So our son is walking. Ahhh! Cue lots of excited gushing on this important milestone! Dylan gained his independence (literally) on the 4th July, how fitting!

He had been pulling himself up and ‘cruising’ along the furniture for a while, and then one afternoon at home he just stood up on his own. Lightbulb moment, it was like something clicked inside, and about fifteen minutes after that he was off!

A couple of weeks into this exciting new stage and my nerves are shot! Unlike the carpeted flooring in the majority of houses in the UK, here we have hard marble tiles that take no prisoners.

With his new found skill, Dylan is keen to stand up everywhere and walk around – I guess he’s had enough of seeing the world on his hands and knees (I don’t blame him!).

This means worried first-time Mummy over here following the poor little dude around. everywhere We had reached the stage where I could comfortably be cooking or whatever, have him in view and get on with things. Now I can’t, as guaranteed the mini explorer will be off adventuring. Enter SafeheadBABY.

Designed to protect baby skulls from 7months – 2years. SafeheadBABY was designed by a Mother to offer protection from minor bumps and falls. I loved the concept – unsteady feet are bound to have bumps and falls, and this soft headgear offers protection for those delicate little skulls.

So we jumped at the chance to give it a go for ourselves – anything to avoid those panicky moments to try and swoop in before a fall!SafeheadBABY in use

When our box arrived Dylan was certainly very curious about this cool blue Ladybird. I strapped the headgear on his head and off he went! It’s super lightweight (less than 100gms) which meant once on his head, I think he forgot about it. He’s good when wearing hats out and about (a must under Dubai’s sunny skies), and is used to Mummy dressing him up so I didn’t anticipate much protest from him wearing it!

Being so lightweight means it’s also super easy to take out and about with you, or strap onto the pram handle/baby bag.

 Designed predominantly for indoor use, the breathable fabric means the headgear can also be worn outdoors. I did notice that Dylan was a bit sweaty after playing outside with it on, but the boy has so much hair that’s nothing new!

Of course there will always be falls, however wearing the headgear means the chances of a serious injury are significantly reduced. That’s a winner in my book! I managed to split my own head open as a child, resulting in many tears and unpleasant stitches, so if I can try and avoid that with Dylan I am all for it. 

We have been using the headgear for a few days now, and I can honestly say it’s been fab! Especially in his over-tired silly phases, I feel I can let him totter around more freely, rather than restrict him to the carpeted area.

Although I’m not about to start letting Dylan hit Dubai Mall on his own, I feel much more relaxed about him teetering around the house with him wearing his funky headgear. I know a lot of parents swear by their play pens, and they do serve a purpose, but I feel its important to allow Dylan his freedom to explore rather than jail him in! (It will be a different story when he’s 16….. do they make play pens for teenagers?!)

Exploring is so important for their development! Thankfully due to SafeheadBABY, exploring no longer means mean bumping into sharp corners when standing up, as the headgear cushions them.

I also feel the headgear has given Dylan more confidence, as he doesn’t have his panicky Mum chasing him around (babies *totes* pick up on our anxieties!).

Of course the headgear is no babysitter, and no substitute for supervising your child. But let's face it, even watching the little monkeys 24/7 we can't catch every fall, and this will help with cushioning the blow.

Seriously..... trying to capture a non-blurry photo of this guy is impossible these days!!!

Stocked in all leading baby retailers (Hamleys, Babyshop and online at Mumzworld etc) the SafeheadBaby costs 190 Dhs/- which for me is a small price to pay for peace of mind.

With hot pink, red, green and blue headgears available, more information on the SafeheadBaby can be found on their website