adinigel wrote:If I misunderstood what you posted then I apologise,
I thought it was clear, but apology accepted.
adinigel wrote:I would be interested in hear how a cycle helmet can actually increase risks!
Remember the location first - we are not talking road, but play areas fenced for Under 5s and with lots of climbing frames and other equipment.
For starters - Getting caught on other play equipment; tripping up over them when left around; falling over eyes and restricting sight; falling to back of head and strangling, making youngsters 'head mass' greater; headbutting their mates...
Oh of course they may also fall off their tricycles, but probably less likely than falling of a chair or a play frame.
adinigel wrote:I would suggest that there are more benefits in favour of wearing a helmet than there are against.
Others might suggest otherwise.
I assume you think they should wear one for all their other activities too?
adinigel wrote:Since we don't know the reasoning it is very difficult to say whether they are right or wrong in their conclusion.
I repeat - I am pleased they have considered it for their specific activity and location rather than simply following the usual 'helmets save lives' mantra.
They have made a choice. The pro-helmeteers will disagree with it, those who support choice will accept their decision.