Having the helmet not only changed my baby, it changed me too.
“It’s not your fault.”
I wanted to believe him. Considering he was a doctor who specialized in cranial therapy and development, I should have believed him. But I didn’t.
I looked down at the beautiful head of my 6-month-old baby sitting in my lap and felt a rush of guilt spill over me.
I saw the flat spot. I had seen it since he was born. My husband and I tried to adjust the car seat; to use a baby positioner; to try to turn his head more one way rather than the other. But none of it had worked. After six months of trying, now we were here in a specialist’s office being told our baby needed a helmet.
According to a study in the journal “Pediatrics,” 47 percent of infants have flat spots on their he...