It isn't the worst flat spot ever but is certainly noticeable to the naked eye. Have i permanently disfigured my son? Is there still time for it to correct? Anyone with personal experiences?
Mine had the same thing. It rounded out kindof now that hes 10 months. My head is naturally kind of flat which I didn't realize until my bf showed me too convince me to stop obsessing. It makes it look worse when its still a little bald there.
I'm not trying to scare you into using the helmet but it's the right time to consider it. In your shoes, I would make an appt to discuss it. The dr usually takes measurements to assess the flatness and can quickly determine if the flat spot LO has is likely to correct easily on its own. Since your LO spends a lot of time off his back, I doubt you'd need the helmet but I would look into it just in case. Hth
My dd had a bit of a flat spot on one side but her head is fine now. She also seemed to prefer sleeping on the flat side only and I've lost many nights of sleep trying to reposition her and reading horror stories on the Internet.
I would mention it to the doctor at the next visit, and if the flat spot is not severe, I would let it round out by itself. I've read many stories of kids whose helmets didn't help much.