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(Reuters)   The Good news: the campaign to convince parents to lay babies flat on their backs while sleeping has cut way down on the incidence of SIDS/ The Bad news: Nearly half of all babies now have a flat spot on their skulls as a result   (uk.reuters.com) divider line 11
    More: Interesting, Dr. Lisa Stellwagen, babies flat, SIDS, incidences, San Diego School of Medicine  
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2013-07-08 12:02:24 PM  
The good news: it doesn't matter
 
2013-07-08 12:47:36 PM  
Alive with a flat spot on the noggin is better than in a grave with a perfectly round skull.

itsdan: The good news: it doesn't matter


well there is a really good chance that just under half of the babies born will end up without hair on the top of their heads. But see statement number one
 
2013-07-08 12:57:51 PM  

itsdan: The good news: it doesn't matter


Unless the flat spot is on the side.  Then your kid looks funny

/cost a lot to get that fixed
 
2013-07-08 01:08:52 PM  
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"I'm afraid he's flat-lined."
 
2013-07-08 01:17:58 PM  
It's nothing that couldn't be fixed with a good old fashioned letter press, ala The Three Stooges. Spin that baby down good and tight a few times and that noggin will round again in no time.
 
2013-07-08 04:19:12 PM  
damn, it's scary to be a baby
 
2013-07-08 05:35:08 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Alive with a flat spot on the noggin is better than in a grave with a perfectly round skull.

itsdan: The good news: it doesn't matter

well there is a really good chance that just under half of the babies born will end up without hair on the top of their heads. But see statement number one


THIS
 
2013-07-08 08:37:12 PM  
DNRTFA, but don't pretty much all pre- and post-natal classes, public health, maternity nurses, pediatricians, etc. tell new parents to give newbors "tummy time" to prevent jsut this thing from happening?

The posters for it were everywhere in the hospital when my kid was born last year. Are people really that dense?
 
2013-07-08 11:01:40 PM  
To those who say this doesn't matter, perhaps you've failed your neurobiology classes and have taken to trolling message boards. The back of the brain contains the occipital lobe which controls vision. In Japan where sleeping face up has been the culture for centuries, people generally have flat-backed head shapes. Coincidentally, the rate of vision problems in Japan, both near-sightedness and far-sightedness is upwards of 85% in the adult population and 60% in the child population. The compression of the occipital lobe due to the upwards-facing sleep position is causing the Japanese to become a society of vision impaired people.

So "it doesn't matter" all you like, but be aware that forcing your children to sleep like this will cause irreparable damage to their eyesight.

Not to mention give them a funny shaped head.
 
TKM
2013-07-09 02:16:10 AM  
Strange, it looks like Asian babies have been sleeping face down from here.
 
2013-07-09 12:15:50 PM  

AverageAmericanGuy: To those who say this doesn't matter, perhaps you've failed your neurobiology classes and have taken to trolling message boards. The back of the brain contains the occipital lobe which controls vision. In Japan where sleeping face up has been the culture for centuries, people generally have flat-backed head shapes. Coincidentally, the rate of vision problems in Japan, both near-sightedness and far-sightedness is upwards of 85% in the adult population and 60% in the child population. The compression of the occipital lobe due to the upwards-facing sleep position is causing the Japanese to become a society of vision impaired people.

So "it doesn't matter" all you like, but be aware that forcing your children to sleep like this will cause irreparable damage to their eyesight.

Not to mention give them a funny shaped head.


Bullshiat.  Nearsightedness and farsightedness is due to defects of the lens / eye muscles, not of the brain.
 
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