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    Quote Originally Posted by Shaz2184 View Post
    I was told by an old midwife to put baby to sleep at the opposite end of the cot each day. They will always turn to face out giving their head even time on both sides. Bubs never had a flat spot.
    This is good advice, however, if the baby favours looking one day due to pulled/strained muscle or some other physiological reason then switching cot ends won't make much, if any difference. I know with DS he favoured looking to his right, even if it meant he was looking at a blank wall. He most likely had a bit of a crink in his neck due to being a big baby and a tight fit in the uterus. Gentle encouragement to turn his head to the left, counter positioning when he was asleep and strengthen the neck muscles were the key to fixing the situation.

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    DS2 developed a flat spot....I tried as best I could with turning his head whilst he slept but all it would take was for him to move little and it would just naturally fall to that position.

    What I used to do is put him in his bouncer and would position it so he could only see me if he faced one way...I would also have the tv on so he would look at that (distracted by colour and movement).

    He is almost 6 now and the flat spot as resolved itself.

    Once the start moving and rolling, etc they spend less time on their back and therefore less time on that flat spot.

    DS2 never had any neck issues....so nothing that forced him to look a certain direction.

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