There are many things to consider when buying a helmet for your child. The helmet should fit comfortably on the head and not get in the way during play. It should be easy to use and resistant to knocks and knocks. But did you know that a helmet with a green buckle can save lives?
Helmets with green buckles should always be worn by children under the age of seven. Your child can wear a helmet for all outdoor activities that require a helmet, e.g. cycling, scooters, skateboarding, sledging. Baabali's Guardian helmets are designed for active children and therefore feature a green buckle so that your child can ride, skate and play safely. You can read more about our helmets with green buckles here.
Children are playful and impulsive, so when they jump off their bikes or scooters to play or climb on climbing frames it is not always certain that they will remember to take off their helmets. The green buckle is a safety device that opens automatically when pressure is applied, thus minimising the risk of your child getting stuck in the helmet.
The recommendation that children under the age of 7 should wear a helmet with a green buckle is an agreement signed by several Swedish authorities and major cycling industry organisations, including the Swedish Consumer Agency, NTF (National Road Association) Safety), Uppsala University Hospital and Cykelbranschen. This recommendation applies to children under the age of 7, as it is expected that older children will take off their helmets when jumping off a bicycle or scooter.
When choosing a helmet for your child consider.
- The helmet must have the CE mark.
- The helmet should be secure and cover the forehead, occipital bone (back of the head) and the top of the head.
- The helmet should be easy to put on and take off.
- The buckle in the chin strap should not squeeze or pinch the skin.
- Children under 7 years of age should always use a helmet with a green buckle.
- If a helmet is hit hard or impacted, replace it with a new one.