Plagiocephaly Helmet: Three Months Down, Only One More To Go!

It was great news at Sick Kids today as Lily’s head is nearing perfect and is expected to be “done” after one more month, meaning we fixed her head in the minimum wear period of 4 months. Woohoo!!

What a blessing it has been to live so close to Sick Kids. Others drive for hours to get these unique-to-Sick-Kids helmets. Private companies in the states and UK make another style of helmet/band that costs 3-5 thousand dollars each and don’t work as well (in our orthotists’ opinion). 

Lily’s skull is now hard enough to prevent ever “moving” out of position again meaning that when we stop the helmet therapy in May there is no further risk of  her sleeping too much on one side and un-doing all of our work. She can sleep however she wants!

Personally, I am looking forward to losing the staring, pointing, laughing and glaring and getting back to hair-dos and soft head kisses.

But what will become of the helmet, you ask? It’ll be our doll’s helmet, for sure.

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2 thoughts on “Plagiocephaly Helmet: Three Months Down, Only One More To Go!

  1. I just found your blog and it’s so encouraging! We’re heading to Sick Kids tomorrow to have our little dude fitted for his helmet. Looking forward to seeing your end results next month! 🙂

  2. It’s great that you’re so positive about coping with plagiocephaly and the helmet treatment, which definitely the most effective way of reversing moderate to sever cases of positional plagiocephaly. The Sick Kids charity sounds great, there still isn’t a great amount of awareness of flat head syndrome in the UK despite it growing increasingly common. If you’re interested about plagiocephaly in the UK have a look at http://www.steeperclinic.com , and there’s also this newly founded charity which contributes towards helmets for families who have trouble paying for them http://www.headstart4babies.co.uk

    Thanks for the blog and the best of luck for Lily!

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