8 best bike helmets for kids

8 best bike helmets for kids

As we all know, cycling is a fantastic activity for children, despite what the weather may have in store over the coming months. Whilst out and about, it is essential that we keep little ones protected and safe by investing in a quality children’s helmet.

It's hard to believe but there are currently no laws to stop the sale of helmets that are not safety tested. Always be sure to look for the British Standard Certificate - shown with a BS Kitemark in the UK and for European standards check for a CE mark. All of the children’s helmets in our list have been tested and conform to the basic British safety standards, so you can rest assured that they provide the protection your child needs when cycling.

With so many variations of children’s helmets to choose from, we’ve done the research for you, taking into consideration consumer reviews, materials used, designs and sizes available.

Here are our top 8 best bike helmets:

Helmets for Younger Children

HIKS Dinosaur Kids Bike Helmet
This unique dinosaur helmet is the perfect accessory for any bike ride. Made for head sizes 49-55cm, with a rear adjustable wheel for optimal comfort and fit.
The lightweight helmet provides users with 8 air vents to keep heads cool, and convenient adjustable straps with a quick-release buckle. This is a fun, affordable helmet that offers great protection.

Head sizes available: 49-55cm
Colours available: Blue

MET Elfo Helmet
The MET Elfo is shaped to let kids sit up straight while strapped into a bike seat and is designed specifically for children, as it has no internal contact points with the fontanel, the softest part of a developing head.
The lightweight design offers air vents, a rear flashing light, an adjustable dial, anti-pinch buckle and is available in various colours and patterns. 

Head sizes available: 46-53cm
Colours available: Green, red, blue, pink, orange, lime green, yellow and black patterns

Casual/City Helmets

KIDDIMOTO Metallic Bike Helmet
This colourful BMX-style helmet from Kiddimoto comes in two different sizes, ranging from 2 to 10 years. The small is for 48-52cm, and the medium is 53-58cm.

The helmet offers a lightweight design, 11 cooling vents, internal comfort padding and fully adjustable straps for ease of use. A fun and functional helmet for a superstar rider! Available at Frog Bikes

Head sizes available: 48-58cm
Colours available: Lots of other colours and designs available!

MICRO SCOOTER Classic Helmet
Don’t be put off by the name ‘Scooter’, these helmets are made for young cyclists too. This stylish helmet comes in blue and pink with extra padding for comfort and safety.

Available in two sizes, small to fit head size 48-52cm and medium for head size 53-57cm, it offers a host of features including an adjustable spin dial and straps for the perfect fit, air vents to keep heads cool and pinch-free open and close clasp. The classic bike helmet for protecting precious heads.

Head sizes available: 48-57cm
Colours available: Blue, orange, green, raspberry, metallic blue, neon pink

Road and MTB Specific Helmets

UVEX Air Wing Bike Helmet
The construction of this sporty helmet allows for a more precise fit, with its optimum adaptation to the circumference and the shape of the head.

Available for head sizes 52-57cm, the air wing helmet has 24 ventilation channels and comes in a variety of colours. It offers a comfort closure that opens and closes at the touch of a button, with just one hand.

This is a great lightweight helmet with high-impact resistance, that is ideal for older kids.

Head sizes available: 52-57cm
Colours available: Green, pink, blue

GIRO Hale Junior Helmet
The Hale children’s helmet stays cool in any situation. With a large adjustment range it provides a secure fit for head sizes 50-57cm and offers a removable visor, quick-dry padding, 22 vents, and reflective detailing.

This lightweight, durable design is available in 5 different kid-friendly colours, to cater for all tastes.

Head sizes available: 50-57cm
Colours available: Blue, pink, black, green, red

ROCKBROS Full Face Helmet
For those wanting to provide additional protection, this robust full-face helmet from Rockbros comes in 2 sizes, small for 48-53cm and medium for 53-58cm, both with a rear 360 ° adjustable wheel so you can adjust the size quickly.

With 12 large ventilation holes, an elongated sun visor, an adjustable buckle, a soft mat chinstrap, an impact-resistant outer layer and a removable chin guard, this is a fantastic helmet for the avid cyclist and is available in 4 different colour options.

Head sizes available: 48-58cm
Colours available: Orange blue-black, blue pink purple, grey black titanium, orange yellow blue

MET Crackerjack Youth Bike Helmet
The MET youth helmet is available in 8 colours to suit all tastes. The polycarbonate outer has several air vents, an easy-to-remove sun visor and a rear one-touch safety light.

The sturdy, lightweight design also provides young riders with an adjustable dial, washable comfort pads, reflective rear stickers and an adjustable cam divider. Available at Frog Bikes

Head sizes available: 52-57cm
Colours available: Yellow, Black Red, Black Green, Emerald Green, Light blue, Orange, White and Pink

How to measure your child for a bike helmet

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To establish the correct helmet size for your child - measure the circumference of their head at approximately 1cm above the ears, this should be the widest part of the head. It’s best to choose a helmet that is size adjustable so that as they grow the helmet can expand to fit, saving you money in the longer term.

If you have a fantastic helmet that we haven’t mentioned here, make sure to share your knowledge with the Frog Bikes community on our Facebook page.

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