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#1 3inthebed

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:26 AM

Do you make your children wear a helmet while riding a scooter? From what age to what age if there is a cut off point?

#2 kshy

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:29 AM

Yes - always

#3 Propaganda

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:32 AM

There is no cut-off point.

You wear a helmet on a bike because if you fall you can cause some damage. A scooter is no different.

#4 bubmakes3

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:34 AM

Yes DS wears a helmet when riding his scooter.
He has asked Santa for a bike for xmas 'and a helmet too'. I tried to explain he already has a helmet and he says 'no dat cooter helmet - need bike helmet too'!

#5 Becstarinator

Posted 19 December 2012 - 11:37 AM

Our rule is if it has wheels you need a helmet.

So yes for scooters, bikes, trikes, skates, and skateboards.

#6 greypink

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:00 PM

QUOTE (Propaganda @ 19/12/2012, 12:32 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
There is no cut-off point.

You wear a helmet on a bike because if you fall you can cause some damage. A scooter is no different.

No cut-off point in our house either. My DS got his first scooter for his 2nd bday and we made him wear a helmet right from the start.

#7 Chazee

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:06 PM

No helmet rule at our house for bikes/scooters/roller blades.

#8 Mrs Lannister

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:09 PM

Yes always

#9 Zephie Chugger

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:15 PM

QUOTE (Becstarinator @ 19/12/2012, 12:37 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Our rule is if it has wheels you need a helmet.

So yes for scooters, bikes, trikes, skates, and skateboards.

Same house rules here,it has wheels you have a helmet!

#10 TinyTeddys

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

Yes, agree with PP, wheels = helmet.

#11 ~Jodama_Forever~

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:17 PM

At home we dont enforce the helmet for bikes or scooters but out and about we do.

#12 NunSoFeral

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:20 PM

Yep - headlids when riding anything.
For everyone - adults included
Always. No exceptions.
Have seen many avoidable TBI's.
Why risk that?

#13 Butterscotch

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:23 PM

DEFINITELY a helmet!  They can cause just as much damage with a scooter as they can with a bike if they fall and hit the pavement!!  One of my girls recently fell off her scooter, she wasn't even going all that fast.  She had a helmet on and still managed to bang her forehead pretty badly (huge egg and bruise) when the helmet slipped back as she fell on it.  If the helmet hadn't been there... I daren't think about the real damage that could have been done sad.gif  Taught me a ruddy good lesson on the importance of the helmet, and also on the importance of a properly fitting helmet!

At home we dont enforce the helmet for bikes or scooters but out and about we do.

See, I don't understand this.  How are they any less likely to injure themselves at home??  I'd suspect that whatever surface they are riding on is just as hard as any surface they would be riding on away from home??!  unsure.gif

#14 Silly Old Elf

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:24 PM

Yes. Always. Forever. I would. shrug.gif

#15 gasgirl

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:28 PM

it has wheels, it goes fast, you can fall off it  = helmet. At home and out. Always.
a boy in our street died last year from head injury after falling off his skateboard in his driveway and hitting head on kerb.
You won't see many kids in our suburb without a helmet now.
excuse the pun but its a bit of a no-brainer really.
And while we are on the topic why don't parents make kids wear  proper shoes when they are on scooters? I have seen so many kids at work with serious de-gloving foot injury and months of skin grafting after trying to use their bare feet as brakes.

#16 lclb

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:30 PM

I'm with the majority if it has wheels you wear a helmet whether you are at home, on the footpath or at the park.

I've worked with many children with traumatic brain injuries (TBI) there is no way I would take the risk riding a scooter/ bike etc when the risk can be minimized by wearing a helmet.

#17 3inthebed

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:46 PM

I am glad to hear nearly all yes replies. I have been observing kids in area/friends kids etc and most don't wear helmets. Mine are getting scooters and helmets for Xmas and I have had a few comments about the helmet. I was beginning to think it was commonplace for no helmets on scooters.

#18 ThatsNotMyName

Posted 19 December 2012 - 12:52 PM

Always & forever

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