Right at the end of last summer, Zackary mastered riding a two-wheeler so I can’t wait for the snow to melt so that we can get out and ride our bikes together! Whether we pack up a whole picnic lunch to head out into the wilderness or just go for a quick ride around town, there’s one thing we always bring along when we head out for a bike ride…our helmets!
Yes, I grew up doing crazy stunts, racing down steep hills and never, ever thinking about putting on a helmet when I rode my bike. Back in the eighties, that was pretty much the norm. But we know much more now about how damaging even a minor head injury can be and so I always lead by example now by making sure that when I hop on my bike, I have a helmet on my head and so does everyone else in our family.
That’s why the Mothers Against Naked Riding Campaign really struck a chord with me. The campaign has some wonderful initiatives, such as:
- Giving tips for making helmet-wearing FUN.
- Offering helmet safety information.
- Posting updates regarding changes to helmet safety laws.
- Promoting helmet safety by playing an advocacy role.
- Providing a site for moms to share their stories and passion with respect to helmet safety.
Essentially, M.A.N.R. wants to spread the word that if you’re riding without a helmet, you might as well be riding naked! Check out the campaign video; it’s very cute!
Of course, one of the best ways to ensure that your kids aren’t “riding naked” is to make wearing a helmet fun and the creators of the safety campaign, Tail Wags Helmet Covers, have a great way to do that! This company’s innovative covers turn that boring old helmet into a fun and funky head covering that kids are sure to get excited about wearing!
I received a Tail Wags Helmet Cover for each of my boys and I was so excited to see what they were like. I let the boys choose the ones they wanted and I was so happy when they picked covers with a similar theme; Zackary chose a Gulp the Piranha helmet cover and Benjamin picked a Spike the Puffer Fish one. When they arrived, I immediately fell in love both with the cute designs and with how easy the Tail Wags Helmet Covers were to use! Some of the covers come in different sizes, but the ones that Zackary and Benjamin chose were made of Lycra and featured a one-size-fits-all design that I really appreciated.
I pulled the covers over the helmets and adjusted the elastic that ran around the edge to hold the covers in place. Then I let the boys try out their new, fancy headgear!
Both of them loved their newly adorned helmets and Benjamin’s spiky design was an especial hit. Even though my boys wear their helmets without complaining, they were definitely more excited to put them on when their Tail Wags Helmet Covers were in place!
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I love Tail Wags’ mission to prevent injuries and the Mothers Against Naked Riding Campaign is such a great way to do that! I’m happy that when the snow melts and spring arrives, I’ll be able to watch my boys proudly showing off their Tail Wags Helmet Covers and rest easy knowing that they’re not “riding naked!” Check out all the campaign details for yourself and join the movement to end naked riding once and for all!
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