WHY CHOOSE RIBCAP PROTECTIVE HELMETS
It all began 10 years ago when Ribcap embarked on designing protective helmets to protect those who had been diagnosed with a neurological condition -...Lees meer
It's natural to worry about your child and their risk of an injurious fall. There are many reasons why a child may often fall, such as regular seizure activity, TBI (traumatic brain injury) and headbanging. Each of these conditions may result in the child suddenly dropping to the floor, and without head protection, the fall [...]
It's natural to worry about your child and their risk of an injurious fall. There are many reasons why a child may often fall, such as regular seizure activity, TBI (traumatic brain injury) and headbanging. Each of these conditions may result in the child suddenly dropping to the floor, and without head protection, the fall could result in a severe head injury.
The fear that they could hurt themselves in the future is most certainly a daunting feeling. The question 'does my child need a helmet?' is frequently asked, and so, to help you to understand the uses of a helmet from wearability, styles, comfort, and durability we have laid out a simple Q&A to help guide you to the answer you are looking for.
A Special needs helmet, also known as an epilepsy helmet, autism helmet, medical helmet and protective helmet, sole priority is to provide complete head protection from an injurious fall. Some come with face guards, whereas others come with additional neck padding. Some are designed for sleep while other bulkier helmets are designed for hard falls.
All helmets are designed to absorb the shock when a fall occurs, reducing facial and/or brain injuries. Should a toddler or child have a condition that results in frequent and unpredicted falls, a healthcare professional may suggest that you purchase a helmet to enable your child to live a better quality of life by minimizing fears of falling. Not only does it protect your child from an injurious fall, but it can also reduce your worries as you won't feel on edge every time you turn around.
All ages are capable of fitting into a medical helmet. Even babies and toddlers can have specially designed helmets. Once they reach the age of four years old, they can wear a hardier helmet well into their teens and should they require an adults helmet; one can be purchased from the age of 16.
In short, no, it does not. However, if your child suffers from conditions that cause them to drop to the floor without warning suddenly, then it may be recommended by your doctor that they wear their helmet both day and night. In most cases, your child will require it to be worn when they are most susceptible to falling. For example, if your home is fall proofed, then they may only need their helmet for school or outings. A general rule of thumb is to speak to your medical professional who will give you an infinite answer.
We believe medical helmets provide confidence to both parent and child while offering complete protection to ensure your child is safe every day. We don't believe that your medical helmet should be big, bulky and uncomfortable to do its job...
Over the past 10 years, Ribcap's have prided themselves in creating premium quality helmets that are non-stigmatizing and highly fashionable to match everyone's style, along with pure comfort and breathability for all-day wear.
Finally, an all in one helmet that looks great feels great and is equally a medical helmet that has been vigorously tested by the International Rugby Impact Standards and are trusted by several neuro associations.
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