Here are a few tips to keep in mind when finding the right helmet for you or your student:
1. When the helmet is sitting on your head (even when it's not buckled) it shouldn't move very much when shaking your head "yes" or "no."
Then, follow the 2 V 1 Rule:
2. Make sure the front of the helmet isn't tilted back. Only 2 FINGERS should fit between your eyebrows and the bottom of the helmet.
3. The side straps should form a V SHAPE just below the ears.
4. Adjust the chin strap so only 1 FINGER fits between your chin and the strap. You want it to be snug, but still have a good amount of movement for opening your mouth wide to sing and say hello. :)
We grabbed those images from a fun helmet education video from Manitoba Canada. You can check it out for yourself here.
We also thought this short video from Safe Kids Worldwide did a good job of explaining helmet fitting. They use another simple guide of "Eyes, Ears, and Mouth" to aid in getting the right fit.