Bikes and Wheeled Toys
A young child's skull is soft and easily injured from a collision or fall. When you are selecting a bicycle or wheeled toy such as skateboards, rollerblades etc for your child make sure it is appropriate for their age and capability.
Whenever children are riding wheeled toys or bicycles, it is important that they are wearing a correctly fitted helmet and one that meets the Australian Standard.
Young children who wear helmets from the moment they start riding their first wheeled toy are more likely to continue wearing their helmet as they get older into their teen years.
Tips to keep your child safe when using wheeled toys:
- Always have an adult supervise
- Ensure they wear appropriate clothing and safety gear
- Make sure they are easily visible
- Maintain and check their wheeled toys on a regular basis