The Story Behind SafeheadBABY

SafeheadBABY is the classic story of necessity being the mother of invention.

Getting Jonathan, our 1 year old to learn to walk carefully before he could run was ‘mission impossible’ for us. Falls and minor bruises were acceptable but whenever there was a blow to the head it was very traumatic not just for him but for us too. In a fraction of a second we have seen laughter turn into tears. We have felt helpless for not being able to reach him in time to break the fall. If we were only a second quicker to react… We had been through the drill several times – check for any bleeding or swelling, run to the freezer for ice cubes, watch out for any nausea and hope there has been no internal damage done. We were convinced that we had to find something that would take the protection right to his head because no matter how many corners or edges we tried to cover and how many soft foam play mats we put around, he always managed to hurt his head. We wished we had some kind of protective yet comfortable cap that he would be happy to keep on while he is playing and active.

Due to an unsuccessful attempt to find a product of this nature, the idea of SafeheadBABY was born and our journey began. The first step was to come up with something that was not only extremely lightweight, comfortable but also provide for good ventilation without compromising on protection. Getting the padding placement just right for the most important areas, being able to accommodate the baby’s head growth and for it to fit snugly without slipping off easily were other critical factors taken into consideration.

Why the Ladybird…

The most recognizable part of a Ladybird is its bright colored shell. Although the most common colour of this shell is red with black spots, they come in quite a few such as orange, yellow, green, blue and even pink!

This protective shell is called the Elytra, a very important part that protects its body and very delicate wings underneath. This shell also keeps enemies from harming them.When ladybirds take to the air their wings flutter at a rate of 85 beats per second. That’s pretty fast! They also have short legs and don’t seem to have a very good sense of direction when flying around which is why they are known to be clumsy in general. Sound familiar ?

" The Ladybird appearance and its characteristics were apt for SafeheadBABY in more ways than one! "