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Head Off Trouble
Nutcase Helmets, creators of the Little Nutty range of kids helmets, make safety and comfort a top priority. All too often, says National Sales Director, Chris Streight, parents think of a helmet as a mere accessory to the wheels and don’t bother to buy one that’s made to the right safety standards – or worse, that doesn’t fit well. The results are sadly preventable cases of brain injury every year.
Here are his top tips for getting it right:
1. Measure up – wrap a tape measure around the head, slightly above the ear and circle it around the mid-forehead about an inch above the eyebrows until it touches the tape again. Do this a few times to make sure you’ve got the larger size, and if you’re in the middle of sizes, opt for the larger one.
2. Try it on – the helmet should be level on the head and not pushed back. If you can push the helmet backwards off the head, then it’s too big. Try extra padding for a snug fit. If you’ve bought online, check the size and make the strap adjustments when it arrives.
3. Wear it right – the front of the helmet should sit just above the eyebrows and the back should touch the nape of the neck. Any other way and it’s just not doing its job. The chin strap should be snug but not too tight. Little Nutty helmets have a clever Spin Dial on the back, which helps adjust the fit easily, while the lock is thankfully pinch-free.
To make it easy, there’s also a comprehensive size chart with all the tips above here.
And even better Chris has a short video demonstrating how to fit a helmet you can watch for extra guidance below. Safe riding!