No Flat Heads Here! A Review
*Disclaimer: This is not a paid review. All opinons are my own.
When Punky was about 3-4 months old I noticed that she had developed a flat head on one side. I was super vigilant in making sure that she was always asleep on her back and I didn't really start to give her tummy time until she was about 3 months old, not realising as a first-time Mum that she could have started tummy-time from a very young age.
As a result of spending so much time on her back with her head mostly turned to the same side, her head had started to get quite flat. In fact it was quite noticeable and a few people pointed it out to me. I started to get concerned and of course I googled flat-head syndrome. Let's just say that got me even more concerned.
Thankfully her flat-head wasn't severe and after speaking to a Doctor friend of mine she reassured me that it wasn't bad enough to need referral to a specialist but to just start giving her more tummy time and try to turn her around in her cot so she would turn her head to face the opposite side to the one that was flat.
I was lucky that her flat-head corrected itself and didn't need treatment. Some kids flat-head syndrome can be so severe that they require specialist treatment including the use of wearing a a helmet to try and correct the flatness.
|The Baby Head Rest
I've now been using the Baby Head Rest with Zee whenever she spends time on her back on the floor. I haven't used it in the bassinette as I use a wedge to keep her slightly elevated to one side to help with her reflux and I alternate which side is wedged which means she also alternates which side her head is facing. I'm pretty sure that as a result of this, and using the Baby Head Rest, Zee has so-far avoided having any flat spots on her head.
The Baby Head Rest is made from memory foam and has a lovely soft cover over it. I was a bit concerned at first that she wouldn't like having it under her head, and that it might restrict her head movement while lying down but it doesn't seem to bother her at all. She can still rotate her head from side to side so she can watch Punky playing around her.
|Testing out the Baby Head Rest
When I saw these in the shops before Punky was born I wrote them off as just another thing to make money off parents, however now I think there is definitely benefits to using one. If nothing else, it reminds me to be vigilant in facing Zee from one side to the other in the bassinette and also to remember to give her tummy time. I would definitely reccommend it to anyone who is concerned about flat spots on their own baby's head. If we ever have any more kids I will certainly be using it again.
Did your kids develop flat-spots on their head? Did it go away on it's own or did you need to seek treatment for it?
*Back before Zee was born I was sent a Baby Head Rest from Rose and Lily Australia to review. I was provided with the head rest free of charge with no obligation for a favourable review. I have not been paid any money for this review. You can view my Disclosure policy here.