I’m a paranoid parent. Aren’t most of us? Why else would they have a market for breathing and movement monitors and video monitors with night vision? It’s easy to get carried away, not only with dropping to much dough on these hi-tech safety gadgets, but it’s also difficult to know when to draw the line. And maybe you think I’ve gone over this imaginary line. It’s quite possible.
I do not let my child on his trike without wearing his bike helmet. Crazy? Maybe. I don’t see many other wee guys out there with one on. But, to me it makes sense. The goal when Graham is on his tricycle – to get as much speed, as quickly as possible, over the bumpiest of terrain. He’s had a few crashes, including one head-first into the pavement, which has made me exceedingly grateful that I have this helmet policy. A few skinned knees give character. A broken nose or skull does not.
You can get a great infant toddler helmet for less than $30. Here’s a link to the one that we have.