Has anyones 5-month-olds needed a helmet?

My five-month-old needs a helmet. I was wondering if any other moms have an opinion on them lol. I scared he is going to be uncomfortable fussy when wearing it or even bust my nose or his sisters swinging his big old head around lol. It just looks for any info you don’t think a doctor would mention or advice from personal experience. Also, if you could add, “ has anyone seen any issues with learning to crawl or walk with the helmet?”


Mine got his at 4 mos. Did fine. The earlier the better

One of my nieces had to wear one and she seemed fine after she got used to it. She did get cranky having to wear it during the summer because of the heat.

Do what you think is right…A helmet is good protection.

Veronica Alonso I feel you can share some great insight here :heart:

My daughter had one and she did fine once she got use to it

My son needed it. He was 4 months and wore it for 6 weeks. Never seemed to bother him. I think at that age they don’t really notice it. I was probably more upset about him having to wear it than him lol. It made a big improvement especially when see the progress pictures. We went to cranial technologies in Edison. They were all very nice and explained every step.

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You dont want your child to have a flat spot on headcant say it caused add or other learning problems butmy son had many. But he was born before they used helmets he sure needed one

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My son has one and it does not bother him at all! I honestly feel like my husband and I struggle with it more than he does

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My son at his first helmet appointment.


My son got one when he was around 4 or 5 months and he did really good with it. He still has it on at 10 months and they really do help babies heads. There is nothing to worry about. Now my son doesn’t like when we have to take it off lol

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My daughter had a helmet for a yr and she learned to walk crawl with it. At first it takes a while to get used to but my daughter has the best balance ever from it

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I had to fight with my son’s pediatrician to get his so he got it late at 11mos (age adjusted 9mos). He needed 4 degrees of correction and got 2.5. It’s not perfect but looks much better and, most importantly, his glasses fit correctly. His ears weren’t even before. It’s worse for the parents than the kids. He didn’t mind it at all. It’s good you’ll have it during the winter months but be prepared because it will still get stinky up in there.

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Was he diagnosed with Plagiocephaly? If it’s not resolved by 4 months Drs do recommend a helmet to help treat it. They start out wearing for only an hour or two at a time and work up to longer wearing times. Most babies don’t even notice it.

Mine did great with his. His brother had fun with it too :joy:


My Roo had one about 6/7 months. Settled with it no probs, adjusted fine when it came off. WHAT A DIFFERENCE! p.s. the smell at the end of the day :expressionless::rofl:

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My son had one and it’s fine. If anything be happy it’s going into the cooler months. My son would drip sweat in his but it was August.
It was very obvious that my son needed the helmet. His head wasn’t flat to the back but to the side because of torticallis.

Here are a few before and after pics from my experience with the Tortle no helmet

My little man had one too. It didn’t really bother him at all once we were done the adjustment phase. They are super light, so I wouldn’t worry too much about getting headbutted. If your little one runs like a furnace, make sure you put some baby powder on his head to prevent chafing. It doesn’t last too long. If he has phagioencephaly, I’d recommend physio to lengthen his neck muscle on the side he turns too (unless the doc already did) that will help a lot too.