Torticollis

The ABC’s of Plagiocephaly (Infant Flat Head Syndrome) 

The ABC’s of Plagiocephaly (Infant Flat Head Syndrome)  Here is an all-too-common scenario we hear from new parents we hear all the time.   The couple finds out they are pregnant with their first baby. They set up the beautiful nursery, go to all the doctor’s appointments and read everything they can about bringing home a …

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Causes of Torticollis

Causes of Torticollis! The most common cause of torticollis is in-utero crowding/constraint. This is especially true with multiples! The neck muscles tighten when there is no room to move the head/neck around. Sometimes this can even cause a traumatic birth which can exacerbate the neck involvement. The use of containers such as swings, bouncy seats …

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Simply Success Series | Baby Hudson

Torticollis can cause many problems for babies including difficulty nursing and sleeping, which can be extremely disruptive. Unfortunately, the pressure of having a newborn can already be overwhelming, so parents sometimes don’t realize the importance of working with their baby to help improve this problem. Once they begin therapy for torticollis, they’re often amazed at the …

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Positioning to Avoid Plagiocephaly and Torticollis: Strollers and Cribs

After the discovery in the early 90s that sleeping babies on their backs can prevent SIDS, we’ve seen a rise in torticollis and plagiocephalyin infants. But just because your baby sleeps that way doesn’t mean that he or she is destined for a flat head or a stiff neck. Taking a hands-on approach to parenting by holding your …

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Positioning to Avoid Plagiocephaly and Torticollis: Breastfeeding and Burping

When you’re talking about preventing plagiocephaly and torticollis, correct positioning is absolutely essential. No matter what you’re doing, correct positioning helps your child avoid flat head syndrome and a tight neck. For moms and babies who are breastfeeding, good positioning can affect so much more than the shape of the baby’s head. Here are some suggestions that will …

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Let’s Talk About Torticollis

Unless you’ve dealt with it in your family, you may have never heard of torticollis. But, if your baby is experiencing torticollis, you are probably concerned and even a little frightened. Don’t worry! Infant torticollis is more common than you think, and early treatment is extremely effective. The important thing is to have an expert see …

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