Head Care™ pillow has been created for preventive use for all newborn babies and infants, especially for children who prefer only one head position (their head is always lying on one side) and for those who belong to the high-risk groups, i.e.:
- premature babies (their skullsare very soft for a long time, which is why they are more prone to deformities).Many premature babies stay for a long time in incubators, connected to ventilators, with their heads in one still position.The disease related to premature birth is called dolichocephaly), – twins and other multiple birth siblings,
- infants with torticollis (this condition is very often linked to plagiocephaly, as the child keeps his or her head on the mattress always in the same position and in the course of time it gets more and more resistant to turning),
- infants suffering from asymmetry of neck muscle tension, hip dysplasia, neonatal clavicle fracture, obstetric brachial plexus palsy, central nervous system diseases, musculoskeletal disorders, sensory system disorders (visual, auditory).
You must pay special attention to the strong preference of the head’s position and control the shape of the child’s head, especially during the first four months!
Parents often have problems with turning their children to the other side when they are sleeping, especially if the child is accustomed to sleeping in one position only.When they are three months old, children who got used to sleeping on the flattened side do not accept any repositioning.That is why HeadCare™ pillow is the best solution from the very first days of the child’s life, as it helps avoid serious deformities.
Positional flattening has become very frequent since the “Back to Sleep” campaign.The campaign was introduced about twenty years ago by the American Academy of Pediatrics, which recommends placing children on their back when they are sleeping in order to reduce the risk of SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome).Putting infants on their back is very important because of the SIDS risk, but at the same time it may cause head deformities, which is why we encourage you to use HeadCare™ pillow.
If you notice any head deformity, you need to consult a doctor for a correct medical diagnosis.