Not Your Everyday Helmets - HotSpotMama Find

Spiked MohawkSpiked 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.

LadybugLadybugSo 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.




Jul 10, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


Unknown to parents, these are actually get-no-hell-mets that contain hidden mechanisms and secret instructions on how to ditch your helmet while bike riding and to offer a feasible explanation to your parents if caught not wearing the helmet you promised to wear.

For example, the Spiked Mohawk Helmet is "accidentally" slipped off by riding under a low tree branch. The spikes (with helmet attached) are nonchalantly pushed into the branch when no one is looking and the child rides off helmetless. It can be retrieved immediately before returning home, but if caught without it on, the child claims s/he didn't realize it got stuck in the tree branch or needed help to get it down.

The Screamin' Frog is actually a leap frog that has a hidden button for its hidden springs. Simply press the button and the frog (and helmet) eject into a nearby water source--puddle, swimming pool, birdbath, lake, etc.--and becomes too saturated with water to wear and/or it cannot be removed without an adult's assistance.

The T-Rex has an adjustable timer and chameleon-like feature--stand next to any object and after a brief exposure the helmet camouflages itself and literally can't be seen until the set time has expired. Simply leave it there until the set time has expired and you are ready to "find" it. (To play a trick on your parents and make them think they are going blind or crazy, take them to the abandonment site a few minutes before the helmet is due to reappear and have them try to find it!)

How do the Nailhead, Ladybug, and Human Brain work? I'll never tell--go to Hell-met.

Oct 16, 2006
by Alexis

Finally found someone who

Finally found someone who has them. The little boy had the light up T-Rex and little girl had the lady bug. They are really cool. Especially since the T-Rex light up - right where the teeth were. Cool. I can definitely see this being a hit with older kids.

Nov 20, 2006
by Anonymous (not verified)


I read that there is an American Standards Institute for helmets, but I don't know anything else about it. Wonder if these helmets meet the standards?

Mar 14, 2008
by Anonymous


Full face down hill all the way!!! WAHOOOO!!!

Mar 14, 2008
by Anonymous

RE: Helmets

YAY-YA!! Looks like im not the only one that likes them.(_,...=]