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    DS is 6 months old and the back of his head is flat. I bought it up to his pedi and she didnt seem too concerned & told me to rotate him while he naps and sleeps. I've noticed these past two weeks or so when i check on his while he sleeping he sleeps on his side or belly anyway. But his head is still really flat I think, (I will take a picture tomorrow when he wakes up). Has anyone else experienced this, did you have to get the helmet? what was the process?

    I dont mind putting the helmet on my son at all, if he needed it and it helped i would do it!. but for some reason, i feel like his pedi is just blowing it off? he doesnt have his next appointment for another two weeks.
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    I babysat kids with that a lot and it went away after awhile of lots of belly/side time. I wouldn't say the pedi is blowing it off, it's just really not the big of a deal. I've always seen it just go away on it's own.
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    DS is 6 months old and the back of his head is flat. I bought it up to his pedi and she didnt seem too concerned & told me to rotate him while he naps and sleeps. I've noticed these past two weeks or so when i check on his while he sleeping he sleeps on his side or belly anyway. But his head is still really flat I think, (I will take a picture tomorrow when he wakes up). Has anyone else experienced this, did you have to get the helmet? what was the process?

    I dont mind putting the helmet on my son at all, if he needed it and it helped i would do it!. but for some reason, i feel like his pedi is just blowing it off? he doesnt have his next appointment for another two weeks.
    I would get a second opinion if you feel like you are being blown off.
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    My baby girl is having this problem because she sleeps only on her back. She hates hates tummy time or sleeping on her tummy. Forget turning her on her side - she starts whining than screaming until she is back on her back.

    Just like you, I brought it up to her Ped and I got the same feeling from her Ped, as well. Now I think she is not concerned because maybe it's not serious. I plan on bringing this issue again this month at her 6 mo appt.

    What I used meanwhile is the Boppy Noggin Pillow which seemed to help a lot:

    Amazon.com: Boppy Noggin Nest Head Support, Brown Wheels: Baby

    Than there are these:

    http://www.amazon.com/BabyMoon-Pillo...8701830&sr=8-3

    http://www.amazon.com/Boppy-Infant-T...701830&sr=8-11

    Side note: NOT to be used in any kind of carseat under no circumstance.
    Last edited by shape shifter; 06-03-2012 at 01:17 AM.
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    I agree - If you feel you are being blown off, I would go for a 2nd opinion. I've never personally dealt with it, but I've heard that if you put it off for too long it'll get to a point where a helmet won't help a whole lot.

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