???? What is that you ask???? Well, I had no idea myself...
At Jacie's 2 month appointment it was brought up that she was getting a flat spot on the back of her head. Being born 5 weeks early really put her in a risk of this because of her head being extra soft. We were told to try to keep pressure off of the area the best we can but ALWAYS PUT HER ON BACK TO SLEEP! Well if you don't know anything else about my daughter by now you should know that she LOVES to sleep! She has been sleeping 12-14 hours a night since she was 2 months old! She has also always favored the "flat on the back of her head" position. Even at her 1 month appointment we even asked about putting her on the side to sleep to make sure she doesn't get a flat head and we were told NO! So....we listened. The last thing I wanted to do was cause Jacie any harm and being a first time mom I have been following all the "rules."
We have tried SOOOOOO many things to get her off the back of her head over these past 4 months.
We have bought 1 of these
This is a breathable pillow we used in her crib at night
We bought 2 of these
This is a boppy nest. We used 1 in her car seat and 1 we used for her swing and any time she was laying flat on the floor.
and we did LOTS of this
I was always trying to find things that would encourage her to lift her head and enjoy tummy time
Well at her 6 month appointment after all our efforts we were told the spot had not changed enough and that we should see a Cranial Specialist. I knew this was coming and at the time was very upset with this. I spent many days and night being upset and pretty much in denial. But after many debates with myself I knew I had do what is best for her.
We went to the appointment and they took pictures of her head and told us she is in the moderate range. Well we have decided to move ahead with the band. As of right now we don't have much info about it. I have however been reading BUNCHES of info online. We go in on Thursday for our fitting and the big day will be Dec. 21! That is the day she will be getting her Doc Band.
For me it all comes down to this...SIDS is permanent....Plagiocephaly is treatable!