This is a typical case and the band should be able to fix it - so thats good news. They can't tell you how long it will take because it really just depends on how fast his little head grows. So now we just wait - they have to contact our pediatrician to get a prescription for the helmet. Once they have that they contact our insurance to see if/what they will cover. I guess there is a lot of controversy over this because most insurance companies will not cover the cost because they say it is cosmetic. Regardless of what our insurance will end up doing (I am thinking they aren't going to cover it) we are still going to move forward with it. So next week we will go and get the digital scan done so that they can create the band and then hopefully we can start the treatment right away! I can't wait to get that noggin in shape!
On another note - parents tend to decorate the bands for the little babies. Cranial Technologies has a whole section on their site about decorating bands. There are facebook groups and lots of blogs where people showcase their bands. And you can even enter your child/band into a contest to be in the Doc Band Calendar! Hey - you gotta make this a fun experience somehow!! I am excited to make him a cute little band and will be headed to the craft store to get some vinyl for my Cricut machine. I can make all sorts of cutouts for his helmet. We can decorate for Valentine's day and Easter....oh the possibilities!