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I have been told by a few people now that my babies head "doesn't look right". Now granted I am a first time mom, and I do know that she has a mild flat spot on the back right side of her head from sleeping on her back and turning her head at night. I had no clue that could happen - even with all the book reading and website surfing I did before she was born.
She is eight months old now, and for some reason that's not what people notice, people tell me that the sides of her head are too large and her head looks too "round". Does anyone else see this or know what I can do? I can't afford one of those helmets, and I'm doing the sleep positioning as best I can.
Honestly if there was an issue, such as flat head, your doctor would definitely say something. They do measure her head at each appointment right?
My daughter, who is now 2, has a fairly large head. (you can see in my siggy below) She is slowly growing into it. LOL. It might also be something that won't be as noticeable when her hair grows in. I wouldn't have thought much of it if I saw her. Who are these rude people with such audacity?!
I would just bring it up with your doctor if you are concerned about it being something concerning. She is beautiful.
It could be caused by her flat spot but it's something you have to talk to your doctor about. My son has a small flat spot that has caused a slight bulge on the left side of his head; it's now correcting itself but it's really something that a doctor has to diagnose and determine if it needs treatment.
I agree. She looks beautiful and I can't believe how rude people can be! If YOU have concerns, bring it up with the pediatrician. Their head is something all good pediatricians keep a close check on when the kids are little.
I would bring it up with the doc! I see what you are talking about but have no clue if that is an issue. If there is any issue, though, now is the time to get it corrected because their skull sutures are still open and musculature is developing. In other words, you can't fix some of the stuff when your daughter is older. If your daughter needed it, will your insurance cover stuff like that? Or perhaps there is other aid out there?
If you have health insurance they will pay for a helmet. My daughter wore a helmet for 3 months. She outgrew it and is now being fitted for a second helmet. Our insurance is paying for both. Please do bring it up with your doctor. She is a beautiful baby!
First of all, your daughter is beautiful. I can't believe someone would just make a comment like that... I do see what you're talking about, though. I would talk to the dr. I know down here, if parents don't have the money for children's medical expenses there are rehab centers and stuff that will supply medical equipment. There's almost always help for people needing medical help for children. Good luck.
I appreciate all the answers! I found an online assessment that you can do from home to see if you need to go in for it or not, and it doesn't look like hers is that extreme, just something I get nervous about!
Her next doctors appointment is on the 20th of this month for her 9 month check-up. I'll make sure and ask. =)