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Question on baby helmets

Our ped. rec. we take our DD in for a helmet consultation to look at the flat spot on her head. It is not really bad, but is noticable. He said there is a good chance the specialist will leave the choice on whether or not to get her in a helmet to correct it up to us. I am not sure what I will do at that point. Anyone have their baby in one or know someone and how did it turn out. Also, does anyone know the cost, I don't think insurance will cover it if he doesn't "make" us get one?? Thanks!!

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    We were just at Cranial Technologies last week for dd.  They said she had an extremely mild case, but recommended the doc band for about 6 weeks.  At this point we've decided not to treat it.  It's very very mild and the therapist we met with told us we likely wouldn't notice any bad effects from not treating it.  I've known people who got them for their lo's and were happy with the results, although it didn't correct it 100%.  I know for us the cost would've been $3600.  If you're going somewhere other than Cranial Technologies, I'm not sure what the cost would be.  Our insurance won't cover it since her measurements weren't considered "severe" enough to need it.  GL!
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    would you say your DD is obvious or mild enough to not even notice?? I'm just trying to figure out what they will tell us? I notice my DD but I feel like it is improving because she rolls over and sleeps on her tummy now..
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    DH and I notice it, but I think because we know about it.  I've mentioned it to several friends and they all say "What??"  like we're crazy.  After pointing it out to them, they see it but it's not obvious.  The therapist we met with said girls have a big advantage because they have the longer hair to cover it up once they get older.  Also, my bff is a physical therapist and she agreed with us not to treat her right now.  She says when it's very mild and they're this young, there's still time for it to round out on it's own.  Especially once they start sitting up, rolling, etc. like you mentioned.
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    We're going in to see a specialist at the end of the month - same issue - in our case I also think it's mild because I am obsessive about repositioning and keeping him off his head during the day and when I first put him down - but once I'm asleep - DS flips his head all the way to the right and has a flat spot on rear right of his head and a corresponding slight forehead bulge in front (right.)   Makes me crazy.  I want his head to be perfect - not because I am a perfectionist or a weirdo but because I don't want him to ever have problems or issues due to having a flat spot - especially if he goes bald (like his dad...) or just wants to wear his hair super short.  So we'll see what they say. 

     

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    "When it comes to sleeping, whatever your baby does is normal. If one thing has damaged parents enjoyment of their babies, it's rigid expectations about how and when the baby should sleep." ~ James McKenna, Ph.D., Mother Baby Behavioral Sleep Center, University of Notre Dame

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