Helmet For A 2 Year Old? - Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum
LinkBack Thread Tools
post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 03:50 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
MXZonly's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2002
Location: Harrison, Michigan
Posts: 1,130
How/where do I find a helmet for my 2 year old? So far we can only ride her around the yard (which she loves) but for some short trail rides what can I do?


2004 REV X 600HO, SDI, XPS colors, r.e.r., electric start, knee pads, heated visor plug in.

2003 Blair Morgan REV r.e.r., 440 windshield/handlebar kit, black front bumper, HPS canister, studs, heated visor plug in, knee pads
MXZonly is offline  
Sponsored Links
post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 04:01 PM
Senior Member
Rollo D. Motoski's Avatar
Join Date: Aug 2002
Location: Carthew Bay, On.
Posts: 386
From my experience, proper snowmobile helmets (even the smallest sizes) are way too heavy for a toddler's underdeveloped neck muscles. They can barely hold thier heads up with one on. When my son was two and three years old, I used a good hockey helmet with a built on visor (I-Tech brand). Worked good and much lighter. Though I don't think it would be DOT approved for snowmobile use, it seem safer to me and much less expensive than a helmet that a kid would out grow in a year or two.
Rollo D. Motoski is offline  
post #3 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 06:13 PM
Senior Member
charlo's Avatar
Join Date: Jul 2002
Location: Dalhousie, NB
Posts: 677
I used a ski helmet/goggle combination for my son last year. They are light enough for a two year old.
charlo is offline  
post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 08:10 PM
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: South Bend, IN
Posts: 72
Here is what my 3 year old has. It is a ski helmet. I am making a face shield for her from a construction shield.
Attached Images
File Type: jpg E_mail_Mimi_Ready_to_Go3.jpg (48.3 KB, 123 views)
98Cougar is offline  
post #5 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 09:05 PM
qman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2002
Location: Beverly, Massachusetts
Posts: 59
ski helmet with goggles for my 2 boys

2002 xcsp 700
qman is offline  
post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 10:29 PM
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2003
Location: Rochester, N.Y. area
Posts: 13
Have to agree with Rollo. You will have more success waiting a year, then trying to find a helmet that fits. A 2 y.o. can control their own head, but add any extra weight......The muscles are just not that developed. At that young an age, the "unexpected" can have more severe consequences. I would urge you to wait that one year before taking your child out on the trail.
And yes rollo, a helmet is "useable" only for the sport that it is advertised/certified for.
Mike Pilato
Medical Care Provider
Big East Snocross Tour

I handle the broken bodies,
My team mates handle the broken sleds
medicine man is offline  
post #7 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 11:39 PM
Senior Member
ger's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Near London Ontario
Posts: 162
I bought (used) off a friend a bombardier full faced helmet for my kid , she was 2 and it was no problem for her to hold up . I did look at some and they were too heavy . Make sure you check the weight and get a light one . Royal distributing has some open face ones for kids too


04 Chevy Avalanche
98 Yamaha srx 700
03 Yamaha RX-1
03 LTZ 400 (atv)
ger is offline  
Sponsored Links

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Snowmobile World : Your #1 Snowmobile Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome