Winter Protective Gear
As the cold weather approaches, winter sports will become increasingly more popular among children. As children are heading outdoors to join in seasonal sports such as skiing, sledding, snowbaording, ice-skating, and more, it’s important that they wear the correct protective gear for each sport.
Winter sports can cause injuries ranging from little slips to high impact crashes, traumatic brain injuries and concussions. To avoid unnecessary injuries and reduce the risk of head-related injuries, protective gear for different sports is a must.
- Hockey skates that fit
- A helmet that’s sized for your child’s head
- A stick that reaches your child’s chin when he’s standing in his skates
- A facemask and mouthpiece
- Shin pads, shoulder pads, and elbow pads
- Gloves that fit while offering plenty of mobility
- Boys should also wear a supporter and cup
- Safety glasses
Skiing and Snowboarding
- Secured sunglasses or goggles
- Wrist guards
- knee pads
- Hip pads
- snowboarding safety leash
Enforce Helmet Use
The majority of serious winter-related injuries are head injuries. Wearing a helmet is the most important and easiest way to increase safety in winter sports. Helmets are effective in reducing 50% of head injuries in skiing and snowboarding sports.
Learn more about winter-related injury prevention tips to help keep your family safe and healthy this season.