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How do choose a helmet that fits my child?

When you are finding the right size helmet, it should be snug on the head but should not cause a headache by being too tight. The helmet should move only slightly when you try to twist it. Also, it is recommended that you replace the helmet after an impact accident or crash has occurred. (This answer provided for NATA by the California University of Pennsylvania Athletic Training Education Program.)

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