So, this is my youngest in all his glory. At his two month check-up the pediatrician mentioned a concern with his head. After a trip to the neuro-surgeon it was determined that my son is a “lazy baby!” The other problem is that he has a lazy mother! I didn’t give him enough tummy time, and the left side of his head became a little flat. The best piece of advice I’ve received was to “distract him while he’s sleeping” so that he gets even pressure on both sides of his head. How, I ask you, do you distract a sleeping baby?
So, the doctor prescribed the helmet. It’s all custom designed for his head, hence the $1600 price tag (thank goodness for Aetna). It’s got a fancy comic book design, but it’s also a little creepy. After we saw what other people had done with their helmets, I kind of wished that we left it plain so that we could have turned it into an LSU helmet!
So, you know how babies smell like babies. Well, with the helmet, babies smell like a high school locker room, and that’s when everything is good. When he gets a fungal infection on his head, it’s a whole other degree of nasty!