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Preventing flat head...

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Do u use a special pillow to prevent a flat head? Do u believe in baby getting a flat head?

-I was looking online at special pillows and was thinking to get one but idk cuz she 7 weeks is it too late?? But then again she's a girl so you wouldn't be able to tell anyway... Right??

Comment? Thoughts??
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by on Feb. 1, 2013 at 9:00 PM
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cyork2
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:23 AM
You would be able to tell, girl or not. If the flat spot is.severe enough it will cause her face to not be symmetrical. Talk to her pedi about being evaluated, and keep her off her back as much as possible.
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KristenandCaleb
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:28 AM

Don't bother, just do a lot of tummy time and make sure the baby isn't constantly in swings/infant carriers/and other sleeping type carriers. If the baby is always in some kind of carrier, that is when you need to worry about flat head.

finnbar
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:40 AM
Oh, I believe in flat heads, seen a number of em!
From personal observation it appears that some families are genetically predisposed to have heads that flatten easily. Other cases I believe occur because the baby is rarely held. I hope you can get help for your daughter, 7 weeks would be early for most interventions.
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queen_k0302
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:44 AM
The doc called Zoey's undefined scaphophise (sp). He her head is long and flat on the sides. Looking from the top it's boat shaped. He soft spot started growing together more on the sides. It's not a severe case. She has had few earothers infecrions and under developed sinuses. Her forehead is larger and ears close to the back. Her band has head bands that cover it and look really cute! You can see from her pic.
She is meeting all her mile stones right on. The doctors thought she would have delays by now and therapy. I just work with her more.
How is your baby? I don't know anything about his.


Quoting cyork2:

we are too, ds has been in a doc band for a month now. He was born with torticollis though, and repositioning didn't help.




Quoting queen_k0302:

Holding your baby will round the head.





My dd has what is referred to as preterm baby head. We are doing band therapy.


If you are worried ask her pedi.


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cyork2
by Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 11:51 AM
That's good to hear she's doing well! Ds has severe plagiocephally and torticollus. We were doing physical therapy for awhile, but now we do the stretches at home, its improved a lot. We have seen improvements in his head shape already too, and his left ear isn't poking out as much. He also is starting to catch up with his milestones. I'm so glad we were able to do the doc band!


Quoting queen_k0302:

The doc called Zoey's undefined scaphophise (sp). He her head is long and flat on the sides. Looking from the top it's boat shaped. He soft spot started growing together more on the sides. It's not a severe case. She has had few earothers infecrions and under developed sinuses. Her forehead is larger and ears close to the back. Her band has head bands that cover it and look really cute! You can see from her pic.

She is meeting all her mile stones right on. The doctors thought she would have delays by now and therapy. I just work with her more.

How is your baby? I don't know anything about his.




Quoting cyork2:

we are too, ds has been in a doc band for a month now. He was born with torticollis though, and repositioning didn't help.






Quoting queen_k0302:

Holding your baby will round the head.







My dd has what is referred to as preterm baby head. We are doing band therapy.



If you are worried ask her pedi.



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KylersMom8-16-7
by Gold Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:01 PM
The pillows are a WASTE of money and completely unnecessary.

Flat head absolutely does happen. If it does it usually rounds out once baby becomes active.

Flat head can happen to all babies and you'll notice lol. Holding baby and tummy time help:-)


Quoting Jacylove:

Do u use a special pillow to prevent a flat head? Do u believe in baby getting a flat head?



-I was looking online at special pillows and was thinking to get one but idk cuz she 7 weeks is it too late?? But then again she's a girl so you wouldn't be able to tell anyway... Right??



Comment? Thoughts??

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queen_k0302
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:09 PM
That is really good! I had been gave the option of therapy but it just didn't seem right for us. The doctor are shocked i did it on my own. She now passes her hearing screening.
What kind of stretching do you do and how often? What other things has helped?
To think the shape of a babies head could really mean something. She is my 3rd and i have learned so much from her.


Quoting cyork2:

That's good to hear she's doing well! Ds has severe plagiocephally and torticollus. We were doing physical therapy for awhile, but now we do the stretches at home, its improved a lot. We have seen improvements in his head shape already too, and his left ear isn't poking out as much. He also is starting to catch up with his milestones. I'm so glad we were able to do the doc band!




Quoting queen_k0302:

The doc called Zoey's undefined scaphophise (sp). He her head is long and flat on the sides. Looking from the top it's boat shaped. He soft spot started growing together more on the sides. It's not a severe case. She has had few earothers infecrions and under developed sinuses. Her forehead is larger and ears close to the back. Her band has head bands that cover it and look really cute! You can see from her pic.


She is meeting all her mile stones right on. The doctors thought she would have delays by now and therapy. I just work with her more.


How is your baby? I don't know anything about his.






Quoting cyork2:

we are too, ds has been in a doc band for a month now. He was born with torticollis though, and repositioning didn't help.








Quoting queen_k0302:

Holding your baby will round the head.









My dd has what is referred to as preterm baby head. We are doing band therapy.




If you are worried ask her pedi.




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jellybeanjean
by Bronze Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:11 PM
You can make a pillow out of rice. That's how my old school mom did it lol. I never used anything for my dd....somehow she didn't get flat head though.
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KAP4198
by on Feb. 2, 2013 at 12:18 PM
I never heard of "flat head" till I just took my dd (2nd child) to dr and they mentioned it. They weren't worried but said to do more tummy time. She is 5 months old and can sit up now so Im hoping it rounds out? Will it?
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IrishIz
by Silver Member on Feb. 2, 2013 at 3:03 PM
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If you don't leave her in a car seat or leave her flat on her back a lot you won't have to worry about a flat head.  I have 5 kids with really ROUND heads.  Babies are meant to be held...natural way to prevent flat heads!

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