Why Is Your Baby Wearing That? A Guide to Answering Questions About Cranial Remolding

Any parent who has lived through cranial remolding therapy can recount the silly, strange and sometimes weird plagiocephaly questions that people ask. Looking back most parents develop a sense of humor about the experience and recall those questions with a laugh. However, in the moment these questions can feel like an intrusion. Even the most […]

Thoughts on plagiocephaly and the helmet now that my son is 4 years old

My son is now 4 years old (where does the time go?) and I’ve been thinking back recently to our experiences with plagiocephaly and brachycephaly when he was just an infant. In our case, we ended up going with the helmet as a last resort after we had tried physical therapy and repositioning without success. […]

Hunter’s plagiocephaly and brachycephaly story (with photos!)

Hunter’s plagiocephaly and brachycephaly story This great post comes from Lindsay Smith, who has a wonderful blog called “On Loan From Heaven”.  Thank you Lindsay, for sharing your adorable son Hunter’s story and photos! If there’s one thing I’ve learned in my 5 years of parenting, it’s this… I am my child’s only voice. I’m […]

Torticollis treatment for my baby – a mother’s story

Torticollis treatment for my baby The story below comes from Shannon Reich, who has a great blog called My Torticollis Baby, where she has documented her daughter’s diagnosis and treatment of torticollis, and shares many helpful resources on torticollis for parents.  Her story reminds me of my own, as my son had heart surgery right […]

My Experience with Plagiocephaly and Torticollis

My Experience with Plagiocephaly and Torticollis by Reem Faruqui, who writes on her blog “Doodling through life…one color at a time” (http://reemfaruqi.com).    From Reem:  The word therapy scared me. I’d never heard of the words plagiocephaly or torticollis until my daughters 4 month appointment so didn’t know what they would mean for my little […]

My Twins and Their Plagiocephaly Helmet Story

My Twins and Their Plagiocephaly Helmet Story This story was shared by a mother of beautiful twin girls and details their experience with plagiocephaly, torticollis, and helmet therapy. Plagiocephaly is very common in both twins and premature births.  She shares some great information and tips, and a series of photos taken before, during and after […]

Louise and Mason’s plagiocephaly helmet story

This post is from Louise at Paging Fun Mums, a really fun blog with a focus on crafts and a healthy sense of humor.  Her son Mason had flat head syndrome and wore a helmet to treat it, and Louise made the best of it.  Her story is very inspiring, so please check it out. […]

Update after 2.5 months in the baby helmet! With before and after laser scan images

Update after 2.5 months in the baby helmet! I wanted to post the progress of my son after wearing his baby helmet for almost two and a half months.  His helmet was a STARband made by Orthoamerica.  We had an excellent orthotist here in Jacksonville, FL, at Bremer Brace. We were just thrilled with his […]

What does torticollis look like? My experience and photos

What does torticollis look like? I know when my son was diagnosed with torticollis, it was something I was concerned about but in hindsight didn’t take nearly seriously enough.  If I had really paid attention to it and addressed it in his first few months of life, I believe that would have made the biggest […]

Melinda and Landon’s Story: Brachycephaly

Melinda and Landon’s Story:  Brachycephaly We would love to share your stories with other parents who may be going through a similar situation.  If you would like to submit your story, please contact us at info@babyflathead.org. The following story comes from Melinda Smith in Greensburg, PA: – “My son, Landon, was diagnosed with Torticollis at […]