If you’re thinking of getting a bike for your child, a kids’ bike helmet is a must. You’ll want to make sure to get one that is sized for your little one, so be sure to take note of his or her head circumference and order accordingly. But also keep in mind that even if you purchase helmets, you may still be in for a fight getting your kids to actually wear them. In order to help that problem, some manufacturers have begun to make fun and unique designs that may actually make your progeny want to wear it.

We’ve rounded up 25 top-rated kids’ bike helmets, based on safety features, durability, style, and customer feedback, among other buying considerations. Our picks are listed below in alphabetical order for easy reference. Ratings are based on Amazon and are current at the time of this publication.

1. Bell Princess Child Helmets

 

Bell Princess Child Helmets

Current Rating: 4.6

If you have a kid who refuses to take off her tiara, then this just may be the helmet for her. It meets all criteria for Consumer Product Safety Commission certification. But since we know the safety ratings will only matter to you, the built-in tiara is sure to convince your little princess to actually wear it.

Key Features: 

  • 6 style choices
  • Fits heads 51-54 cm
  • CPSC compliant

Cost: Est. $25

2. Bell Rally Child Helmet

Bell Rally Child Helmet

Current Rating: 4.4

This is a great helmet that lets you get well above your money’s worth. Costs vary by color and style, but on the lower end of the spectrum, you can score this helmet for just $15. The back of the helmet has a size adjuster in addition to the chin strap adjustments, so your little one is sure to be getting the best fit.

Key Features: 

  • 6 color choices
  • 11 air vents
  • Fits heads 52-56 cm

Cost: Est. $20

3. Bell Shield Child Helmet

Bell Shield Child Helmet

Current Rating: 4.6

This bike helmet is perfect for your little tough guy. And it comes in pink for your warrior princess, too. The chin strap is left off this helmet in favor of a face mask, which will inhibit a bit of their speech, but the added protection makes it more than worth it. This is an especially great choice for if your child has a passion for BMX riding.

Key Features: 

  • 5 color choices
  • Fits head 52-56 cm
  • Cheek pads for more secure fit

Cost: Est. $30

4. Bingggooo – Kid’s Cycling Bike Helmet Road Mountain Racing Bike Helmets for Children

Bingggooo - Kids Cycling Bike Helmet Road Mountain Racing Bike Helmets for Children

Current Rating: 4.9

This helmet uses a molded PC shell that enhances its durability. The chin strap features its own separate pad that will help to absorb sweat, and the buckle is a quick release that will let your child get out of the helmet with ease.

Key Features: 

  • Fits heads 50-53 cm
  • 9 style choices
  • 10 air holes

Cost: Est. $20

5. Bingggooo – Children’s Multi-Sport Safety Bike Helmets

Bingggooo - Kids helmets Childrens Multi-Sport Safety Bike Helmets Cycling Skating Scooter 

Current Rating: 4.3

If you get this helmet for your child without even considering whether or not they’d like it, we won’t blame you one bit. The thought of a 3-year-old’s face tense with concentration as he tries to learn to ride a bike with this adorable little dino on his head is cute enough to sway anyone.

Key Features: 

  • 7 style choices
  • 4 hole ventilation system
  • Fits heads 48-52 cm

Cost: Est. $30

6. Giro Me2 Infant/Toddler Bike Helmet

Giro Me2 Infant Toddler Bike Helmet

Current Rating: 4.2

This helmet is a great choice for warmer climates because it has 20 air vents along the top, and each has built-in bug netting to protect your child. The pinch-proof chin strap and Giro’s Mini Loc fit system will allow your child to get the safest, most secure fit without any pinching or discomfort.

Key Features: 

  • 4 color choices
  • Pinch-proof buckle
  • 6 air vents and built in visor

Cost: Est. $30

7. Joovy Noodle Helmet, Red

Joovy Noodle Helmet Red

Current Rating: 4.4

This helmet has an extended visor to protect your little one’s face and allow her maximum visibility. The fit is sure to be specific to your child with the fit dial, and the chin strap comes equipped with a pinch guard fastener.

Key Features: 

  • For children 1-4 years old
  • 14 air vents with bug mesh
  • Fits heads from 18.5 – 20.5 inches

Cost: Est. $30

8. KIDS Bike Helmet

KIDS Bike Helmet – Adjustable from Toddler to Youth Size, Ages 3-7 - Durable Kid Bicycle Helmets

Current Rating: 4.7

If you have a kid that loves either blue or pink, then this is worth a look. The blue version features a shark and the pink an octopus, providing a fun (and adorable) aquatic theme. This helmet will grow with your child if you utilize the pre-installed pads for a smaller child and install the provided smaller pads as they grow.

Key Features: 

  • 2 color choices
  • Change pads to fit children from 3 to 7 years old
  • Lifetime warranty

Cost: Est. $30

9. Krash Vector Victor Helmet

Krash Vector Victor Helmet

Current Rating: 4.7

This is a wonderful bike helmet for your little punk warrior. With a flexible silicone Mohawk, your child will be sure to feel like a rock star, and the sight of such a little person with such big spikes is going to be a nice chuckle for you, as well.

Key Features: 

  • Shock absorbing EPS inner shell protects head
  • CPSC & ASTM certified
  • Fits heads 54-58 cm

Cost: Est. $30

10. Lanova Kids Adjustable Sports Protective Gear Set

Lanova Kids Adjustable Sports Protective Gear Set Safety Pad Safeguard

Current Rating: 4.3

This is a complete set that providing protection for all of those areas that are easily scraped and bruised. Although you can’t plan for all accidents, taking the time to put on elbow, knee, and wrist pads will certainly minimize the risks, even for the wildest of kids.

Key Features: 

  • 4 color choices
  • Includes knee, wrist, and elbow pads
  • Fits heads from 50-54 cm

Cost: Est. $30

11. Marvel Spiderman Hero Helmet, Red

Marvel Spiderman Hero Helmet Red

Current Rating: 4.7

If you have a mini Spiderman in your family, this helmet makes a great option your child is sure to love. This helmet meets or exceeds safety standards and will fit most children 5 years of age and older, depending on his or her head circumference.

Key Features: 

  • Shock-absorbing EPS inner shell
  • ASTM and CPSC safety certified
  • Fits heads from 50-54 cm

Cost: Est. $20

12. Micro Blue Scootersauras Helmet – Small

Micro Blue Scootersauras Helmet - Small 48-53cm

Current Rating: 4.4

This is a great helmet for a mini you, roughly around 3-5 years old. The pads on the inside are removable so you may be able to extend the usable life of this helmet as your child grows, and the chin strap will adjust accordingly as well.

Key Features: 

  • Designed by Micro-Mobility of Switzerland
  • Removable padded inserts
  • Fits heads from 48-53 cm

Cost: Est. $40

13. Nutcase – Little Nutty Street Bike Helmet

Nutcase - Little Nutty Street Bike Helmet Fits Your Head Suits Your Soul

Current Rating: 4.7

This helmet comes with a small sun visor in the front and a wide variety of styles and colors from which to choose. The clasp on the chin strap is securely locked magnetically, so you won’t need to worry about it pinching or falling open. And because magnets are a relatively easy puzzle to solve, your child won’t need your help getting this helmet on or off.

Key Features: 

  • 13 color choices
  • Dial fit system to perfect the fit
  • Magnetic strap closure to prevent pinching

Cost: Est. $60

14. ProRider BMX Bike & Skate Helmet

ProRider BMX Bike Skate Helmet 3 Sizes Available Kids Youth Adult

Current Rating: 4.2

This classic helmet may be the type you had as a child. (If your parents were extra protective; because back then, helmets weren’t nearly as common – but bike injuries probably were.) Although the safety features on this are inevitably more stringent, too. The padded inserts will make sure your child gets a perfect fit that will keep this helmet securely affixed to your little one’s head. And, it comes in three sizes: kids, youth, and adult, so you can sport matching helmets for a family bike ride.

Key Features: 

  • 4 color choices
  • 3 size choices from 20-24.5″
  • Meets CPSC standards for helmet safety

Cost: Est. $20

15. Raskullz Krash 2015 Girl’s Leopard Kitty Youth Bike/Skate Helmet

 

Raskullz Krash 2015 Girls Leopard Kitty Youth Bike Skate Helmet

Current Rating: 4.4

This helmet is purrrfect for the cat lover in your life. The purple and pink leopard print is great for those who love these colors (and that’s a lot of little girls), as well as for the little girl who loves kitties. The top of the helmet features air vents, and the purple chin strap closes securely and is easy enough that your child can take it off and put it on without assistance.

Key Features: 

  • Fits head from 54-58 cm
  • Meets ASTM standards for bicycling and skateboarding
  • Shock absorbing EPS inner shell

Cost: Est. $30

16. Raskullz Shark Jaws Helmet

Raskullz Shark Jaws Helmet

Current Rating: 4.6

This helmet uses a mold to create a 3D appearance, and it’s all in one piece so it’s more durable and less likely to break along the seams. The Shark comes in a black or blue color theme and has aerodynamic cooling vents to keep your child’s head cool.

Key Features: 

  • Molded 3D helmet in one peice
  • Fits heads 50-55 cm
  • CPSC and ASTM safety certified

Cost: Est. $20

17. Raskullz Unicorn Helmet

Raskullz Unicorn Helmet

Current Rating: 4.6

This helmet is perfect for the unicorn lover in your life. The air vents are placed so that they seem to be part of the design, and the nylon strap will keep this secure on your child’s head for a long time to come. We only have one question: Does this come in adult sizes?

Key Features: 

  • 3 color choices
  • Fits heads 50-54 cm
  • CPSC and ASTM certified

Cost: Est. $20

18. Razor V-17 Child Multi-sport Helmet

Razor V-17 Child Multi-sport Helmet

Current Rating: 4.2

This classic helmet design is a perfect choice if your little one does what he’s told and simply wears his helmet, no questions asked and no complaints about the way it looks. There are no frills or fun designs (but it’s still a stylish-looking helmet, in our opinion), but the cost is just right and the manufacturer doesn’t skimp on the safety features – it’s CSTM certified. And with 17 air vents, your child’s sure to keep cool, too.

Key Features: 

  • 5 color choices
  • Ergonomic interior padding
  • Fits heads 21.5 to 22.5″

Cost: Est. $20

19. Razor V-17 Youth Multi-Sport Helmet Bundle

Razor V-17 Youth Multi-Sport Helmet Bundle

Current Rating:

This is a great bundle pack to get your child started with biking safety. The helmet features side-release buckles to make sure your child can take this helmet off and put it on quickly and with ease. The Mongoose BMX Bike Gel Knee and Elbow Pad Set is made with a breathable and durable mesh, so it’s sure to be a comfortable fit, too.

Key Features: 

  • Meets all CPSC standards
  • Includes elbow and knee pads
  • Fits heads 21.5 – 23″

Cost: Est. $33

20. Schwinn Child Thrasher Microshell Helmet

Schwinn Child Thrasher Microshell Helmet

Current Rating: 4.2

This helmet has several customization options. You can turn the dial located on the back of the helmet to get 100% adjustment for larger or smaller heads, and the visor on the front can be removed or put back on to provide additional protection from the elements. Heat-sealed pads offer a comfortable fit, and the adjustable side straps will keep the helmet fitting securely.

Key Features: 

  • 20 air vents
  • Fits heads 50-54 cm
  • Removable visor for added protection

Cost: Est. $15

21. Schwinn Infant Helmet, Jungle

Schwinn Infant Helmet Jungle

Current Rating: 4.2

This helmet is great for your baby. It is pretty much as small as you’ll find in the stores or among major bike helmet brands. And without getting into some medical reasoning, we can’t think of any reason you’d need to put a helmet on a head smaller than this helmet accommodates, so this should have you covered. The sizing dial makes it easy to find the perfect snug fit for your little one, and the extended back will provide that little bit of extra support and protection.

Key Features: 

  • 360-degree internal padding
  • Fits infant heads 46 cm and up
  • Lowered back for extended rear coverage

Cost: Est. $20

22. Shuangjishan – Kids Ladybug Helmet

shuangjishan - Kids Ladybug Helmet Cute Street Bike Helmet Specialized for Tricycle Roller Skating Skating Cycling Fun Beatles Print

Current Rating: 4.9

This lady bug comes in 3 colors, so it will be sure to please your son or daughter. At just over half a pound, this helmet will barely register as being worn by your little one. This could mean less complaining. (Please note the could in that statement – because you never can predict with certainty what will set your child into complainer-mode.)

Key Features: 

  • 3 color choices
  • Fits sizes 48-54 cm
  • Removable interior pads

Cost: Est. $25

23. Skateboard Skate Protection Pads Set with Helmet

Skateboard Skate Protection Pads Set with Helmet--SymbolLife Helmet with 6pcs Elbow Knee Wrist Pads for Kids Youths BMX

Current Rating: 4.7

This set is for your more adventurous kid who will use these for biking and possibly more. If your kid has an interest in BMX or skateboarding, this may be the perfect set to start with. It comes in three different sizes so you can start your child in the small at around 5 years old – but definitely measure to ensure a proper fit.

Key Features: 

  • 5 color choices
  • Includes helmet, knee, elbow, and hand guards
  • 3 size options fitting heads 48-62 cm

Cost: Est. $30

24. Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child Helmet with Masks

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child Helmet with Masks

Current Rating: 4.3

This is sort of like the mood ring of helmets. Your kids can pick and choose their favorite Teenaged Mutant Ninja Turtle, or they can change the mask based on the mood. If your kid is feeling like a wild child, then they can wear the orange Michelangelo mask. If you want to try to push the responsible and careful persona, go for the Leonardo blue mask.

Key Features: 

  • Includes 4 interchangeable masks
  • 7 air vents
  • Internal pads for maximum comfort

Cost: Est. $20

25. WinMax Multi-sport Skateboarding Skating & Cycling Safety Bike Helmet for Kids

WinMax Multi-sport Skateboarding Skating & Cycling Safety Bike Helmet for Kids

Current Rating: 4.5

This helmet offers an ideal balance of weight and protection with its ABS and EPS shock absorption. There are removable pads to provide extra support and sizing help. It does come in 2 different sizes, but even within each size, you can customize the fit with an adjustment knob and side straps to ensure the perfect fit for your little one.

Key Features: 

  • 7 colors and style choices
  • 2 size choices, fit heads 19.5-22″
  • 11 air vents

Cost: Est. $30

 

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