These Bike Safety Tips for Kids are made possible due to a partnership with Wipeout™ Dry Erase Protective Gear. I received the products featured here for the purposes of my honest review, all opinions are my own, this post may contain affiliate links.
Keep the kids safe this season with good preparation. Read over this list of Bike Safety Tips for Kids and then read it again! You can never be too prepared!
Ride on the Sidewalk- This may seem like an obvious tip but kids tend to forget the rules here and there so be sure to let them know that this rule should never be bent.
Pick out the Right Bike Size- Select one that is the right size for the child, not one they will grow into. There are many options out there that allow the bike to be adjusted as your child grows. The general rule for picking out the right size bike for your child is when they are sitting on the seat of the bicycle, their feet should be able to touch the ground.
Proper Supervision- Even if your kids are expert bike riders, just like with car accidents, you can’t control everything. It is best to keep an eye on them no matter how independent they become on their bikes, accidents can always happen. If your children are old enough to ride bikes without a parent be sure to send them with a cell phone in case of emergency.
Always be Aware of Your Surroundings- One thing I have noticed with my own daughter is that she is often not aware of her surroundings. This is a big problem that we are constantly working with her and when it comes to bike safety, kids need to be very aware of their surroundings at all times. Take a ride with your kids and observe how many accidents could have happened then problem solve after by asking them what they would have done if this or that happened.
Wear Protective Gear- A properly fitted helmet is an essential tool for bike safety. Sometimes kids just don’t want to wear them and as soon as they get out of your sight they may try to take their helmets off. To solve this problem I picked up a Wipeout™ Dry Erase Helmet that not only protects my daughter but it allows her to be in charge of how her helmet looks.
The helmets come in a variety of colors and my daughter was excited when she was able to get her favorite. She was even more excited when she got to doodle on it.
More Protective Gear- Wearing knee pads, elbow pads, and wrist guard is a great way to protect the most commonly injured areas. Wipeout™ Dry Erase Pads are another great way to let your kids design their own gear and allow them to actually want to wear it.
The knee pads and elbow pads are a nice shade of black so everything you write on them looks bright and stands out.
These products make being safe cool again and as a parent, that makes me very here. What are your best Bike Safety Tips for Kids?