Is the helmet really that important?
Imagine a sunny and sunny day, you are about to go taxiing ... wait a minute, are you wearing a safety helmet?
Children may feel that wearing a helmet is not cool at all, they also feel very uncomfortable wearing it, or they may simply not like the helmet. As a parent, you might think, "No problem, I have grown so long without a helmet, isn't it all right?"
So, is the helmet so important?
A firm and exact answer: yes.
The brain is a magical thing that controls most of our lives, such as our ability to see, breathe, think, feel, judge and act. Imagine how losing these basic functions would affect our lives! For children whose brains and skulls are still developing, protecting the head is even more important.
The head is so fragile that it does not require severe blows to cause injury. Therefore, it is very important to wear a helmet when riding, whether on a scooter, bicycle, or even a balance bike. Wearing helmets is so important that some states in the United States are legally required to wear them. Currently, 22 states, including Colombia, have legislation to protect cyclists.
So why should lawmakers get involved?
A report released by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission as early as 1995 states that (US) 300 children are killed each year in bicycle accidents, and more than 400,000 children are injured in bicycle accidents, which is the highest death rate among children aged 5-14 the reason. It is estimated that safety helmets can prevent 75% of fatal brain trauma and 85% of non-fatal brain trauma, which is the main reason why parents insist on wearing their helmets.
In general, accidents happen, but the habit of wearing a helmet can help reduce the possibility of serious injuries.
Can all helmets protect us?
of course not! In fact, the most direct way is to read the instructions on the box. If you are preparing for the sports listed on the instructions, congratulations you are using the right helmet. Then, check whether the helmet meets the necessary safety regulations. Most helmets can meet the corresponding standards.
Finally, choose the right size. If the size of a helmet is not right for you, then it cannot provide the security it deserves. The helmet must fit the head circumference. Our sales people often receive such inquiries: "My child is 7 years old, which size helmet is he suitable for?" We do not recommend choosing a helmet size based on age, and accurately measuring head circumference is the correct way to choose a helmet Only then can you choose a truly suitable helmet.