From the moment I found out I was pregnant with Lola, my maternal instincts quickly kicked in. My new job in life–to protect. I watched the types of food I ate, I didn’t allow myself to be around smoke, I didn’t take any medications that weren’t prescribed, I did everything in my power to protect my growing child. That’s what we do as parents, right? We love, we nourish, we care for and we protect our children. That need to protect has evolved into various forms. When Lola began to roll, I made sure she was never close to an edge. When she began to eat solids, I made sure her bites were small enough so she didn’t choke. When she began to crawl, I began to baby-proof the house. And when Lola began to walk, I took baby-proofing to a whole new extreme. But there was one thing I could never protect Lola from and that was the falls she took to the ground.
I knew my level of stress would change when Lola began walking. I welcomed it with big, wide open arms and I secretly shuttered a little as I knew there would be lots of bumps and bruises. And there have been. The most notorious spot on her tiny body that gets banged up the most–her knees. After watching Lola fall on our hardwood floors time and time again, Rob and I began to joke that she needed knee pads. We would cringe every time she fell on her knees as it looked so painful. She rarely cried, but her knees were starting to become a permanent shade of yellow from the constant bruising. So all joking aside…she really did need protection.
I found Lil’ Melon Baby Knee Pads while doing a Google search. After initially falling in love with the adorable designs, I followed up with research about the durability and finally went on to read the reviews. Desperate to find protection for Lola, I ordered a pair of the Birdie style knee pads. I was pleased when they arrived in rapid time (just two days after I placed my order) and I was anxious to see how they’d work on our little girl.
The Lil’ Melon knee pads exceeded any and all expectations, in fact, I was quite impressed with the quality, the durability, and the overall look. The elastic part is made of a thick cotton, but they have tiny slits to allow for airflow to the back of the knee. Lola runs hot so this little touch made sure she wouldn’t overheat while wearing the knee pads. The pad itself is rather thick and is in a perfect circle ensuring the entire knee gets coverage from falls.
While the knee pad has a nice thickness to it, they can still fit under most of Lola’s pants, in fact, many people wouldn’t even know she’s wearing them. And when they can’t fit under Lola’s pants, we simply pull them over on top. The artistic design makes them more of a fashion accessory rather than a safety tool. They have withstood being thrown in the wash a few times and have shown no signs of wear just yet. They have “silicone debossed printed beads” that help with the traction on our hardwood floors. This is incredibly useful as it means we aren’t constantly pulling them up for her. They come in both small (8-16 months) and large (13-36 months), but since Lola is rather tiny, we ordered her a small. I’m happy to see that she can still wear them for a couple more months and we have a size up option if she needs them as she gets older.
I wish I had a before and after picture of Lola’s knees as the Lil’ Melon Baby Knee Pads have truly offered impeccable protection. I no longer have cringing moments as Lola falls to her knees because I know she is now protected. Whether you have a baby just learning to crawl, a toddler just learning to walk or if you have a special needs kiddo that needs the extra protection than I would highly recommend Lil’ Melon Baby Knee Pads. And what better way to end a review than with a giveaway?
Lil’ Melon Baby Knee Pads will be offering a free pair of knee pads to one lucky Say Hola Lola reader! See below for entry options: