How To Deal With A Tired 6 Month Old Baby’s Head?
At night I want to ask, I have a child who is now 6 months old. When I was breastfeeding, only one was put in for a long time, my child’s head was on the right side, the more it came here the head was flat, the left was round, the right side, and the back was flat r n If I want to fix my child’s head with a mimos pillow at the age of 6 months can it return to normal? because some say that the skull hardens at the age of 6 months, some say at the age of 9 months.
Hello dear Mother Ririn, thank you for your question
Under normal conditions, the baby's head will be round. However, due to childbirth, daily habits, as well as due to certain medical conditions such as craniosinostosis (premature closure of the skull), there are times when the baby's head becomes loose or not round. There is no need to panic if the cause of the headache is not due to certain medical conditions because it will not affect the child's development. Some suggestions for you:
position the baby's head tilted to the left or right alternately, especially when the baby is sleeping, if necessary you can change the position of the bed
when holding the baby, including when feeding him, it is best to alternate between the right and the left
besides lying on your back, you can position the baby on his stomach so that it supports the stomach (tummy-time), do this position as often as possible but must be under the supervision of parents
The use of special pillows for babies is still controversial considering the risk of death, especially when the baby is sleeping.
Generally, a peyang head can still be corrected as long as the baby's skull bones have not closed completely, which is about 6-18 months. But to make sure, it would be better if you have your baby checked by the nearest pediatrician. The pediatrician can work with a medical rehabilitation specialist to provide your child with special infant head support, such as a helmet or headband.
Hopefully this information is useful