When he was three months old, we started to notice the back of Silas’ head flattening. So we kept an eye on it, but despite lots of tummy time and repositioning during sleep, it got worse over the next month. After a visit to a specialist, we decided to put him in a helmet if it didn’t improve by the time he turned he turned six months. Fortunately, it didn’t get worse, but it didn’t get better either. Soooo… Silas is now wearing a helmet 23 1/2 hours a day for the next three months. Interestingly, the specialist told us it was not uncommon that she saw multiple siblings who shared this condition.
Two weeks down, ten to go. He’s tolerating it really well. In fact, it probably bothers us more than it does him. I miss kissing his little head.