User Rating: OK
Pros:cute design of Snow White and the Prince
Cons:the straps, the straps, the straps
The Bottom Line: This helmet is super cute, but the straps make it so miserable for a parent to put on a child. I don't recommend it.
This spring we got new bikes and bike helmets for both of my children. My 4 year old son had outgrown his bike and my daughter needed a bike that was an actual bike and not a push bike for infants. Of course for safety we wanted to make sure that both children had helmets that fit them perfectly. When looking at the helmets that could fit my daughter she was excited about the "princess" one. The "princess" one also happened to match her bike perfectly so it was fine by me.
Recommend this product?
Snow White with her Prince Helmet and pads...
This set comes with a helmet and knee pads. The knee pads can be used as elbow pads instead, but we always just used them on my little girl's knees. The pads are white and have a Snow White picture in the middle (with a purple background) covered by clear plastic. The straps that go around your leg are purple and velcro in the front.
The helmet is white with Snow White and the Prince on each of the sides. The helmet is also lined with a pink/red color. The straps are white and need to be pushed back so that a child's head can fit in the helmet part. When the straps go below the child's chin it is very easy to snap it closed.
We love the design on the helmet and pads, and we love that it matches the bike. My daughter loves announcing that she has Snow White everytime she rides her bike so I know she loves the design too. We also love that our two year old daughter can take off the knee pads all on her own. The helmet and pads do a great job protecting her head and her knees from any injury because any time she has fallen she has been fine.
However, we find that the way the straps are in the helmet are a pain. The straps were put in the top of the helmet so it is very tricky to push the cushion back for the back of the head, and then for the straps to go on the sides of the helmet to go around her ears to snap underneath. It is a headache every time. My daughter also has a lot of hair, but we can't put in barrettes or pigtails or up in any other way because then the helmet won't go on at all. A headband sometimes works, but because the straps get caught in her hair she will fuss with the headband til it falls out. My son's helmet just has straps that come out at the ear area and doesn't have the mess up top, so I don't understand why this one has to be so complicated.
This helmet is $24.99 at Toys R Us.
The helmet is recommended for children ages 3 on up. (Or for a 2 year old with a larger size head!)
I think this set would be perfect if the straps weren't so awful in the helmet. If the company would just figure out the strap issue the helmet would be so much easier. At this point I can't recommend it and think a family with a little girl would be happier with something else.
This review is a part of carstairs38's Third Annual All Things Disney writeoff.
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Amount Paid (US$): 24.99