March 2014 Moms

Anyone else dealing with plagiocephaly?

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edited April 2014 in March 2014 Moms
Charlie has a flat spot on the side of his head due to a major preference for facing one side over the other.  Our pedi said it's moderate and might not require a helmet.  We're going to meet with a specialist next week for a second opinion.  Is anyone else going through this?

I honestly couldn't care less about the helmet if he does end up needing one... I'm just worried because I know four kids who had helmets as infants, and they were all later diagnosed with autism.  Autism runs in my husband's family, so I'm very nervous about it.  It's been a rough day.  :(



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Re: Anyone else dealing with plagiocephaly?

  • Thank you! The helmet company we were referred to seemed kind of sketchy, so we are going to meet with a pediatric neurosurgeon in 2 weeks. I'm hoping he will echo what you said and that we can resolve it with physical therapy.



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  • No advice, but thinking of you and little Charlie. We're watching Z closely too because she favors the left side big time.
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  • A friend of mine's daughter needed a helmet because of torticollis. She's 3 and is perfectly healthy :)

    If LO does wind up needing one try not to worry. I don't believe it would be connected. Awesome if they can correct it with therapy, but if not the helmets work wonderfully.
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  • My pedi hasn't said DD needed one , but one side of her head is flatter . She told us to move her head opposite when were holding her and any other time we can , so hopefully it will fix itself . She told us that IF a helmet is necessary it won't be until 4 months , I guess that's the time frame to let their heads form themselves ? But autism runs in DHs family , I had no idea the two went hand in hand , more to worry about now .

     

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  • @Futuremrstonyasmith‌ there's no proven connection! I'm sorry to have worried you... I'm sure it's just a coincidence and is related to other issues. Just me being paranoid!



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