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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
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 moreSee 2 more doctor answers
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
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 2 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
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
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