It's pretty obvious why we would recommend you get Kids ski helmets. It is all about safety.
Head injuries is one of the biggest contributing factors toward deaths in the snow, so it's vital you teach your children early about the importance of wearing a helmet.
However that said there is such a great range out there these days you can certainly make it a fun experience as well.
Given the purchase of your kids helmet is one of the most important decision you'll make before going to the snow, consider our tips and advice below:
Does the helmet come with a certified safety standard? Most countries will ensure that products sold carry a label to clarify this for you.
Is it made for skiing? Don't opt for letting your child wear their bike helmet instead, just to save money. They are not designed the same as ski helmets and therefore will not protect your child in the same manner.
Ensure that the helmet fits your child's head correctly. If it doesn't fit, there it completely defeats the purpose of having it in the first place. If you can't find a helmet to fit, you can purchase ‘fillers' that help adjust a helmet to your child's head.
It is recommended that you purchase brand new, as most helmets need to be replaced if they have been involved in an impact. Unless you know the person you are buying from and the helmet's history it's best to steer away from second hand items.
Check if it has a UV rating. If not it may be more susceptible to deterioration than others.
When looking at kids ski helmets refer to a sizing chart to assist you. Most helmets are measured in centimeters.
Measure the circumference of your head (just above the eyebrows) for the most accurate measurement.
When a helmet is on and secured under your child's chin, you should only be able to fit one finger between the strap and the chin
When secure you should be able to place 2 fingers above the eyebrow as a measure before you hit the front top of the helmet
The back of the helmet shouldn't touch the nape of the neckline.
Ensure ear pads are covering the ears
If you tilt your head backwards the helmet should not move
If you are wearing googles, it's important to fit your helmet with these on as they do impact on the weight and fitting of the helmet.
Kids ski helmets are no longer considered daggy or a burden to wear, they are another funky accessory you can purchase in anticipation of an exciting ski holiday or vacation.