As parents of super active kids, we’re more than a little relieved to see how those monstrous foam domes that passed as helmets during our childhood are being replaced with newer, safer and way more stylish designs that kids are actually excited to wear. Below we’ve selected the latest crop of kids bike helmets on the market for your newbie cycling enthusiast. Whether they’re on a bicycle, tricycle, scoot bike, skateboard or a passenger in your family cargo bike, rest assured your kiddo will be safe and stylish this season.
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Nutcase Baby Nutty Helmet
Protect their noggins from the minute they are passengers on your family cargo bike with this cute option from Nutcase. It comes with the top-of-the-line MIPS (Multi-directional Impact Protection System) for extra protection.
Buy it here, $47.99.
Trek's Bontrager Jet WaveCel
Skater-inspired styling, stickers for customization and a no-pinch magnetic buckle are what kids love about the Bontrager Jet WaveCel helmet. Parents love that it comes with super noggin protection from WaveCel, a leading technology in the protection against cycling-related head injuries.
Buy it here, $89.99.
Woom Kids' Helmet
From the bike makers who really know how to outfit kids, comes this helmet from Woom. You'll get everything you want in a helmet: extended protection for the forehead, temples and back of the head, an easy-to-use magnetic closure system, optimal ventilation and a perfect fit thanks to interchangeable pads and a size-adjustment dial.
Buy it here, $69.
Little ones will appreciate the pinch guard on the chin of this kids helmet and parents will appreciate the price tag and safety features. Snag it in red or orange to really stand out during family bike rides.
Buy it here, $24.99.
Bern Nino 2.0
How cute is your little rider going to look in this shark-inspired helmet from the pros at Bern? They revamped the style and shape of the original Nino helmet, with their newest safety technology and updated patterns like fruit and the solar system. The Nino 2.0 is complete with MIPS Brain Protection System and the no-fuss EZ-fit system. In addition, the Nino 2.0 features 13 vents with increased airflow, EZ-fit system, a removable flip visor, lay flat adjustable straps, compression-molded pads and a lightweight shell.
Buy it here, $64.99
Go Kids Bike Helmet with LED Lights
It's all about safety with this helmet that has front and back lights with different modes to adjust for day and night. You can charge the helmet after use with a USB cable.
Buy it here, $39.
Giro Scamp MIPS Youth Helmet
If you want protection, you want to look for MIPS or Multi-directional Impact Protection System that redirects energy in case of a crash. This option from Giro comes in a dozen colors and sizes from little kids to big.
Buy it here, $59.95.
Electra Lifestyle Bike Helmet
Whether you go for bright coral to really stand out in the crowd or the more subtle black, the Electra Lifestyle Bike Helmet is turning heads all over town. It has a durable ABS hardshell for protection and EPS foam liner for security.
Buy it here, $49.99.
Giro Tremor MIPS Youth Helmet
Older kids will love the racing style of this helmet that was engineered and tested in Giro's helmet testing lab. It is super lightweight and the size adjusts so you get the perfect fit, right out of the box.
Buy it here, $65
Bern Winter Bandito
Got a tween who loves to hit the slopes in the winter and the bike trails in the summer? This is the helmet you want. It comes with a removeable inner liner for snow sports and transforms into a bike helmet for summer. Utilizing the EPS Thin shell technology, the Bandito has a lightweight yet burly construction certified to protect consumers on a bike or on the slopes.
Buy it here, $69.99.
Raskullz Mohawk Helmet
You'll definitely stand out in the crowd with this helmet that little dino lovers will be obsessed with. It comes in both toddler and youth sizes.
Buy it here, $24.99.