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Babies in the summer

We all look forward to the summer months, but warmer temperatures can provide extreme uncomfort for the little ones. Following some of these simple steps will help them to maintain a nice, cool temperature. Happy baby, happy life!

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When they decide for their baby to use the TiMband treatment, a lot of parents wonder whether the helmet will affect their baby’s hair growth. The simple answer is yes, but we find that hair growth seems to actually be faster when using a TiMband. Parents, especially Mums, notice that their baby develops a flat spot at the area that’s lying against the cot sheet and this is usually the flattened area. When a helmet is worn, this area is protected and covered and parents even notice that the hair seems to grow more strongly within the helmet than before. This is just the same as when a broken arm or leg is put into a cast. When the cast is removed, the hair has grown due to the protective environment and the reduction in friction from the fabric of sleeves or trouser legs. Don’t worry though, as this is common and not permanent and when the helmet comes off at the end of treatment, things go back to normal.

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Around half of all babies under the age of one show signs of flat head syndrome to some extent. Despite this, many people still raise their eyebrows when they see a baby in a corrective helmet. Recently, this issue was brought to the fore, where, having shared pictures of her daughter in her helmet, tabloids such as Radar questioned reality star, Meghan King Edmond’s mothering capability.

To help you turn those stares into smiles and reservations into reassurances we’ve compiled a guide to plagiocephaly helmet designs.

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Parents are often left in the dark about treatment options that are available to them for Plagiocephaly. We have created a plagiocephaly presentation that aims to provide parents, carers and healthcare professionals with the basic information they need in order to correct this common condition before it becomes severe. As well as this, providing a detailed summary of the presentation.

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Injury is one of the biggest fears for any sportsman. If you have suffered an injury to the face whilst playing sport, being able to protect this injury will allow you to return to sport quickly and safely. Our protective face mask offers a custom-made and innovative solution.

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If your little one has a TiMband, you have no doubt already noticed it working its magic (if your baby is yet to put on their plagiocephaly helmet you have all of this excitement to come!). As well as improving the shape of your baby’s head, you can expect a few other things with the TiMband such as sweating or pink areas on the head. Should you be worried? No, the TiMband is designed to be 100% baby-friendly! To reassure you, this blog post highlights the most common queries that we receive about the TiMband as babies start treatment, it explains why they occur and how to make them better.

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Do Baby Carriers and Car Seats Cause Flat Head Syndrome?

The dramatic rise in the incidence of baby flat head syndrome over the last couple of decades has largely been attributed to the Back to Sleep Campaign. Placing babies on their back to sleep is essential as a means of reducing the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), but if the baby is kept in one position, it can put continual pressure on the back of the head, which can eventually cause a flat spot to emerge.

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From awareness of the condition to ways to prevent it, articles on the topic of SIDS are being released all the time. Unfortunately, some of the advice offered to readers in these articles is not always helpful. To add our expert opinion to the mix, we thought we would share our official advice on how to create a safer sleeping environment so that you and your baby can enjoy a happy and healthy sleep.

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Natalie, mother of 2 young boys with brachycephaly shares her son’s TiMband transformation with us:

When our first child was born, we noticed that he had severe brachycephaly. Following the advice of our GP health visitors and paediatrician, we did not seek treatment, assured that the issue would self-correct. Unfortunately, the head shape deformity did not improve over time and our eldest son, now 3 years old, has to live with brachycephaly.

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Some babies develop flat head syndrome and one of the most common of these is Plagiocephaly, which involves the flattening of one side of the head. This is as a result of pressure being applied to one area of the head during early infancy or in the womb. A baby’s skull has not fully developed during the first few months of life with the plates within the skull being quite soft and malleable. This makes the head soft and able to unintentionally change in shape in the early weeks of life.

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