After posting pics of Maxie recently, I realized that I had never explained about her helmet to all our Facebook friends! (Only on Insta Stories!) Oops! 🙊 Maxie has been wearing what is technically called a "doc band" since the beginning of September. She wears it 23 hours a day. (We get one hour a day for bathing Maxie & cleaning the helmet!) The helmet's purpose is to help her head regain the rounded shape it originally had -- before she laid on her back so much (as many babies do) that the back of her head became somewhat flat. The helmet has already helped her head shape improve immensely, so we're thrilled so far! We're hoping she can ditch the helmet around her 1st birthday (December 20th) but we'll see what happens! Thankfully, the helmet doesn't seem to bother her, and thankfully there are velcro bows for it! 😄🙌🏼👶🏼🎀 #MaxieJaxie#MaxieJean#DocBand#CranialTechnologies
More amazing progress shots from my doc band! I actually didn’t make EXCELLENT growth in my overall head shape, as in my head size is similar length long as it is wide. Regular head shape is oval from top, mine is a little more circle 😂 but that being said I would STILL say I made excellent growth rounding out the back in my 3 months in the helmet! Way less flat in the back! ⬛️to⚫️ 😎🙌 #plagiocephaly#breech#torticollis#brachycephaly#docband#cranialtechnologies
WOAH!! Look how that left side really filled out and rounded out my head shape! Not to mention my asymmetry has been corrected! Check out my forehead in the top left pic, it bulges on the left .. now check out the top right, EVEN! and my ears are corrected enough that by the time I’m older glasses and goggles won’t be a problem! Cranial tech said everything will soften the bigger I get, now that my torticollis and plagiocephaly are corrected. So happy with my results of 10 weeks in my helmet!
Lola Jean is 8 months old today 💗 She is crawling everywhere and pulling herself up on everything. She says mamamama and dadadada. She is learning and growing up way too fast. Family fun time at the Thinkery. @suesuewatson