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Have You Ever Seen a Baby with a Helmet and Wondered Why?

I know you’ve seen them…

Being carried around at the parks, the malls, maybe the grocery stores. They are the cute helmet head babies. They look so adorable and you ask yourself, why is that cute baby wearing that adorable little helmet? Is she cold? Did she fall?

I wondered too.

Well now I know…

The baby had her checkup yesterday and the doc basically said…she has a flat head.

She is given tummy time, alot. She’s in her jumperoo, alot. But the flatness she has on her left side still hasn’t rounded out yet. When she was born, her little head was turned up and pushed against my pelvic bone. The doctor had to use the vacuum to get her out after I was pushing for about 2 hours and she didn’t budge. Flatness usually rounds out after some time, but the fact that she likes to nurse and sleep with her head to the left side probably didn’t help. So now, it looks like she might be one of those adorable little helmet head babies. We have an appointment with a cranial specialist in two weeks.

I’m not too worried about it. There was only one point where my eyes got big. When I found out that they have to wear the helmet for 23 hours a day, but apparently babies do pretty well wearing them. I mean all the babies I’ve ever seen with a helmet seem pretty happy.

All I know is, if she does have to wear one, I apologize in advance for your Instagram feed being taken over by a cute baby wearing a helmet.

june

 

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7 Comments

  • Reply
    Silvie Armas
    January 18, 2014 at 9:59 am

    First of all, she is adorable. I have seen those cute little babies while I’m out shopping. But I never knew why they had to wear the adorable little helmets. I’m so glad to see that it doesn’t mean they got hurt. Looking forward to seeing her pics. 🙂

  • Reply
    Kimberley Tobin
    January 18, 2014 at 9:01 pm

    She’s going to rock that sweet little helmet!!

    • Reply
      Melanie
      January 19, 2014 at 2:26 am

      Thanks so much Kimberley! 🙂

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    Holly
    January 19, 2014 at 7:46 am

    OH my word she’s too cute for words hehe…
    I seen your post on twitter and knew I had to respond. After we had our Riley, he was always puking after he ate, found out he was lactose intolerant, but we found when he would say in his chair sitting up, he was happy and didn’t puke as much, so he was in his chair alot and it came to a point where his right side i believe was like more to one said and the back of his head wasn’t as even as it should of been. We were told to go home and basically try to fix it by making him go lean on the other said just as much, and fortunately we fixed it in time and he never had to wear one, but yeh, that’s how come I know what they are for, but I don’t think Ive ever seen a child with one around here???
    Either way your baby girl is gorgeous either way!!!!g

  • Reply
    Laura Bustos
    January 19, 2014 at 9:45 am

    She is so gorgeous. She will be the cutest little baby wearing a helmet and she is such a happy baby I don’t even think it’ll phase her! 🙂

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    Lisa Branam @ A Little Slice of Life
    January 19, 2014 at 4:51 pm

    What cutie with or without a helmet.

  • Reply
    Nancy
    May 22, 2016 at 3:51 am

    She is very cute

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