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June 22, 2012 2:35 PM Subscribe
My 19-month old son refuses to wear his bike helmet. This is harshing my alternative transportation buzz.
posted by ambrosia to human relations (31 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Six months ago I asked this question
, and ever since I have been loving our bike trailer. My older son now prefers the trailer to any other form of transportation, which is great.
Starting about two weeks ago, my younger son protests at the sight of the helmet. We have checked the fit and it is the right size, he just refuses to wear it. Sometimes he will let me put it on him, and then he will pull at it and scream for the entire ride. Mostly he just flails about so I can't put it on.
Having his brother along to model good helmet-wearing doesn't help even though he usually wants to do everything Big Brother does. I always wear a helmet while riding too. That does not persuade him.
Is this a phase? I am really bummed to have to take the car places that I would prefer to ride. Any tips for getting over this hurdle?
If bribery works, suggestions would be appreciated.