Nutcase Baby Nutty, Baby Bike Helmet Review – Protection for your little Baby Bike Riders

For little Nuttys that can’t wait to get pedaling, the Nutcase Baby Nutty NT2 will protect their nut, a good fit for smaller heads, it’s the first in the series of kids helmets from Nutcase

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By Vaughn

Proper fit is essential and Nutcase has two options for little heads starting out with the Baby Nutty. (the other being the Little Nutty)

There are some cool color options to choose from and the shape and fit are well matched to smaller heads and the low profile is perfect for head clearance in child bike seats.

 

Nutcase Baby Nutty Kids Bike Helmet

Nutcase Baby Nutty NT2 Details

Where to Buy: Amazon.com

  • A funky little helmet for little riders 1 years and up
  • Extra pads sizes included allowing for room to grow
  • Magnetic buckle closure to prevent pinching
  • CPSC certified
  • 11 vents to help with airflow, including bug-catching nets in front facing vents
  • Fun colors to choose from
  • One size for the Baby Nutty – XXS 47 – 50 cm
  • Elastic head strap retention to aid fit while keeping the weight down
  • Design allows for good head movement and posture
  • 240 – 280 grams

 

Fit and Sizing

 

black helmet size sticker

 

The Baby Nutty comes in one size only 47 – 50cm, Nutcase also includes an extra pad set in the box to fine tune the fit, it’s pretty simple the pads are stuck on by velcro and you can choose the thick or thin pads depending on head size and also adjust the fit for long hair.

 

 

Replacement pads are available separately if they wear or get lost.

See the Nutcase Helmets fit guide for a great rundown of their sizes and fitting tips.

 

Construction

Although the Baby Nutty may look like a heavy BMX-style helmet,  weight is kept down by using a thin shell in-molded to the foam liner.

 

baby nutty helmet
Inside the Baby Nutty, showing the large center pad and the wrap-around removable front and rear pads

 

Commonly, enclosed helmets like these use a thick plastic shell adding the o overall weight, the Baby Nutty is different as it uses the lighter, integrated design similar to the Giro Scamp.

The straps are anchored by rivets which are visible just above the ear cutout, a nice touch which will help with wear and tear issues.

Shape and Design

The Baby Nutty looks very similar to a classic skate/ BMX style helmet but it’s been shaped to complement little heads better without being bulky or heavy.

 

pink nutcase baby nutty

 

The flat back gives good clearance if you’re carrying your little one in a seat, with some helmets especially the regular heavily ventilated ones, the back can extend interfering with the seat back (or trailer seat) which can force a toddlers head forwards giving discomfort.

Although the Baby Nutty has 11 vents, they are rather small and don’t carry the air through the helmet as well as a traditional channel ventilated design. If you live in a hotter climate it might be of concern if your child is wearing it while pedaling under their own steam, if they are in a seat or trailer it shouldn’t be too much of an issue.

 

front view of pink baby nutty
Front view showing the netting in the vents

 

Buckle and Adjustment

The Baby Nutty uses a magnetic buckle system, Nutcase calls it Fidlock, it uses magnets to locate and snap the buckle shut. There are no clips so its easier to do up while preventing nasty pinches. Oh, and it quick to undo as well.

 

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The magnetic Fidloc buckle

Also underneath the buckle is a nice soft padded piece so the buckle doesn’t rub against their skin.

At the back there is a simple elastic bridge connecting the side straps, it does away with the wheel-type plastic retention system of larger helmets and as the helmets sit low on baby’s head the pads do most of the work keeping it stable and firm.

Under-ear strap adjustment is done by sliding clasps, they are non-locking but seem to stay put although just check them from time to time.

Other Nutty Helmets

The next helmet up is the Little Nutty, it comes in a single size (48cm to 52cm), so if your youngster is on the high side of the Baby Nutty fit, the Little Nutty overlaps and would be the better choice.

 

 Baby NuttyLittle NuttyNutty StreetMetroRide
SizesXXS: 47cm-50cmXS: 48cm-52cmSmall: 52cm - 56cm Medium: 56cm - 60cm Large: 60cm - 64cmOne size fits all: S/M-M/L 55cm-59cm
Age Range12 - 36 MonthsToddler 3 - 6 Years6 Years UpwardsTeen to Adult
Shell TypeInmold & EPSHard Shell & EPSHard Shell & EPSInmold & EPS
Ventillation 11 vents (Front, top and back venting)11 vents & internal channeling11 vents & internal channeling6 large vents
Fidloc Magnetic BuckleYesYesYesYes
Dial AdjustmentNoYesYesYes
CertificationCPSCCPSC & ASTMCPSC & ASTMCPSC
Weight9.9oz / 280g13.8oz / 392gSmall: 15.2oz/430g Medium: 16.4oz/465g Large: 17.6oz/500g10.9oz / 310g

 

Conclusion

For small heads, the Nutcase Baby Nutty is one of the coolest baby bike helmets on the market.

It sits low down on the child’s head and gives good coverage to the back and side head area all while being light enough for 1-year-olds (or when your child can comfortably support their neck)

There are some colorful options to choose from flowers to rockets to the multi-color paint splash and the no-pinch buckle might just save the day.

 

See the Baby Nutty on Amazon.com

 

Do you have a  Nutcase helmet? maybe you’ve seen the watermelon one, it’s pretty popular. Share your thoughts below or like and subscribe to receive new posts and reviews by email!

 

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Vaughn

 

 

 

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