Most kids we know are addicted to their wheels: scooter, bike and more. So we’ve picked the best scooter helmets for children, with safety as the top priority, and style not far behind.
Do you know a child without a scooter? We’re not sure we do. Not that they are all brilliant at it, as the bruises and tears testify. But it’s got to be about the most liberating thing that a toddler can try, and it helps with balance, control and spatial awareness before they graduate to a balance bike, skateboard and finally big-boy or big-girl bike.
But whatever the wheels, they need to be protected from hitting their head if they take a tumble. After all, nothing kills the fun of a walk/scoot/ride to the park like knocking out a tooth. And between wonky pavements, commuters and other kids on wheels, it’s more or less inevitable that they’ll come off at some point.
There’s nothing here that we wouldn’t put our own kids in and, frankly, one or two we rather wish came in adult sizes.
- Children’s scooter helmets should be fun, and this playful Dinosaur scooter helmet is great for younger kids who are dino-obsessed. With handy adjustable fit and removable pads, it’s also great value. 17.99
- One for seriously pro kids who want to be seen while they practice their flips and stunts, the Micro Scooter mirrored helmet is really slick. £24.95 (currently £16.95)
- The extremely cool Kiddimoto Goggle helmet is retro and stylish. We say team it with a Tidlo Vespa-style balance bike for ultimate impact, and just make sure they perfect their swagger. £24.29
- Superhero fanatics will be awestruck by this DC Comics 3D batman safety helmet. The bat ears mean you’ll spot them in a crowd and the matt finish make it look and feel far more expensive than it actually is. £23.90
- Older kids will get a kick out of keeping their ‘melon’ safe in this Nutcase watermelon helmet, not inexpensive mind you, but bang on trend. £49.95
- Raising eyebrows in the skatepark and great fun for the walk to school, city kids will enjoy wearing the Kiddimoto Police helmet. £21.76