As a parent in the digital age, it’s easy to get overwhelmed by the conflicting information and advice provided by websites, blogs and social media pages. Reading stories from other parents in a similar situation can be a real comfort at what can be a very stressful time, reminding you that there are others out there who are going through the same thing.
We have compiled this selection of plagiocephaly stories and resources from across the web to help you stay positive whether or not you decide to helmet your baby.
Inspirational Plagiocephaly Stories
Tales of a Twin Mum
Karen, a freelance writer and mother of three, shares her experiences in this frank but emotive story about one of her twin boys. Concerned about his flat head syndrome, she asked several doctors and health visitors for advice and each time was reassured that the flattening would even out over time. After 12 months little had changed, so she went to a private clinic to seek a second opinion.
Heidi, a first-time mum and college administrator, tells a similar story about her little boy. A breech baby, Finlay had an unusual head shape from the beginning, but all the health professionals Heidi went to see dismissed her concerns. When at almost five months an osteopath told her that Finlay’s hair would eventually cover the flattening, she decided to seek help elsewhere.
Written by a mum and statistical analyst who had not one but two little girls with plagiocephaly, this blog shares some of the ups and downs she went through whilst treating her second child.
Plagiocephaly case studies
HeadStart4Babies is a not-for-profit organisation that aims to raise awareness about plagiocephaly and brachycephaly. Their website contains a number of plagiocephaly success stories from parents who have treated their babies, giving details of their experiences and the improvements that were achieved.
We have successfully treated thousands of babies for plagiocephaly over the years and collected many encouraging stories in the process. A selection of these can be seen on our Case Studies page, while our Facebook page acts as a vibrant community for independent conversation and opinion.
Brought to you by one of the internet’s biggest and best parenting resources, the BabyCenter Community forum has a group dedicated to independent discussion on plagiocephaly. Join the group to share your concerns, experiences and advice, and to seek help from other parents.
This Facebook community was set up in 2011 by the parents of a boy with brachycephaly and has continued to thrive ever since. Visit the page for a great compilation of inspirational plagiocephaly stories, articles, Q&A posts and more.
Set up by Plagiocephaly.com.au, an Australian website dedicated to the awareness and prevention of plagiocephaly, this Facebook page is regularly updated with news stories, Q&A posts and product reviews.
Plagiocephaly Awareness & Support is a Texas-based not-for-profit organisation run by individuals and families that have been affected by flat head syndrome. Like their Facebook page for regular news updates, tips, photos and more.
This active Facebook community is a great resource for plagiocephaly helmet stories, photos, articles and more, along with more general parenting advice from authoritative sources across the web.
Alternatively, call 0330 100 1800 or fill in our form to book a no-obligation plagiocephaly assessment at one of our UK clinics.