A Helping Hand
“Every once in a while, we get the chance to put business aside to help someone in need,” says Vehicle Wrapping VP, Chris Fong. Chris was contacted by Courtnee McDonald to wrap a cranial helmet for her son Bennett, who suffers from a condition called Plagiocephaly (PLAY-gee-oh-SEF-uh-lee).
Plagiocephaly is a very common condition that affects as many as 13% of babies in America. The condition develops when an infant’s rapidly growing head attempts to expand, and meets some type of resistance. This can occur while the baby is still in the womb or if an infant has a strong preference to look in one direction. Because babies’ skulls are so flexible, a baby who spends too much time lying in one position may develop a flat spot on the side of his or her head that rests on the mattress.
Fortunately, plagiocephaly is easy to prevent and treat. Keeping your baby off their back for extended periods of time will help to prevent a deformity. If a deformity has already started, a cranial helmet can be used to help the baby’s head grow naturally. The helmet, otherwise known as a DOC band, was the answer for Bennett.