Last Tuesday I took Kieron in for his monthly helmet checkup. The orthotist measured him and looked at his head. Then he surprised me and gave the go-ahead to stop using the helmet! Kieron’s noggin is almost completely rounded out, and the last little bit should fill in on it’s own in the coming months.
While the helmet became a part of Kieron’s personality, I have to say, it’s so nice to have it off! I love being able to kiss his little head instead of hard plastic, change his shirts easily, or hold him without the fear of getting a fat lip (there’ve been many over the past few months). There definitely is an adjustment phase though. I worry about him more now walking on the sidewalks or climbing on the big toy. He’s already had a couple of minor bumps, but that’s just part of the process, and I’m sure there are more to come!
Here are a couple of shots from his latest haircut: