Plagiocephaly also known and baby flat head syndrome is a condition that causes a baby’s head to have a flat spot. It is the most prevalent craniofacial problem today and tends to affect boys more than girls. Flat head syndrome is common in babies less than 5 months old. This is because the bones in the baby’s skull is soft and movable when they are born. They are soft to help them squeeze through the birth canal. The baby’s bones will gradually strengthen and harden in the coming months and years.
The most common type is positional or distortional plagiocephaly (flat head) and occurs when a baby’s head develops a flat spot due to pressure on that area. Typically flat head syndrome occurs after birth when babies spend time in a position that puts continuous pressure on the skull for periods of time. For example, when babies lie on their back for extended periods they can develop a flat spot where their head presses against the mattress.
Now at Lakeside Chiropractic, we stock Mimos baby pillows which specialize in the prevention and correction of baby flat head syndrome. The Mimos pillows we stock are specially designed in shape and reduces pressure by 400% and encourages the baby’s head to move in a healthy position for a comfortable sleep.
Using Mimos baby pillows is very easy, simply place the back of your baby’s head on the pillow. The cavity in the pillow helps your baby’s head to grow in a natural shape while allowing them to still turn from side to side. For baby’s who experience flat head syndrome, Mimos pillows can provide both uninterrupted sleep for parents and their children as re-positioning during the night doesn’t need to occur any longer.
What makes Mimos pillows the best:
If you have any worries your baby may be experiencing baby flat head syndrome, then come into Lakeside Chiropractic and talk to one of our chiropractors about mimos pillows. We stock the pillows in an extra-large size (most common fit for all) and pillow cases, $75 and $20 respectively. Our chiropractors can also give you advice and tips on your baby’s positioning during sleep or when laid down.
Lakeside Chiropractic is located central to the northern suburbs of Perth including: Currambine, Connolly, Kinross, Edgewater, Ocean Reef, Tapping, Banksia Grove, Burns Beach. If you have any queries you can contact the clinic on 9300 0095 or visit our website at lakesidechiro.com.au.