Jamie - posted on 10/19/2011 ( 13 moms have responded )
My daughter Maggie is 2 months old and the right side of her head is flat because it is the only side she will lay on. She has been doing this since she was born and the dr has had me doing neck exercises with her since she was a month old and it isn't helping yet. For some reason her head leans to the right side all the time when she is laying down, in her car seat or in her swing. She doesn't sit in one place to long and I try to turn her head the other direction everytime I put her down and it just falls right back over to the right within a minute or two. At her 2 month check up the dr said that when she is 4 months old if her head is still leaning when she is trying to sit up they will send her to a physical therapist and if her head is still flat she will probably have to wear a helmet to correct it. I have also noticed that when she has tummy time she doesn't lift her head straight up and she has a hard time lifting it at all. I was wondering if any other mothers are having these problems with thier babies and what are you doing to cope with it, or if anyone has been through this with another child. I guess all I am asking for is support. I'm praying it doesn't turn out to be anything serious and it will be easy to deal with in the long run.