We offer a lot of advice to parents about repositioning their baby in order to combat a flattening head shape.
Approximately 70% of head shape assessments don’t require anything more than positioning advice for parents and baby.
- Babies should always be placed on their backs to sleep.
- It is important to vary the position of your baby's head by alternating its position between the left and right side each time they sleep.
- Place your baby at alternate ends of the cot to sleep, or change the position of the cot in the room.
- Place your baby on their tummy or side to play when awake.
- Parents and caregivers should get down on the floor either in front or beside the baby to provide comfort and interaction.
If you are concerned about your baby's head shape, a Head Shape Assessment will allow you to make an informed decision and give you peace of mind.