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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 02:50 PM Thread Starter
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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?


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post #2 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 03:01 PM
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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.
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I used a ski helmet/goggle combination for my son last year. They are light enough for a two year old.
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post #4 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 07:10 PM
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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.
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ski helmet with goggles for my 2 boys

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post #6 of 7 (permalink) Old 01-25-2004, 09:29 PM
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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.
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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


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