“Flat head Syndrome” refers to flat spots on one side of the back of the skull. It’s very common, and a recent studyperformed by Calgary’s Mount Royal University found it affects almost 50% of newborns aged 7 -12 weeks old.
The good news is, positional plagiocephaly usually corrects itself as our babies grow and develop. It is also believed to have absolutely no adverse impact on our baby’s brain development.
What Causes it?
Following the Government’s “Back to Sleep” campaign toprevent SIDS, also known as Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, many American infants developed flat heads from sleeping on their backs.
Anewborn‘s heads is very soft and malleable. The pressure of sleeping on a firmmattressin the same spot every night can cause positional flat head. In rare cases, the condition can be hereditary as well.
When To Worry?
It’s pretty common for vaginal deliveries to cause flat head due to the pressure of the birthing canal. The baby head shape will look normal after 6 weeks so flat spots after this time are worrying.
Usually, parents become concerned about flat spots when their newborn is around 2 months old. If the situation hasn’t improved by 6 months a lot of pediatricians will recommend a flat head helmet.
How Can A Pillow Fix Flat Head Syndrome?
Flat head syndrome is something that is said to fix itself. However, many parents turn to a baby pillow to give nature a hand.
These pillows help shape the skull and relieve pressure on the head and neck muscle. If you read the hundreds of product reviews online, a lot of parents see results in just a few weeks and are delighted with their baby head shape.
Some pediatricians recommend expensivebaby head helmets for deformational plagiocephaly. They cost around $3,000.
They also have to be worn for around 23 hours a day for 3 months! So, it’s understandable that many parents give baby pillows for flat head syndrome a try first.
The one we suggest you is less than $20, so it is much less than a helmet. Pillow is also much more comfortable for our babies, too. It has also prove his efficiency amoung our customers.
HELPS YOUR BABY SLEEP IN PROPER POSITION - The newborn head pillow is designed to allow better airflow on the neck which leads to better quality of sleep. The pillow is very soft, thus providing the amazing comfort your baby needs while still supplying the necessary support to keep your infant's head in alignment to the spine.
ASSISTS IN HEALTHY INFANT DEVELOPMENT - With consent and advice from your pediatrician, using this baby pillow can help prevent flat head syndrome for babies aged 0-6 months. Flat head syndrome pertains to flat spots on the back of the skull from sleeping on hard mattresses, or from sleeping on the baby’s back.
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Cleaning the pillow does not take too much of your time. You can gently hand wash it with warm water and natural baby soap, then let it air dry. Avoid washing it using the machine as it may get deformed and may harden after wash.
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