Making a decision

After I had noticed that my baby boy had a flat head, I mentioned it to GP and was told that there are many children with their head flattened and that it would even out over time. This, of course, wasn’t enough for me and I started reading about this kind of deformities. I learned that my baby developed a condition called brachycephaly. I read more and more about it and also found out that infant’s head grew most for the first 6 months and then the growth slowed down, so to make the shape of my baby’s skull better I didn’t have much time.
I decided to act.
Firstly, I bought a special pillow to treat a flat head syndrome. Secondly, I watched my baby during the night and made sure that his head is turned in the right direction, as the flatness was worse on one side. Also, most of the time when he was up I put him on his tummy. And when he was on his back I used the pillow – in the push chair, in the cot and during playing. So the ‘head support’ was constantly on the move. Some people could take me for a loony, if they saw me running around the house in one hand holding my baby, in another one the pillow!
After a month I saw a slight improvement, but for me it wasn’t enough. The head was still flat.
In the meantime I did a lot of reading, especially comments from parents who had the same problem. And then I run across a helmet therapy, which seemed to be the only solution to make the problem go away. After talking to my husband and getting to know all pros and cons we both decided to go for it. It was a hard decision to make, especially after hearing the doctors sayings that this would sort itself out.
But I didn’t want to be one of those parents who regretted not having done that when they could have.

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