Encouraging Your Child to Wear a Helmet

 
 
Let your child select his or her own helmet. Most dealers will offer a selection of colors and designs.
 
Wear your helmet when riding with your child. Setting a good example is essential.
 
Praise and reward your child each time he wears his helmet.
 
Start helmet-wearing habits early, encouraging your child to wear a helmet habit with his or her first wheel toys. Soon, wearing a helmet will come naturally.
 
Encourage other parents in your neighborhood to purchase helmets for their children. Your child will not be different wearing a helmet if peers do so, too.