Half of Babies Have Flat Spots

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Half of Babies Have Flat Spots
Thu, 07-18-2013 - 1:14pm

About half of all 2-month-old babies screened in a study had flat spots on their heads, Canadian researchers reported Monday in one of the first studies aimed at assessing just how common the problem is.

The culprit – or culprits – are likely all the devices designed to hold babies safe and still, the team at Mount Royal University in Calgary reported.

“The reason why we want to catch this early is because if we see children with flattened heads, sometimes there are changes in their facial features,” says Aliyah Mawji, a registered nurse at the university who led the study.


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