[quote=OldSchool]Do kids start out with helmets now, or are helmets too heavy at that age?
My three girls all started skiing at age 3 to 3 1/2 and they all wore helmets from day one. Set the habit now, then there will be no arguments either. "Precident" becomes an operative work with kids. Don't make an exception, even in year one and you'll have less bickering in the future.
My first child started 12 years ago. I think we fitted them all with Brikos. It was back when the only choice was black or red and red cost more. Helmets are much more attractively marketed to kids now, which is the right thing to do.
Of course, we parents realized that we'd better practice what we preach, so into brain buckets we all went.
My wife suffered a concussion from an OOC uphill skier, along with a trip to the ER and a doc's order she was to say off the slopes for the rest of the season. She had a helmet on. When my 3 kids saw her bloodied face, they were speechless. Needless to say, the helmets go on, just like the seatbelts get buckled and there is never an argument. You just do it.
You can get extra pads with velcro on them to line the helmet insides if the XS size doesn't work. Then someday they may be fatheads like their dad.