My3 month almost 4 month old daughter Ava has Flat spot on the back of her head from being in her swing to much. will it go away or will it be permanant. or what can this lead to? I know I should hold her more but having a 1 yr old who run everywhere it's kinda hard sometimes I just need help no bashing on me thanks

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Ez - posted on 10/06/2011

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Take her to the doctor. Sometimes it corrects itself. Sometimes it doesn't.

Do you baby-wear? Because a sling or carrier would definitely help you keep your daughter upright (and off her head) while giving you free hands to deal with your toddler.

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Ez - posted on 10/07/2011

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It sometimes will be permanent. My friend's 5yo son still has a clear flat spot on one side. His was due to his neck muscles pulling his head to the one side all the time while sleeping.

I still think it would good for you to get her checked out. It is probably nothing, but there are exercises you can do that will help.

Samantha - posted on 10/07/2011

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Thanks you all tha advice I was really freaking out cause some research I did on it said it can be permanant and lead to physical damage like to their vision and brain and stuff. I think I will try one of the sling things. i do try and put her on diff. positions but she always finds her way back to the right side no matter what, I also do give he tummy time she has already rolled to her tummy and back. I just don't want it to permanant.

Bonnie - posted on 10/07/2011

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You may want to have her checked for reassurance, but she should be fine. Usually when babies go for their checkups, the doctor checks their heads. If the doctor hasn't said anything about it, probably nothing to worry about.

My younger son has a flat spot on the back of his head. We didn't leave him on his back too much, but he often went that way on his own. The doctor was never concerned and once their hair grows in more, you don't even really notice it.

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/07/2011

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The baby wearer is a great idea Erin. I got the Bjorn, and loved it!

~♥Little Miss - posted on 10/07/2011

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It will eventually go away, but it means stop keeping her on her back all the time. They develop the flat head, and rub off the hair. Start getting her with tummy time...have her on the floor to see if you can get her to roll....play with her more in an upright position. Those swings and vibrating chairs are awesome....but are very easy to get dependant on as parents. My advice would be to stop using it for a while....or for minimal time periods.

Tamara - posted on 10/06/2011

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The dr told me to lay my daughter on the sides it would fix itself, I would check with the dr to make sure in the mean time try turning her head while in the swing.

Tara - posted on 10/06/2011

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I would definitely talk to your pediatrician to confirm, but, everything I've read on the subject basically says to just try to put your child in different positions so they are not laying on one side (back, left or right) ALL the time. It should eventually work itself out by around 6 months old if you keep shifting the positions you lay her down in.

I did find a link to more info that may be helpful to you: http://www.babycenter.com/0_plagiocephal...

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