Very early (6 weeks or so) I noticed my baby’s head was becoming flat. I remember it like it was yesterday… the pit in my stomach, the anxiety of the situation, and the negative self talk blaming myself for this issue.
The flattening happened so fast… one day his head was fine and the next day (it felt) his head was not!
I quickly began over-analyzing, stressing, losing sleep, and constantly turning my baby’s bead (even if he moved his head right back in a matter of seconds….)
My rational-therapist brain went out the window… and the emotional-mom brain took over.
At first, I didn’t see any signs of improvement.
Now, looking back it’s because I was not getting to the root of the problem. And maybe I was a little impatient 🤪
I had treated babies with torticollis before… but never my own.
After processing the problem (rationally), I began to implement a daily routine of stretching, strengthening, and positioning activities.
I educated all caregivers (husband, grandparents, etc) on the issue, goal, and plan.
I took pictures of my baby’s head to document… probably way too many 🙃
In no time, my baby was sleeping STRAIGHT or to the NON-PREFERRED side and that’s when I realized what I was doing was working.
Now, my baby’s head is fine! It’s not absolutely perfect, but it’s perfect to me and I am so proud of his progress.
And you know what — this could be the reality for your baby too.