Returns The Shape Of A Baby’s Head That Is Peady?
Good afternoon doc … I want to ask, right now my child is five months old and his head is already full … how do I get it to its normal form … and is it still working … thank you
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Head peyang or also called plagiosefali most often occurs due to the influence of position, that is because babies are put to sleep in the same head position continuously. Plagiosefali can also occur due to other reasons, namely craniosynostosis (a disorder in which the joints between the baby's skull bones close faster than they should).
Plagiosefali is not too severe, usually does not require certain therapies. Mild plagiosefali will not cause impaired brain growth and will cover itself after the child grows hair. Here are some things you can do:
Put the baby to sleep on his back, but change the direction of his head every baby sleep (turn right and left alternately) Avoid holding the baby on one side of the hand only When the baby wakes up, try to increase the prone time for the baby or tummy time (you still have to keep an eye on the baby who is on his stomach) If plagiosefali is severe enough, consult a pediatrician to take further action. The doctor can suggest the use of a correction helmet called cranial orthotic. This therapy is quite effective in infants aged 3-6 months, but can still be done until the baby is 18 months old even though the duration of therapy will be longer.
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