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#1 of 6 Old 11-02-2013, 07:31 AM - Thread Starter
 
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Anyone ever have a baby with a good sized flat spot on their head? I mentioned my boys flat spot to the doc he is almost five months. We start OT next week and if things don't get significantly better off to the head clinic for a helmet. Will therapy even make much of a difference in 6 weeks?
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If your baby has torticollis, some pt might help. If the flat spot is significant enough, probably not. My almost 10 month old has been in a helmet for about 2 months now & it is working really well. The added bonus is she doesn't seem botherd by all the head bumps she gets from crawling around wink1.gif We started that helmet therapy a bit on the late side & still we have seen such an improvement. I am so happy we went ahead with it! Good luck!!
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We start therapy this week so I am curious what the therapist thinks. I have a feeling it's too flat but he also needs to stop favoring the same side to sleep. Thank you for sharing. I am dreading the cost!
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I don't know if he sleeps near enough to you for this to work, but I've heard babies tend to lay on the side that let's them face mom in the room. You could rotate how you lay him down to sleep, so that he faces the other way? 

 

With my daughter, I noticed she really favored playing with the toys to her right, so after she developed a favorite, I moved it to her left, and keep rotating her on that play-gym mat thingy she likes so much. 

 

IDK if she would have preferred a side for long if I hand't done this, but it makes me feel proactive, so I keep doing it. 

 

It might help your kiddo? But only in addition to PT, if some of those muscles are already tight in one direction. 


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I don't know if he sleeps near enough to you for this to work, but I've heard babies tend to lay on the side that let's them face mom in the room. You could rotate how you lay him down to sleep, so that he faces the other way? 

With my daughter, I noticed she really favored playing with the toys to her right, so after she developed a favorite, I moved it to her left, and keep rotating her on that play-gym mat thingy she likes so much. 

IDK if she would have preferred a side for long if I hand't done this, but it makes me feel proactive, so I keep doing it. 

It might help your kiddo? But only in addition to PT, if some of those muscles are already tight in one direction. 
Yeah we haven't been in the same room for a while but that is the direction he looked towards when he was in our room.

During playtime I always encourage using the other side. He generally does. My husbands therory is he sleeps on the flat side cause his head naturally rolls there cause its flat... I don't know if that can actually play a factor?
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Therapy is helping. The muscles are less tight and the flat spot is looking better not sure if we are out if the woods yet bet it's better.
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