Good Evening Beautiful People. As part of World Plagiocephaly Awareness Day, today’s parenting post is enlightening you all on an infant condition known as Positional Plagiocephaly, better known as flat head syndrome as well as providing you with ways a parent can prevent / reduce this from happening to your child….
What Is Positional plagiocephaly (flat head syndrome)
Positional plagiocephalyis diagnosed when a baby’s head is flattened at the back or side. It is caused by pressure on the soft skull bones, which have not yet fused, and become moulded into a different shape as per the diagram below.
What are the causes?
Positional Plagiocephaly can occur when an infant spends excessive periods of time lying or resting in the same position on their backs; in pushchairs, car seats, bouncers, play-mats and cribs. Plagiocephaly occurs more often in premature infants whose skulls are even more pliable than other babies. These babies may spend a great deal of time lying down as they receive treatment for other medical complications.
Plagiocephaly affects as many as 47% of babies between 7 and 12 weeks. Preventative treatments recommended by health practitioners focus on repositioning baby’s head as much as possible, to vary the pressure spots on the skull. All too often though, positional plagiocephaly is diagnosed too late, leaving parents to seek out often costly alternatives.
Suggested Ways to Prevent / Reduce Flat Head Syndrome
As well as adopting a mindful approach to perhaps vary the way you and other caregivers hold your baby and introduce tummy time for example, another innovative way pro-actively known to prevent or even reduce your precious little bundle of joy from from developing flat head syndrome is by investing in an extremely affordable infant pillow called the Lovenest brought to you by Baby Product Specialists Babymoov.
Priced at £14.99, the innovative, ergonomic design, features a special incline, thus ensuring pressure is evenly distributed across the infants head, thereby helping maintain the natural curvature of the skull.
It also works to ensure good ventilation during sleep, is made from soft, breathable fabrics and is also machine washable. Suitable from birth and for use in pushchairs, bouncers, cots and cribs, the Lovenest is available in a range of colours (Blue, Smokey Gray & White) and is suitable from birth to 4 months.
Our Thoughts On The Lovenest
My Son Alexan and I were given the opportunity to try out the Babymoov Lovenest and chose the Gray colour in size 0-4 months. It has been in our possession for approx 2 weeks and have used it whilst visiting his Grandparents during the short car journey in his car seat, on his play-mat, during change times and the rare occasion our prince goes to sleep on his back (my boy is officially a tummy sleeper).
As he is extremely frigidity like his mamma and the adorable heart shaped pillow stops him from moving around which often results in him waking himself up! Aside from the fact the Lovenest pillow is machine washable (a major bonus for me) I also LOVEhow compact it is and doesn’t take up space when packing the item in his changing bag alongside other essentials when we’re out and about.
Admittedly I did wonder weather this was yet another fad or gimmick that seems to saturate the current baby market when being asked if I was interested in trial this product but can honestly say this is not one of them. Babymoov are genuinely committed to helping raise awareness and treatment of this condition and comes highly recommended and have other products such as the Cosydreamfor babies aged 4 months plus.
If you would like to know more about the Babymoov Lovenest including where to purchase this innovative product from, Babymoov can be found online by visiting Babymoov website,Babymoov Facebookor by simply following them on Twitter.
Disclaimer: PR Samples, all opinions however are honest and my own.
Danielle is a 1st Dan Kickboxing coach / Assistant Instructor under the PKA Kickboxing Association who is also a health, fitness, green beauty, wellness and lifestyle freelance writer / digital journalist. Her passions include encouraging others to lead an active, health conscious lifestyle whilst leading her Breakin' Boundrez team on various fitness related challenges.