Bike safety is a very important topic at this time of year. As many as 25 injuries an hour are seen in ERs across the country due to bicycle injuries. Wearing a helmet can drastically decrease the risk of head injury.

How can you encourage your children to wear their helmets? Start requiring that they wear it from the very beginning, with tricycles. Also, let them pick it out at the store themselves. They will be more likely to wear it if they get to select it. Lastly, if they see other adults (especially their parents and family members) wearing their helmets, children will be more likely to wear their own.
Click here for more information regarding how to buy a helmet and make sure it fits properly.

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