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Infant Flat Head Syndrome

According to an article published by Michelle Healy, on July 8, 2013 in USA Today, “both the AAP and the National Institutes of Health stress that flat spots are much less serious than SIDS and that parents and caregivers should continue to place infants on their backs to sleep, while incorporating repositioning strategies, including:

• “Tummy time” when the infant is awake and supervised. This not only helps prevent flat spots, but it also helps the head, neck and shoulder muscles get stronger as part of normal development.

STORY: For strong babies, make playtime ‘tummy time’

• Changing the direction that the infant lies in the crib from one week to the next. This encourages the infant to turn his or her head in different directions to avoid resting in the same position all the time.

• Avoiding too much time in car seats, carriers and bouncers while the infant is awake. Spend “cuddle time” with the child by holding him or her upright over one shoulder often during the day.

• Changing the location of the infant’s crib in the room so that the child has to look in different directions to see the door or the window.”

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Resources

http://www.parents.com/baby/development/problems/flat-head-syndrome/

http://www.babyflathead.org/

http://www.flatheadprevention.org/about-flathead-syndrome/

http://www.usatoday.com/story/news/nation/2013/07/08/flat-spot-head/2486761/