is gonna want a motorbike and think he is safe just because he wears a helmet.

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