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Has anyone used this? And did it work?

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mamarach26 Sat 11-Nov-17 22:22:49

My 13 week old has a really flat head, it is sloped to the right. This also happened with my first son who is now 3, his wasn’t as bad and I probably didn’t do enough tummy time with him. So with ds2 I have been really vigilant with tummy time, and he is never lay on his back apart from when he sleeps at night time.
Day time naps are usually on me, or in the sling. He is always up and over my shoulder looking around, he had a lovely shaped head when he was born and I don’t see what I am doing wrong.
I have seen three HV’s and they all said the same thing “his hair will cover it, keep doing tummy time” I have been to the GP and she said it maybe genetic?!
As long as my boy is happy and healthy, that’s all that matters but I just don’t want to be doing anything wrong.
Has anyone used this pillow or similar? Does anyone have any advice?

FenellaMaxwellsPony Sun 12-Nov-17 06:40:50

Do not use pillows. A funny shaped head is better than SIDS - it really isn't worth the risk.

RippleEffects Sun 12-Nov-17 06:51:39

Reread your words 'as long as my boy is happy and healthy, thats all that matters...'

As parents we beat ourselves up over things we think that we could have done differently or better for our children.

Look at this concern, you've been to four professionals now for reassurance you're doing all you can and you're here checking you're doing all you can.

Maybe its time to take a deep breath and try to busy yourself in other wonderful bits of parenthood enjoying your DC and acknowledge that with the information you have and advice of professionals you're doing all you can.

SandysMam Sun 12-Nov-17 06:55:51

My babies head looks like a potato. He does tummy time, in the sling etc. Not the end of the world, the health visitor will soon tell you if it is a physical problem rather than just a cosmetic one. Relax and enjoy your baby and echo what PP says about pillows being risky.

mamarach26 Sun 12-Nov-17 08:34:13

Thank you for the replies! I am going to try and stop worrying about it so much.

FATEdestiny Sun 12-Nov-17 13:52:14

Babies heads and skull change shape as they grow. I really wouldn't worry.

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