sort of a s/o of my ? about car seats. I work for a TBI specialist and we see lots of people (adults AND kids) who have been in accidents where they weren't wearing a helmet and they have severe brain damage. I never knew the numbers were so high until I worked here!Answer Question
Answer by armywife2009101 at 3:32 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Answer by peanutsmommy1 at 3:35 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
Kids should start wearing helmets when they start riding a tricycle. They make toddler helmets and often hospitals will give them away. We used to live in Indianapolis and one of my sons was a patient of a doctor at Riley Children's Hospitals. Her two areas of research were car seats and helmets so I have know about the importance for 20+ years.
A friend's father used to make fun of my son wearing a helmet. Then his grandson was in a bike accident and he wasn't wearing a helmet. He became a patient of the doctor I was talking about. We were living 80 miles from that hospital. The grandson lived but was in the hospital a long time and never walked or talked again. He was 14 when he had the accident. It was so sad, the doctor told the family he would have been fine if he had worn a helmet.
Answer by Gailll at 3:37 PM on Apr. 21, 2010
This is the way I see it, we never did it when we were children and we are all fine. I think people just get too over protective, sh*t happens it is a part of life, the only time my girls wear helmets is if they are in the racing go-cart on on the 4-wheeler otherwise riding a bike no.
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