Babies don't get plagiocephaly from being put on their backs to sleep but from spending extended periods lying on their backs, particularly if they always tend to lie looking to one side. This can occur because:
C'mon, admit it. You sometimes use the television set as a cheap babysitter. That's ok...we ALL do it sometimes! Ah, but it's a double-edged sword, because kids who watch a lot of TV have trouble keeping themselves entertained, which in the long run makes your job harder!
Recognizing developmental delay early on is extremely important. Can you depend on health care providers to recognize delays or other indications of abnormal development? Actually, they depend on you!
Your baby didn't come packaged with an owner's manual, but her body language can tell you plenty, including what she wants and needs from you. Here's a quick guide to baby body language.
My eyes were closed and I heard a thump. The baby had rolled off onto the hardwood floor. At three months old Oliver measured 27" long. When people tried to console me, I retorted with the fact that a baby falling from that bed would be like me tumbling from a window two stories up.
Oliver no longer sleeps quietly in his car seat while we dine, nor is he satisfied with a pacifier and stuffed toy while we sip coffee. But instead of giving up the pleasure of dining out, we've learned to include our son in the fun.
It's no one's dream to be a single parent, but since half of all marriages do end in divorce and at least as many unmarried couples break up, single parenting is reality for many mothers. Arranging visitation is easiest if you remain flexible and patient.
Do begin offering a pacifier after breastfeeding is well established. Sometimes a baby will refuse the breast after sucking on a rubber nipple. This is commonly referred to as nipple confusion. I suspect, however, there is no confusion -- some babies simply prefer a rubber nipple.
Children with ADHD are more likely to have sleep difficulties. However, good sleep hygiene in conjunction with self-soothing relaxation techniques may help to solve your child's sleep problems.
Over the last ten years, since the "Back to Sleep" campaign was introduced to reduce SIDS, there has been an increase in the number of babies with flat spots on the heads (plagiocephaly). There are many things you can do to keep your child from getting a flat head.