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What safety standards does Thudguard meet?

  • Thudguard complies with the Department of Trade & Industry Directive - Personal Protective Equipment (DTI PPE Category II (89/686/EEC).  See information about our impact test below.
  • Thudguard complies with SGS Testing (BSEN71 / 2 & 3) for:
    Chemical Test
    Flammability Test
    Antibacterial Test

Thudguard® is the only baby head guard that complies with a specially written impact test specification.  For example, we have all seen the television adverts where the crash test dummies in a car are put through rigorous impact testing. 

Thudguard® is the only one of its kind in the world which has a specially written British Test Specification developed that simulates the smashing of the product against; radiators in the home, anvils to create the round corners of tables and concrete patio flooring and furniture to make sure we have allowed for most little accidents in and out of the home.

In 2003 an expert was commissioned to develop a technical specification stating the impact testing requirements that an infant safety hat would have to pass to gain the recognised CE marking and to comply with a known directive.

The procedure of gathering the information required was similar to that of the testing criteria of the bicycle helmet.  Various standards were sited and a harmonised collaboration of essential criteria needed was developed.   The impact levels that were set for existing headgear was modified and applied to Thudguard to represent the impact levels of protection that babies and toddlers would need when falling over while learning to walk.

Thudguard was independently tested, passed and certified by a leading international test house where various simulated impacts against anvils representing door edges, patio slabs, round corners and pavement kerbs etc., where carried out. 

We have made sure that Thudguard is made of materials that have been certified and tested because your baby deserves the best.


Thudguard has truly set the standard to perform to.

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Thudguard Keyfacts


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.


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.


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.
I think the Thudguard will be welcomed by many parents as a piece of equipment that may provide protection for children from a head injury.

Dr Diana Macgregor
Associate Specialist
Accident & Emergency, Royal Aberdeen Children's Hospital

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