Oh yeah, let's see your baby withstand a full on hit from James Harrison with this fancy "Thudguard" helmet.
We're getting closer and closer to putting our kids in hermetically sealed bubbles and being done with it. Blogger Karen Decoster does a good job of ripping the lunacy of putting your kid in a floppy eared mini-Riddell 24/7, even though the warnings, limitations and hazards of the helmet itself are seemingly worse than the chance for an head-bangy-ouchie-boo-boo itself.
Important information to remember about the Thudguard® Infant Safety Hat – strategically placed ventilation holes to allow heat out but REMEMBER wearing any headgear can become hot and uncomfortable after too long. Adults know when a helmet makes them too hot but a child DOES NOT! – Please check constantly.
It is the parent’s responsibility to monitor for overheating – especially in very hot weather. NEVER allow a child to sleep with the hat on. Make sure children get plenty of fluids. Water is best before, during and after prolonged activity. Encourage a “cooling-off” time in the shade if possible.
Do not use if child is unwell, running a temperature / fever. Thudguard is NOT an equestrian or cycle helmet and cannot offer the same protection. Thudguard can only reduce the severity of bumps & bruising.
WARNING: THUDGUARD® IS NOT A SUBSTITUTE FOR GOOD PARENT OR CARER SUPERVISION. CHILDREN SHOULD NOT BE LEFT ALONE. CLIMBING CAN CAUSE CHIN STRAP SNAGGING. HEADGEAR VENTILATION SLITS LEAVE SOME AREA OF THE HEAD EXPOSED. THUDGUARD® IS NOT SUITABLE FOR PEDAL CYCLISTS, SKATEBOARDERS AND ROLLERSKATERS. PLEASE DO NOT USE IF ALLERGIC TO SYNTHETIC MATERIALS.Yeah, but other than that, it's perfectly safe.