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    Default Flat spot on head

    Ds is developing a flat spot on the right side of his head. I've tried gently turning his head when he sleeps, putting him in places to promote him looking to the other side but he just keeps turning his head back.

    Anyone got any tips??

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    We used a sleeping wedge thing we got from one of the baby shops when
    DS was 6 months old as he also had a flat spot on his left hand side, our pead recommended it, he used it for about 3 months and it helped a lot

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    DD also has flat spot on right side. Im using the foam head rest /baby head rest that tends to even out pressure over the head as at night time it would be hard making sure her head stays the other way. also lots of tummy time. 2months on it hasnt gotten worse and paed said it should improve.

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    My pediatrician said to just put a towel under the mattress on that side so he can't turn his head. Worked wonders and didn't cost a cent!

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    We had the same problem and the MCHN nurse recommended a chiro because the little boy certainly had a preference for looking to the right. Not sure if it was the chiro, increased tummy time or putting anything interesting on his left when he was lying down, but it did free up his neck and now he looks equally to the left and right. At 4.5 months the flat spot seems to be gradually disappearing. There is some good info on the Royal Children's Hospital website: http://www.rch.org.au/kidsinfo/facts...fm?doc_id=7666

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    Thanks guys, some good tips. I'll go see my MCHN but will try putting something under his mattress to promote him looking to the left. It's hard to tell if it is really flat as he has quite a bit of hair but I don't want it getting worse, and no matter what there is on his left hand side he still would rather turn to his right.

    I was also thinking of the chiro so that might be an option as well.

    Thanks For the tips

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    I wouldn't worry too much.

    This was my daughter as a baby - she had a flat spot and refused to sleep with her head to the side... so only ever on the back of it. It was quite flat.

    She's 6.5 now and her head is normal.

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    I guess it cant hurt to try...

    This might be quite obvious to all but me, but how do I position the wedge/towel without him rolling off and favoring his right again?

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    That's why we put it under the mattress, so he can't roll off.

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    Hi!

    We've got some good tips in this article too ... http://www.bubhub.com.au/hubbub-blog...and-treatment/

    My little boy had a bad flat spot and we tried everything. It is perfectly round now!
    Last edited by BH-tech; 17-08-2015 at 10:59. Reason: Link Update


 

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