Did you know that a newborn baby will spend 16-17 hours a day sleeping? According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, that should be on their back to reduce the risk of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome or SIDS. However, as a result, many infants are developing flat spots on the back of their heads.
While parents may not like how it looks, the bigger concern here is not cosmetic but the potential compromised neurological function from the cranial distortions. But what are parents to do? They can’t hold their baby every waking moment…or can they?