Trauma And Injury Prevention
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The best way to reduce head injury and death from bicycle crashes and outdoor recreation is by wearing a helmet.
Children should always wear a helmet for all wheeled sports activities. A properly-fitted bike helmet is just as effective when riding a scooter, roller skating or inline skating. However, when skateboarding and long boarding, make sure your child wears a skateboarding helmet.
Make it a Rule: Every time you and your child ride, wear a helmet. If your child is reluctant to wear a helmet, try letting him or her choose his or her own.
Make sure the helmet fits and your child knows how to put it on correctly. A helmet should sit on top of the head in a level position, and should not rock forward, backward or side to side. The helmet straps must always be buckled but not too tightly.