A preventative strategy is an ideal approach to managing head injuries in children. In fact research demonstrates that most head injuries in children are often foreseeable and preventable. It is probably not a surprise to anyone at this point that there have been thousands of studies directed at the number of childhood head injuries.
While the research may focus on various specific topics, they all have one thing in common: the likelihood and frequency of childhood head injuries and the necessity to prevent injuries in babies, toddlers and small children. Actually, children age 4 and younger are at highest risk of falling and Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI). Protective headgear for small children reduces the risk of a significant brain injury and even death, because children’s heads are much more fragile and vulnerable to head trauma.
But just as important as wearing a protective helmet is wearing the right protective headgear. A helmet must fit properly as well as provide proven safety effectiveness. Plum Enterprises offer a wide selection of superior quality protective helmets for children. In fact, Plum’s® ProtectaCap® custom-fitting protective headgear was designed to meet the specific head safety criteria of babies, toddlers and small children
In light of what we now know about concussions and head injuries in small children, it is important to take necessary means of precaution to protect their vulnerable heads.
As stated by The Centers for Disease Control “Recovery from a concussion is slower among young children. And those who have had a concussion are at higher risk of having another concussion.”
Children are not small adults. Their vulnerability to head trauma is far greater and has long-reaching consequences into their adulthood. This is why childhood head injury prevention is crucial for the health and wellbeing of our children during their childhood and for the rest of their lives.