I was on a quest to find a cool bike helmet for my kids that actually encouraged them to wear it. That was my goal years ago when I was tasked with getting my son to put his helmet on prior to riding his bike or scooter. The helmet in question at the time was a Disney themed helmet from the movie “Cars”. Not the coolest helmet I admit but this was before I become much more passionate about balance bikes, helmets and scooters. Through coercion and bribes he would comply with my orders and wear the helmet.
Fast forward to 20009 when I stumbled upon balance bikes and started really diving into the world of kids bikes. The first bike helmet company I was exposed to was Nutcase. At the time, the company was a few years old and you could actually call their office and talk to Michael Morrow. For those of you unfamiliar; Michael Morrow is the former Nike Creative Director and the founder of Nutcase Helmets based in Portland, Oregon. At this time I started outfitting both my sons with Nutcase helmets and started selling them online as well.
Since that time we have discovered many other “cool” bike helmets for kids and want to share them with you. Prior to buying a bike helmet, make sure you read our article about helmet selection and fitting.
Little Nutty by Nutcase Helmets
Shown above is the “Dart Frogs” design which is part of the Nutcase Little Nutty collection. The Little Nutty collection of cool bike helmets for kids contains 24 unique designs that are guaranteed to spark any kids interests. The Little Nutty helmets generally fits kids ages 2 to 6 years. If they are too big for the Little Nutty line, you can proceed on up to the Youth and adult models with even more cool design. They even have a line of helmets for kids under the age of 2; Baby Nutcase.
Nutcase helmets feature no-pinch magnetic buckles, injection-molded EPS foam shells, detachable visors, reflectivity and more.
Where to Buy: Nutcasehelmets.com
For a helmet far from the ordinary – Raskullz has you covered. Shown above is the T-Chopz helmet from Raskullz; which you would think is the ultimate helmet for kids crazy about dinosaurs. Raskullz has over 20 different design offerings for both youth and infant helmets. Choose from their line of all three Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles to a pink bunny helmet. These cool bike helmets feature 3d injection molded designs, aerodynamic cooling vents, nylon straps for adjustment and a lightweight EPS molded shell.
Where to Buy: Amazon.com
Kiddimoto Bike Helmets
Kiddimoto is legendary balance bike company form the U.K. Since 2003, Kiddimoto has designed and created unique wooden balance bikes that have color and design schemes based upon Scrambler and Superbike type motorcycles. Nowadays their line of products have expanded to helmets, metal balance bikes, scooters and ride on toys. Regarding helmets, they have numerous offerings from funky colors and designs to racer inspired designs. These cool bike helmets from Kiddimoto feature dial adjustment for the perfect fit, numerous vents to keep you cool and are made form lightweight ABS plastic.
Where to Buy: Kiddimotousa.com
Bern Nino and Nina
Bern helmets by far are our favorite helmet company. We sold them for a few years back in the early 2010’s and were fascinated by their extensive line of not only bike helmets but all the other action sports they covered. We are big fans of their trademarked visor and the ability to replace the helmet liners with summer or quilted winter liners. My helmet for skiing is a BERN with the quilted winter liner and it is very warm and comfortable. The Nino (boys) and Nina (girls) helmets generally fit kids ages 5 thru 8 and feature removable liners, ultra-lightweight shells and the easy to fit velcro sizing system. The Nino and Nina are scaled down versions of the BERN Brentwood model and can be accessorized for all-season versatility.
Where to Buy: Amazon.com