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Why My Baby’s Wearing a Helmet These Days
If you’re signed up for my email list (that’s where I release a lot of news before I post it anywhere else!), you saw that my daughter, Hazel, needed to get a helmet. If you aren’t signed up or hadn’t heard the news on my Instagram, I wanted to fill you all in here on the blog, too.
So for those that don’t know, about 47% of all babies end up having plagiocephaly, or in other words, a misshapen head. Babies have soft skulls and based on their position in the womb, they can be born with flat spots on their heads. Also, since babies sleep on their backs now, you’ll probably be seeing more and more kids with helmets. So at Hazel’s 4-month check-up, the pediatrician recommended we get her head shape imaged (yep, that’s her head above!). Brett and I had noticed her flat spot but were hopeful that all the tummy time (remember I even wrote a blog post about tummy time?) would give her a chance to even everything out. Later that week, I took her to the imaging center and they broke the news to me… YOUR BABY NEEDS A HELMET.
I’m not quite ready to share what that was like, but I didn’t have a lot of time to process the news. The sooner the helmet goes on, the less time she has to wear it. So I quickly reminded myself to look on the bright side – she’s happy and healthy and that’s what really matters, right?! So Hazel got her helmet and we’ve been showing it off and making the best of it. I’m sure some of you have either had babies with helmets or know someone who has. I’m open to all suggestions and advice. Oh and her little round head can’t wait to make another debut in 6-9 weeks. ??