The Planets NillyNoggin EEG Cap is designed specifically for the EEG medical procedure. This EEG Cap fits a bit more snug and is recommended for young children. It assists in protecting the leads from wandering little hands as well as adds a fun, colorful cap to cover-up the ‘scary’ look of the leads. This Planets NillyNoggin EEG Cap is comfortable, breathable, cool and snug.
Handmade in the USA of imported fabric – 95% cotton, 5% spandex. Care Instructions Machine wash warm, line dry. May iron if needed. Some shrinkage may occur. We recommend you wash the NillyNoggin prior to use. Colors may vary slightly from picture shown.
From Heather and Hannah, Co-Founders of Hannahtopia:
We always take these products with us when Hannah gets an EEG:
Learn a bit more about how to prepare for an EEG from the Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh’s Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit.
What Is An EEG (Electroencephalogram)?
An electroencephalogram (ee-leck-tro-en-SEFF-a-lo-gram) or EEG uses small button-shaped electrodes on the outside of the scalp to record the brain’s electrical activity or brain waves. These brain waves are the way brain cells talk to one another and get information from the brain to the rest of the body. An EEG gives doctors a record of that activity by recording it onto a computer or printing it out on a piece of paper.
An EEG helps doctors understand what is happening inside the brain. It can help doctors:
- Tell if a child’s level of alertness or consciousness is normal.
- Point out something that is not normal in one part of the brain.
- See if a child has a tendency to have seizures or convulsions.
- See if a child may have a certain kind of epilepsy.
Sometimes a child who has been having seizures may have a normal EEG. That is because the problem causing the seizures may come and go. When that is the case, the doctor may want to do another EEG, a longer EEG or a video EEG.
What Is A Video EEG?
A video EEG videotapes your child while the regular EEG is being done. The video recording is done over a longer period of time than a regular EEG.
- A video EEG can take from 6 hours to several days.
- The video EEG is usually done in the hospital, where it is safe to allow your child to have some seizures.
- It records the seizures with the EEG to see how your child behaves when those seizures happen.