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Do your kids wear a helmet while sledding?

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batjmom

Asked by batjmom at 1:03 PM on Jan. 28, 2011 in School-Age Kids (5-8)

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  • no, b/c we don't sled where there are trees, nor do we tube.

    Crafty26

    Answer by Crafty26 at 1:05 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • My children never wore helmets for anything, because there were none to be had. Nor did I wear a helmet when I was into sledding, biking and playing baseball. These are only inventions of the recent "protect us from everything" craze. I'm not saying they don't have a place, but I am saying that the idea is relatively new, and my generation and my children's generation just had to be taught to protect our noggins.
    NannyB.

    Answer by NannyB. at 1:07 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Yes, I do, and I think parents that dont are not too bright. Do you know how fast they can get going?
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 1:55 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Also, everyone I know does...
    minimo77

    Answer by minimo77 at 1:56 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • i never wore one and doubt i would put one on my own kids, as long as your not in an area with alot of trees it shouldnt be a problem. I agree that helmets and all the 'protect us from everything' stuff is just false feeling of safety, they can still get hurt with a helmet on anyways...
    Kelly1126

    Answer by Kelly1126 at 2:12 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • On the sled hill with other kids and the trees...yes. On an isolated hill or backyard...no. I do know a child who had a concussion on a sled hill when an older boy ran into him, completely accidental.
    spottedpony

    Answer by spottedpony at 3:19 PM on Jan. 28, 2011

  • Um, no, but we don't sled near trees either..
    bookmommy

    Answer by bookmommy at 10:41 AM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • We live in Fl, so that's not an issue here but if we did live in a place that snowed, I would prob make my dd wear a helmet
    JLS2388

    Answer by JLS2388 at 12:41 PM on Jan. 29, 2011

  • no, my ds only wears a helmet for his bike, and horse back riding. when we go on snow sleds he wears one depending on who's driving.
    mama2bof2

    Answer by mama2bof2 at 9:59 AM on Jan. 30, 2011

  • To be honest no i never really thought about(mine dont go to fast) but we do for skiing and skating!!!
    augboy11

    Answer by augboy11 at 7:28 PM on Jan. 30, 2011

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