Research Study: “Infantile Positional Occipital Plagiocephaly From Child Safety Seats”
This is an interesting research study which study which shows that changing your baby’s sleeping position, holding your baby upright during the time that he/she is awake, and reducing time spent in car seats, bouncers, swings, etc. can help to reduce the risk of positional plagiocephaly.
It mentions that plagiocephaly has been on the rise in the US since 1993, and that there has been very little education for new parents about how sleeping position can affect this, and particularly about the use of car seats. That is exactly the purpose of this blog, to help educate parents, so it was nice to have this need confirmed by a research study!
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