How can I help my child stay safe at the playground, and still have fun
Play on equipment that is the right size
Look for dangers in the area like broken glass
Stay within arms reach of young children on the playground
Helmet Safety
Choosing the Right Helmet for Your Child

Your child might soon start learning to ride a bike, rollerblade, or scooter.

It is important to choose the right safety gear for these activities. Buy a helmet for your child that fits now, not one that she will grow into.

Check that the helmet fits, using the "2V1" Rule:

  • When the helmet is buckled tightly, two fingers should rest between your child's eyebrow and the edge of the helmet.
  • The strap should form a "V" under her ear.
  • One finger should fit between her chin and the chin strap.

To learn more about using the "2V1" Rule as a guide to fit your child's helmet, click here to download our helmet fitting bookmark.

Click here to download our parent booklet: "Keep Kids Safe: A Parent's Guide to Helmet and Recreation Safety"