DD is 4 months old and has a flat spot on her head.
Im worried it wont correct itself..
Ive been to the Drs and he has referred us to a Paediatrician for peace of mind but says it should be fine..
Im very worried..
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08-01-2014 14:09 #1
Concerned about Flat Spot
08-01-2014 15:17 #2Senior Member
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My ds2 had a flat spot that everyone said would correct iitself.
I ended up noticing that everytime he went to bed and I rotated his head to the left (to avoid a flat spot from developing) he'd always turn his head back to the right nearly immediately.
Turns out he had a muscle in his neck that was way too tight and wasnt allowing him to turn his head left.
I got a recommendation off bubhub for a great baby chiro who after 3 sesdions had solved the problem.
There was no manipilation ingolved, no cracking joints or similar. It helped 100%.
His flat spot was pretty bad but has improved out of sight since then. Wish I hadnt have waited as long as I did to go see the chiro... my gp just kept saying itbwould correct itself.
Perhaps your LO has something similar?
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08-01-2014 15:30 #3
We had the same prob with DS1 who always preferred a particular side. He had a fairly bad flat spot that we just couldn't seem to help by turning his head ourselves. We got a referral to see a specialist in plagiocephaly and while we were waiting for the appointment started using a "muji baby head-rest" a special pillow for babies to prevent flat spots. By the time the appointment came up - the flat spot had corrected itself and we were able to cancell. We used the pillow with DS2 and he never got a flat spot. I'm pretty sure they are supposed to be ok RE: SIDS, but someone correct me if i'm wrong??
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08-01-2014 15:37 #4Senior Member
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My daughter had a bad flat spot. We went to an experienced oesteopath & she stopped favoring that side & didn't mind tummy time as much. It did end up correcting itself but it wouldn't have if we didn't do anything. The paed recommended we turn her head when she was asleep every 10 minutes & encourage her to look to the non favoured side when playing by using toys.
08-01-2014 20:10 #5
Yes everytime I try to turn her head, she turns it straight back the other way..
08-01-2014 20:31 #6
DD was the same... she would just turn her head back to the middle again no matter what. She got a flat spot... about 12cm long, maybe 5-6 tall. A flat rectangle. lol.
Anyway, she's 8 now. There's no flat spot and there hasn't been for a very long time.
08-01-2014 20:48 #7Senior Member
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DD had a flat spot on the left. Baby nurse that visited said put toys (things to look at) to the other side to encourage her to stay off the flat spot and put her in the cot the opposite way too.
08-01-2014 20:49 #8
Another flattened head baby mumma here, lol.
The back of DS's head was flat when he was a baby. He is 14 and his head is completely un-flat now I didn't do anything different to fix it, it just popped back into shape eventually
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08-01-2014 20:55 #9Senior Member
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Both my boys had mild flat spots because they had very tight neck muscles and always looked one way. We used a chiro for both of them with really good results.
08-01-2014 20:56 #10
DS had a terribly flat head at the back to one side, it was just straight up and down! We were seeing a physio for a different a different issue for him (talipes) and she gave us some techniques to minimise this, but said that once he was sitting up more often and rolling over, etc, the issue would correct itself. Sure enough, within a month (by 5mo), he had a wonderfully rounded head
A physio, chiro or osteo should be able to help, but chances are it will come right by itself once she's not spending so much time on her back.
Best of luck!
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