Flathead is a medical condition – more formally known as positional plagiocephaly- in which an infant develops a significant flattening at the back of the head or on the side of the head. The condition is most often the result of lying on certain surfaces for prolonged periods of time.
Occurrances of flathead have increased significantly in recent years due to physician guidelines on the positioning of sleeping infants. Since the majority of practicioners advise safe sleeping on the back, more infants have been developing flat head as a result of spending a large amount of time on their backs on flat crib surfaces.
Chibebe Slumber Pods have been reported by those who care for babies, to make a significant difference in preventing the development of flathead. By nestling an infant on a flexible surface that also keeps pressure off the head by keeping it slightly elevated, Chibebe Slumber Pods are one of the best ways to avoid or reduce the condition. Chibebe's bean bag-design allows the Slumber Pod to respond to a child's form, instead of forcing the child to adjust to the pod itself. Chibebe pods are really one of the best ways to keep your bub healthy and feeling happy!