Posted by: Sharmila Rajah, 5-Feb-2008
Itís rather apparent. Ayanna has got a flat spot on her head. It is so as she spends countless hours on her back. Babies are born with soft skulls and so their heads can easily develop a flat spot where it presses against the mattress. The good thing is, in most cases, most flat spots tend to round out on its own as a baby starts crawling or sitting.
Do you spot the flat spot?
When we asked our pediatrician about it, he advised us to include plenty of tummy time during the day to help strengthen her neck muscles. With stronger neck muscles, babies are able to move their heads around more during sleep. This we see her doing now.
Placing her on her side when asleep is another option.