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[Mommy Post] Plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)

We were first alerted to A's perpertual preference to sleep on the right by a friend who was following our photos on Facebook.  Then we noticed that his head was rather flat on the right and expressed concern to the PD and our parents. All of them said not to worry, for the head will shape itself with time.  After 5 months, we felt compelled to bring him to the specialist to have an opinion.  After taking some measurements, A was given a ratio of 11 (on a scale of 0 to 20, 0 being perfect symmetry and 20 being the worst).  She advised that we are a borderline case, and perhaps at this stage, we could allow nature to take its course.  A was also getting stronger in the head at that point, so chances that he will lift his head off the floor more often and allow the head to grow more evenly are higher.  So we left, agreeing to come back in 6-8 weeks to see if there was any improvement.

We went back today, at 7 months and 3 weeks.  Sadly, the ratio went up to 12 and we decided to go ahead with the helmet treatment.  Praying that the transition will be smooth one with little resistance and fast adaptability for A.

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