But after my one and only precious son fell off the bed, I started to think about investing in one. Later, after having Connor bump into various corners and hard surfaces, Dear Hubby suggested one morning, "Think we should buy the helmet you saw online that day?" Comforting a tearful Connor in my arms, I thought it was a splendid idea and placed an order right away before he changed his mind. :))
We bought it from an online store in Singapore called Cuties Juniors. The helmet's made of foam and is intended to absorb the shock and protect your baby's head. Just put it on your bub's head and tie the straps under his chin to secure it. Ta-dah!
Their service was excellent. I placed the order late morning and we got a reply by early afternoon confirming the order. We had opted to pick up the product in person and phone numbers were exchanged. Dear Hubby was very impressed that they arrived early at the meet point. We handed over the cash and got the product and the contact person insisted we check the product thoroughly and were satisfied with its condition before he bade us goodbye.
So.... does it work? Yes... if you put it on. Hehe. Connor didn't seem to mind having something on his head so I guess the helmet must be really light. It doesn't make him sweat or have helmet hair. Connor's play area is our carpets. They do cushion his fall somewhat but he still bursts into tears. I find that if he's wearing the helmet, he doesn't do that unless his fall startles him. I can tell from his cry that he's crying out of shock and outrage, not out of hurt so the helmet must have helped. Lately he's had the tendency to stray onto the hard floors so I always make sure he has his helmet on and it has saved him from a few extra bruises.
The helmet isn't a 100% protection device. For example Connor can now hold onto furniture and pull himself up. He slipped once and banged his chin.. fortunately it was on the sofa so it didn't hurt him. But if it was a chair, you can see that the helmet isn't of much help. And if you don't put it on right or your baby decides to fall splat on his face, there's not much you can do.
Did I recommend it to other parents? Yes. Mind you, the helmet is not cheap but I cannot put a price on my baby's safety. I told my other mummy friends about it. We liked the product, it's given us extra confidence that Connor's head is protected while he's busy exploring. And our little one looks like a cute Mongolian herdsman in it. :)))
Check out the baby safety helmet here. They do deliver internationally so if you're not based in Sing/Msia, you can still enquire about their rates.
Connor wearing his baby safety helmet with the Under the Sea print, aged 6.5 months