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A Helmet for the New Year!

Technology is amazing

Today, December 30th 2011 marks Addison’s 8 month “birthday” and it also marks one of the last days she will be helmet free.

On Tuesday of this week I brought Addison to get scanned for her helmet which she will be getting on Tuesday of next week. 

It was actually a really neat process to get the final product which is the creepy photo to your left. And I took pictures of most of the process because I was really fascinated how advanced technology is today – that using what looks like a price scanner with a tiny sensor could build such a detailed model of my daughters head.

First they made a little sock hat for Addie to put on with a sensor on the inside of it, which she wasn’t too thrilled with. Thankfully a couple toys, a pacifier, and one of the office staff helped us to cheer her back up after having this thing stuck on her head…

You wouldn’t be happy if you looked like this either!

It took about a half hour for the specialist to do all of her scans which is what formed the model of her head which is the picture from above. They will use that to make her a custom fitting helmet to help fix the flat spot on the back of her head.

Then on Tuesday we will get it fitted, get our first wearing schedule, and all the details of how to clean the helmet, maintain it and all that fun stuff that goes along with the new head gear for the next three months.

Oh, and by the way, I totally got her the pink one… they offered different colors and I knew she had to have the pink one. Plus I am totally going to bedazzle it once it comes in.

So that is the most current scoop on the helmet front!

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Read more on Baby’s First Year from Danielle:

Looking Back Over 2011: My Top 20 Posts
2011 in Product Recalls
Cutest Babies of Baby’s First Year in 2011

 

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