Hi I am new to this forum and I logged onto here looking for support for the infant shaping helmet. I have to say I am very appauled that people would just assume that parents are neglecting their child if they are wearing a helmet! It was just recommended that my daughter wear a shaping helmet that could be on for 3 months or more...I am very hesitant now to do it after reading these comments! I can tell you that with absolute certainty my daughter is in NO way neglected!! OMG she is everything to me along with my older two boys, she is my first lonnnnnggg awaited daughter and she's held the majority of the day! Whenever she whines to be held, trust me she's held, whatever she wants she gets! At least this young anyway lol! She hates being on her tummy and cries continuously when we have her on there for too long!!!! I only have her on her back when she's slee[ing, at night and napping alot of times in the cradle swing where I can watch her. My husband and I had a nephew that passed away of sids at 3 months of age and after finally having my daughter that I thought I'd never get you can be sure I never let her out of my sight for fear of something like that happening and as a matter of fact, she goes to bed with me almost every night and my huband moves her to her own bed when he comes in. Plus I have a monitor even though her room is right next to ours sharing the same wall!!! So I am not a neglectful parent and love her veeerrryyyy much! So now she is almost 7 months old and I may just be diligent about turning her head from side to side and put her in a side sleeper at night in her crib instead of doing a helmet, as that is the last thing I want to have to do to my child!!!
I think people may think it's negligence bc of the articles that have come out blaming the rise in helmet use on babies being left in seats and things so much.
My daughter also hated tummy time, and still isn't very fond of it. She has a bald stripe across the back of her head. No shape issues, though.
drowning in hormones with 4 daughters and an understanding, loving hubby. also some dogs. my life is crazy and we are always learning.