Does anyones infant wear a helmet b/c of a flat head?
My little guy is almost 8 mo. old and I think he might need a helmet for his flat head but I wanted to get others advise/input. When I took him to his 6mo. check up the Dr. mentioned that his head was to flat and brought up maybe getting him a helmet. I kinda freaked out and asked her if I could try to fix it on my own and so she told me to lay him on his side in the sleep positioner for naps or on his belly, (which the belly didn't work b/c he hates to be on his belly) and at bedtime to keep him on his back so i did all of that and it did improve but not that much. I looked back at pictures of my daughter when she was 7mo. old and her head was so round and completely different than Joeys so I freaked and took him to the Dr. again and thats when she set me up with Childrens Hospital. She measured his head and said that it was growing which is always good but she didnt want it to grow to much for fear that a helmet would not work if all his soft spots had fused together. So this is what I'm worried about, the appt. isnt till Sept 25th! He will almost be 9 mo. old! But they said since its a specialist its really hard to get in. I'm just freakin out! i don't mind that he needs a helmet, if that will fix it then fine, sign me up. I just dont want to get him in to late and them say "well he's to old, its not going to do
him any good now". ya know? then he'll be stuck with a flat head. I lso enclose a picture so you could get an idea of what it looks like. So, any advise or input would be appreciated! These are just some questions I have if anyone can answer them who has been in this situation,
1. Did you have to take your lil one to Childrens hospital to get x-rays first?
2. Did you then see the plastic surgery dept.?
3. Did they wear it 24/7?
4. How many months did they wear it?
5. Did your insurance pay for it?
6. How old were they when they first got it?