Im feeling so frustrated (for so many reasons, having one of those ihavenoideawhatiamdoing moments). My son will be 6 months in less than 2 weeks. At his 4 months visit I asked Ped if she thought the back of his head looked flat and she said "a little, don't worry, keep up with tummy time". I am at home so I was super diligent about that. I also held him a ton for naps and carried in baby carrier as a newborn b/c he never wanted to be down. So I really couldn't believe he had such a flat spot. Fastforward to a sick visit around 5 months and a different doc at practice who thought it was really flat, sent me to an ortho who measured my son's skull and said he may need a helmet. Two totally different reactions from the same doc office. They Sent me for a PT eval. Been doing PT for a few weeks and have been crazy anal about keeping pressure off the back of his head. There are no definitive answers given...on the one hand they say early intervention is best for optimal success with band and on the other i was told once my son starts crawling and really rolling nature may take it's course and his head could round out.
Has anyone had their son or daughter in a cranial band or opted out of it to see if nature would correct itself? I can already tell that hats don't fit him well. Im a FTM and so sleep deprived (he still wakes up 3x a night and never nap more than 30 minutes) so I am feeling so down in the dumps like I am doing something wrong and it's all my fault. The last thing I want is to make a poor choice. I don't want a cranial band on him 23 hours a day if there is a chance that that his head will be fine once he is mobile. Ugh. Any feedback would be greatly appreciated. This is one mama who is feeling a bit overwhelmed and wants what is best for her baby boy. Thanks everyone