Helmets: How to get your child to wear oneHHelmets: How to get your child to wear oneHelmets: How to get your child to wear oneEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-05-23T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng​​​7.0000000000000074.0000000000000919.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A step-by-step guide for parents on how to fit a safety helmet and encourage a child to wear one.</p><p>Making sure that your child always wears a helmet when they are cycling or playing particular sports is the best way to prevent head injuries. To do this, it is important to know how to fit a helmet correctly and teach your child why it is important to use a helmet for protection.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child's helmet should be centered on their head, over the forehead. It should not slip forward or back or from side to side.</li> <li>Always buy a helmet that is the right size for your child at the time you buy it. The front and back straps should meet just under the ear in a 'V' shape.</li> <li>Make sure the helmet is snug but not too tight. The strap under the chin should not be loose, but it should allow your child to open their mouth.</li> <li>Encourage your child to wear a helmet by wearing a helmet yourself and talking about why it is so important to protect their brain.</li> </ul><h2>How to fit a helmet correctly</h2><p>Helmets that do not fit or that are not fastened correctly are no help to the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=brain-child" title="The Brain">brain</a>. Use the tips below to make sure that your child is wearing a helmet properly.</p><p>A helmet must not slip forward or back. The frontal lobes, a part of the front of the brain that is important for memory and decision-making, and occipital lobes, a crucial vision centre at the back of the brain, need protection. This can only be achieved when the helmet is centred on your child's head.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Helmet_safety_side_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Make sure that the helmet is level at the front and back, it should not be tilted back on an angle. Adjust the straps so the helmet fits securely.</figcaption> </figure> <p>The helmet must fit snugly, but not tightly and not sit too high on the head. It should cover the forehead and must not slip from side to side. The straps from the front and back of the helmet should form a 'V' around the ears and meet just under the ear. When fastened, the helmet straps should allow the mouth to open to drink or shout, but the strap under the chin must not be loose.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Helmet_safety_front_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Check to make sure the helmet is secure and fits snugly.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Do not buy a large helmet and let your child grow into it. Make sure that the helmet fits perfectly at the time you buy it. You can adjust the fit for comfort using the small foam pads included with the helmet.</p><p>Take a look at this video for more tips.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zie-UrMfMKk?rel=0"></iframe> </div><p>Your child should not wear anything under the helmet, such as a hat. Helmets are designed to provide the most effective protection from head injuries when they are worn directly next to the head. If you are concerned about keeping your child warm during the winter, you can buy helmets with outer warmth protection that help keep children's heads warm during activities.</p>
Casque: Comment convaincre votre enfant de le porterCCasque: Comment convaincre votre enfant de le porterHelmets: How to get your child to wear oneFrenchPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-05-23T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng​​​7.0000000000000074.0000000000000919.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>Guide étape par étape à l’intention des parents sur la manière d’ajuster un casque de sécurité et d’inciter leur enfant à le porter.</p><p>La meilleure façon de prévenir les traumatismes crâniens chez votre enfant est de vous assurer qu’il porte un casque lorsqu’il fait du vélo ou pratique certains sports. Pour ce faire, vous devez savoir comment ajuster correctement un casque et montrer à votre enfant pourquoi le port du casque est important pour sa protection.</p><h2>À retenir</h2> <ul> <li>Le casque d’un enfant doit être centré sur la tête et couvrir le front. Il ne doit pas glisser vers l’avant et l’arrière ni sur les côtés.</li> <li>Vous devez toujours acheter un casque de la bonne taille pour votre enfant. Les courroies arrière et avant du casque doivent se joindre juste sous l’oreille en formant un « V » de part et d’autre de celle-ci.</li> <li>Vous devez vous assurer que le casque tient fermement, sans trop serrer. Les courroies doivent permettre à votre enfant d’ouvrir la bouche sans toutefois être trop lâches sous le menton.</li> <li>Pour encourager votre enfant à porter le casque, prêchez par l’exemple et expliquez-lui pourquoi le port du casque est très important pour protéger le cerveau.</li> </ul><h2>Comment ajuster correctement un casque</h2><p>Les casques qui ne sont pas de la bonne taille ou dont les courroies ne sont pas bien fixées sont inutiles à la protection du <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=brain-child" title="The Brain">cerveau​</a>. Suivez les conseils ci-dessous pour vous assurer que le casque de votre enfant est bien ajusté.</p><p>Le casque ne doit pas glisser vers l’avant ou l’arrière de la tête. Les lobes frontaux, qui sont situés à l’avant du cerveau et jouent un rôle important dans la mémoire et les prises de décision, ainsi que les lobes occipitaux, qui sont situés à l’arrière du cerveau et constituent un élément essentiel à la vision, doivent être protégés. Cette protection ne peut être garantie que si le casque est bien centré sur la tête de votre enfant.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Helmet_safety_side_EQUIP_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Assurez-vous que le casque est bien de niveau à l'avant et à l'arrière; il ne devrait pas être incliné vers l'arrière ou à un angle.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Le casque doit tenir fermement, sans trop serrer, et il ne doit pas reposer trop haut sur la tête. Il doit couvrir le front et ne doit pas glisser d’un côté à l’autre. Les courroies arrière et avant du casque doivent se joindre juste sous l’oreille en formant un « V » de part et d’autre de celle-ci. Une fois attachées, les courroies doivent permettre à votre enfant d’ouvrir la bouche pour boire ou crier sans toutefois être trop lâches sous le menton.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Helmet_safety_front_EQUIP_ILL_FR.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Vérifiez que le casque est bien ajusté et bien attaché.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Évitez d'acheter un casque d’une taille plus grande pour qu'il fasse plus longtemps. Le casque doit s’ajuster parfaitement sur la tête de votre enfant au moment de son achat. Pour le confort, utilisez les coussinets de mousse fournis par le fabricant.</p><p>Visionnez cette vidéo pour obtenir d’autres conseils au sujet des casques de sécurité.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zie-UrMfMKk?rel=0&hl=fr&cc_load_policy=1"></iframe> </div><p>Votre enfant ne doit porter ni chapeau ni rien d’autre sous le casque. Celui-ci est conçu pour assurer une protection optimale contre les traumatismes crâniens lorsqu’il repose directement sur la tête. Si vous vous inquiétez du froid pendant l’hiver, vous pouvez vous procurer un casque offrant une protection externe contre le froid qui permettra de garder la tête de votre enfant bien au chaud durant ses activités.</p>

 

 

Helmets: How to get your child to wear one1983.00000000000Helmets: How to get your child to wear oneHelmets: How to get your child to wear oneHEnglishPreventionChild (0-12 years);Teen (13-18 years)HeadNANon-drug treatmentCaregivers Adult (19+)NA2014-05-23T04:00:00ZShawna Silver, MD, FRCPC, FAAP, PEng​​​7.0000000000000074.0000000000000919.000000000000Health (A-Z) - ProcedureHealth A-Z<p>A step-by-step guide for parents on how to fit a safety helmet and encourage a child to wear one.</p><p>Making sure that your child always wears a helmet when they are cycling or playing particular sports is the best way to prevent head injuries. To do this, it is important to know how to fit a helmet correctly and teach your child why it is important to use a helmet for protection.</p><h2>Key points</h2> <ul> <li>A child's helmet should be centered on their head, over the forehead. It should not slip forward or back or from side to side.</li> <li>Always buy a helmet that is the right size for your child at the time you buy it. The front and back straps should meet just under the ear in a 'V' shape.</li> <li>Make sure the helmet is snug but not too tight. The strap under the chin should not be loose, but it should allow your child to open their mouth.</li> <li>Encourage your child to wear a helmet by wearing a helmet yourself and talking about why it is so important to protect their brain.</li> </ul><h2>How to get your child to wear a helmet</h2> <p>Your child's attitude can be a barrier to wearing a helmet, but it does not offer any protection against injury. Many children insist they do not need to wear a safely-fitted helmet. Some older children might worry about messing up their hair or might say that they do not need to wear a helmet because none of their friends do. However, there is a lot you can do to help your child commit to wearing a helmet.</p> <h3>Set a good example</h3> <p>As a parent, you are a role model to your children. Your actions could be your child’s best <a href="/Article?contentid=1984&language=English">protection against head injury</a>. Research shows that when parents wear a helmet, their children are more likely to want to wear one. Demonstrate the importance of wearing a helmet by wearing one every time you ride your bike. Most professional athletes use helmets when taking part in sports.</p> <h3>Start early and be consistent</h3> <p>Get your child used to wearing a helmet as soon as they start riding a tricycle or bicycle. If you allow your child to ride occasionally without a helmet, they will not believe that helmet use is really important. Helmets should be worn on all rides, no matter how short. Tell your child that they will not be able to use their bicycle unless they wear a helmet.</p> <h3>Talk to your child about why you want them to protect their head</h3> <p>Unlike your elbows or your ribs, your <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=brain-child">brain</a> is you. It stores everything you think, feel and experience. Children often do not fear death, but they may understand the dangers of their sport better if you discuss the loss of mental abilities that can come with repeated concussions. These can include learning difficulties, social problems and attention disorders. Even a single serious brain injury can have lifelong effects on a person's thoughts and emotions.</p> <h3>Demonstrate the importance of a helmet</h3> <p>As part of science class, many kids take part in the well-known "egg drop" experiment. Kids build a protective structure that allows a raw egg to survive a fall of almost two metres.</p> <p>If your child is working on a similar project, discuss how egg protection is very similar to head protection. You can also mention this to your child's teacher; it is a real opportunity to combine physics with health promotion.</p> <p>A small watermelon works well for the experiment too. Try dropping one from a height of two metres. Then drop another watermelon that is protected with a helmet. Your child will easily see benefits of helmets right away.</p><h2>How to fit a helmet correctly</h2><p>Helmets that do not fit or that are not fastened correctly are no help to the <a href="https://pie.med.utoronto.ca/htbw/module.html?module=brain-child" title="The Brain">brain</a>. Use the tips below to make sure that your child is wearing a helmet properly.</p><p>A helmet must not slip forward or back. The frontal lobes, a part of the front of the brain that is important for memory and decision-making, and occipital lobes, a crucial vision centre at the back of the brain, need protection. This can only be achieved when the helmet is centred on your child's head.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Helmet_safety_side_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Make sure that the helmet is level at the front and back, it should not be tilted back on an angle. Adjust the straps so the helmet fits securely.</figcaption> </figure> <p>The helmet must fit snugly, but not tightly and not sit too high on the head. It should cover the forehead and must not slip from side to side. The straps from the front and back of the helmet should form a 'V' around the ears and meet just under the ear. When fastened, the helmet straps should allow the mouth to open to drink or shout, but the strap under the chin must not be loose.</p> <figure class="asset-c-100"><img src="https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Helmet_safety_front_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpg" alt="" /><figcaption class="asset-image-caption">Check to make sure the helmet is secure and fits snugly.</figcaption> </figure> <p>Do not buy a large helmet and let your child grow into it. Make sure that the helmet fits perfectly at the time you buy it. You can adjust the fit for comfort using the small foam pads included with the helmet.</p><p>Take a look at this video for more tips.</p><div class="asset-video"> <iframe src="https://www.youtube.com/embed/Zie-UrMfMKk?rel=0"></iframe> </div><p>Your child should not wear anything under the helmet, such as a hat. Helmets are designed to provide the most effective protection from head injuries when they are worn directly next to the head. If you are concerned about keeping your child warm during the winter, you can buy helmets with outer warmth protection that help keep children's heads warm during activities.</p>https://assets.aboutkidshealth.ca/akhassets/Helmet_safety_front_EQUIP_ILL_EN.jpgHelmets: How to get your child to wear one

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