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Why don't parents make their kids wear helmets? Makenna wears hers on her bike and scooter. My other friend with a 3 yr old across the street makes her wear one too. My friend across the street that has a daughter same age as Makenna (3) says she doesn't need one because she has training wheels. They have never made their son wear one either. Makenna has fallen off her bike several times (I adjusted the training wheels last night) and has needed it. I look at helmet like a seat belt, she makes her kids wear those. it just doesn't make sense.
 

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It's not a law there?

My friend across the street that has a daughter same age as Makenna (3) says she doesn't need one because she has training wheels
Remind her what happened to that actress not too long ago when she just bumped her head from a fall. :(
 

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It's not a law there?


Remind her what happened to that actress not too long ago when she just bumped her head from a fall. :(

Not that I know of. I know you are required by law to wear a helmet riding your boike or skating at a Metropark though. The park rangers will pick up if you are not.
 

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I see kids - of all ages - riding bikes all over my neighborhood without helmets. If Riley hadn't been wearing a helmet a couple of years ago....

Well, remember this? My friend showed it to her boys to let them know why she's always on them about helmets.


A know a lot of the older kids will leave the house without helmets no matter how much their parents drill it into them. I hope after that, Riley always remembers why he has one.
 

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It's like wearing a horse helmet or a helmet when skiing. Injuries just can't happen to some people, or so they think.
 

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Connor has confinment issues and doesn't even like a jacket on zipped up let
alone trying to put a hat on his head. Believe me I have tried but he screams
and screams and screams. It's scares me to death when he is on his little
bike without one. I told Bob it's to the point that I may not let him ride a bike
period for the simple fact he freaks when you try to put a hat on his head.
I HATE winter time and trying to get a coat on him its a fight every time.
So what do you do in my case?? :-(
 

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You don't let him ride until he gets past the issue.
 

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I'd probably be dead, or wish I was, if I hadn't been wearing a helmet when I got hit on my bike in 2007. I'm stunned when people don't realize how quickly an accident can happen.

I'd forgotten that picture of Riley. That may be the saddest face ever.
 

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Yeah, I always wear a helmet when I ride my bike, just too dangerous not to wear it. Sometimes I'll see parents and kids riding their bikes together and kids have helmet, but the parents don't. What message does that send?
 

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Unfortunately, I think it just takes time for these things to catch on. My kids wear helmets, and have always worn helmets on their bikes. I have a friend that says, "We didn't wear them when we were kids, and we survived." To which I responded . . . my mom used to put me in a blanket lined laundry basket when I rode in the car . . . should we forget about car seats too? Some people just don't get the importance.
 

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I know someone who did land on his head and he now has the mentality of a two year old. (he's 55)

We never had seat belts when I was a kid, but I wear a shoulder harness and it gets buckled before I start the vehicle.

As some of you remember, when I first got Toby I didn't always wear my helmet. I'm thankful I decided to wear it each and every time now. He could have sliced my head open last night or worse. I don't care how dorky I look.
 

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OMG Melissa, that picture of Riley! I completely forgot about that. Did it leave any scars? :(
 

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OMG Melissa, that picture of Riley! I completely forgot about that. Did it leave any scars? :(
Where he actually had stitches - under the bandage on his forehead - healed VERY well. You can hardly see that at all now unless you know where to look.

What left scars are those places on his cheek next to his nose. They were pretty deep and I can't remember exactly why they couldn't stitch them - too wide and jagged, I think. Those are still fairly noticeable.
 

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What left scars are those places on his cheek next to his nose. They were pretty deep and I can't remember exactly why they couldn't stitch them - too wide and jagged, I think. Those are still fairly noticeable.
Yea, but they'll be cool when he's in high school. :)
 
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