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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29-08-2015 17:45 #1Junior Member
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Avoiding flat head for baby
29-08-2015 18:20 #2
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.
29-08-2015 18:38 #3
30-08-2015 10:33 #4
30-08-2015 16:30 #5
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.
30-08-2015 16:36 #6
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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