DD has developed a flat spot on the right side of her head as when she sleeps and lays around, she favours the right side.
What can I do to correct this?
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29-11-2013 19:39 #1
29-11-2013 19:48 #2
My son is the same.
Try lots of tummy time, sitting in a bumbo seat (depending on age), try to get her to look the opposite when when laying her down (maybe use toys)
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29-11-2013 20:06 #3
I went through this with my son and took him to see a specialist physio. This is the tips that helped us. DS favoured looking to the right and would always sleep with his head facing to the right. The most likely explanation is that he was a big baby (4.51kg) and my first baby so it may have got overy squishy in my womb and he may have got a kink in his neck.
- Counter position when asleep, this is very important.
- Change where you put him down in his cot so he looks a different way (ie, head is at the other end)
- Lots of tummy time and neck strengthening time. Remember this doesn't have to be just leaving him on the floor. Options can be lying down on your back and tummy to tummy time, walking around carrying in one arm so his chest rests on your forearm, carrying him upright in your arms with only gently head support (if any), putting a rolled up towel or your leg under his chest when he is on the floor so it's easier for him to see.
- With DD I used to put her in her cot on her tummy after a nappy change just whilst I washed my hands. It was only for about 15 seconds but just that quick time repeated each day helped her develop really good neck control.
- Lie down on the floor with your baby on his back. Make sure you're on the side he doesn't favour to encourage him to turn his head. Help him to turn his head towards you and very gently push (too stronger word but I can' think of an alternative) down on his head to encourage a greater range of motion in the neck.
29-11-2013 20:08 #4Member
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My paed suggested propping up with a wheat bag behind the back to tilt them slightly while sleeping, up until 4 month old. Can also try and change side in bed or turn bed around as they tend to look towards light/windows.
There are also little pillows you can get that supposedly helps with head shape. I use mine when bubs is on the floor, not sure about using it while he sleeps.
29-11-2013 20:09 #5
Thanks heaps! Will defiantly try these tips!
What do u mean when u say counter position when asleep?
29-11-2013 20:12 #6
29-11-2013 20:26 #7
Ok no worries
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29-11-2013 20:35 #8Senior Member
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I used a baby chiro to avoid this with my kids when I noticed they were favouring sides
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