• A
  • Jersey City, United States
  • about 1 month 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?
  • J
  • Elgin, USA
  • about 1 month ago

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

  • J
  • Elgin, USA
  • about 1 month 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.

  • A
  • FL, US
  • about 1 month ago

My son had torticollis and then developed a flat spot. Hes been in his helmet a little over a month now. We get him measured again this week to get his new numbers.

  • A
  • CA, US
  • 3 months ago

My daughter had a flat spot due to being stuck under my rib in uterine. We treated it with a DocBand! Talk to your babies pediatrician about one. It has helped soooo much, my baby had 2 helmets for her treatment & it’s a night/day difference.

  • K
  • PA, US
  • 8 months ago

Yes. He likely has torticollis, like my girl did. She was in physical therapy for about 8 months and her head is perfectly normal, youd never know she had plagiocephaly before, and her neck has equal range of motion both sides now!

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