What is the Helmets to Hardhats program?
Helmets to Hardhats is a national, nonprofit program that connects transitioning active-duty military service members, veterans, National Guard and Reservists with skilled training and quality career opportunities in the construction industry. Employers can also take advantage of Helmets to Hardhats.
What are helmets for babies?
Helmet therapy (also called helmet orthosis) is a treatment that’s prescribed to help mold the baby’s skull into shape. Babies skulls are made of many bony plates. The plates are joined by fiber-like pieces called sutures. Sutures help the skull protect the baby’s brain.
Why would a baby need a helmet?
The most common cause for helmets today is to treat positional plagiocephaly, or flat head syndrome. A number of factors contribute to positional plagiocephaly. In most cases, the issue will fix itself by the time the child is 5 years old. But if a parent is concerned, a helmet can help properly shape the skull.
Are baby helmets really necessary?
It can be helpful in the right situation, but it’s not always needed. The head shape does often get better, with or without the use of a helmet. Helmet therapy is a choice some parents make, along with their child’s doctor, to try to cosmetically improve the shape of a child’s head.
How do I know if baby needs a helmet?
Your doctor will check your baby’s head size and shape at each well-child visit. These visits happen about every 2 months during infancy. If your baby has a large flat spot that isn’t getting better by about 4 months of age, your doctor may prescribe a helmet.
Do babies really need helmets for flat heads?
FRIDAY, May 2, 2014 (HealthDay News) — Some babies develop a flat area on their head from lying in the same position for long periods of time, but special helmets are ineffective in treating the condition, a new study finds.
Do Babies flat heads correct themselves?
All Flat Heads Correct Over Time In the case of positional moulding and deformities that occur during birth, these do often correct themselves throughout the early months of life. This can also be the case for babies who have developed a flat head after they are born.