Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

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Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

Postby babydust2me » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:26 am

She wore it a total of 4 months. We went for her most recent checkup 2 weeks ago and the tech noticed that she was starting to outgrow the helmet so she gave me the OK to start weaning her off, until she's only wearing it at night. I kept her in it a few more days till the weekend and by last Monday she was only wearing it at night. This past weekend I started seeing signs that the helmet was getting too tight - she had red marks on the parts of her head that are still slightly asymmetrical. The tech gave me the ok for her to stop wearing it completely! She went from a 13mm difference in symmetry to a 4mm difference. Had we started sooner, I probably would have kept her in the helmet a little longer to see if she could improve more. But overall I'm still very happy with her results. Here are some before and after pics I took:

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Any mommas of babies you think may benefit from wearing the helmet, I highly recommend pushing for sooner rather than later. My ped kept playing the wait and see game until she was 9 months old. By the time we went through a CT scan and wait time to get into the clinic, she was almost 11 months old before she even started wearing the helmet. I really wish I'd have pushed for her to get it closer to 6 months. But she's still seen some great improvement!
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Re: Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

Postby JJsBump » Tue Sep 10, 2013 10:45 am

She looks great Cassidy!!!

Helmet definitely did its work!
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Re: Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

Postby litmajor » Tue Sep 10, 2013 6:10 pm

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Yay, what a remarkable difference it made even with the shorter amount of time. Glad to see this :) I also agree with having docs deal with it earlier. My DD didn't need a helmet, but went through OMM. Both the OMM doc and her pedi said it's better to go in earlier rather than later and let the condition exacerbate.
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Re: Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

Postby bakermommy » Wed Sep 11, 2013 1:05 pm

Go mommy and baby girl! Good job.
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Re: Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

Postby Andrea19 » Wed Sep 11, 2013 2:29 pm

Well the helmet clearly made a difference, she looks great!
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Re: Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

Postby Bailierae » Thu Sep 12, 2013 2:03 pm

She looks great! What a difference a couple months make!!
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Re: Reagan is officially done with her helmet!

Postby GreekMythFreak » Sun Sep 15, 2013 12:35 pm

YAY! That's so awesome! Look at the difference! Does she miss it at all?
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