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A good children's ski helmet provides safety

Ski helmets are particularly important for children. Because if the little ones fall or there is a collision, a Siki helmet can definitely save them from worse consequences. Due to their reduced height, children are often injured in the head area. Most parents know this.

What exactly should be considered before buying a helmet?

Before fitting the children's ski helmet, they should put on a thin cap. The ski helmet should fit snugly, but not too loosely, so that it does not fall off in case of a fall. The child can shake his or her head to try it on. If the children's hel met fits well, it will remain stable on the child's head. A high-quality ski helmet pays off. Saving money would be counterproductive here. Because a ski helmet for children has to withstand numerous stresses and strains and it should fit very well. A padded chin strap provides the child with wearing comfort. However, the chin straps give way somewhat over time. Therefore, it should fit well when you try it on.

Determine the right helmet size

The strongest part of the head is above the ears and eyebrows. Hold a measuring tape with one hand and guide the tape horizontally around the head with the other hand.

This way you can measure the circumference of your child's head. Approximate guidelines for your child's helmet size are shown in this table:

Head circumference in cm Size

40-43 XXS

44-47 XS

48-51 S

52-55 M

56-59 L

60-62 XL

The size of the helmet is not the only important factor; its weight is also crucial. In the event of a fall, children's neck muscles are additionally stressed by the weight of the ski helmet.

weight of the ski helmet. Therefore, the ski helmet should be lighter rather than heavier. There are also helmet classes A and B. Helmet class A protects children better than class B because it covers the ears and temples.

Pay attention to safety standards

Most of the ski helmets for children include a safety certification. The number 1077:2007 on the inside of the helmet means that it meets the European standard for ski and snowboard helmets.

Separate ski goggles or integrated ski goggles

Ski goggles and helmets should match each other, which is no problem if you buy from the same manufacturer. If the question arises as to whether visor or rather ski goggles, it is important to compare both positive and negative aspects should be weighed against each other.

Children's ski helmets with visors score points with a wider field of vision on the slopes than ski goggles and they fog up less on the inside in damp conditions. On the other hand, they have a more sensitive surface than ski goggles and they do not offer quite as effective UV protection as the special ski goggles. In addition, separate ski goggles can be worn on a snow hike if the helmet does not have to be put on.

Ski helmets with integrated cold protection

When skiing, the head does not only need the protection of the helmet in case of a fall. The ski helmet should also protect against high temperatures below zero. This is ensured by a warm inner lining and good ear pads. Breathable material prevents heavy perspiration. It is ideal if the inner lining can be removed for washing.

Children's tastes change over the years

Parents know this: if the colour and design are not right, the garment will not be worn. This also applies to children's ski helmets. Therefore, the child should be allowed to express his or her wishes and ideas when buying the helmet. In this way, bad purchases can be avoided and the cool ski helmet will be worn with pleasure.