Mar 30, 2011

We LOVE Wrap Buddies!

As some of you may have noticed, my precious baby Matthew has recently been wearing a blue helmet. He has plagiocephaly, which is just a fancy way of saying he was getting flat spots on his head. We tried to keep him off the back of his head as much as possible while he was awake by keeping him on his tummy, in the jumper, propped up by pillows, in the bumbo, etc. Even only being on his back for sleeping wasn't helping and his head was getting more mis-shapen and starting to misalign his facial features and ears. So, we decided to go ahead to get the STAR Band (similar to a DOC band) just over a month ago.

Matthew has been wonderful throughout this whole process and has not minded one bit that he is wearing a helmet. He has to wear it 23 hours a day and hopefully for only 4-6 months. One month down...5 more to go!

Here is my happy baby when he first got his helmet. Thankfully I was able to get a blue one so it matched most of his outfits. He still has to be fashionable, right!?

Well, through a friend we found out about Wrap Buddies. This is a fabulous program from a company called 360 Wraps. They make vinyl wraps for cars and recently started this charity program that wraps helmets for babies for FREE. How awesome is that?!?!? They even wrap prosthetics and wheel chairs! We were able to pick out a design and last week we attended our Wrap Party with about 10 other families. It was a fun pot luck lunch and we all sat around chatting while each helmet was wrapped in a different design, personalized with the children's names.

Here are some pictures of the party and the process of getting the helmet wrapped.

This is the helmet before getting fancy...

Brad and Matthew waited patiently for our turn.(lots of playing with other babies was going on throughout the party!)

the owner putting on the wrap...

How cute did this turn out?!

Everyone was so sweet and I can't believe they use their own budget to pay for these wraps for all our precious babies. Due to the phone ringing off the hook from parents from around the country, they even started partnering up with 70 other companies around the country, offering those companies free training and templates so other babies can benefit from having fancy helemts too. Seriously, how awesome is 360 Wraps?!?!

Please go check out 360 Wraps and if you want to donate to their Wrap Buddies program, go here!

I link up to these parties!


  1. That is so awesome. I am glad that a company is giving back to the community. Your little boy looks like he is ready to conquer the world now. :)

  2. What a fantastic company! How generous and kind! M looks happy with it! Great photo of you guys!


  3. This is seriously SO awesome!!!!! Amazing!! Such cute photos too!!

  4. Great post, and I loved seeing the creation of the helmet.

  5. How great is that? Such a cutie in that fab helmet.


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