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Old 04-29-2009, 10:58 PM   #51
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

Did they put kids in these helmets 20 years ago and have some sample to measure its effectiveness? How do they even know the things work and/or don't present any risk whatsoever?

23 hours per day for 3 months seems weird and extreme to me. If he really does end up with a perfect head and no side-effects from it then I guess that makes it worth it. But I would want to know for sure that's what the end result would definitely be.

Disclaimer - never heard of such a thing so just asking the standard beginners Q's.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:04 PM   #52
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

what a scam.
kids did without for thousands of years.
adam carolla did a bit on this. docs told him his son needed it. he refused, kid is alright.

but go ahead, insurance will cover it.
and people wonder why health insurance is so expensive.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:19 PM   #53
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

It seems like if you don't just go ahead and do this, you'll be staring at your kid's head constantly and driving yourself insane.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:20 PM   #54
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I will post pics of his head tomorrow, my scanner is at my office.
Just don't close the cover on his face.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:30 PM   #55
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So my six month-old son Jack is and has always been a great sleeper, 12 hours a night.
You ****ing *******.
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Old 04-29-2009, 11:48 PM   #56
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I'll take off my mask if you take off yours!
letting your kid grow up with a flat head wont turn him into drew barrymore
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:03 AM   #57
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:08 AM   #58
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what a scam.
kids did without for thousands of years.
My thoughts exactly when I read the OP, and nothing ITT has changed my mind.

EDIT: If there's an extreme problem, like in the pics posted by Al, then go ahead and put this pencil sharpener on him. But if it's "barely noticeable", and under close examination at that, then don't worry about it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:14 AM   #59
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Is this actually costing you money? If not, why wouldn't you do it? My nephew had to have this for like 5 months and it was fine.
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Old 04-30-2009, 12:56 AM   #60
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what a scam.
kids did without for thousands of years.
adam carolla did a bit on this. docs told him his son needed it. he refused, kid is alright.

but go ahead, insurance will cover it.
and people wonder why health insurance is so expensive.

+1000. Somewhere some excutive at the helmut company is laughing his ass off. "Bwahaha! Can you believe we've actually convinced people to get helmets to shape their kids heads? And we get doctors to recommend them. Here's the best part: the insurance companies pay for it all! ahahahaha!"


This is what is wrong with America. I'm totally serious.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:03 AM   #61
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Is this actually costing you money? If not, why wouldn't you do it? My nephew had to have this for like 5 months and it was fine.
i agree with elliot
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:04 AM   #62
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:34 AM   #63
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

It is vital you attach weights to your son's penis as soon as possible. He will thank you for this down the road.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:06 AM   #64
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Flat can't be better...a flat back of head is a characteristic of down syndrome. Doubt most helmet babies have it that seriously though
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:15 AM   #65
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If you can find a good Phrenologist, they should be able to shape it optimally.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:38 AM   #66
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Hey man,

I think that if I had a 6 month old baby, there would be a load of stuff with more priority that I would be thinking of instead imo
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:47 AM   #67
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what a scam.
kids did without for thousands of years.
adam carolla did a bit on this. docs told him his son needed it. he refused, kid is alright.

but go ahead, insurance will cover it.
and people wonder why health insurance is so expensive.
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+1000. Somewhere some excutive at the helmut company is laughing his ass off. "Bwahaha! Can you believe we've actually convinced people to get helmets to shape their kids heads? And we get doctors to recommend them. Here's the best part: the insurance companies pay for it all! ahahahaha!"


This is what is wrong with America. I'm totally serious.
I don't really have a strong opinion either way regarding the tard helmet, but both of these posts are incredibly dumb.
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:25 AM   #68
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Flat can't be better...a flat back of head is a characteristic of down syndrome. Doubt most helmet babies have it that seriously though
yeah laying your baby on its back is the 2nd leading cause of down syndrome
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Old 04-30-2009, 04:30 AM   #69
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I don't really have a strong opinion either way regarding the tard helmet, but both of these posts are incredibly dumb.
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My wife mentions this to our pediatrician who refers us to some cranial health place. The doctor doesn't make a determination one way or another. We went today and of course they recommend we get one of these goddamn things for his head
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And OF COURSE the clinic said he should get it, how many people do you think they send away without trying to sell something? Not many, I bet. I wouldn't be surprised if the doctor gets a referral fee, either.
Thoughts please.
Everyone knows the helmet is BS. But it's for the kid, so it couldn't hurt? How many of these things have they duped people into buying, because it's "free"? If the parents had to pay out of pocket how many would they sell?
Thus insurance has wasted all of those resources that could have been better used elsewhere. (like vaccinating more kids)
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:16 AM   #70
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

from the title I thought this was going to be your Jew parents insisting he wear a yarmulke.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:20 AM   #71
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

WILL SOMEONE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:29 AM   #72
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yeah laying your baby on its back is the 2nd leading cause of down syndrome
Obv the kid doesn't have down syndrome..but if there's a chromosomal defect that causes a bunch of defects in people who have it, and one of those defects is "flat back of head" it probably can't be a net positive to be flatter than the status quo unless it's so close to "normal" that it's insignificant, which could be the case if they just want to sell helmets
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:41 AM   #73
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Obv the kid doesn't have down syndrome..but if there's a chromosomal defect that causes a bunch of defects in people who have it, and one of those defects is "flat back of head" it probably can't be a net positive to be flatter than the status quo unless it's so close to "normal" that it's insignificant, which could be the case if they just want to sell helmets
What percentage of people even know that flat head correlates to downs? What percentage of kids? If the kid isn't elephant man looking I don't think he is going to have a problem or be mistaken for a downie. Honestly... Are there a lot of downies that appear perfectly normal expect for a flat back head and a propensity to post in NVG? I think the defects tend to show up together.
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Old 04-30-2009, 06:49 AM   #74
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So my six month-old son Jack is and has always been a great sleeper, 12 hours a night.
So lucky.
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Old 04-30-2009, 07:54 AM   #75
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

read the op and scanned through the rest of the thread to see if you made a decision yet and it seems you're still not 100% so i thought i'd share. the back of my gf's head is slightly flat bc her parents only slept her on her back as a baby. it's not a big deal since she has long hair (obv) but it does bother her a little. i mean she doesn't think about it or anything but she'd rather the back of her head not be flat.

of course as a guy this will way more likely affect your son than it does my gf (unless he decides to become a hippie) so you might as well do it since it doesn't seem to be a financial burden or have any kind of risk involved
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