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    Flat head!

    Hi,

    One side of our baby's head is rather flat- something the midwife says happens when babies are always put to sleep on their backs. She said it was nothing to worry about and his hair would soon cover it. However she did reccomend going to see a cranial specialist/masseuse who could manipulate it back to its proper shape.

    Has anyone done this with their baby? We have had someone reccomended to us, does anyone have reccomendations for someone they have used?

    Thks.

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    when i had my son, someone recommended that i not put him flat on his back, rather, slightly on his side, propped up with a bolster or something similar. this way we could change his position throughout the night, sometimes flat on his back, sometimes on his left side and sometimes on his right. for us, we never had a problem with "flat head".

    we did have friends that adopted a boy here in HK and when they brought him home found that his head was quite misshapen because the people in the orphanage didn't have time to change sleeping postions for the children. they took him for cranial massage. it seemed to help quite a lot. however, once he got to a certain age, they found it very difficult to continue doing it.

    he's now almost 2 years old and looks to have a perfectly normal shaped head.

    good luck beky!

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    We used Caroline at the Body Group. She is a cranial oesteopath.

    We have used a cranial oesteopath with all three of our kids. The first two because they were born with the aid of a ventouse and therefore we wanted to make sure there were no after effects from this. The third we decided to do it again, just because the other two had had it. With our first child it had an immediate calming affect on him, as I said he was ventouse and I think that it might have eased the pressure from the delivery somehow.

    Having said all that I know that babies heads will return to a normal shape after such a delivery of there own accord, we just wanted to give nature a helping hand and with our first it really helped with his sleeping.

    I can recommend Caroline, if this is the route that you wish to take. She is a very peaceful person and I often came out of the sessions very calm and relaxed as well. I can't find her card just now, but her company is called The Body Group and it's at 10 Pottinger Street in Central.

    Jools

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    Same problem

    Hi, I have the same problem. I was just wondering at what age must the baby be in order for the massage to work? My baby is now over 4 months. Could you also let us know Caroline's charges?

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    Hi Jools,

    Thanks for the reccomendation. Going to speak to a ped. first and then may give cranial osteopath a go.

    Thks for advice Cara- am a little too worried about sids to put my baby to sleep anyway apart from on his back, but he obviously favours leaning to one side, so might see if I can encourage him to lean the other way a bit. When he was born his head was fine!

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    when i say on his side, ii don't mean on his side like we would lie, rather just slightly propped so that he's not perfectly flat. that way there are 3 positions and each position will take some of the pressure. everyone naturally favours one side, this just helps the baby to even it all out eliminating the "flat head".

    good luck!

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    If one side of his head is flat it could be because he wants to look outwards at you or what-ever is in the room. This happened to my daughter.

    Change his bedding so that the pillow is at the other end and he turns his head the other way more.

    My daughter's head evened out after a month or so.

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    Hi Cara, what did you use to prop your son up?

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