Flat head syndrome

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  • #6929008

    anniemarie
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    my cousin’s little boy’s head looks identical to that too, and he’s past the point of being able to get a helmet, i’m not sure if they were even aware of it. noelle’s head looked very similar to the one in the pic, and solo’s was more slanted in the back, now you’d never be able to tell. they didn’t get recommened the cranial caps until they were like 3 months old, and i think if we’d have known about it sooner things may have been different and then might not have had to use them, at the same time they still might have…nothing wrong with checking it out.

    #6929009

    elliel
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    Hi everyone – i’ve been doing some googling (!) I found something called the sleep curve mattress – has anyone tried that (it’s supposed to help?

    #6929010

    AliL
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    Hey- just to ease everyone’s worries…I have this condition and it hasn’t had any affect on me. I mean, I don’t like wearing my hair in a low ponytail because it looks funny…just like the picture. If you can help your little one please do…I have come to terms with it. But I do think my mom could have done something to help me…especially b/c she is a nurse, but whatever…it wasn’t the only thing she did or didn’t do, ya know? Anyway, if you look at the pictures on my profile, I don’t have any of the side of my head, but I don’t look abnormal. Just thought I would let everyone know…it isn’t the end of the world! =)

    #6929011

    Mylilangel
    Member

    elliel, never heard of it.

    The doctor just said on Friday that my daughter’s head has been progressing at such a fast rate that she only needs it on one more week. That will only be 7 weeks shes had to wear it total. Im so happy. Now i can soon go back to kissing her sweet little head. 🙂

    #6929012

    anniemarie
    Participant

    mylilangel-yeah! that’s so exciting! didn’t the time seem to go by so fast?! plus you’ll have some super cute graduation pics to put hup, lol!

    #6929013

    Mylilangel
    Member

    anniemarie, thanks! Im so looking forward to those photos too. Time has definetly gone by fast.

    #6929014

    elliel
    Member

    watermelon – you look perfectly lovely in your pics – so thanks for the reassurance. It’s frustrating to hear though that you feel that it did affect you a bit. In the UK they are very dismissive of the syndrome and suggest that it usually get’s better itself. MYLITTLEANGEL – that’s great news

    #6929015

    elliel
    Member

    o.k…I’ve ordered the sleep curve mattress – apparently it can help but I’m not sure my LO will like sleeping on it – it’ll arrive in a day or so – I’ll let you know how it goes.

    #6929016

    BocaMom
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    My daughter is 6 1/2 months and is going to see the specialist next week to see if she needs a helmet. I brought her in to meet with him 6 weeks ago and he told me to wait to see if it would correct itself. She sleeps on her side now, and sits up a lot during the day but it has not improved. I’m sure he will tell us to get the helmet, I just hope its not too late to start this treatment.

    #6929017

    anniemarie
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    bocamom-the twins i used to nanny for started their helmets at about 6 months of age. you have until the 1st year to correct it b/c the skull bones are not yet fused and solid. they are still able to be molded. the helmets worked wonders for them!

    #6929018

    gagirl
    Member

    my son is 4 mths old and has torticollis and a flat head. he has to go to the plastic surgeon for his torticollis 1st , then to the neurosurgeon for his head. he also is about to have open heart surgery for tetralogy of fallot. what more can he take????

    #6929019

    elliel
    Member

    gagirl – you poor thing – what a nightmare for you and your little one. I do hope your appointments go well. I know it’s hard to believe but I saw a programme with LO’s who had gone through loads of operations as babies….and when they were about 3 or 4 they did lots of tests to see if it had left any mental scares…and the LO’s had absolutely no memory of any of the things they had gone through – so even though all this must feel horrendous right now – your LO won’t remember a thing.

    #6929020

    elliel
    Member

    By the way those of you that have a little one under 3 months with flat head – I’ve noticed a huge difference with Belle’s head since I started using the sleepcurve mattress. I’ m not sure how much longer I can use it for (as she’s nearly 15 weeks now) but her flat spot is barely noticeable now so I am pretty sure she won’t need the helmet which is great.

    #6929021

    tquinn
    Member

    Hey, my som had a very flat head when he was a baby, mostly on the back towards one side. At first they thought of putting in windows in his skull I was like WHAT? I asked for another solution first and they said we could try physical therapy and it worked awesome. It didn’t take too much either. Now he is going to be 16 this month and is great. Sometimes I ask if he can still feel the flatness and he says yeah I can a little. Just letting anyone who might wonder what other options you can ask for before they recommend surgery.

    #6929022

    PinkMama
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    hello ladies. i have a 17 month old little boy- and when he was 2 months old, he was diagnosed with Plaiocephaly. We were referred to Cranial Technologies where they told us we should try a Doc Band. They said the earlier you have your child wear it, the sooner it can come off. We chose to have him fitted and to have him wear it every day for 23 hours a day.. 6 weeks later it came off, and the before and afer pictures they took, are unbelievable. i didnt notice it before, but once i saw the pictures together— blew me away. i am so glad we chose to do it when we did… =o)

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