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Tail-Wags Helmet Covers Blog — Children

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I'm regularly asked what is my best selling helmet cover and, believe it or not, it's not a straight forward answer. That's because there are different favourites for the various age groups and genders. But it's an important question for people trying to determine the perfect gift for a child or friend so I thought the following might be helpful: There seem to be 6 groups: Young girls (ages 1 to 6) Young boys (ages 1 to 6) Older girls (ages 7 to 12) Older boys (ages 7 to 12) Women Men (I've grouped teenage girls and boys with women...

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Extraordinary People

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[caption id="attachment_3708" align="aligncenter" width="1024"] Surgeons at Sick Kids Hospital in Toronto doing their rounds![/caption] Staff at the Toronto Sick Kids Hospital know how stressful the hospital environment can be for young kids when they are sick especially when they are waiting for surgery. That's why these surgeons decided to sport Tail Wags helmet covers on their heads ... not as helmet covers but as hats! How can anyone be intimidated by someone wearing a lobster, turtle, raccoon or beaver on their head? It's only one of the special ways doctors at Sick Kids go the extra mile to make sure...

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Tobogganing Helmets

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Tobogganing is a great sport and its one of the few winter activities that is still free for participants (other than the original cost of the sled). But the "fun" of the sport can come with a cost if certain safety measures are not observed! In late December, a 25-year-old man died after a tobogganing incident in Windsor, Ontario. Police said the man had slipped and fallen into a tree during the outing. According to the Canada Safety Council, most sledding injuries are preventable. Guidelines for Safe Tobogganing: Parents please assess the area before your child starts tobogganing. Are there...

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Keeping Warm

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When I left the house this morning to walk the dogs in a sheepskin coat and leather gloves, I was confident I would be warm enough. Sure enough when I arrived home one hour later, I was cold. We all lose heat from our extremities so it’s important to wear a hat and mitts in the cool weather. Easier said than done for cyclists brave enough to ride their bikes in the colder months. The hands are easy because you can wear gloves but keeping the head warm is hard when you can’t put a hat under a safety helmet....

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The Latest Update on Chase (Jamie's son)

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[caption id="attachment_3449" align="aligncenter" width="600"] Keeping a sense of humour despite the stress (Jamie & Chase)![/caption] Thank you to all of you for your amazing words of support and get well wishes for Chase, Jamie's son. The response on twitter and Facebook has been incredible ever since we posted Jamie's story last week. I just wanted to update all of you on how Chase is doing at the moment. Chase was re-admitted to hospital this past weekend for further tests to monitor the pressure on his brain. A big decision lies ahead for Jamie and her husband regarding whether further surgery...

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