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Why is my head so flat?

Why is my head so flat?

Hard to say?: Without a picture or an exam, i don't believe anyone can tell you. Repharase your quesition and give more information. Age would ben nice to know. Any trauma. Since birth? Do your relatives look the same? Interesting question but just can't answer based on your limited question. Sorry! that is my flat-out answer! ...Read more

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Why is my baby's head so flat?

Why is my baby's head so flat?

Back to sleep: Pediatricians now universally recommend putting babies to sleep on their backs to avoid sids (sudden infant death syndrome). Since a babies' skull bones do not fuse together until about 15 months of age, they move causing a flattening of the back of the head. This is temporary, as long as you give your baby plenty of "tummy time" when she is awake. ...Read more

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Why is the back of my head flat?

Why is the back of my head flat?

That is the shape : Every one has different shaped head due to many different factors . Your head is flat in the back is the way your head is. As long as you grew alright as a child and there are no other symptoms or problems since birth . There should be no problem . Head shape can be affected during birth and after birth as the head is growing and also due to genetic factors . ...Read more

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I know heads can be formed in all shapes & sizes but is it normal for the back of a 4mo old baby's head to be flat?

I know heads can be formed in all shapes & sizes but is it normal for the back of a 4mo old baby's head to be flat?

Yes: Yes this is generally a normal finding. The skull of a baby is very malleable and still "growing". The shape can still change at this point. Speak with your primary doctor if you are concerned. ...Read more

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Why does my head seem to be bigger then my body,? Why is my face do flat?? Is there any way to make it appear smaller and not as flat

Why does my head seem to be bigger then my body,? Why is my face do flat?? Is there any way to make it appear smaller and not as flat

Mirror Mirror....: This is an interesting question about body image and perception. How have you come to make this assessment about the proportions of your head, face, and body? Has someone you trust, or a professional made this assessment? Is it true for you no matter which mirror you look in? I would suggest visiting a doctor to assess if there really is anything concerning about the proportions of you head/face. ...Read more

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My son is 2 months tomorrow his right side of his head is formed ok but the left side is flat & looks weird.He was suction out of me.What should I do?

My son is 2 months tomorrow his right side of his head is formed ok but the left side is flat & looks weird.He was suction out of me.What should I do?

Head shape: Sometime babies that are on their back all of the time, can get flat spots on their head. They need tummy time, under observation, every day. Two months is early for these changes. Some head asymmetry is normal, but have your doctor check it out at your next well baby check. Suction is placed in the center, usually at the top of the head, towards the back. ...Read more

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Why does my baby have a flat head?

Why does my baby have a flat head?

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 more

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How can I deal with having a flat head?

How can I deal with having a flat head?

No need to change: once the growth plates in the skull have fused, usually by age 2 or 3 their is no way to change the shape of the head except extensive surgury ...Read more

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In what way can I correct my 3yr flat head?

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

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What can I do to re-shape my baby’s flat head?

What can I do to re-shape my baby’s flat head?

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 more

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