I searched the forums and found no threads on this topic, but I can't imagine I am the only person to ask this, but here goes...
I got the bike trailer and a helmet fitted perfectly for the 1 year old. In the store, he loved the helmet and squealed in delight! I was pleased.
I get the trailer together and put the baby in it. So far so good.
Then I get the helmet on, and he won't keep the darn thing on, which I expected. It's at the point that he tries so hard to yank it off that the chin strap chokes him and I have to get the helmet off quickly before he hurts himself.
So I gave in and rode around the block a few times without a helmet on him and I felt extremely guilty about it. I always wear a helmet myself and I would prefer if he wore one, but if he's going to choke himself, well, I guess I have to choose the lesser of two evils.
I guess I could try to wait before riding with him, but on the trails I see significantly older children also screaming about their helmets, so time might not make it better--I would think it would make it worse. He wore a corrective helmet for a flat spot on his head which weighed more than his bike helmet, so it's not an issue of weight and neck/head support for him. He started taking the corrective helmet off, too, and the doctor said he was going to hurt himself, so we stopped using it a tad early.
There is no helmet law for cycling in MN, no matter what age, so I am breaking no laws, but I would still prefer to use a helmet with him in the trailer if anyone has any advice for keeping the darn thing on him.
Any thoughts? Thanks in advance.