It is best to introduce your baby to Thudguard at an early age, as it will be more readily accepted. (The acceptance of a Thudguard will also help promote the wearing of a cycle helmet when that time comes.) If however, you present Thudguard to an older toddler, there may be some resistance, as most children don’t like to wear hats at the best of times. It is easier to try putting on a Thudguard to your child when he is preoccupied with playing or just before leaving the house or going out to the garden. Sometimes if its all done fast with excitement, there is no time for the toddler to realise he has had the hat put on! If it doesn’t work first time, don’t let it ruin your child’s fun, after all, it’s more important to develop emotional skills than motor skills. Try again another time with gentle perseverance and praise. It will work eventually.
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Dr Diana Macgregor
Accident & Emergency, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital