• A
  • Jersey City, United States
  • a 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?
  • K
  • Bolingbrook, United States
  • 11 days 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.

  • J
  • Baltimore, USA
  • 21 days ago

Theres a hat called a tortle to prevent and fix flat head syndrome

  • T
  • 22 days ago


  • K
  • Bunker Hill, United States
  • 23 days ago

We’ve had the same issue with our twins. I’ve been using boppy pillows when they nap or are awake during the day and lay them on their bad side. I also try to feed them this way since it’s similar to breastfeeding. That way I can feed them while they’re laying on the boppy pillow with a bottle and they’re distracted by eating and don’t try to fight laying on the other side of their head. We also got some bouncy chair from target to sit them up in. This helps because they generally look straight forward or to both sides do they aren’t just sitting on one side. We also have been waiting to put them in their cribs until they’re in a deep sleep and lay them on the other side of their heads and that generally works. One baby we are having more trouble with, but we can already see a difference in the other twin.

  • P
  • Santa Maria, United States
  • 23 days ago

You’d be so surprised at how many babies have this since they have to sleep on their back naturally they favor a side. My son has this too. PT was the best thing for him, repositioning didn’t work for us at least. He still ended up with the helmet which definitely wasn’t at bad as I thought and he looked freakin adorable 💕

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