Wearing a Helmet – The Parents Guide
Getting a young one to wear a helmet is no mere fete. It needs to be introduced at a young age to avoid the preconceptions of “coolness” we all have to deal with on a daily basis. However accidents do happen and luckily not all result in something as serious as a brain injury compensation claim! Learning to ride a bike is part of growing up and as long as children get the right safety advice early on, then accidents will be avoided…apart from the odd scraped knee of course.
Here are 3 tips to help you keep that helmet on.
1. Get them to help pick it.
As long as the helmet does its job, you won’t mind what it looks like. If like most children they become obsessed with particular characters like Phineas and Ferb, then finding a helmet to match probably
won’t be much of a hardship getting them to put it on.
2. Start Young
I’m not suggesting putting a helmet on a child before they learn to ride a bike, but just make sure that they know from the very outset, to ride a bike they need specialist equipment. It is also important to reinforce this message throughout their life, because most serious accidents happen in teenage years.
3. Give them a cycling idol
With the Olympics just gone and races like the Tour de France happening every year, you can help reinforce the message by using a sports idol. Characters in cartoons will probably wear helmets too so this is another way to help reinforce the message with your children.
This article was written by www.irwinmitchell.com, specialists in Brain Injury Compensation as an attempt to encourage proper safety from a young age.