Safer sleeping

´╗┐Reducing the risks of cot death


Flat head syndrome

´╗┐Flat head syndrome can occur in the womb or can be caused by a baby sleeping, resting and playing in one position.

Many babies develop a flattened head when they are a few months old, usually from sleeping on their back. FHS occurs when the back or one side of the baby's head is squashed against a firm mattress for a long time, which eventually forces the soft bone of the skull to flatten. It often corrects itself over time and is usually nothing to worry about.