Flat Head syndrome, do alternate the direction your baby's head faces when you place him or her to sleep to avoid flat head?
This is my first baby. When my mom called me to give me some tips on raising baby, one of the thing she stressed about is that I need to alternate my baby's head position so he doesn't develop a "flat head".
I recently heard on a tv news report that studies show kids who sleep on their back a lot develops flat head or flat spot. And with a flat head, they learn slower than their peers. And the study is still ongoing.
I probably took it too far, but ever since my mom told me that, every 1-2hour for the first month, I would wake up and try to alternate his head position. During the day, I try hard not to let him lay on his back too much. I would carry him a lot or force him to do tummy time.Towards the second month, I was getting 2-3hours of sleep at night, and I was cranky in the day, so I gave up worrying about adjusting his head position so much.
Now, at 4months, I just position his head once or twice differently a night. Or some nights, not at all if he doesn't wake up, or if I'm too tired to wake up, I will just let him sleep on his back.
Do you mommies try to alternate your babie's head position to avoid flat head/flat spots, or just let your babies be?