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Home Remedies For Temporary Flat Head
Flat head: A misshapen head may be caused by prenatal compressions rather than true synostosis. If this is the case, the misshapen head should resolve spontaneously within the first few months of life. ...Read more
Proper Positioning: Since 1992, when the usa started putting babies to sleep on their backs, there has been an increase in temporary flattening of the head (plagiocephaly). This resolves with time and may take years. Helmets are rarely recommended as the don't provide much benefit over waiting. Limiting time on the back when awake is most important. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: A flat head (plagiocephaly) does not affect development, and the flatness will go away as your baby spends more time on his tummy when awake and begins to roll, crawl and move. However, a baby who has developmental problems is more likely to have a persistent flat head since he is not moving around as he should. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Plagiocephaly: First your child should be evaluated and the need for therapy should assessed by a Pediatric Neurosurgeon. Some types of skull deformity may require surgery. Others may respond to helmet therapy. The type of treatment needed if any can only be determined after X-rays and evaluation by a neurosurgeon. ...Read more
Alternate positions: Try changing around her crib in her room. Babies often look at a light source, so try flipping her crib. Also do frequent "tummy time" while she is awake, to help her strengthen her back muscles. Have this checked at her six month checkup, if it's not improving, we can fit her with a "molding helmet" by a plastic surgeon. ...Read more
What are safe methods to avoid flat head syndrome? Is it true that firm mattress and back only is the only way to go?
My son has flat head on his left side. He doesn't have any facial deformities. How are you certain it will cure itself? He is 10 months old.
My boy is2 month old and getting flat head i ordered special pillow from amazon and i will get it in two weeks or so, will it be late for him or ?
Not recommended: I would not recommend a pillow of any type for an infant. Babies should sleep on their backs without any pillows or padding. They can smother if they get caught against it. Move your baby into different positions, and put him on his tummy off and on during the day. Mild flattening resolves on its own and most babies don't need any treatment at all. ...Read more
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