by Chrissy Cianflone and Maggie Brink of Safe Kids Worldwide
From the first pair of training wheels to the last guided push, learning to ride a bike
can give your child new-found confidence and independence. As a parent, it's important to give your child that independence while still keeping him safe
According to Safe Kids Worldwide
, a nonprofit organization dedicated solely to preventing unintentional childhood injury, each year in the United States more than 130 children die from bicycle-related injuries and more than 280,000 are treated in emergency rooms. However, something as simple as properly fitted bike helmets
could reduce the risk of bike-related brain injuries by 88%.
Here, Safe Kids Worldwide explains some of the scary statistics
surrounding bike accidents and provides simple solutions
to prevent them from happening to your child.