Originally Posted by MilkbarMom
For those moms that said the helmets did not fit good, I have to stress, a GOOD helmet makes all the difference. Get one that adjusts to fit the head, it usually had a little dial in the back or it squeezes tighter. The helmet shoudl fit snugly without the straps even on yet, that way it does not shift while they are riding. It shoudl also come down on the forehead, not be worn high up like a baseball cap. And always make sure the strap is on to keep the helmet on.
Very good advice, but I'd like to add to that... sometimes an adjustment to the child's hairdo helps, as well. My little girl LOVES
when I do her hair- one braid, two braids, one ponytail, two ponytails, high braids, low braids, hir bpnytail, low ponytails, etc. When she first got her bike (two years ago), I was finding out that, if I gave her a hairdo, for example, two high ponytails, the bike helmet would not fit and therefore, she would fuss about wearing it (and Hubby would often give in- "Oh, she's just riding down the sidewalk.") Now, on days I know she's gonna be riding her bike, we'll make sure her hair styled low so that the ponytail holder is where it doesn't interfere with the helmet.