You can only hope that baby Vivian was wearing a helmet with that sling.
Because if she wasn't, parents Gisele Bundchen and Tom Brady real ought to rethink their decision to ride with the infant on a quad bike.These bikes, slow as they may go, are notoriously dangerous.
In the celebrity world alone, Ozzy Osbourne, Bono's wife Ali Hewson and British comedian Rik Mayall have all suffered injuries on the bike.
Not the best idea: Gisele gave the thumbs up as she, husband Tom Brady and baby Vivian Lake rode along the sand in Costa Rica on a quad bike... but it really wasn't safe
Osbourne underwent emergency surgery after he broke his collarbone, six ribs and a vertebra in his neck.
Hewson was said to have suffered broken ribs during an accident in Costa Rica, the same place the couple were riding.
Mayall suffered two haematomas and a fractured skull.
Dr John Heyworth, president of the College of Emergency Medicine, told the BBC that helmets could save lives: 'We know that the riders on these quad bikes are at real risk of serious injury and even death because they are seriously unprotected.
Baby on board: Let's hope Vivian's head was protected for this ride
'We know from experience that head injuries are the biggest killer in these sorts of accidents.
'So for goodness sake let's protect these riders. It's a simple bit of protection for them that will save lives.'
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'Kevin Clinton, head of road safety at the Royal Society for the Prevention of Accidents (Rospa), supports the call to make it compulsory for riders to wear a helmet on public roads.
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'Quad bikes are powerful machines that can reach very high speeds. In the event of an impact, riders are likely to be flung off the bike with the obvious risk of suffering serious injuries,' he said.Of course, the family were travelling on sand - and seemingly at a very low speed - but the impact of a crash could be devastating for a baby.
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