Worried about flat head syndrome? Here’s some advice

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Babies don't need pillows, in fact it can increase the risk of sudden infant death by up to 2 1/2 times.

So if you're thinking of using a pillow to help stop your baby getting flat head syndrome, don't! There are lots of other techniques you can use that help avoid this without increasing the risk of SIDS. Your health care visitor should be able to give you advice on this.

Give your baby plenty of tummy time to help reduce the time they spend on their back. Also try to limit the amount of time spent sleeping in hard contained sleeping environments such as car seats.