Our first child wore the Doc Helmet due to flat head and slight torticollis. Which makes me slightly sensitive to watching for it with baby number 2. I remember crying and being devastated when Pumpkin had to wear the helmet, but in reality, it helped and was done pretty quickly.
With Patch we’re starting with a different issue, hip dysplasia. But I’m being vigilant about trying to make sure after the harness is off, we won’t have to deal with a flat head scenario and the Lovenest is helping me achieve that goal.
The Lovenest was created by a French physician with the goal to reduce number of flat head diagnosis. Flat head seems to occur more now due to the World Health Organization recommendation to have babies on their back to reduce SIDS risk. Use of the Lovenest from birth to 4 months can assist with preventing flat head.
We’ve been using the Lovenest for two months whenever Patch is on his back in a play gym or bassinet (stroller). He doesn’t seem to notice it, and he has definitely fallen asleep on it which to me is the biggest indicator that it’s comfortable. Since he’s not sleeping at night. I don’t use the Lovenest in his bed at night because I’m not 100% comfortable with anything being in his bed when I’m not watching (like in a play gym during the day).
We see a children’s Orthopedic doctor for Patch’s hip dysplasia every two weeks. She checks his head at every appointment and confirms that he’s doing great! Perfectly rounded she says! I’m a huge believer that this is helping and hopefully we’ll be able to avoid the helmet stage this time around.
Check out the Babymoov Lovenest and let me know what steps you are taking to try and reduce flat head.