Frequently Asked Questions
Q: Will my baby lose their hair?
A: No, babies do not lose their hair while wearing the helmet. Their hair will continue to grow quite well!
Q: Is a cranial remolding helmet used for only cosmetic purposes?
A: No, a cranial remolding helmet is worn for both cosmetic and reconstructive treatment. The helmet will create or facilitate improved symmetry and shape by guiding the growth of the head.
Q: Does my insurance pay for the helmet?
A: While each insurance is different, helmets are covered by most policies. There are some policies that expressly list cranial remolding orthoses as non-covered items, but this is rare. There may be an out-of-pocket expense for families. This will vary depending upon how much of the annual deductible has been met, the amount of the co-pay and the policy’s allowed amount. Our knowledgeable staff will guide you through the process so there are no surprises.
Q: How long will my baby need to wear his/her helmet?
A: There are many factors that contribute to the length of time a helmet is required for the most successful outcomes. Babies typically wear helmets for 3-6 months, however we recommend you speak with your clinician at your local Transcend office for a better estimation of how long your baby will need to wear their helmet.
Q: Do they wear the helmet in the car seat?
A: Yes! It is recommended that your baby wear the helmet 23 hours a day. Following the wearing schedule is the most important factor for a successful outcome. He or she will wear the helmet while sleeping, in the car seat, and everywhere they go!
Q: Will my baby get used to wearing the helmet?
A: Babies do extremely well with remolding helmets. In fact, they usually grow accustomed to them more quickly than their parents do.