Should my 4 month old baby be tilting her head back while sleeping?

Beth - posted on 10/27/2009 ( 12 moms have responded )

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My 4 month baby sometimes sleeps with her head back, just want to know if that's any good for her?

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Shawna - posted on 10/28/2009

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My son used to do the same but really bad...i used to move it back and i would check on him and it would be right back to were he was and nothing ever happened to him so i wouldn't worry...especially if she stays asleep!!!

Yisselle - posted on 10/28/2009

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Dont worry! My baby sleeps with her head back also. I was concerned at first and moved him, but he sleeps better in that position.

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my daughter has never done that b4 but im onli a young mum and i find if your worrying about flat heads, use the 'bouncer' it gains neck control but is like a hammok so there's no pressure on there lil heads!

Brandy - posted on 10/27/2009

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My daughter has always slept like that. She is 18 months old and I never saw any concern with it. She has a beautifully shaped head. They are alot more flexable at that age so what looks like a big stretch or a possible kinked neck could be really comfortable to them. They usually follow their instincts at that age so maybe it is good for them in some way? Looks like it would help with her breathing too. My daughter always rolled on her side when she was sleeping. She was born able to do it so I couldn't really stop her so maybe it has something to do with side sleeping babies.

Tricia - posted on 10/27/2009

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You should try and put her on her side. They sell something to help babys sleep on their side. It might help with the tilt of her head.

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Dalida - posted on 10/28/2009

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Don't worry,it's normal,most of babies starting 4th month to 10 month tilt their heads back while sleeping and sometimes sleep in different positions right left the bed!!but always check that she's breahing well..
yesterday i found my son in very weired position sleeping while he tilt his head up to the back of the bed which is not good for his neck and when i turned him back he kept crying for almost half an hour!!

Lisa - posted on 10/27/2009

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My daughter always kept her head way back, it looked super uncomfortable and almost like it could be damaging. But she is 13 months now, and perfect. She STILL sleeps with her head back alot. Its just about what makes the baby comfortable. :-)

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My bub is 9 weeks old. My baby also sleeps with her head back and I worry about flat head. However my GP has advised that it won't be a problem as she gets older and can sit up her head shape will be beautiful. Try let her stay on her each side if you can.Take care :D

Jean - posted on 10/27/2009

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The question is where is she sleeping when she is tilting her head back. At this age they are gaining control of their neck so as long as she is breathing OK and it is not interfering with her sleep then don't worry. Kiddos sleep in all sorts of weird positions and just as soon as you get used to the current one they change it on you. Let me know if you have any further questions, maybe take a pic of the tilt so we can see what you mean.

Jean - posted on 10/27/2009

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The question is where is she sleeping when she is tilting her head back. At this age they are gaining control of their neck so as long as she is breathing OK and it is not interfering with her sleep then don't worry. Kiddos sleep in all sorts of weird positions and just as soon as you get used to the current one they change it on you. Let me know if you have any further questions, maybe take a pic of the tilt so we can see what you mean.

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My bub is 9 weeks old. My baby also sleeps with her head back and I worry about flat head. However my GP has advised that it won't be a problem as she gets older and can sit up her head shape will be beautiful. Try let her stay on her each side if you can.Take care :D

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