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How To Know If Baby Needs Helmet
The pediatrician says our baby has an asymmetrical head and that we can select to have him wear a special helmet. Is this really necessary?
Maybe: Some asymmetry improves on its own with simple efforts like changing sleep position, neck stretches. Occasionally, physical therapy to improve a neck issue is also needed. Sometimes, in spite of these the shape gradually worsens and helmets can provide a better cosmetic outcome. When started too late, it is less likely to help.Those who have examined the kid are in the best position to tell ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Do doctors check for plagiocephaly during well baby visits? How to revert a flat spot at 9 weeks without a helmet?
Yes: Your pediatrician should be checking for plagiocephaly at every well visit. The head is still very pliable at 9 weeks. It is important to rotate positions while the baby is lying down and also in the car seat. Plenty of tummy time, when you are awake will also help. Most cases do resolve on their own without the use of helmets. ...Read more
I'm 16&have untreated Plagiocephaly , i wore a helmet as a baby, but it didn't help treat it. I suffer from a daily migraine disorder, could this be linked to it? and is it treatable? I hate the shape of my head!! thank you!!
Not related to shape: Your migraine headaches are unlikely to be related to your head shape. You should see a neurologist for help with treatment of the headaches. At this time, altering your head shape will be a very difficult issue since the bones of your skull have been fused for many years. ...Read moreSee 2 more doctor answers
Baby w/ helmet rolled out of laundry basket onto the tile floor, landed on her face, has fat lip, bleeding lip stopped she seems ok. Brain injury? Er?
Difficult question: Difficult question due to knot enough facts known. It is always safest to have a baby with concern of a head injury to be assessed at er. That being said, no loss of consciousness, no vomiting, did not hit head, more than likely okay. However, if prior bleed or head injury, this increases chances of further injury. Difficult for us to say from this side of the computer, but safe is better. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
What happens if a woman has 2 c-sections and then knows her third baby absolutely has to be c-section?
A planned C-section: If someone has told you that you absolutely will need a C-section, it sounds like you will have a C-section. The doctors will do ultrasounds and determined when the baby is due, and will pick a date for the surgery. It's known as a planned C-section. If you go into labor before that date, go to the hospital sooner vs. later and a C-section will occur then. ...Read more
I always put my baby to sleep on his back, but he rolls over onto his stomach. He knows how to roll both ways. Can i leave him on his stomach?
Should i be concerned if my 6 year old's teeth look bluish-whitish as the baby teeth are replaced. Anyone knows why this is?
One my clips are off doctor knows i want another baby can iget pregnant as he didn't put another clip back on?
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