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torticollis, anyone? Bentley Calls Me Mom <3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 3344 posts
8th Aug '14

Bentley had his 2m check up today.
Doc noticed he favors one side. also, its giving his head a flat spot.
we can't see the physical therapist til September,
i guess it has something to do with his neck muscles?
has anyone had experience with this?
what could i do in the mean time to help him. suggestions?

logans.mommy (baking#2) Due February 25 (boy); TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Menifee, CA, United States 700 posts
8th Aug '14

My son had this when he was born. You can look up stretches online very easy to do. When he is sleeping roll up a receiving blanket under him so he has to lay on the non flat side. Lots of tummy time also! My son's went away within a month of doing all this!

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2015; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florida 861 posts
8th Aug '14

My DS dose it. I don't do anything for it. He favors his right side while on his back but sleeps on his belly and will turn his head to sleep on both sides of his head. And will try and roll over to his left on his back turning his head that way so I'm not worried about it. I ignore the dr when something is said about it.

Bentley Calls Me Mom <3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 3344 posts
8th Aug '14

Quoting mrs.white8389:
My DS dose it. I don't do anything for it. He favors his right side while on his back but sleeps on his belly and will turn his head to sleep on both sides of his head. And will try and roll over to his left on his back turning his head that way so I'm not worried about it. I ignore the dr when something is said about it.



its def not something to ignore... that seems like bad advice.

logans.mommy (baking#2) Due February 25 (boy); TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Menifee, CA, United States 700 posts
8th Aug '14

Quoting Bentley's Mommy <3:


its def not something to ignore... that seems like bad advice.


Right!!! 

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2015; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florida 861 posts
8th Aug '14

Quoting Bentley's Mommy <3:


its def not something to ignore... that seems like bad advice.


It is something to ignore when the doc says he can't when he can. 

Bentley Calls Me Mom <3 1 child; 2 angel babies; Western, NY, United States 3344 posts
10th Aug '14

Quoting mrs.white8389:

It is something to ignore when the doc says he can't when he can. 



can't what?

Bentley had a picc line on the right side of his head for 5 1/2 weeks, so he favors his head being turned. he needs those neck muscles to strengthen. I'm not trying to be a b***h, but i'm not gonna ignore that my baby wont turn his head. When you lay him on his back, he turns to the left; when you go to make him look right he makes a face, whines & flops back.

mrs.white8389 TTC since Jan 2015; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florida 861 posts
11th Aug '14

All babies favor one side over the other to an extent.(so do adults but probably never notice until you watch yourself, I favor my right my head turns further to the right than left, I watch tv to my right and sleep with my head to the right)DS favored his right because of the way the hospital positioned him. He would get mad that he couldn't really move to the left and only moved his eyes, tummy time fixed the issue because he would lay his head on both sides and stretch the muscles, I don't listen much to doctors, I suffer from charcot Marie tooth and was told I will need surgery to correct it when I was 9 at numores children's hospital. Never did and it doesn't effect me in anyway, I have no limitations.