Is your baby developing a flat spot on either side of the head or on the back of the head? Are you worried about the flat head on your baby? It is called flat head syndrome – positional plagiocephaly. It is not a big cause for concern if you spot it early and treat it right. This happens due to the position in which the baby sleeps or because of problems with the neck muscles.
Although the syndrome seems alarming, it is common in babies. It is easily treated and can be prevented with a few simple practices.
1. Change The Head Position
It is always safe to make the baby sleep on their back. However, it is also equally important to note which way their head is turned every time they sleep. Keep changing the head position the next time. This is only to avoid the pressure put on one side of the head. Typically a baby spends a lot of time sleeping, if they are always lying on the same side, the head doesn’t grow symmetrically. Result? – Flat head syndrome.
2. Change The Layout Of The Nursery
Generally, bright colors, windows, doorways, curtains, and other moving objects interest a baby. If every time the baby shows a preference for a certain direction, change the layout of the nursery. Change the way the baby cot faces or alternate ends each time your baby sleeps. This way you can avoid the baby sleeping in a certain head position and keep them from lying on that same spot as much as possible.