Health & Fitness
  • A
  • 2 months ago

Flat head treatment?

My baby always sleeps with his head to one side and it’s impossible to move it over to the other side. He’s developed a flat head on that side. Our doctor told us to tuck a piece of foam or a blanket under his shoulder but we are a little concerned that might be hazardous for him when sleeping in his crib overnight. Does anyone have experience with this? Have you found anything that works?
  • C
  • 2 months ago

My little girl has a flatness on one side.. I just promoted all her playtime on the opposite side and tummy time helped. It was really hard and the hospital wouldn’t do a lot - just kept saying she’ll grow out of it. She hasn’t completely but now her hair is growing and she doesn’t lay on that side very much, her head has re-shaped slightly xx

  • K
  • about 1 year ago

I follow a RN on Instagram who gives a ton of new baby advice and specializes in postpartum and infant care. She’s amazing- name is Karrie Locher. She covered this topic one day and said that you should put baby in the crib with their head facing the opposite way every night. She basically said this comes down to babies looking at the door when they sleep or a certain direction so changing each night keeps the head from getting flat. I’m not sure if this applies to your case but worth a try!

  • B
  • about 1 year ago

Solution! https://m.facebook.com/story.php?story_fbid=179319420249265&id=100045136248414

  • J
  • over 1 year ago

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4294410/

  • J
  • over 1 year ago

We noticed a bit of a flat spot on one side of my guys head around 4 months, and were referred by our ped to a helmet company. They did a photo scan and said he had mild to moderate plagiocephaly and that he needed a helmet, which would cost about 2000 dollars. Insurance does not cover this because it's considered cosmetic. So I looked to see if I could find any research that supported use of the helmets. I only found one legitimate study and it showed that an equal amount of babies show improvement whether or not they get the helmet. Babies brains grow so rapidly that sometimes their head shape just improves on their own.

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