Solution To Overcome The Head Peyang In Infants?
, I want to ask. My child is less than 2 months old. Because he used to sleep on his side to the right, now my baby’s head when held feels feels that the right is flat and the left is still round. How can I get my baby’s head back to normal? Because he had the most difficulty sleeping in moving his head, then he will definitely go back to his right while sleeping. Please help? What should I do as a mother? Is there still a possibility that my baby’s head will be round again?
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Babies born normally have a round head shape and evenly distributed. Besides the structure of the baby's skull bones are also still soft for the rapid development of brain mass. If the side of the baby's head does not get the same pressure, then this will cause the baby's head shape that is not flat / peyang.
In medical, uneven head is called as plagiochepaly. These conditions can be related to the stress of the birth process during labor. Plagiochepaly is a normal condition in some babies. This will not affect brain development. As the baby grows, the head will return to a well-rounded shape, generally requiring varying time between 6-12 months.
Causative factors such as the position of breastfeeding and baby's sleep is not good (often on one side), the baby is often held, placed on his back, affecting the baby's head to be asymmetrical.
At the age of the baby, the large crown on the skull is normally not closed so that to have a normal head shape is still possible. Generally, the crown of the baby begins to close at the age of 18 to 24 months. Because the baby's skull bones are still soft and have the ability to develop in line with the baby's brain development, the baby's skull is vulnerable to physical changes depending on the baby's daily habits. Babies are prone to plagiochepaly, or the baby's head is not symmetrical or peady due to uneven pressure.
Regarding your question, do not worry if at the age of 2 months the baby's head looks pale on one side. The habit factor of parents who often tilt the baby's body position to the right can be the cause of the baby's fondness and feel comfortable moving her body in that direction.
To improve this habit, several things can be done, among others, by changing the position of suckling and sleeping position alternately or when the baby is being held. If the baby wakes up frequently due to changes in position, do it slowly but surely. Also multiply tummy time / prone position every day. Babies aged 2 months may be taught to lie on his stomach in the mother's stomach or on a smooth surface.
Don't forget to always monitor your baby's weight, body length and head circumference every month to find out their nutritional status, growth and development. If necessary, consult with a pediatrician to get more complete information.
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