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does your toddler wear a helmet to ride a trike or walking/pedal-less bike?
 

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No.
 

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no, but he has one to ride in the bike seat on my bike, so it wouldn't be a bad idea to get him into the routine of wearing one . . .
 

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Trike, yes. She doesn't have a pedal-less. We bought it for when she rides on the back of my bike (I hate the seat--we've done it like 3 times), and I just figured that this would get her in the habit--"If we're on a bike, we're wearing a helmet." Once she's on a real bike, it's the law in our state.
 

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Inside, on a push toy thing, no. Outside, absolutely. I agree with the PP who said get them into the habit early.
 

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hmmmmm.... never thought about it, but yeah that makes sense. we've seen a couple pretty good spills, I better start thinking about that little noggin of hers.
 

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If he's just scooting around inside or on the patio, no. If we go out for a walk where he can build up speed, yes.
 

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For outside riding, yes. Start it now and it will be just part of getting on the bike later on.
 

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Yup! (We've only got a trike.) I just want him to think it's second nature that every time we get on our bikes we have to wear our helmets. Heck, I have to bug DH more than DS!
 

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Nope.
 

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Yes, always outside. He only rides his Like-a-Bike and he can FLY on that thing. I have been having him wear a helmet since his first push tricycle, just to get him into the routine. If I ask him if he wants to go out and ride his bike the first thing he says is "gotta get my helmet"<img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="http://www.mothering.com/discussions/images/smilies/winky.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="Wink">
 

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Nope.
 

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I don't know why we didn't get him in the habit on his tricycle.<br><br>
However, he has to wear a helmet and full pads on his "big" (12") bike every time.
 

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If my kids are on a bike or scooter (2.5 and 5.5 y/o boys) they MUST have a helmet on. It has been so easy once we started the habit. They don't question anymore, helmets on for safety. My dh and I have done a bunch of cycling in the past so we make sure to always model the correct behavior as well so we are not all talk!
 

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Yes<br><a href="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Eepster/DSC_0083.jpg" target="_blank">http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_0083.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Eepster/DSC_0068.jpg" target="_blank">http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_0068.jpg</a><br><a href="http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p54/Eepster/DSC_0096.jpg" target="_blank">http://i125.photobucket.com/albums/p...r/DSC_0096.jpg</a><br><br>
Shoe too, so his toes can't get caught.
 
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