Doctor insights on:
Pillow For Flat Head Syndrome
Flat head syndrome: No. But if you if you smack you forehead every time you make a mistake or are asked a question and say I did not know that and slap your forehead you might. Dr. humor here. Discuss with your Dr. ...Read more
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
I have ache in my back side of the neck. I can see small hump, can that be spondalitis? I am using flat head pillow in the night.
Tummy time...: In order to avoid flat head due to constant laying on back it is recommended to give tummy time to the baby while you are watching few times a day for a few minutes. Make sure you are closely supervising the baby and don't leave him(her) alone while the baby is on his(her) abdomen. When leaving the baby alone in his(her)crib ALWAYS put the baby to lay on back. ...Read more
This may be genetic: Your physician can help clarify if this is genetic. By that I mean it can run in families. There are famous people like the football player Kevin Singletary who had a flat head and this runs in his family. ...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 4 month daughter has 'flat head' syndrome. Will her head get rounded out on its own as she gets older and grows and is this a serious or concerning?
Will change: The infant skull has 17 growth centers that push away from each other as the skull enlarges. In infants, gravity pushes the face down in sleep & flattens the back, while tummy time or upright feeding cancels the effect. By 6-9 mo, they sit & sleep less, the head improves. If the flattening is much to one side, consult the doc for exercises to lessen the effect.Rarely a shaping helmet is appropriate. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
No: However, one can talk with his primary care doctor to see how bad the problem is. Almost always, the problem is cosmetic and has no effect on brain, head, or neck functioning. If a head is severely misshapen, such as in cases of uncorrected birth defects, or uncorrected skull trauma from the past, one can check with a craniofacial team at a major medical center. ...Read more
I am very concerned about my baby's flat head syndrome. I am doing everything i can but i'm still worried her head will stay like that. Please give me?
From lying on it...: Usually, whichever side is down will flatten under the weight of the rest of the head. This does not in any way affect the content of the head (brain), and the cosmetic effect is mitigated once the hair grows out. After that, the head reshapes itself into its proper shape. ...Read moreSee 3 more doctor answers
Flat head: Flat heads occur from laying on the back side as infants. To correct it you would have need to reposition the child more side to side or a molding helmet, at 3 years of age too late for that. ...Read more
If really really bad: If one's head shape is so unusual that other people are often staring at it, or are often looking away to avoid staring at it, then one can contact the Craniofacial Surgery department at the nearest major medical center to see if anything can be done to make the head shape less unusual. A normal head with a flat spot is not considered bad enough to cut the skull and move things around. ...Read more
Pretty much: This is our standard of care for a baby to reshape head. Keep in mind she's up and around much more than she used to be so this may continue to improve on its own. What does your pediatrician say about it? Are her fontanelles still open? A plastics referral may be in order. ...Read more
Generally none, but: If one's head shape is so unusual that other people are often staring at it, or are often looking away to avoid staring at it, then one can contact the Craniofacial Surgery department at the nearest major medical center to see if surgery can be done to make the head shape less unusual. A normal head with a flat spot is not considered bad enough to cut the skull and move things around. ...Read more
My baby now is sleeping on his side and seems to be causing his flat head to worsen. What should I do?
Be patient : It is difficult and sometimes dangerous to force your baby to sleep in certain positions, the best you can do is to make the crib safe, use good sleep hygiene techniques - cool bedroom, quiet area to sleep, no super late feedings, same routine before bed to quiet baby down every night, a lot of patience, and review your baby's head shape with your pediatrician regularly. Helmets are NOT good idea ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My daugthter is 11months old with flat head at the back and left side with right side popping out, will her head round about? And when
Positional changes : In skull shape are cosmetic & have no impact on development. Premature closure of a skull "suture, " the space between skull bones, can be associated with some syndromes or be an isolated finding in an otherwise neurotypical, healthy infant. Based on physical findings, your pediatrician will be able tell you if anything, like a ct scan, is necessary to look for premature closure of a suture. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
- Talk to a doctor live online for free
- Flat head syndrome treatment
- Flat head syndrome treatment for adults
- Flat pillows for stomach sleepers
- Ask a doctor a question free online
- Catch head lice pillows furniture
- Vision woozy leaning head pillow cause
- Flat head surgery
- Flat head deformity
- Talk to a neurosurgeon online for free