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Why is my baby's head so flat?

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Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Pediatrics
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In brief: 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.

In brief: 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.
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
Dr. Evelyn Hurvitz
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Dr. Lisa Roberts
Pediatrics
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Sleeping position

Often, babies who are spending the most of the day on their backs can develop a flat head.
Some babies prefer to lay with the head turned to one side or the other and this may also contribute to the problem. Though it is important to sleep your baby the back, it is advised to offer "tummy time" throughout the day to minimize this process. In may cases, the condition improves with repositioning.

In brief: Sleeping position

Often, babies who are spending the most of the day on their backs can develop a flat head.
Some babies prefer to lay with the head turned to one side or the other and this may also contribute to the problem. Though it is important to sleep your baby the back, it is advised to offer "tummy time" throughout the day to minimize this process. In may cases, the condition improves with repositioning.
Dr. Lisa Roberts
Dr. Lisa Roberts
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Dr. Shalini Sethi
Pediatrics

In brief: Back to sleep

AAP recommends back to sleep , hence the skull gets flat on the back, more tummy time will help

In brief: Back to sleep

AAP recommends back to sleep , hence the skull gets flat on the back, more tummy time will help
Dr. Shalini Sethi
Dr. Shalini Sethi
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