BABY Callum Watts is being denied treatment for his deformed head because of where he lives, his mother claims.
Mum Sally, from Meltham, said if her family lived in nearby Leeds, then three-month-old Callum would be able to be treated for his flat-head syndrome for free.
She is the third mother in Kirklees in 15 months to highlight the situation.
Baby George Roderick of Lindley and Matilda, the daughter of Kate Fisher of Mirfield, were also in the same position last year.
And Kate handed in a petition to 10 Downing Street, with almost 6,000 signatures, in a bid to help children with a rare head condition.
But Sally and her husband Allan will still have to find £2,000 to pay for a special helmet for Callum.
Their baby boy has torticollis and can’t bend his head to the right so he always lies on his left side.
Because his skull is still soft the side of the head he lies on has flattened at the back – he has conditions called plagiocephaly and brachycephaly.
Sally, 30, said: “The NHS won’t treat him because they say it’s not definite that the treatment will work.
“We could say we will leave it and see what happens.
“But we’ve had the scans and they said it’s a severe case.’’
They are taking Callum to a clinic in Leeds to have a special helmet fitted.
Sally explained: “The helmet is a bit like having a brace fitted on your teeth to straighten them out and give you a nice smile.
“He will have to wear it 23-hours-a-day as his head grows.”
Sally, a housing manager, said: “We know that he could have something much worse and it’s not life-threatening. But if he had a big birth mark on his face or needed his ears pinning back they would pay for it.’’
Sally and engineer Allan are planning a series of fundraising events to collect the cash for the special helmet.
Allan, 35, is planning to undertake the gruelling three peaks challenge.
Sally told the Examiner she would “do anything” to make sure Callum had the best for the future.
She said: “Callum is a happy little baby. He doesn’t realise anything different. But we would like to fix the problem for when he’s older.”