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Old Jun 3rd, 2010, 16:24 PM   1
Jay_x
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What is the best pillow to help Flat Head Syndrome?


My poor baby has developed a noticeable flat spot on one side, in fact I wouldn't call it a spot, its the whole side, she has always slept on that same side since she was born. Google is a demon sometimes, I'm really working myself up reading about it & how if it's left too late it can't be corrected What is the best pillow to help her head get back into shape?



 
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Old Jun 3rd, 2010, 16:46 PM   2
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I used a sleepcurve mattress topper for ds2. Ds1 had severe plagiocephaly and wore a helmet for six months to sort it out (2000). The sleepcurve mattress topper should help as long as your lo's problem isn't too severe. I used it from birth with ds2 and he never developed a problem. Otherwise the helmet is money well spent if lo's problem doesn't go. You have to start helmet treatment by around 10 months (preferably sooner) for the best results. It is worth it if the problem persists, and the helmet doesn't bother them at all. It is a really easy treatment. Severe plagio does not correct itself, despite what your health visitor or GP might tell you. Good luck



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Old Jun 4th, 2010, 09:13 AM   3
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We used http://www.amazon.co.uk/Babymoov-052...5660534&sr=1-1 as Chloe had a 13mm difference at the back of her head due to sleeping the one side since in Special care and 4 weeks later it was reduced to 7mm . Our physio was quite impressed with it as we were talking about going the helmet route if her head hadnt improved,so deffo worth trying first.



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2010, 09:29 AM   4
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We used http://www.amazon.co.uk/Babymoov-052...5660534&sr=1-1 as Chloe had a 13mm difference at the back of her head due to sleeping the one side since in Special care and 4 weeks later it was reduced to 7mm . Our physio was quite impressed with it as we were talking about going the helmet route if her head hadnt improved,so deffo worth trying first.
We have got a red one of these and it really helped



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2010, 10:09 AM   5
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My son hasn't got flathead but he has been using the Lovenest pillow since birth just as a preventative measure. We also make sure that he doesn't sleep with his head to the side.



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2010, 14:16 PM   6
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Sams was very bad but the last few weeks he is rounding out - I bought a flat head pillow and its really making a difference. He is a lot stronger in his neck the last few weeks too so is off his back a lot more. I understand from google tha optimum groing is between four and six months so this is a key period for fixing it positionally - HTH x



 
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I think I'm going to get the Lovenest pillow, I've just had a look & it says 0-4 months, is it worth getting one as she's 4 months on Monday?



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2010, 15:47 PM   8
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Kyle still uses his lovenest pillow and he's 5.5 months (for playtime and nappy changes). He also uses one of these :

http://lillakuddisbabypillows.co.uk

very good too!



 
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We used http://www.amazon.co.uk/Babymoov-052...5660534&sr=1-1 as Chloe had a 13mm difference at the back of her head due to sleeping the one side since in Special care and 4 weeks later it was reduced to 7mm . Our physio was quite impressed with it as we were talking about going the helmet route if her head hadnt improved,so deffo worth trying first.
I had one of these for Charlies flat head and it worked wonders. You can hardly tell at all now! x



 
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Old Jun 4th, 2010, 20:19 PM   10
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Why are your babies getting flat heads? Are their mattresses too hard for their soft little skulls?



 
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