6 Tips for Parents on Biking and Helmet Safety
One of the most common outdoor activities for kids is riding their bikes. It is great because it allows them to get some exercise and some fresh air. We want our kids to have the best time playing but also be the safest the can be. We put together good tips do to or talk about with your kids before their next bike ride.
Kids should wear a helmet at all times. Even if they want to take a quick ride around the neighborhood. That helmet is to protect your kiddos head from brain injuries in case something drastic does happen.
Make sure the helmet fits properly. A helmet should fit snuggly around your child's head and the strap should be tight enough that the helmet can't move around. Double check that the strap is securely fastened too.
Check their clothes. Having your kids wear bright colors while riding can help drivers on the road or in your neighborhood spot your child easier. Check that there is not anything that will get tangled up in the gears or wheel and make sure those shoe laces are tied tight.
Adjust their bike. Every so often check that their bike is adjusted properly to their size. The handlebar should be level with their seat and they should be able to bend their knees slightly when fully extended.
Be on the same page on where they can ride. Tell your kids how far they can go and where they can bike too. Do you want them riding on the sidewalk or the road? Set the expectations with them.
Teach your kiddo the proper hand signals. If it is okay they ride on the road, go over the hand signals to use when riding a bike. It is important for others on the road to know which way they are intending to go. Using proper hand signals can prevent confusion with other drivers and also prevent possible accidents.
Now go out and make sure your little ones have the best safest ride possible. me4kidz™ offers the largest array of kid-friendly healthcare solutions on the market today. We like to keep it simple to cleaning it, fixing it, and getting back to play time! To view the fun kid-friendly products we offer click here.
Kelsey Glynn is a blogger and owner of Social Graces, a business to support others in their social media needs. She is a contributing blog writer for East Valley Moms Blog, a social media content creator, and an avid photo taker. You can catch her adventuring around AZ and living the mom life on Instagram.
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