Poor Itty Bitty has a big problem: His head has started to flatten on the back. And as handsome as I think he is, the flat spot is kinda unattractive.
See for yourself…
Kinda gross right? (Cue the Debbie Downer sad trombone..waah, waah, waah waahhhh.)
Plagiocephaly, otherwise known as Flat Head Syndrome, is extremely common, especially since parents are now advised to place their babies on their backs to sleep. In fact, nearly half the babies in the U.S. suffer from a case of Flat Head Syndrome.
To be honest, despite those odds, I’m rather shocked that Itty Bitty has a flat spot. Aside from sleeping, my tiny baby rarely rests on his head. I’m ALWAYS carrying him.
But, I suppose if you add up all hours that he sleeps during the night, in addition to his mini naps throughout the day, I guess it does add up to a substantial amount of time where he inadvertently rests on the back of his head.
So Hubby and I have decided that we are going to actively start fighting against Flat Head Syndrome. No were not going to start some charity, or create a creepy scholarship in his name. We’re just going to start paying more attention to how he rests and goes about his day.
I’ll let you know how everything goes-wish us luck!
Do you have any tips on how to prevent or fix a baby’s flat head?