Meghan King Edmonds Explains Why Daughter Aspen Is Wearing a Helmet

We watched Meghan Edmonds’ journey with the IVF process on The Real Housewives of Orange County last season and she gave birth to her daughter Aspen King Edmonds on November 24th, 2016, and if you follow Meghan on social media you may have noticed that Aspen has been wearing a helmet lately.

“When she was born, I noticed pretty much right away that her head was a little mishaped and my pediatrician said it happens sometimes when they come through the birth canal, so just rotate her when she sleeps,” Meghan explained to The Daily Dish. “She had kind of a tight neck, so I had to do physical therapy with her, stretches. Well then as she got a little bit older, I noticed her head was improving, but it was still not great. So at that point that was when my doctor recommended that if I wanted to I could take her to a helmet place [Cranial Technologies].”

Aspen was evaluated and it was decided that she had to wear the helmet for six weeks, getting it adjusted once a week. “Sure enough even with the improvements she had had with her head, it wasn’t perfectly shaped,” she said. “It was kind of flat on one side and sticking out more in the front of her head.”

Turns out, her issue stemmed from before she even came into the world back in November. “They were asking all these questions about like how was she in the womb and my pregnancy. Well, it turns out that they see a lot of babies like Aspen with their heads like that when the mom is really small and has a small pelvis,” she said. “And Aspen was so far down low [when I was pregnant] that she formed to the shape of my pelvis. And it makes sense cause when I did the 3-D ultrasound, they were never able to see her face cause she was so low so I never got to see her.”

Aspen actually adjusted to having to wear the helmet quite easily. “The first couple days, she didn’t like when I would put it on or take it off,” Meghan recalled. “But once it was on there, it was fine. But now she doesn’t mind putting it on or taking it off or anything. It doesn’t bother her at all.”

“She’s very curious and alert and she definitely knows who I am. And when there’s a lot of strangers around or she’s in public in a place that she’s not familiar with, she’s a little apprehensive. Sometimes she’ll cry,” she said. “And she’s super, super smiley, constantly smiling and giggling. She just discovered her feet and it’s really cute. And then she tries to play with my phone now if I’m holding it. When I nurse her she’s so distracted if I talk at all. She just like hops off and looks at me and smiles.”

Mom and me 2.0 ❤️ (this is my dad’s office and my first modeling job in cosmo is beneath😂)

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  • One Rotten Egg

    That beautifu baby was wearng hemet last season. Thought she did not need to wear it anymore. Are these old pictures?

    • One Rotten Egg

      Oops..my bad. Thought this the chick with the weird fake accent on BH, not OC. LOL

  • starr

    Dorit’s beautiful baby had the same helmet. This little cutie needs it as well. Thank God it’s fixable.

  • 3D\’s Forever

    Just like Dorit’s baby daughter. What a little doll Meghan’s baby is. I’m so glad she got her child, those who want them and can’t have them for whatever reason have something missing all their life. People say stupid things like “well, you can’t have everything” A true statement to be sure, but when a woman wants a child, that is bigger, DUH! It’s humanity and how we all got here, and women who would be such wonderful Mom’s don’t ever get to be. I am very, very close to someone who didn’t find her true love, her Husband now, until she was in her late 30’s. He has a grown son and two Daughters, one almost grown. Plus he had a vasectomy way back when. So, no chance of a biological child. It’s one of those things that puts an empty, painful place inside that we have to lock away out of necessity.
    I do wish Meghan would stop wearing those kind of clothes like a 16 year old. Cut off’s with the pockets hanging out, come ON!! Time to grow up honey.

  • cat62

    Is this just something only the rich can afford or is it available to all babies?

  • Freedomgirl

    I thought the same thing, that it’s the same reason that Dorit’s beautiful little girl was wearing as well. Both babies are adorable.

    • k t

      From what I remember Dorit’s daughter was a little older, which might make it different reason?! These helmets are available to all and usually covered by insurance. Back in the day, situations like this involved surgery, the helmets are a much better alternative! When my youngest soft spot closed at 6 months (not supposed to till 18 or so months), we thought he was going to have surgery with shunt but his head circumference kept growing and beautifully shaped. Now, he’s quite the ladies man with a beard – LOL!!! I agree both babies are ADORABLE! Maybe someday my ladies man will settle down and make me a grandma!!!

      • Freedomgirl

        Aha Kt..you should have left his head the way it was, and he might not be such the ladies man and settled down my now . lol… Kidding of course. I am half Irish and we’ve always made jokes in our family about having big ol Irish potato heads and I received not corrections:) I couldn’t remember the reason for Dorit’s baby girl and her helmet, but I thought it was just basically a misshapen head from the birth canal that needed to be corrected. I could be wrong because I didn’t watch the show that closely. Helmet or not, both babies are adorable:)

        • k t

          LMAO!!! I don’t remember Dorit saying much other than her head started to flatten which lead me to believe it was from laying too much rather than birth canal. I don’t really care, I’m just glad both babies are healthy and improving!

          • Rain

            Kt!!!! ❤️❤️❤️ How are you snugglepuss?? I hope that you had a good weekend xoxoxo

  • Duchess of Narnia

    I am thinking about my cat…he may also need a helmet…

  • Dayle Hudson

    What a little cutie. I could just cuddle her forever. I think it’s so wonderful that you nursing.