Flat spot and Guilt?

Stacee - posted on 10/14/2011 ( 1 mom has responded )




My son has had a flat spot on his head for at least a couple months now. I brought it up to his pediatrician at his 4 month appt and she didn't see any reason to be concerned. That it was "normal" and would eventually fix itself. Meanwhile I have been dealing with noticable stares, rude WIC nurses and family concerns. I am feeling rather beat up and have an uncontrollable feeling of guilt. I am a stay at home mom and I have all the time in the world to spend with my little boy.. and I do. He is an awesome sleeper and that is really the only time he is on his head. Well at his 6 month appt yesterday we discussed going to see a specialist.. My family and I know what kind of parent I am but I can't help but feel like a bad mom because of it. I'm just wondering if there are other moms on here that have dealt with a situation like this and what they did to ease the guilt?


Brianna - posted on 10/14/2011




welcome to the club lol. my daughter has a flat head on the back/side of her head. i noticed it a 1 month of age.. i start keeping her off that side of her head and i talked to her doctor and said I wanted to see the specialist and wouldnt take no for a answer so i saw the speciallist when she was almost 5 months old. within second the doctor told me sooo much that i never noticed such as she had a slight head tilt (so hard to notice) and it turned out that she had a neck injury from birth and thats the reason that she had a flat head because her neck injury stopped her from being able to turn her head fully. (i had to do specially excercises with her many times a day to fix it) the doctor also said that i did the right thing by making them send me to the speciallist because most regular doctors arent concerned enough about it and once they finally send u to the speciallist its to late because the baby is to old. if a baby needs a helmet to fix there head it needs to be done around the age of like 6 months for best results.. once they reach the age of 12 months its harder to fix. so make sure ur doctor sends u to see a speciallist asap. also try to keep him off the flat spot as much as possible ex if hes laying on the floor and the flat spot is on the back/side of his head then roll a lil towel and put it under his shoulder and back to keep him off that side of the head ect.. good luck

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