• A
  • Jersey City, United States
  • 5 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?
  • G
  • Mexborough, United Kingdom
  • 19 days ago

Does anyone know if the advice differs in the UK? I’ve been told that it will improve without treatment after 5 months when baby can sit etc but my daughter is now 9 months and although repositioning her at night has made it less extreme, there is still an obvious flatness. Really starting to worry now!

  • A
  • Standish, United States
  • a month ago

Our son has been going through the same thing. He will be 4 months on Friday. He has been going to PT for torticollis for about 2 months now. It has helped tremendously with his head silt but while being treated for this he did develop flatness on one side of the back of his head, Which has got be concerned because the flatness has not improved. I will be bringing it up at his 4 month checkup next week. I have a feeling he will have to end up wearing a helmet.

  • S
  • Noblesville, United States
  • 2 months ago

There are sleep wedges you can get through pedestrians offices that are completely safe for baby to have in the crib while sleeping. The other option is a shaping helmet!!! They’re awesome and work perfectly to reshape a flat head!

  • J
  • Manteca, United States
  • 3 months ago


  • K
  • Bolingbrook, United States
  • 4 months ago

Our ped told us to put a wedge under her sheet and it worked big time. Her pediatrician was happy at the 4 month appointment and we have her 6 month next week. Worth a try. It helped her head lay and sort of fall towards the wrong side.

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