Question by Violet:
Does anyone else have a baby with flat head syndrome?

My infant grandson was born with a flat spot on the back and side of his head. He’s 4 months old, and it still has not rounded out. He tends to sleep on that spot. His mother is working with various positioning techniques to get him to turn his head the other way. She also puts him on his tummy or in a vertical position as much as possible. His upper body and neck seem to be quite strong and well balanced.

His pediatrician has referred him to an orthotist for a cranial helmet. My daughter will certainly take him to get an evaluation, but she wants to think about all the options. Has anyone had experience with helmets, cranial massage, the “halo” pillow (like a donut, with a hole in the middle), or any other treatments? How well did they work for you? Would you advocate them?

Thanks for sharing your experiences.


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Answer by etbh911
My neighbours boy had this problem, it was quite severe. She took no action towards helping it… just gave it time. He is four now and it has been fine for a year.

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