My baby is developing a flat spot from always sleeping on his back. What can I do?
If you are concerned that your baby is developing a flat spot as a result of always sleeping on her back, you can reposition or reorient your baby to more evenly distribute your baby’s head weight helping to prevent flat spots. You could do this by alternating the direction your child sleeps (head at the top of the crib one night, and the bottom the next night), or you could move a mobile from one side of the crib to the other every few nights to encourage your infant to look and rest his head in different directions.
However, talk to your baby’s health care provider if you are concerned about a significant flat spot. In some cases, it may be recommended that she wear a specialized helmet.
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