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flowerpower10 Mon 28-Mar-16 23:53:04

Bonmedico® Guardian Baby Pillow, anti-flat head syndrome has anyone used it
And did it help

NickyEds Tue 29-Mar-16 18:17:08

I was advised against using any pillows at all (including specialist ones) by the paediatrician we saw with ds. How old is your dc?

LittleNelle Tue 29-Mar-16 18:18:47

I didn't use a pillow but I never put mine on their backs while they were awake, and they have lovely round heads now. I think pillows are a suffocation risk under 12 months.

icarusandhiswings Wed 30-Mar-16 21:59:37

We used a cosydream and our baby has a lovely round head.
It's a mattress rather than a pillow.

flowerpower10 Wed 30-Mar-16 22:17:17

I was thinking of buy a pillow for my baby due 28 July
Purely to prevent her getting a flat head

NickyEds Thu 31-Mar-16 08:37:12

I wouldn't bother. My ds has really quite a flat head at the back, he's two now and whilst it's rounded out a little it is noticeable. We had to go to see a paediatrician when he was about 5 ish months old because his head was growing very quickly (crossing centile lines), he wasn't spending unusual amounts of time on his back, we used a sling etc bur it was getting flat. She said that the "damage" was done whilst he was sleeping as he slept absolutely flat on his back and slept very well (11 hours straight at that point) at the same time as growing very quickly. I suggested a pillow and it was an absolute no from her because he was too young. Is the a reason this is worrying you? Even if babies get a flat spot 9 times out of 10 is rounds out when they start to crawl or gets covered by hair.

LittleNelle Thu 31-Mar-16 12:00:46

Mine didn't sleep through until at least 8 months and often slept on their sides while breastfeeding so this might be why we avoided a flat head.

NickyEds Thu 31-Mar-16 13:07:37

He only slept that well until six months then I was made to pay!! He took every nap on me after a bf until around 8 months too but the damage is done at night.

Loops81 Thu 31-Mar-16 16:07:58

I used a Mimos pillow from about four months onwards - my girl's head was noticeably flat on one side and she resolutely slept on her back facing that direction. No amount of repositioning would stop her. I would never recommend a pillow as such as it has to be the parent's decision, but I felt ok with it because it is made of a sort of webbed material - if you smush your face right into it, you can still breathe. Her head did noticeably round out from about 9 months onwards but as that coincided with crawling, I can't say if the pillow helped. I'm sure it stopped the flattening getting worse.

flowerpower10 Thu 31-Mar-16 18:41:46

Thank you for the advice ladies one less item to buy she maybe getting even more clothes I have a new shopping addiction can't wait to spoil her role on July smile

MrsOs Tue 05-Apr-16 07:30:16

Our ds developed a flat head so I bought the mimos pillow and that sorted it out.. I was so worried he would need one of those helmets but the pillow was a godsend..

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