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Old 04-30-2009, 01:27 PM   #101
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

I thought all babies had funny-looking heads.
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:40 PM   #102
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Sure your kid wasn't a bank robber in the 30s?
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Old 04-30-2009, 01:40 PM   #103
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I thought all babies had funny-looking heads.
they *used* to - but with this new awesome helmet head shaping technology, they don't need to suffer anymore!

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Old 04-30-2009, 02:12 PM   #104
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

Slim, if there's no harm I would do it in a heartbeat. And if you don't do it, never ever ever tell him it was discussed. From 20-40 we look for excuses to hate our parents. Don't give him one.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:18 PM   #105
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Btw I have a friend who has the same thing but way way worse than this. Like he really looks weird. I didn't have the heart to ask if there's something wrong with him. But I do remember them talking about how he always lays on his back and doesn't roll around much.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:19 PM   #106
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Your baby is adorable LFS, and if your kid has head problems then my little three year old cousin is SCREWED.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:28 PM   #107
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lol, this is the funniest thread ive read in awhile, great stuff.
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Old 04-30-2009, 02:52 PM   #108
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Small piece of info, it's $3600 if insurance doesn't cover it, which they won't if it's deemed purely cosmetic. The clinic is checking to see if they'll cover.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:05 PM   #109
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Small piece of info, it's $3600 if insurance doesn't cover it, which they won't if it's deemed purely cosmetic. The clinic is checking to see if they'll cover.
Holy ****ing crap. Your kid looks fine. If insurance won't cover, put that money in a college savings account. If his head looks normal at age 8, spend the money on hookers and blow and/or a family vacation to Disneyworld. If not, leave the money there out of guilt to accumulate, and use it to pay for his Stanford education. Win/win imo.

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:06 PM   #110
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lol at $3600 for a piece of plastic that your baby doesn't even need.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:30 PM   #111
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LFS your kid looks 100% fine. If you had posted that picture without saying he had plagiocephaly, I would have never known.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:40 PM   #112
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I think LFS's kid is above average in looks. Handsome little fella. Jack for Mod!
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:40 PM   #113
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If it's not life-changing money, is that really a concern here? Personally, since it's only for 3 months, I would do it in a heartbeat. Otherwise it's going to bug you for the rest of the kid's life. Women key on symmetry. "Glasses fit funny" could extrapolate out to - "kinda funny looking". Like I said if you don't do it, never let the kid know.

I agree he's a very cute kid. Probably this would never make a difference either way. But if the only downside is $3600 and dealing with that thing for 3 months, I think the possible (if remote) downside of not doing it is worse. There's zero chance he would be traumatized or anything. Now... if there's like a .5% risk of complications or something, then forget it.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:43 PM   #114
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

my glasses fit funny but only because they are bent

maybe i should get new frames
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:43 PM   #115
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I think LFS's kid is above average in looks. Handsome little fella. Jack for Mod!
What is Jack's position on the Khazan Journal thread?

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:44 PM   #116
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Small piece of info, it's $3600 if insurance doesn't cover it, which they won't if it's deemed purely cosmetic. The clinic is checking to see if they'll cover.


Are you ****ting me? While am I toiling in this cube 8 hours a day when I could be selling scalp shaping helmets to idiots, I mean concerned loving parents, for $3600 a pop. Please tell me you double hit the zero.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:45 PM   #117
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If it's not life-changing money, is that really a concern here? Personally, since it's only for 3 months, I would do it in a heartbeat. Otherwise it's going to bug you for the rest of the kid's life. Women key on symmetry. "Glasses fit funny" could extrapolate out to - "kinda funny looking". Like I said if you don't do it, never let the kid know.

I agree he's a very cute kid. Probably this would never make a difference either way. But if the only downside is $3600 and dealing with that thing for 3 months, I think the possible (if remote) downside of not doing it is worse. There's zero chance he would be traumatized or anything. Now... if there's like a .5% risk of complications or something, then forget it.
I agree with all of this! I have already ordered several awesome Boston-related decals for Jack's helmet, LF Slim. Something else to consider imo!

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:45 PM   #118
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Re: People want to put something on my son's head

Glasses have always fit me funny because one ear is 1/2 lower than the other. Same with my elbows. Studies have shown women key on symmetrical elbows. No I am not making that up. I'm sure symmetrical ears don't hurt with the ladies either.

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:45 PM   #119
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Are you ****ting me? While am I toiling in this cube 8 hours a day when I could be selling scalp shaping helmets to idiots, I mean concerned loving parents, for $3600 a pop. Please tell me you double hit the zero.
Do you really think advanced head shaping medical technology comes cheap???

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:48 PM   #120
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Are you ****ting me? While am I toiling in this cube 8 hours a day when I could be selling scalp shaping helmets to idiots, I mean concerned loving parents, for $3600 a pop. Please tell me you double hit the zero.
It's a custom-made precision medical device. Which means its price will double every year for the forseeable future.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:50 PM   #121
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Are you ****ting me? While am I toiling in this cube 8 hours a day when I could be selling scalp shaping helmets to idiots, I mean concerned loving parents, for $3600 a pop. Please tell me you double hit the zero.
It's not just a shell or something. The measure the kid's head with lasers and then the helmet is made specifically to address the issues in that kid's specific head so that it can be forced back into perfection.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:53 PM   #122
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Exactly - $3,600 sounds like a bargain to me.

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Old 04-30-2009, 03:57 PM   #123
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The slightly cone-esque rear top bothers me more than the supposed flat spot.
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Old 04-30-2009, 03:57 PM   #124
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Cute kid. Personally, I would get the helmet, but the internet provides some options:

How to Fix a Baby's Flat Head
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In the early months of infancy, it is common for a child to develop a flat spot on the back of her head. This flat area, known as positional plagiocephaly, is caused by the large amount of time that the baby lies flat on his back. Over time, you will be able to fix your baby's flat head.

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Step 1Allow the baby to sleep on his side. If you change his position during the night often, his flat spot will begin to go back to a normal shape.

Step 2Use a blanket or wedge at night to keep the baby from laying on the flat part of her skull. The non-flat part should be resting on the bed.

Step 3Encourage the baby to play on his tummy. A sufficient amount of tummy time can help him development as well as take the weight off of the flat spot on his head.

Step 4Hold your baby often. If you keep the baby out of swings, cribs and car seats for a few hours a day, it will take the pressure off of the skull.

Step 5Ask your doctor about a pressure helmet. In severe cases, a doctor may use a helmet to help reshape the baby's head back to normal.

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Old 04-30-2009, 04:05 PM   #125
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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
Update: This is bakku's gf (the one with the flat head) and he told me about this thread and I wanted to voice my opinion.

GET THE HELMET!!!

I wish my head wasn't flat. Really. If I could go back in time, I would put a helmet on myself or roll around more while sleeping.
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