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Is my child getting too big for a Thudguard?

A ready reference graph from Paediatrics shows that, the average child’s head, aged between 7 months and 2+ years, measures from approximately 40cm to 50cm circumference. Naturally, this can vary and some children in this age range have been recorded as having up to a 53cm head circumference. As the Thudguard design is based on the elastic around the front and back panels stretching, some tension may cause closer skin contact leaving a red mark or imprint similar to socks or clothing with elastic waistbands. This can also happen if the child has a lot of hair or due to over heating, (see user instructions in hot weather). These marks have been shown to fade within 5 – 10 minutes but do not resume with Thudguard if there is noticeable discomfort to the child due to tension of the band.
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Thudguard Keyfacts

Size

This stretchy, comfortable design is suitable for the ages between 7 months to just over 2 years, depending on the size of the child's head, stretching from 40 to 50 centimetres or 16 to 20 inches in circumference. It is recommended to take a measurement of your child's head first to confirm the compatibility of the Thudguard sizing.

Weight

Thudguard is one of the lightest head guards in the world, weighing just less than 100 grams / 3.2 oz. This ultra lightweight design is extremely important for an infant's developing neck muscles.

Materials

Thudguard helps cushion the forehead, side and back of the head. It is made from ultra lightweight High Density Foam and medium weight, soft-spun poly / lycra. This makes it ideal for stretching and keeping the shape of the helmet allowing it to be very durable and easily kept clean.
... should make a valuable contribution to risk reduction in a similar way to cycle helmets...

David W. Jenkins BA MPhil(Eng) PhD DCA FTSI
Product Safety Adviser to RoSPA

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