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  1. Gill
    June 11, 2013 | 3:14 pm

    Hi Lorraine,

    What a website!!!! Found very useful when I noticed our son had a slight flat side to his head.  On contacting you, you were very informative. We purchased a pillow and already notice a difference within a couple if weeks.  I think it would be very helpful if midwives were to inform us when pregnant that flathead may happen so we can prevent it.

    Thanks again.

    • Lorraine
      June 11, 2013 | 3:35 pm

      Hi.

      Thanks for the comment.  I am so pleased that you found the information on my website useful and that you are already having good results with the flat head pillow. Yes, I agree that midwives should inform us about the possibility of baby flat head, especially if a baby is in one of the “at risk” groups, eg premature, as prevention is always so much better than cure and much less stressful!

      Lorraine

  2. Rebecca
    February 9, 2013 | 11:35 am

    Hi, Mimos baby pillow is SIDs safe. Recomeneded to use day or night without supervision. 

  3. hudson
    September 22, 2012 | 7:39 pm

    Hi Lorraine,
    Please inlcude Mimos Pillow in your list. Mimos is <The only Safe and Effective> pillow for baby use.
    hudson
     

  4. Melanie Garlick
    July 18, 2012 | 12:25 pm

    I just wanted to say how fascinating I found this subject and am delighted to have been able to share it on our "Worthing Pregnancy Pages" facebook page. We are always looking for informative and interesting articles to engage our pregnant couples in Worthing and the surrounding areas, and having met and understood your heartfelt passion for this subject, it is good to be able to educate people so they are armed with the knowledge before panicking unnecessarily.
    Melanie (Massage Therapist), http://www.melaniestherapies.com

    • Lorraine
      July 24, 2012 | 2:39 pm

      Thanks Melanie for your comments.  I am glad you found the website informative

      Lorraine

  5. Sinead
    April 10, 2012 | 2:46 am

    Dear Lorraine,

     
    Thank you for your informative and helpful website.  I just have a few questions:
     
    1) How do you use the Snoozz sleep positioner to prevent flathead? My son sleeps on his back but always lies on the left side of his
    head which is becoming flat.
     
    2) Did you have any worries about the chemicals in the Clevafoam Memory Foam pillow 
     
    3) Did you have any worries about the Clevafoam Memory Foam pillow's breathability, eg if a baby lays face down on it?
     
    Many thanks,
     
    Sinéad
    • Lorraine
      April 11, 2012 | 9:18 am

      Hi Sinead

      Thanks for your comments. I am glad that you found my website helpful. With regard to your questions:

      1) The Snoozzz Sleep Positioner has a velcro band which you secure around your baby. You can gently position them so that they are still lying on their back but slightly rotated (in your son's case) towards the right, ie he will be lying on his back but slightly on his right hip and right side, with his left hip and left side slightly raised. This then makes it very difficult for him to turn his head enough to the left to be able to lie on that side of his head. He may protest a bit at first, my son did, but within an hour on the first night he accepted the new position. However, if you do struggle to keep him positioned facing towards the right, then use the positioner simply to keep him flat on his back instead. Even though he will probably then lie on the left hand side of his head, the positioner will make sure that his head remains on the flat head pillow, meaning that the pressure will be reduced on his skull compared to not using a pillow. Although not as good as not lying on the left side of his head at all, it should still help a lot.

      2) It is an unfortunate fact that there are chemicals in just about everything we use on our babies, including disposable nappies, baby mattress, baby soap, shampoo and talc etc.  I am not a medical professional but I don't think the memory foam pillow is any more of a health risk than the other baby products people commonly use. I have not seen any reports of babies becoming ill from using the pillow and my son is extremely healthy and does not appear to have suffered any ill effects from using the pillow, just the positive effect of his head rounding out. My primary concern when I used the pillow was to correct my son's flat head and the Clevamama pillow is excellent for that. I still use it now in the pram as my son finds it so comfortable.

      3) The pillow is very shallow and the contour of it apparently assists babies keep their airways open, but that of course only applies if they are lying on their back on it. The guidelines are to stop using the pillow once your baby can roll over on their own as they could end up with their face in the pillow. My son was not a tummy sleeper and I personally continued to use it in the cot even after six months especially as I was using a sleep positioner. I also used it in the cot even when I stopped using the positioner, but this is down to personal choice and knowing how your baby sleeps as the general guidance is not to use any form of pillow when your baby is under twelve months because of the suffocation risk.

      The purpose of a sleep positioner is to keep a baby on their back. Therefore using a wrap style sleep positioner in conjunction with the pillow, in my view, significantly reduces any suffocation risk from a pillow. However, if you are concerned about the risk of suffocation, even when using a sleep positioner, then you could use a Theraline pillow at night as this is breathable. A number of people have criticised the Theraline pillow for being too small and say that their baby rolls off it during the night. However this should not be an issue if you are planning to use it with a sleep positioner. For use during the day though, when baby will be rolling around but supervised, I would recommend either the Clevamama pillow or Lilla Kuddis as they are bigger and therefore more practical for daytime supervised use.

      Kind regards

      Lorraine

      • Sinead
        April 12, 2012 | 8:55 am

        Hi Lorraine,

        Thank you very much for your really thorough and quick answers – I understand now how the sleep positioner can help, and thank you for your feedback on the pillow too.
         
        You may wish to add some of your info below on the sleep positioner to your website as it is very useful and this may also help other people to understand how it works for baby flat head.
         
        Many thanks again and best wishes,
         
        Sinéad
        • Lorraine
          April 20, 2012 | 5:51 pm

          Hi Sinead

          I am glad that you found my answer helpful. Thank you for your suggestion about adding the info to my website, I will add it on. I am also preparing a downloadable document which is much more detailed than the information given on the website.

          Best wishes

          Lorraine

  6. Karen (Hampshire)
    March 3, 2012 | 11:19 am

    A fantastic website with such valuable information, our son constantly slept on one side and we were worried about him getting flathead but after seeing your website we purchased a baby flathead pillow and the problem was solved almost straight away. Thank you so much.

  7. Emma
    February 15, 2012 | 10:50 pm

    We just wanted to say thank you for providing such clear information on such an important topic, like you we noticed a slight flattening of our little ones head so we bought a pillow to use in the car seat and after 3 weeks we have noticed a difference. Thank you.

    Emma (West Sussex)

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