From the moment one first learns that they are going to be a parent their whole life changes. They no longer have only themselves to worry about. They now have a little one that relies on them for everything from changing diapers to food, shelter and most importantly safety.
Often in parents, particularly in mothers, a “mama bear” instinct surfaces in which the parent will go to extraordinary lengths to protect their kids and provide safety. Unfortunately, parents can’t always be there to protect their children from harm, which is why there is a continually growing industry of child safety products ranging from socket covers and drawer locks to high-tech monitoring devices.
These products are great at reducing the risk of potential harm but most do little to reduce injuries caused by the inevitable trip and fall scenario.
According to the Center for Disease Control, falls among children ages 0 to 19 years old are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries and account for 50% of all traumatic brain injuries. Additionally, 2.8 million children nationwide are treated in emergency rooms for fall related injuries.
SmartCells Child Safety mats are the perfect solution to keeping children safe from fall-related injuries when the parent can’t be there for them.
SmartCells fall protection mats and flooring products have long been trusted in the health and senior care industries to protect our elderly loved ones against serious fall-related injuries.
Comparative studies and research to date have yet to record any broken bones on a SmartCells product, and indicate a substantial reduction in other fall-related injuries such as contusions and skin tears.
In fact, according to a study conducted by researchers at the Department of Veteran’s Affairs, using crash test dummies, for a specific type of fall where the mechanics of the fall generated a whip-like action with the head striking an unprotected surface, they published an 89% reduction in force on SmartCells. On an unprotected floor, research indicates a 40% likelihood of severe brain damage from a head impact with this type of fall mechanism, but on a SmartCells fall protection mat this was reduced to less than 1%.
SmartCells child safety mats combine effectiveness with style and quality to blend perfectly in any room in your home and include features like a low profile height (1/2”) and molded-in beveled edges which reduce tripping hazards.
As we all know, kids often spill food and drinks, to combat this SmartCells child safety mats are made of latex-free rubber that will not absorb liquids, which allows them to be easily cleaned, and helps avoid infection control issues.
SmartCells child safety mats are available in a variety of colors (Black, Light Brown, and Grey) and configurations ranging from standard sizes (2×3, 3×5 and 24×68), to build-your-own mats and custom flooring.
With SmartCells child safety mats you can have peace of mind while your children play.
SmartCells Fall Protection: We’ll be there when you can’t be.
-By Lincoln Hollis