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This video was produced with the help of local parents and infant. The aim of the video is to provide you with the information you need to prevent plagiocephaly, otherwise known as baby flat-head in infants.

For more information about this condition or for answers to other children's therapy questions call 786-0188 or email your question using the "Contact Us" section of this website.

 
The Children’s Therapy program and the Sunrise Health Region Public Health Unit invite you to view the video titled It Makes Sense: Baby Head Sense.
It Makes Sense: Baby Head Sense

Click here to order the "It Makes Sense: Baby Head Sense" DVD

 

Because the skull of an infant is very soft and the bones can be affected by pressure, baby flat-head can occur if an infant sleeps, lies, or sits too long in one position. This can lead to permanent head shape changes. Baby flat-head can also lead to changes in the jaw joints associated with opening the mouth, which can affect speech sounds. Up to eighty-five percent of infants who develop a flat spot also have some neck muscle imbalances making them unable to fully move their head and neck in all directions and who may need a physical therapy program to gain back this mobility.

Baby flat-head  is preventable with sufficient supervised tummy time during waking hours and by positioning infants in a sleeping position on their backs with alternating head positions. Please view the video for more information.

 

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