This post is Day 2 in our Celebrating Biking week in conjunction with My Outdoor Alphabet. In case you missed the post yesterday, you can find more information about it here (and enter to win another great giveaway!)
I have touched on the topic of helmet-wearing often here, so won’t repeat myself over and over. However, we firmly believe in the rule that you never EVER ride your bike without a helmet (even if your friends are doing it.) The reasoning isn’t as much as the protection on a daily basis (which is obviously huge), but rather an ambitious attempt to make it as normal as wearing a seat belt. You do it every.single. time. It’s normal and you feel naked when you don’t do it.
We hope to instill an understanding of safety, of course, but also of responsibility, good habits and a respect for the bike. As a note, our kids also wear helmets every single time skiing, and most of the time sledding (that is a new one for me, so sometimes I admittedly forget.) We don’t want to have the attitude of “oh that looks dangerous – wear your helmet!” because it teaches children to be (or that it is a license to be) dare devils when they DO wear it. And that, in turn, results in more accidents in which a helmet may or may not be productive (depending on the circumstances, of course.)
We are lucky enough to have kids often riding bikes at our home. They are our own kids and their friends. We keep enough helmets around for the amount of bikes we have and strictly enforce the rule for everyone that visits. “At our house, everyone wears helmets when they bike! Check out this cool one!”
We encourage families to start kids wearing helmets from the very beginning. Start young and they won’t question it!
Win some helmets from Lazer Sport!
Lazer Sport has some of the very best helmets out there for kids AND adults. We’re big fans. They have stepped up and graciously donated the opportunity for two of you to win a helmet. We are giving away a Nut’Z helmet and a P’Nut helmet. The P’Nut is slightly smaller than the Nut’z helmet and fits head sizes 46-54 cm. Check out our previously posted review of the Nut’z that J wears – the technology is outstanding. Both helmets come in a variety of colors for boys and girls (winner chooses, depending on availability.)
As usual, please use the Rafflecopter Widget (or click on the link that says “A rafflecopter giveaway” if you can’t see the widget) below to enter to win. The winners will be emailed and announced on this post in the Rafflecopter Widget. Have questions? Please don’t hesitate to contact me at mountainmamatales(at)gmail(dot)com so I can help! Wahoo! This giveaway is open to the US and Canada!
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