Tuesday, May 20th, 2014
May is the perfect time to encourage your kid to get back on that bike, not just for the nice weather, but also because it’s National Bike Month. Getting your child to be more active outdoors is great, but never forget the key rule of bicycle safety: Always wear a helmet.
Every year, about 300,000 kids go to the emergency room because of bike injuries, so encouraging your little one to protect his noggin during every ride is a must. With a sleek helmet from Bern, though, you can keep his mumbling and grumbling to a minimum.
Bern’s Nino helmet for boys and Nina for girls looks good and provides some serious head protection. The Zipmold® foam inside each one is made from a liquid injection process that provides a better weight to strength ratio for a less bulky fit. If your child’s into all kinds of sports, this premium helmet can be worn for other high-action activities, too, including skateboarding, skiing, and snowboarding. Kids will especially love playing with the visor, which flips up and down!
For your budding cyclist, Bern is offering TWO lucky GoodyBlog readers the chance to win one Nino or Nina helmet in the style of their choice. Each is valued at $45. To enter, leave a comment below, up to one a day between today and the end of the day May 26. Be sure to check back on May 27 and scroll to the bottom of the post to see who won. We reach out to winners via Facebook message (it goes into your “other” message folder on Facebook), so if you win, look for us there as well. Goody luck!
If your youngster comes across some rocks while biking, use them to make these fun craft mushrooms!
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Tuesday, October 11th, 2011
My 6-year-old has been sporting the same cheapo Disney Princess bike helmet since she was 4. Julia’s never fallen on her head, thank God, but you wouldn’t know that by the state of her helmet. This is because she always seems to drop it on the street, throw it in the driveway, bounce it down our front steps, and just generally abuse it. And I’ve been meaning to replace it, so I was psyched when I was offered the chance to have her try out a helmet from Nutcase Helmets. It’s ideal for bicycling, scooting, in-line skating, and skateboarding. (Nutcase also makes different helmets for snow activities, motor sports, and boating and water sports.) I can tell you right now that I already feel way more confident about this helmet than the one she’s been wearing. Fit is a big deal with Nutcase, and to that end they provide foam strips that you attach to the inside of the helmet with Velcro, to make sure your child doesn’t have too much room in there. Then there’s a dial in the back to tighten it even further. Julia loves the fact that the chinstrap closes easily with a magnetic buckle. (Of course she would–her parents have only clipped the skin on her neck about a dozen times!) And I admit to being happy with the mere appearance of the helmet. The designs you can choose from are very cool, which makes sense considering that Nutcase is founded by a former creative director for Nike.
So I was convinced of its ease and fit (and coolness). Then I turned on the local news the other morning and saw the story of a 3-year-old boy in NYC who was hit by a cab last week at a notoriously dangerous intersection. His father said that “this would be a terrible tragedy” had he not been wearing his helmet. I couldn’t help but notice it was a Nutcase helmet.
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