Cyberclimber Climbing Gym List Build a Climbing Wall Climbing Training Climbing Gear ☰ More

Child Helmet

Search for any product, brand or category...

for sale

It's important for kids to wear helmets when participating in active sports such as indoor rock climbing. The helmets designed for children are made specifically for the type of sport or activity. For example, a child's climbing helmet is designed to the EN 12492, Snell N-94 climbing and mountaineering helmet standard. This means it is designed to protect the head for the specific type of bumps and impacts associated with a climbing fall. Children's helmets made for skiing and snowboarding are designed to the ASTM F2040, CE 1077, Snell RS-98 or S-98 standard. According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, "Different activities require different helmets, and there are helmets for every season's sports". The NHTSA(1) provided an effectiveness estimate that 85 to 88% of head and brain injuries could be prevented by correctly wearing the appropriate helmet for the sport or activity.

Types of Child Helmets

There are many types of helmets, and the manufacturers usually designs several models for children. Look for a label or marking on the inside of the child helmet that shows which standard it complies with. Some comply with more than one standard and therefore can be used with more than one sport. The US CPSA(2) lists many helmets with the applicable manufacturer's safety standard for various sports in which children might participate:

Fitting a Child's Helmet(2)(3)

Fit of a Helmet vs Child's Growth

Most child helmets are built with an adjustment for growth. This is also useful for wear over a beanie in extreme cold conditions. Other children's helmets may have several sets of foam fitting pads. If this is the type of adjustment provided they can be replaced using thinner pads as your child grows. The pads are only a spacer for fitting. They do not change the level of protection provided by the helmet.(4)

When to Replace a Child's Helmet.

There are three factors to consider. 1) fit, 2) severity of impact, 3) helmet design is a single-impact or multiple-impact type.

References: (1) NHTSA: http://www.nhtsa.gov; (2) CPSA: http://www.cpsc.gov/PageFiles/117293/349.pdff; (3) NHTSA: How to Fit a Child's Helmet; (4) Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute: http://www.bhsi.org/childpam.htm.

Petzl Picchu Childrens Climbing & Cycling Helmet
EDELRID - Shield II Kids Softshell Climbing Helmet, Sahara/Oasis
$54.95
Outdoor Sports Safety Helmet for Rock Climbing Caving Rappelling Head Guard Cycling Head Protective Gear
Giro Me2 Infant/Toddler Bike Helmet
SUNVP Bike Helmets for Kids Ultralight Safety Comfortable MTB Mountain Cycling Kick Scooter Skate Multi-Sports...
SUNVP Bike Helmets for Kids Lightweight Adjustable MTB Bicycle Scooter Skateboard Multi-Sports Safety Road Mountain...
Vitchelo V800 Headlamp Flashlight with Red LED
JOLIN Versatile Kids Helmets Set for Skateboard Cycling Roller Skating with Knees, Elbows,Wrists Protective Gear...
Knee Pads , ADiPROD (1Pair) Thick Sponge Collision Avoidance Kneeling Kneepad Outdoor Climbing Sports Riding Protector...
Elite Ring Toss Game - Kids Games Improve Eye-Hand Coordination and Fine Motor Skills - Compact Carry Bag Included,...
Sale: $34.99
Black Diamond Mens Vector Climbing Helmet
$99.95
Black Diamond Vapor Climbing Helmet
$139.95
Black Diamond Womens Half Dome Climbing Helmet
$59.95
Black Diamond Womens Vector Climbing Helmet
$99.95
Petzl Elios Climbing Helmet
$64.95
Petzl Womens Elia Climbing Helmet
$64.95
Mammut Wall Rider Chill Climbing Helmet
$99.95
Petzl Picchu Climbing/Cycling Helmet
$47.93
Half Dome Climbing Helmet
Retail: $59.95 Sale: $47.96
Sirocco Climbing Helmet
Retail: $130.00 Sale: $129.95
Meteor Climbing Helmet
$99.95
Ultralight - Climbing Helmet
Retail: $54.95 Sale: $41.97
Vertex Vent Climbing Helmet
Retail: $115.00 Sale: $114.95
Shield II Climbing Helmet
Retail: $84.95 Sale: $67.96
Black Diamond Half Dome Helmet
$59.95
Edelrid Shield Helmet
$54.95
Vector Helmet
Retail: $99.95 Sale: $79.96
Armour Lady Helmet
Retail: $59.95 Sale: $47.96
Armour Junior Helmet
Retail: $59.95 Sale: $47.96
Rock Star Helmet
Retail: $49.95 Sale: $39.96
Armour Helmet
Retail: $59.95 Sale: $47.96
Speed Helmet
Retail: $119.95 Sale: $95.96
Stunt Helmet
Retail: $59.95 Sale: $44.96
Skywalker 2 Helmet
Retail: $59.95 Sale: $44.96
© 1998 www.indoorclimbing.com All rights reserved. | Contact: info@indoorclimbing.com | Disclaimer | Privacy Policy