Let me tell you what NOT to get. Don't go to WalMart and get the cute little Eric Carle Hungry Caterpillar toddler helmet. It may only be $20 and come with knee pads and elbow pads, but it blows. I spent about 3 hours trying to adjust it to her head, it still doesn't fit right, then she poked it wrong and the squishy pad fell off. The knee pads are too small, and my kid is skinny. The elbow pads are too big. Yes, I'm sure they're in the right places. Currently, my younger baby is using it to store toilet paper. That's about all it's good for.
I'd take your kid to a bike shop and have them fit a helmet. It's easiest to establish habits now. That's what we're doing. We have a helmet law here, too, so I think it's good to start before they can argue back!
at 11:07 PM on Dec. 16, 2009