Last weekend we learned about helmet safety at Leonardo Museum in Salt Lake City as guests of Intermountain Healthcare and Primary Children’s Hospital and were reminded of helmet safety at the Primary Children’s Safety Saturday .
The kids loved seeing the swished cantaloupe and how the canta
loupes were protected that were wearing helmets.
They did not like touching the replica of the brain, however. Too gross! One of the keys to preventing head trauma is to wear a helmet. While we can’t keep our children in a helmet all day long, we can be proactive about helmet safety.I was greatful for the refersher course in safety and how fragile our little ones are.
Here are a few tips for helmet use and safety:
- Head injury is the leading cause of death in bicycle crashes
- Wearing a helmet is one of the best ways to lower your risk of head injury and death in crash.
- Studies show bicycle healmets reduce the risk of serious head injuries by 85-88%.
- 92% of bicyclists killed in crashes were not wearing a helmet.
TIP: A helmet is the single most effective safety device available to reduce head injury. A helmet shold sit on top of the head in a level position, and should not rock forward, backward, or side to side. The helmet strap should always be buckeled. When using other whelled objects such as scooter, wiggle cars, skate boards and so forth a proper helmet should be worn!
Our kids are good at wearing their helmets, I think mostly because they have really cool helmets (ours our Razculls and Joovy). They will wear them in the drive way and refuse to scooter or bike at a friends house when they don’t have a helmet.
Keep those noggins safe and remember to wear your helmets!
Disclaimer: I am part of the Today’s Mama blogger network and received compensation for writing this post. However, the experience and opinions are my own.