Safety is key when it comes to letting your child ride a hoverboard. They are as safe as riding a skateboard, which means that using personal protective gear is a good idea. But there are two challenges to getting the appropriate safety gear for your children. The first is finding the right gear that meets safety standards. The second is actually getting your child to wear the gear! Luckily when it comes to children’s helmets there are plenty of stylish, fun, and safe options for your kid.
When we compiled this list we took into account proper safety ratings and also finding fun options for children. When kids are given safety gear that matches their interests and looks cool, they’re more likely to wear it. With that in mind, here are some great children’s helmet options for both boys and girls.
Best Children’s Helmets for Hoverboards
KuYou Kid’s Helmet for Hoverboards
This is a safe and sturdy helmet that comes in sizes for kids, teens, and adults. They aren’t fancy or decorative, but KuYou offers 6 color options to meet most preferences. The multi-sport helmets are designed for use with all types of outdoor gear, including hoverboards, bikes, scooters, skateboards, etc.
In addition to meeting all safety specifications, these helmets are designed with 11 vents to keep your head cool. The tough outer ABS shell and soft inner liner help absorb impacts, keeping your child’s head safe if they lose their balance and fall off their two wheel electric scooter. The adjustable straps make sure you get a perfect fit. Check the Amazon listing to see the exact size measurements for each size.
Sizes:X-Small (Children), Small (Children), Medium (Teens), Large (Adults)
Available colors: blue pattern, pink pattern
Notable features: CE certified, Meet CPSC standards, 11 vents, impact resistent, multi-sports helmet
Raskullz Unicorn Hoverboard Helmet
Now if you have a little girl or boy who refuses to ride a helmet because it isn’t cool, this may be one that will change their mind. These Unicorn children’s helmets are so awesome I wish they came in adult sizes. You might think, yeah they’re cute, but are they safe? Raskullz’s mission is to provide safe helmets that kids love to wear and that meet both CPSC and ASTM standards.
In comparison to other fun and character helmets, instead of just being printed, these are actually 3D helmets. The horn, ears, and nose are fully rendered and the mane is made out of soft fake fur. Make your child the envy of the park with this helmet that’s great for biking, skating, and riding hoverboards.
These helmets come in only one size, but three designs. It’s meant for kids age 5+ (50-54 cm).
Available colors: dark pink, pink, purple
Notable features: meets CPSC and ASTM standards, adjustable chin strap, 3D design
Raskullz Dinosaur Helmet
If unicorns aren’t your kid’s thing, they’re sure to love these helmets from Raskullz. They have a full line of dinosaur helmets. These are premium, 3D helmet designs with horns and scales protruding from the helmet’s shell. If your son or daught are obsessed with dinosaurs, they’ll love wearing a helmet of their favorite one. The different styles features triceratops, tyranasaurus rex, and raptors in green and red colors.
If you’re worried about safety while your kid rides their hoverboard, don’t worry because Raskullz has you covered. The cool designs also include an EPS inner shell to absorb any bumps or falls. These helmets also have CPSC and ASTM safety certification. Your child will beg to wear their helmet when it’s this cool.
Sizes: Age 3+, Age 5+
Available styles: T-chopz black, t-rex bones black, radgon red, t-rad rex green, radgon green
Notable features: CPSC & ASTM Safety Certified, cooling vents, adjustable nylon straps, shock absorbing EPS inner shell
Razor V-17 Child Multi-Sport Helmet
Razor, the company that makes the famous scooters and their own line of hoverboards, also makes helmets for kids and adults. These helmets for kids are meant for all kinds of sports and come in five bright and fun colors. If you have an active kid who loves to be outside and ride scooters, skateboards, and bikes, this is the helmet to get.
Meant for children ages 5 to 8, these helmets fit heads between 21.5 and 22.5 inches. (Razor does make multisport helmets for all sizes and ages.) To keep your kid’s noggin safe, the helmets meet CPSC safety standards and have ergonomic padding inside, plus additional padding to adjust the size fit. The shell also features vents to keep your child cool while they play hard.
Available colors: gloss purple, gloss black, satin blue, pink, gloss green
Notable features: Meets CPSC Safety Standards, 17 vents, adjustable chin strap
Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles Child Helmet with Masks
The Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles that I loved as a kid are back in style again! And that means folks with kid-sized heads can wear a TMNT helmet. These children’s helmets come with removable facemasks for each of the turtles, so your kid can be their favorite one (and change it out when they change their mind each week!). If your kid loves Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, they will be begging to wear this helmet and go outside and play.
The different masks attach with velcro to the helmet, so they’re easy to swap out on a whim. The helmet can also be worn without the masks and then it looks like a regular multi-sport helmet. Features top air vents and internal pads for comfort and safety.
Available colors: Green helmet with choice of orange, red, purple, or blue masks
Notable features: Interchangable TMNT mask, internal pads, air vents on top.