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Do your kids wear a helmet when riding a bike?

 
girliemom0406

Asked by girliemom0406 at 5:21 PM on Apr. 7, 2011 in General Parenting

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Answers (11)
  • Yep...always
    MommyH2

    Answer by MommyH2 at 5:21 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Absolutely... He's got a helmet, elbow pads, and knee pads.. He's also got fingerless gloves that he will wear on occassion! He doesn't get on his bike, skateboard, or skates without them!
    NoahsMomma6807

    Answer by NoahsMomma6807 at 7:00 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Yes id say 98% of the time. There are times we are in the front yard & she hops on her Strider bike and I dont make her put a helmet on. She is riding no faster than she can run & I dont make her put on a helmet to run lol.. I know helmets are safe! But it was odd at first putting a helmet on her to ride a bike.. Growing up I only wore a helmet when I was riding my 4wheeler (and even then it was only in certain situations).
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 7:59 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • They didn't when they had the little tricycles.  I don't think I spelled that right, lol.  Now my older 2 will be getting bigger bikes with training wheels and helmets.  My youngest will get her first tricycle and a helmet also.  I didn't actually think that kids with bikes that low to the ground needed helmets but so many moms on here have said they do, well, they can't all be wrong, lol.

    MrsHouston47302

    Answer by MrsHouston47302 at 5:27 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • when my ds starts to use a bike with training wheels instead of a trisycle then yup!! i dont care if no one else is around here but my ds will!!!
    dreamangel06

    Answer by dreamangel06 at 7:03 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Absolutely. If they are on their bikes their helmet is on their head.
    meooma

    Answer by meooma at 7:44 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Always, even with his trike. I'm a cyclist, and so I'm a stickler.
    musicpisces

    Answer by musicpisces at 7:47 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • You get on anything with wheels at my house without proper safety equiptment the first time you lose it for a week, the second time you lose it for a month, the third time you lose it forever and I won't replace. I have a brother with brain damage from a bike accident when he was 12. Nobody had helmets back then. When my boys began riding bikes we were stationed in California and it is the law there. All children must wear helmets or the parents can be fined. At least that was the law while we were there. The pediatrician for our grandkids was adamant that even kids on tricycles need them. It builds good habits if nothing else.
    GrnEyedGrandma

    Answer by GrnEyedGrandma at 7:56 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Yes. On the road.
    Crissy9832

    Answer by Crissy9832 at 8:19 PM on Apr. 7, 2011

  • Nope. They are all adults now.
    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:29 AM on Apr. 8, 2011

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