My baby girl is walking! She's not very good yet and falls a lot- mostly on her butt. But the other day, she fell smack on her forehead. OUCH! Soon after the incident, I was reading Parent magazine (in which I am finding more and more reasons to not renew my subscription). Reading Parent Magazine, tends to make feel guilty about the little things I don't have for my children; or the things I sometimes shrug off as unimportant that they make seem like a life or death matter. Here's an funny example. An advertisement for a helmet just for babies who are learning to walk. Check it out:
Here is the description from Parent Mag: "Fall on a hard surface while learning to walk can be traumatic for both toddler and parent. Thudguard protective helmet helps to protect your child by reducing the impact of falls or collisions and lessening the chance of head injury."
I thought, are you serious?? Why don't you just wrap your little one in bubble wrap, or even better, put them in a bubble? I thought it was pretty funny. Can you imagine a kid walking around in one of these at the park. Does your child have special needs? Onlookers would ask. Oh, no, I'm just afraid they might fall and hit their head...
Sorry, Parent Magazine, you're not going to make feel guilty this time :) Would you buy this?