Candida Symptoms - Getting Rid of Rashes and Hives

  • Tue 13th Mar 2018 - 11:47am
    A baby with flatJRHONEST head syndrome may not have a glaringly obvious flat head. If your baby faces the same way every time he or she sleeps, has even slight flat spots at the back or side of the head, slight bulges in the forehead, or uneven ears (one ear may appear more forward than the other), he or she may have positional plagiocephaly, which basically means the baby's head is not the usual, symmetrical shape that it should be. Finding that your baby has a flat head can be a scary thing for parents, who naturally want their baby to be perfectly formed. But the good news is, there are many ways to prevent flat head syndrome. One is to ensure your baby has plenty of "tummy time" - place your baby on his or her tummy in infant play areas, and put your baby upright in an ExerSaucer when playing and eating. Your baby may squirm because he or she prefers to lie down, so start slowly. Even 5 or 10 minutes at a time can make a big difference. If your baby's head does look misshapen, then don't panic. If tummy time or turning your baby's head to the other side when he or she is sleeping has not helped the problem, then see your doctor immediately about a baby helmet. Most cases of flat head syndrome are easily treatable with a cranial remolding helmet, but the window of opportunity for treatment is small, so don't wait to act if you're concerned. Helmets can be used on babies aged 3 to 18 months, and treatment usually works best if started by 4 months, when the skull is most malleable.

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