Inner Journeys – At the Edge of the Forest

When you go to get a youth helmet for your child, always bring your child with you. An expert at any shop that sells these helmets can help you find one that has the proper fit. They will measure your child’s head and then give you a size to start with. Let your child try on the helmet’s that are the right size and in the colors and styles they like the best. By doing this you are allowing your child to have a say in an important piece of safety equipment. Plus you will be able to see if it fits properly. If your child gets to choose their youth helmet, they’ll be more likely to wear it.

Here are a few helpful tips to get you and your child started on selecting the right youth helmet specifically for them so they can start riding as soon as possible.

The first tip to follow is to allow your child to try on several different youth helmets and wear each one for about five to ten minutes. By having your youth wear the helmet for a 飄眉  small length of time he will be able to tell you what spots on the helmet are not fitting well or what if any parts are bothersome to him. This time will also give you the ability to check to make sure the helmet fits properly, resting just above your child’s eyebrows. When you are removing the helmet, check for any indentations or red marks on your child’s head.

The second tip when choosing a youth helmet is to make sure the helmet has a comfort liner on the interior. This foam will form to the shape and contour of the child’s head and will become much more comfortable with longer periods of wear. By starting your youth off with a well fitted helmet you are offering him the best possible protection while he is riding.

The next tip when buying a youth helmet is to ensure that the helmet has been treated not only with an anti-fog treatment but also with an anti-scratch treatment. This will ensure that the face protection surface will not become scratched or fogged during riding, making your youths vision the best in can be. Also check the visor and make sure it does not touch the outer part of the helmet. If it does it could cause scratches and make your youths vision blurry through his visor.

When buying a motorcycle youth helmet you should always remember that although the lighter style of youth helmet will be more comfortable to your child, the heavier style will offer more protection. Finding a balance between comfort and protection will give your child the comfort he needs from his youth helmet but also the safety you want him to have.