A MUM came up with a very clever way to protect her toddler daughter from hurting her head when learning to walk.
Margarita Nemirovskaia, from Russia, attached some sponges to caps to create a homemade safety hat for 11-month-old Lilya.
Sewing some kitchen sponges onto a variety of caps, Margarita tested this first with two-year-old Emilia before carrying on the tradition with 11-month-old Lilya.
Margarita said: “The idea came to me suddenly.
“It lets the girls learn to stand and get used to the space around them but if they fall there’s no bumps or bruises.”
The idea came to Margarita after she found that helmets at stores didn’t suit Emilia’s head and were too large and heavy.
After finding the hat effective, Margarita started to record Emilia in it to show her followers the useful hack.
She said, “The idea is great, it softens the blow for if they do fall and lessens the chances of hurting themselves.
“I had a lot of positive reactions to the video but did have a few negative ones too.
“However, I would definitely recommend it, you can even sew more sponges on to offer more protection.”