Repositioning which generally refers to changing or alternating the position of baby’s head to allow even distribution of the weight of baby’s head. The objective is to prevent or treat flat spot. Repositioning is often effective for prevention of flat head during the first 3 to 4 months of age and when applied more than 50% of awake time.
When to apply re-positioning?
1. While baby is asleep (on his back), diligently reposition your baby’s head such that the rounded side of his head is placed on the mattress instead of the already flattened side.
2. When baby is awake, more tummy time will take pressure off baby’s head. Tummy time activities should be under close supervision for baby’s safety.
3. When feeding, alternate the arm used when holding your baby to avoid adding pressure to the flattened side of head.