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From Hibernation to Exploration – Spring Tips for Infants with Cranial Helmets

From Hibernation to Exploration – Spring Tips for Infants with Cranial Helmets

As the cold winter days begin to give way to warmer spring temperatures, parents of infants with cranial helmets look forward to getting back outside. While reshaping babies’ soft skulls is necessary, the helmets can feel confining during the long winter months, mainly spent indoors. The spring season offers opportunities to leave the house and provides some welcome relief. Here are…

Traveling with an Infant in a Cranial Helmet

Traveling with an Infant in a Cranial Helmet

Traveling with an infant presents its own set of challenges, compounded when the child requires a cranial helmet for conditions like plagiocephaly. Whether embarking on a road adventure or navigating the complexities of air travel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience for both parent and child is paramount; this guide draws upon the expertise of Stuart Weiner, CPO, LPO, director…

Playtime Ideas for Babies in Cranial Orthosis: Engaging Activities to Support Development

Playtime Ideas for Babies in Cranial Orthosis: Engaging Activities to Support Development

Helmets, or cranial bands, are vital for addressing shape issues like plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. Although they might seem restrictive, there are numerous ways to ensure play remains a fun and enriching part of your baby’s day. Here are some Playtime Ideas for Babies in Cranial Orthosis. Safety First: Ensuring a Secure Play Environment It’s crucial to prioritize safety during play.…

Keeping Your Baby Cozy in a Cranial Helmet

Keeping Your Baby Cozy in a Cranial Helmet

Wearing a cranial helmet is part of the journey for some little champions and our goal in today’s article is to provide tips for keeping your baby cozy in a cranial helmet. These specially designed helmets help guide head shape development, and while they might look unusual, getting used to them can be a new experience for both baby and…

Embracing the Journey: Navigating Social Situations with Your Baby’s Cranial Orthosis

Embracing the Journey: Navigating Social Situations with Your Baby’s Cranial Orthosis

Navigating social situations with your baby’s cranial orthosis (a helmet used to reshape the skull) can be a sensitive topic for many parents. Here are some tips to help you manage these situations with confidence and empathy: Educate Yourself and Others: Understand the purpose and function of cranial orthosis. This knowledge will empower you to explain its importance to others…

Summer in your STARband helmet: Keep your baby cool.

Summer is finally here! So are summer holidays, beach days, and warmer weather. Many parents are often worried if rising temperatures will be a cause for concern. No need to worry! Here are some tips for keeping your baby cool this summer: Dress your baby lightly: Cool layers of clothing are recommended. Try to keep your baby in an air-conditioned…