Monday, April 16, 2012
Bike Helmets. Wear Them.
If you have young children who love to ride bikes or scooters or skateboards, please make sure they wear protective helmets. Check the helmet to be certain it fits your child's head properly and securely. Make sure your youngster can easily buckle the helmet into place. There really aren't any style points for helmets and kids often times think they don't look "cool", but better safe than sorry. Other times, children are in such a big hurry for the fun to begin and the safety step is overlooked. An easy way to build in good habits of remembering and wearing the helmet is to buckle the helmet on the bicycle or scooter when it is not in use. Be sure equipment is stored properly so kids can access protective gear as soon as they want to play. Accidents happen so quickly and prevention is the best medicine. Please be diligent and protect the heads of the little and not so little people around you.