Tips for safe summer fun

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Always wear a helmet when you're on wheels

Always wear a helmet when you're on wheels

More than 200 children die in bicycle-related incidents each year, and more than half of these accidents involve a head injury.  For adults and children, helmet should be worn so that it is level on the head, not tipped forwards or backwards.  The strap should be securely fastened, and you should not be able to move the helmet in any direction. For more tips on bicycle helmets, check out the Bicycle Helmet Safety Institute.  This child's Giro Rodeo Livestrong helmet from REI is a deal at $30.

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By Lylah M. Alphonse

Lylah M. Alphonse is a journalist, blogger, and mom and stepmom to five kids. She is a Senior Editor at Yahoo! Shine, writes about juggling full-time career and parenthood at The 36-Hour Day here at Work It, Mom!, and blogs about everything else at Follow her on Twitter: @WriteEditRepeat.

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