My little one was born at almost 28 weeks and has been home awhile now. I am trying to find ways to treat her plagiocephaly.....does anyone have any tips??? PLEASE
she is developmentally btw 5-6 months so is moving all around!
I would talk to your pedi right away. The longer you wait the harder it is to treat. Obviously the softer the skull bones are the easier and faster a helmet can fix the skull shape.
My LO needed a helmet because tummy time and sleeping on different sides of his head wasnt doing enough. My LOs was severe enough that his ears and eyes were uneven ( this is measured in millimeters) And one cheek was more full than the other.
Helmets can be expensive (about $5,000) but for us, insurance did cover 80%.
My LO will have to wear his for 10-12 weeks, but he really doesnt notice it all. It is really light weight and it has not affected his sleep at all. The only thing we do have to watch is this body temp. Because its like he always wearing a winter hat. So we have to watch for sweat.
We got our helmet through Cranial Technologies. I would call them for a consult. The first one is free.