Week One: The baby & the helmet

The past few days Madison has been doing great in the plagiocephaly helmet. She’s adapted well and, other than a struggle keeping her head up during tummy time, she doesn’t mind at all.

I’ve been trying to decorate the helmet every day with something new. I have a few different vinyl sheets from Hobby Lobby and have been using craft cutters on them so far. I’m hoping to borrow a Cricut soon and do some more intricate designs. So far, we’ve discovered that the smaller the vinyl, the better it works. Large vinyl stickers have problems because the helmet is round and they are not.

This week’s helmets

Plagiocephaly helmet with a bow

Plagiocephaly helmet with a bow

Plagiocephaly helmet with polka dots and a bow

Plagiocephaly helmet with polka dots and a bow

Plagiocephaly helmet with sparkly pink flowers

Plagiocephaly helmet with sparkly pink flowers

Plagiocephaly helmet with the Conq mascot

Plagiocephaly helmet with the Conq mascot

Madison rocked the helmet during week one. Our babysitter could not figure out how to take off the helmet so her adjustment schedule wasn’t exactly what the doctor recommended, but it seemed to work. We did worry for a little while because the helmet was rubbing a lot on the one side of her head and was causing it to make her skin end up almost raw. We ended up putting a band-aid on it and that seemed to do the trick. After two days the spot was healed.

The most exciting part of the week was taking Madison to her first basketball game. She got a little overwhelmed by the noise, but she got to watch a great game. She’s so long already, maybe she’ll be a basketball player in the future. She sure seemed to enjoy it.

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