Parent’s Invent Wearable Ice Pack For Children’s Injuries
According to the American Speech Language Hearing Association, nearly 500,000 children aged between 0 and 14 years are admitted to emergency rooms annually with traumatic brain injuries. In the United States, the most affected age range is children between 0 and 4 years old. Children aged 15-19 had the next greatest incidence of TBI. Across all age ranges, the incidence of head injuries is higher among boys than girls. Boys aged between 0 and 9 were 1.4 times more likely than girls to suffer from a TBI. However, despite the incidence being higher among boys than girls, TBI among females is on the rise.
CBS News reports that parents turned their child’s head injury into a business opportunity. Megan and Mike Ross credit their children’s recurring head injuries for their new family-run company, GooseEgged. The company was founded in 2018 after their son ran into a cabinet in the kitchen. Struggling to keep their child still to apply an ice pack, they searched the internet for something to help.
When they found nothing that met their needs, they decided to create their own product. They designed an ice pack that is worn around the child’s head, leaving them free to continue playing or to be soothed. The packs are adjustable and feature the kid-friendly designs of a shark, a dog, and a unicorn so that the kids will want to wear them.
The entire family is involved in the project. The kids act as models for the ice packs and give their parents advice on new designs. The ice packs are sold for about $15 and are sold at GooseEgged.com, Amazon, and Buy Buy Baby.