Wednesday, February 15, 2012
Yesterday was N's appointment with the Neurosurgeon. Thankfully the appointment went incredibly well. N was a total angel. He fell asleep in the car on the way to the appointment and woke up when it was time to get weighed and measured. He was so sweet - no crying at all, probably because we didn't have to take off his clothes :) - he hates that part at the pediatrician. The doctor said N definitely has a flat spot on the side of his head which could be caused by how he sleeps (always with his head to that side) or in utero, which is what I think because his ear on that side is a little indented and has been since birth. The doctor said it's a very easy fix, we just need to use a positioner that will prevent N from being able to sleep with his head to the right for about 3 months and then he said his head would be perfect :) Sound easy, right? Well, sleep positioners have basically all been recalled or taken off the market as a SIDS risk. Hmmm - the PA in the office said I might have to get creative and use a device made for reflux but put it on N's side instead of up by his head. Well, after searching online and at the two big baby stores in town, I'm still at a loss. The boppy pregnancy pillow seems to look the most promising, but there's a huge warning right on the package that it's designed for adults only and is not safe for infants to use. I did find one sleep positioner online, but again, there's so much information about how they are no longer safe to use. I guess I'll give the office a call again today to double check about what I should do. Of course, I want to follow their advice, but I also don't want to feel like I have to stay up all night watching N sleep to make sure he doesn't get trapped under some unsafe sleep thing. Has anyone had experience with this?