Flat Head??

Angela - posted on 02/06/2009 ( 5 moms have responded )

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When my baby went for his 4 month check up my doc said his head was starting to get flat in the back from sleeping on the same spot. He suggested starting putting baby on tummy for bed as he is rolling over now. But Tristan does not want to be on his tummy to sleep and even when I try to reposition his head at night after he is already sleeping he resists or moves it right back to the same spot. I've been trying getting him to sleep on his side but he doesn't sleep as good. Anyone else have this issue??? Any suggestions?? Doc said his skull bones could fuse wrong and that has me a nervous wreck of course....

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We've done that alot too Vanessa, but after two months of that it didn't seem to help too much.  I'm afraid we might need to eventaully do the helmet at 6 months too . . . I didn't think it was too bad, but the doctor still seems concerned.

Vanessa - posted on 02/07/2009

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i have the same issue with my son no matter what position i put him in to correct his flathead he resists. he HATES being on his tummy so that doesnt help either but i have been trying to stand him up alot more during the day like being in his exersaucer where his head doesnt touch anything. im not sure if that works... any ideas?

Sarah - posted on 02/07/2009

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My baby girl has this same problem, hers is more prominent on her right side of her skull. My doctor has been very passive with my concerns for this and at her 2 mo and 4 mo appt just stated to keep her off her back as much as possible and try to reposition her head once she is sleeping. Well, that is not going to happen. She is stubborn and wants her freedom, which I cannot blame her for. I let her sleep some of her stomach but she is not rolling over yet so it makes me nervous at night. I am going to ask my doctor for a second opinion at her 6 mo if it is not getting any better!

Anita - posted on 02/06/2009

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My son has a flat head so the doc told us we had to get him to sleep on his side. He doesn't sleep as good but if head doesn't go round by 6month we have to go and get some kind off helmet made for him.

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At our 2 month apt. our doctor mentioned abtou his flat spot on his head.  We try to move his head as well and he always leans towards that same spot.  We actually sometime have him sleep in his boppy in his crib, espcially when he's congested and lay him more on his opposite side and he does okay with that.  We are doign what we can, but we can't force him to hold his head in a way he doesn't want to. 

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