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torticollis, anyone? Bentley's Mommy <3 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, NY, United States 1503 posts
8th Aug

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 March 5 (boy); TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Menifee, CA, United States 616 posts
status 8th Aug

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 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florida 476 posts
8th Aug

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's Mommy <3 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, NY, United States 1503 posts
8th Aug

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 March 5 (boy); TTC since Mar 2014; 1 child; 1 angel baby; Menifee, CA, United States 616 posts
status 8th Aug

Quoting Bentley's Mommy <3:


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


Right!!! 

mrs.white8389 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florida 476 posts
8th Aug

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's Mommy <3 1 child; 1 angel baby; Buffalo, NY, United States 1503 posts
10th Aug

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 bitch, 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 1 child; 1 angel baby; Florida 476 posts
11th Aug

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.