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Tips to help avoid flat head syndrome

These tips will help prevent flat head syndrome in babies

  • Place your baby on his back
  • Put babies on their tummies for a little while when they are awake. This eases the pressure on the back of the head  and help babies build shoulder and neck strength.
  • Alternate which section you put the baby in the crib every night. Your child will then alternate  which direction he or she looks out of the crib.
  • Dress your child in clothes that allows  freedom of movement.
  •  Do not hang objects above your child’s head. Put them on the side of the crib so that he will turn his head to look at them.
  •  Alternate sides when you bottle-feed your baby.
  • Relieve  pressure on the back of your child’s head by picking him up often.
  • Minimize  the use of a car seat when not traveling in the car as well as other seats like a bouncer in which the child is placed on his back.
  • If your child develops a flat spot, contact your health care professional .
Content Sources
Babies need tummy time. Stanford Children’s Hospital. Accessed January 15th, 2019

Flat head syndrome. Nemour’s Foundation. Accessed January 15th, 2019

Preventing flat head syndrome. Fit Pregnancy and Baby. Accessed January 19th, 2019

September 17, 2019 | 4:40 30    By oohs N coos    

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