We had our 4 month appointment this morning, and everything is good, except that LJ still has a flat spot. I know it's there and try to defeat her favoritism for the right side, but I haven't been able to correct it. The pedi recommended getting an evaluation by a specialty center. I totally recognize that there are much more severe things that could go wrong with a baby, but I'm really sad that she might end up being a "helmet baby." No one wants their baby to look different, even if they are too little to know the difference.
I also feel like somehow it's my fault, even when I know that, especially in the first 3 months of her life, we used almost no baby-holders. That child was held during the majority of her non-nighttime hours, and I tried to switch up which side I held her on. Has anyone else gone through this? How severe was the flatness and how long did your LO have to wear the helmet and what was the outcome?
Maybe I'm just being dramatic, but any experiences you can share would be appreciated.