Services at Cardon Children's Medical Center  

Bicycle Safety

Bike Helmet


Fitting A Helmet
Traumatic brain injuries are not curable. Protect the ones you love with a helmet.


Fitting a bike helmet

  • Position
    Put the helmet on the head so it sits evenly between the ears and rests low on the forehead - it should only be about 1-2 finger widths above the eyebrows.
  • Pads
    Put foam pads inside the helmet so it feels comfortable but really snug. Usually the helmet includes more than one size of foam pads that can be Velcroed inside the helmet for a better fit.
  • Straps
    Tighten the chin strap as snugly as possible. Adjust the junction of front and back straps just under the ears and secure back strap without putting pressure on the front strap.

Allow as much as a half hour to get a proper helmet fit. If fitting your child, don't try to rush it as they are trying to go outside to ride. Do it while he or she is watching TV or is relaxed and you have plenty of time. Then secure the adjustments so the helmet is ready for the next ride.

Remember that helmets need to be worn with other sports also: rollerblading, skateboarding and snow skiing.

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Cardon Children's Medical Center
1400 S. Dobson Road
Mesa, AZ 85202
(480) 412-KIDS (5437)
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