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    Unhappy Avoiding flat head for baby

    Hello,
    My baby turns 15 weeks next Tuesday. I sent a photo of her to my mum recently and she commented that bub's head looked a little flat and to make sure I didn't let her lie on her back too much.
    I have to admit I didn't pay attention to switching the sides of her head as she laid on her back to sleep, and she has been in car seats and strollers a lot when she's not sleeping.
    At what ages are their heads so soft that what we does makes a difference? I wonder if it's too late for me to help her have a nice, round head?
    I have been so occupied with making breastfeeding work and getting her to sleep that I didn't think too much of her physical beauty ...
    Appreciate your input, ladies.
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    xx

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    I used to sleep my babies on their tummies during the day and only on their back at night. Day sleeps in the carrier as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MumToMiki View Post
    Hello,
    My baby turns 15 weeks next Tuesday. I sent a photo of her to my mum recently and she commented that bub's head looked a little flat and to make sure I didn't let her lie on her back too much.
    I have to admit I didn't pay attention to switching the sides of her head as she laid on her back to sleep, and she has been in car seats and strollers a lot when she's not sleeping.
    At what ages are their heads so soft that what we does makes a difference? I wonder if it's too late for me to help her have a nice, round head?
    I have been so occupied with making breastfeeding work and getting her to sleep that I didn't think too much of her physical beauty ...
    Appreciate your input, ladies.
    Thanks.
    xx
    Don't stress MumToMiki, your lil one is still young and her head is still developing I would do as others suggested and make sure every time you put her down for a sleep she is laying on a different part of her head. Our little one use to rotate between head straight, turned to the right and turned to the left, but it was sometimes difficult to get her to keep it that way! Lots of tummy time too

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    Quote Originally Posted by MumToMiki View Post
    Hello,
    My baby turns 15 weeks next Tuesday. I sent a photo of her to my mum recently and she commented that bub's head looked a little flat and to make sure I didn't let her lie on her back too much.
    I have to admit I didn't pay attention to switching the sides of her head as she laid on her back to sleep, and she has been in car seats and strollers a lot when she's not sleeping.
    At what ages are their heads so soft that what we does makes a difference? I wonder if it's too late for me to help her have a nice, round head?
    I have been so occupied with making breastfeeding work and getting her to sleep that I didn't think too much of her physical beauty ...
    Appreciate your input, ladies.
    Thanks.
    xx
    Don't stress too much. As bub moves around more her head will sort itself out. Our bubs was flat on one side and had a bulge on the other due to him laying sideways in utero and being delivered on his side. We saw a variety of drs/specialists worried he would have a permanent odd shaped head but as he is growing and us being cautious with his positioning it's looking normal finally. He is 11 months.

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    I just make sure I put extra padding down where they sleep so that they are well cushioned. Just make sure it's well tucked under the mattress and that baby cannot roll onto tummy. Once rolling well at night you need to remove it so it's not a hazard. Most baby mattresses etc are firm and/or thin, especially bassinets and prams. When on the floor I fold a small doona under bub. My babies have both had great shaped heads - I must admit I hate seeing babies with flat heads and it's not good for them either.

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    Their little heads can just look odd too. My third is 4m now and at each check the dr checks her head. As with the other 2 he says she has a perfectly shaped head. I have never done anything about the way they sleep. I figure (when allowed) they move a lot anyway. She, like the other 2 sleeps in swing a fair bit (more than id like) but she is always moving her head around anyway ☺ Basically, don't stress unless the dr says so... I think one of the things mothers and mothers in law are on the earth to do is to worry you xox


 

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