We battled with the concept of using a "child proof" chin strap but the risk of childhood strangulation from chin strap snagging was more than we cared to risk therefore, we went with a stretchy chin strap that would release on the weight of the average toddler for a quick escape. A determined toddler will remove any hat and surely it's best to have this than run the risk of a forced garment around an infant's throat! A green tab at the release end of the chin strap indentifies the area quickly and allows for a faster aided removal of the garment by the parent or carer of the child, who should be present at all times - this green tab is in keeping with British Standards.
We believe that a baby or toddler should not be forced and made to wear anything that distresses the child.
If the Thudguard does not become acceptable to your child please return for a full refund (see our Terms & Conditions for returns).
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Group Captain David Glaister
OStJ, MB,BS, PhD, FFOM, RAF (Ret d)