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    Default flat head. would you consider cranial osteopathy?

    My 2 mo baby girl sleeps amazingly well. 12 hours during night and three naps during day. At night she is on her back in cot and during day its either capsule or in ergo sling.. so she s got very flat head. I havent seen nurse about this but I m becoming concerned and looked up cranial osteopathy. Anyone used it? Opinion??
    My baby was also 4.7 kgs born at 40+1.

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    Can you pop a rolled up face washer under one side of her while she sleeps so she isn't always on the flat of her head?
    Lots of tummy time too.

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    She wont let me turn her head to side at all. Turns back straight and hates tummy time
    So I carry her in a slimg a lot..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sirena89 View Post
    She wont let me turn her head to side at all. Turns back straight and hates tummy time
    So I carry her in a slimg a lot..
    I don't know anything about osteopathy but I would imagine you are fighting a losing battle unless you can get her off her back. If you have her lying on your chest while you are leaning back she might start getting used to it in increments. They do tend to hate tummy time but you might just have to use a bit of tough love. My dd had a plastic mirror that she used to look at herself in which kept her interested.

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    Can you sleep her on her tummy for day naps?

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    I used a chiropractor trained in paediatrics to help with Ds2.

    He had a tight neck muscle from coming out of my birth canal and it meant that he couldn't turn his head left.

    Every time I turned his head left before sleep, his head would correct itself back to straight. If I had him facing right, he was fine.

    She gently massaged his neck a little and it fixed the issue straight away. He was about 4 weeks old (iirc) at the time.

    Sadly, he still has a tiny flat spot. I have seen dr after dr and they all say that with time, it will heal. I wish that I had taken him to a paediatrician straight away.

    Try the osteopath just make sure they are qualified for babies.


 

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