|Perfect? No. Beautiful? You betcha.|
I wanted to share our before and after photos for those parents who might stumble upon my blog looking for information about plagiocephaly.
Our pediatrician and his staff noticed Dibbs favoring his right side at his 1mo and 4mo appointments and directed us to a company called Cranial Technologies. They took measurements, photos, and a digital image to create a helmet unique to his head shape and growth needs.
|Our faux head - produced from the 360-degree digital imaging or DSI|
Here are his before and after photos. We are very satisfied with the results after only 7 weeks.
Looking at the right profile, you can see his head tilting toward the camera and a square bulge in his forehead. He also had significant flattening in the area of the skull just above this right ear. In the after shot, you can see that he holds his head straighter and that his head rounded out more.
|Note how his cheeks leveled out!|
|his flattened right side|
|from the top|
At our exit appointment, a woman was there with her 5 month old (that was when we started) and said that they were one week in and she cried every time she looked at her son in the helmet. Another couple was there with their 5 month old and were getting fitted that day. I showed off my little round head, reassured them, and told them all that we grew so accustomed to seeing him in it that we hardly recognized him without.
A week later and now I can't imagine him any different than he is right this moment. Funny what becomes your new normal, eh?