Newborn's head fell backward

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  1. Pink Petals

    Pink Petals Well-Known Member

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    I know the importance of supporting a newborn's head, because it is so large relative to their body and they don't have the strength to hold it up. And I have heard that they can get spinal and brain damage if their head flings back.

    I am a little worried because there have been a few times when people were holding or passing my baby when his head fell backward a little. Is this something to be concerned about? Baby never cried or reacted at all and it has only happened a few times.
     
  2. summer rain

    summer rain Mum of 5

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    If as described, it's unlikely to have done any harm or damage, though people should be more careful-just look at how much babies necks are strained while being born, they are more resilient than you'd think. Xx
     
  3. SteffyRae

    SteffyRae Well-Known Member

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    I try to be careful with my baby but there have been a few times her head "hangs" when picking her up on handed (for instance in the middle of the night) and I try to avoid it but it happens and nothing bad has happened to her or my son who is now two, I wouldnt recommend it but I wouldnt worry about a few times as accidents :)
     
  4. SarahBear

    SarahBear Well-Known Member

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    If it was a problem, your baby would have reacted.
     
  5. meli1981

    meli1981 D, me, and our crazy 3!

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    Its fine, my babys head flops all the time:haha:
     
  6. vegazbaby

    vegazbaby Well-Known Member

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    glad im not the only one - hes now 6 weeks and holding it beautifully
     
  7. meli1981

    meli1981 D, me, and our crazy 3!

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    My babes three months and still is kinda floppy, but were seeing an ot to help strengthen his nevk and chest muscles:)
     

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