No favourite sides: Babies should change head positions regularly

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Babies, not surprisingly, spend most of the day lying down. With their soft little heads, it’s important for parents to thus change which position their child is laying in from time to time to ensure their skull doesn’t become deformed. Parents should place their child in either the prone or side position, under supervision, when they’re awake, says the German Society for Orthopaedics and Trauma Surgery (DGOU). A good time to change positions is after a regular nappy change. DGOU says babies should lie mainly on their backs; however, if they remain in that position for too long, it can lead to…

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