Punjabi mom in Canada designed her own helmets for her boys

Punjabi mom in Canada designed her own helmets for her boys

Tina Singh, a mom from Toronto, Canada, was determined to find a safe and well-fitting helmet for her sons to wear while riding bikes.

Helmet designs for Punjabi kids in Canada

As an occupational therapist, Tina Singh says she knew how important it was to have a well-fitting bicycle helmet for her sons, but couldn’t find one that fit right. So she designed her own that her sons Jora Jhajj, left, and Kabir Jhajj, right, can now wear comfortably.

However, she struggled to find a helmet that would accommodate their turbans. As an occupational therapist who has worked with patients with brain injuries, Singh knew the importance of a properly fitting helmet. She was frustrated that there wasn’t a suitable option available for her children, so she decided to create one herself.

After testing various prototypes for over two years, Singh has now developed the first safety-certified multisport helmet for children over the age of five. The helmet has a protrusion on top to accommodate a child’s hair and still fit properly, and it received a passing grade from international testing company SGS in December.

Punjabi kids in Canada helmet deigns

For over two years, Singh worked on and tested different versions of the helmet. Now, she says the helmet is in production and certified for use with bicycles, inline skates, kick scooters and skateboarding for kids over the age of five.

Moezine Hasham, the executive director and founder of Hockey 4 Youth, believes the helmet will help Punjabi children overcome barriers to participating in sports. Singh also sees the helmet as a symbol of inclusion and diversity in sports participation. She is happy to see her children using the helmet that she created for them, calling it a “beautiful moment.”Moezine Hasham, executive director and founder of Hockey 4 Youth in Canada

Moezine Hasham, executive director and founder of Hockey 4 Youth, says the helmet will help Sikh kids overcome the challenges to participating in sport, saying the industry is overdue for innovation.

Source: CBC News

Original Article: https://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/toronto/sikh-helmet-1.6704660

 

 

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