Buying a ski helmet for kids: tips and advice
What to look for when you go buying a ski helmet for your child(ren)? We have some tips for you:
- Involve your child in the purchasing process.
- Take your child with you to the store and try on ski helmets.
- Check that the helmet is compatible with the goggles. Does your child has a good pair of ski goggles? Take them with you to the store or buy a new pair of ski goggles at the same time.
- Get advice from a specialist in a store.
- Test whether your child can open and close the helmet closure itself.
- Pay attention to the weight of the helmet. When a helmet is too heavy, children don’t like to wear them anymore after a few hours of skiing.
- Don’t pay too much attention to the looks of the helmet. The most important factor in a helmet is the fit. It must fit properly and comfortably to protect your brain against injury.
- Don’t buy a larger size ski helmet with the intention to grow into it.
- We do not recommend to buy a used ski helmet. Like car safety seats, you don’t know the helmets history. Ski helmet manufacturers recommend to replace a ski helmet every three to five years and after a significant crash or collision.
- Explain to your child why wearing a helmet is important.
- Set a good example for your child(ren)!