What are position-related head deformation and how do they appear?
Positional deformations occur in up to 45 percent of all newborns in the first few months of life, because they are usually on the supine position recommended by doctors and still have a very soft skull blanket. This can result in a flat head, a so-called brachycephaly. It may also happen that the little ones develop a favourite side. This means that the head always falls in one direction and it develops a plagiocephaly, a slate skull. A particularly high risk of deformity is already in the womb in multiple or twin births. Even with pliers births, they occur increased. Our Medibino has a particularly preventative effect, but can also be used in consultation with the treating doctor or physiotherapist.
What can I do to prevent position head deformation?
The following measures help relieve your baby's head and promote mobility to prevent head deformation.
- Change the side regularly when feeding (when breastfeeding)
- Your baby by repositioning bed, light sources and/or mobiles to regularly change the head position when lying down
- Can be worn in a cloth, carry or on your arm
- In the wake state and under observation, you can put your baby on the stomach and be active with him on the floor. This relieves the head and trains mobility
- The Medibino can be used for the phases of longer supine position to support and relieve the back of the head.
What age is the Medibino baby head guard suitable for?
We recommend that you use the Medibino baby head protection immediately after birth, i.e. from the first day of life, in order to optimally prevent deformation of the sensitive baby head. Perhaps you already know our baby head protection from your hospital – in some clinics, Medibino is used on the infant stations and supports natural, stress-free head growth from day one.
How long you should use the Medibino depends on the development and mobility of your baby. If your child starts to turn themselves regularly and become mobile, the risk of developing a skull asymmetry decreases, as the head is no longer exposed to constant, one-sided pressure strain due to the recommended supine position, so you can individually reduce the use of the Medibino baby head protection. Especially for longer sleep phases in supine position, you can continue to use it.
My child puts his head on the side of the Medibino. Does this affect the protective effect?
No It is normal and not bad at all, but even wants the children to move freely in the Medibino. The ring shape ensures pressure relief even in the side position.
My child moves and slips out of the medibino. What can I do?
Of course, it happens more frequently with increasing mobility that babies move and no longer lie on one place, which is a completely natural development process. From this time, the risk of newly developing head deformation decreases and you can gradually reduce the use of the Medibino baby head protection. Especially for longer sleep phases in the supine position, you can continue to use the Medibino. If your child slips out of the ring, simply slide it back under the head.
How often or how long can Medibino be used?
There is no restriction on how often and how long your child should lie on the Medibino baby head protector. We recommend the use of Medibino always when your baby is in the supine position.
Can Medibino also be used with an existing head deformation?
Especially in the first months of life, our Medibino baby head protection can help reduce an already existing, slight deformation of the sensitive baby head.
Neither the Medibino nor our recommendation replaces a professional, medical diagnosis or any necessary therapy. Please speak, you should be able to detect a head deformation in your baby, with your doctor or midwife. In the therapy of an existing head deformation, several factors also play a role. In addition to consistent pressure-relieving storage, promotion of mobility is important.
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