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mommas with torticollis babies. Question! Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5542 posts
status 27th Aug '12

My son is three and half months and he starts PT for torticollis on Friday. It kind of seems like his slight tilt is causing him to have problems holding his head up. He does pretty well with it but still can't hold it up fully for long periods of time without bobbling. Could this be a result of his tilt or am I not doing enough tummy time? We try to do it as much as we can but he always spits up all over or keeps rolling over so we don't get a lot of time in.

♥ supermari ♥ 2 kids; Dallas, TX, United States 15037 posts
27th Aug '12

Well my son is only 2 months and he has torticollis as well. I would say that is is the cause.

NicoThunders 2 kids; Michigan 12847 posts
27th Aug '12

A wonderful mama on here is going through this with her son. She's not online right now but I'll link her, maybe she'll have some advice for you.
I really don't know anything about it.



If you want to shoot her a pm- http://members.baby-gaga.com/member925185

Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5542 posts
status 27th Aug '12
Quoting NicoThunders:" A wonderful mama on here is going through this with her son. She's not online right now but I'll link ... [snip!] ... for you. I really don't know anything about it. If you want to shoot her a pm- http://members.baby-gaga.com/member925185"


I've seen her around here. Thank you! I'll probably shoot her a pm.

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16054 posts
27th Aug '12

Hey I have a quick question. When was your baby diagnosed with having torticollis? I'm almost positive this is what my 12 week old has.

Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5542 posts
status 27th Aug '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" Hey I have a quick question. When was your baby diagnosed with having torticollis? I'm almost positive this is what my 12 week old has. "


He was around 2 1/2 months old. What makes you think your LO has?

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16054 posts
27th Aug '12
Quoting ♥ cal's mama:" He was around 2 1/2 months old. What makes you think your LO has?"


Well his head is always slightly tilted to one side. And it seems like when he tries to move it the other way, it is kind of painful for him..at least that is what it seems like. And also sometimes when he tries to turn it the other way he kind of "twitches"..if that makes sense.

Pinkman 1 child; Melbourne, VC, Australia 5542 posts
status 27th Aug '12
Quoting *B & D Mommy*:" Well his head is always slightly tilted to one side. And it seems like when he tries to move it the ... [snip!] ... is what it seems like. And also sometimes when he tries to turn it the other way he kind of "twitches"..if that makes sense. "


Absolutely makes sense! At his next appt, ask them about it. It's not really a big deal if it's treated early. They say if it's treated before three months then that's perfect. Unfortunately, we couldn't get in for a month :(

*B & D Mommy* Due January 19; 2 kids; Illinois 16054 posts
27th Aug '12
Quoting ♥ cal's mama:" Absolutely makes sense! At his next appt, ask them about it. It's not really a big deal if it's treated ... [snip!] ... early. They say if it's treated before three months then that's perfect. Unfortunately, we couldn't get in for a month :("


Well dang..I wonder if I should try to get him in this Thursday or something..sooner the better I suppose lol

Dr. Jane Scott Colorado 18 posts
3rd Sep '12
Quoting ♥ cal's mama:" My son is three and half months and he starts PT for torticollis on Friday. It kind of seems like his ... [snip!] ... time? We try to do it as much as we can but he always spits up all over or keeps rolling over so we don't get a lot of time in."



While your physical therapist will be able to tell you more, there are a lot of techniques you can implements to make sure your baby is moving hss head as much as possible while strengthening his neck muscles: Periodically changing the position of the baby

user banned 3 kids; Washington 15083 posts
3rd Sep '12

My son also has torticollis. He's been in physical therapy since 2 months old and is now 11 and a half. What you are describing sounds like torticollis is the reason for his lack of head stability.
To help stretch my LO's neck muscles we were started with PT therapy, having his bottom in my lap and holding his neck and head straight in a line rather than letting him turn the way he liked for 20-30 seconds 7-10 a day.
And when he was in his bouncer, Tummy time, holding him... Put him so he's using his torticollis to be a way from the action- so he has to turn his head to see fun things or what's going on around him the opposite way. So if he naturally turns to the left put the action on the right side, you on the right side, tv whatever to give him motivation to turn.
Hope that helps!