Spiked MohawkWhen I was a kid, no one wore bicycle helmets. You were probably risking a butt whooping if you wore one. Today, our kids have to wear bicycle helmets (at least where I live). But they aren't the coolest thing in the world to be seen in. Let's face it, we can force our young ones to wear it (most of the time) but with our older kids, it would be a lot easier if they weren't embarrased about wearing one.
I remember when the movie Batman and Robin came out in 1997 came out (aren't I brilliant to remember the year it came out - ok, I looked up the year), the costume designers had to come up with a new helmet for Robin to wear when he rode his motorcyle because the regular motorcycle helmets didn't look cool enough.
LadybugSo how do we get our kids to wear helmets? Noggin Sox, Inc. has created decorative helmet covers. The covers are made out of soft foam and attach to your protective helmets with velcro strips. They created six models: Spiked Mohawk, Screamin' Frog, T-Rex, Nail Head, Lady Bug and the Human Brain. Several of the models are lighted versions; the T-Rex's eyes and teeth glare, the Human Brain's synapes flash in sequence, Lady Bug's LEDs light her flight and the lighted Spiked Mohawk has four different sequences to choose from. The prices range from $20 -$25 - not bad. Click on the link to the website to see them or if you want to buy them.
Hopefully, these will make it a little bit easier to get our kids to wear helmets.