Magazine article Working Mother

Flat Head Fix

Magazine article Working Mother

Flat Head Fix

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If your baby's head appears asymmetric or Iopside4 don't panic. It's probably due to flat-head syndrome, or plagiocephaly, which is very common in infants and usually caused by something you're doing right- putting your baby to sleep on her back. The condition is temporary, probably harmless and self-correcting over time, according to the book Baby Body Signs, by Joan Liebman-Smith, PhD, and Jacqueline Nardi Egan. To help improve head shape, limit the time your baby spends in a car seat or carrier, hold her often to take pressure off her head and/or give her frequent (but monitored) tummy time. If you're still concerned, talk with your pediatrician. -!lisa Cohen

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