What are we doing to your baby’s helmet when you come in for your follow-up appointments or for adjustments?
We use your child’s imaging from our 3D scanner, their cranial measurements, observations of your child wearing the helmet, and your report on how wearing the helmet is going at home to determine what adjustments we need to make! Our practitioners are skilled in using a variety of tools to make sure you and your child are not only comfortable with the fit, but also meeting correction goals.
In the back of our office, we have a ton of tools and equipment that allow us to make the appropriate adjustment to your baby’s helmet.
We can add holes to your baby’s helmet to help them get some fresh air while they are wearing their helmet, we often use our drill and dremel to smooth out the holes.
If we are making space in the helmet to accommodate for growth, we use our sander and different attachments to create and smooth out areas of the helmet.
We can can pad different areas of the helmet to help position the helmet on your baby's head and to help us change the fit of the helmet as your baby's head changes.
We can also use tools like our casting saw and heat gun to remove and adjust the plastic on the outside of the helmet to ensure the best fit.
Here is a short video, brought to you by our current Occupational Therapy Doctoral Resident, Laura Wegleitner, showing what a helmet adjustment might look like!