How to Give Best shape your baby’s forehead

If you’re concerned about your baby’s forehead, then you’re not alone. Many parents feel the same way about their babies’ foreheads and worry that there might be something wrong with their baby that will make them stand out from the crowd. However, nothing could be further from the truth; in fact, there are plenty of ways that you can give your baby’s forehead an excellent shape, allowing them to be just as beautiful as any other baby. Here are some of these ways to shape your baby’s forehead into something both he or she and you will be proud of!

Are Head Shapes Fixed at Birth?

Head shapes are often referred to as asymmetrical or symmetrical. A newborn has a certain number of bones in his or her skull, which slowly fuse together over time. This process is called craniosynostosis and it continues until about age three. After that, a child’s head will be relatively stable for life. However, there are some rare cases where surgery is needed to correct an unusually shaped head.

This surgery can help give your child’s face more symmetry and make them look more like other children their age. The shape of your baby’s head depends on how fast his or her brain grew during pregnancy. Your baby may have had too much amniotic fluid, which makes it hard for him or her to push against mommy’s uterus while growing. Or maybe you were carrying multiples (twins, triplets) which also causes overcrowding and increased pressure on mommy and bubby.

The Types of Forehead Shape

There are three types of foreheads – which one do you have? Rounded: This is a child’s first and most common forehead. The head starts out rounded in infancy and eventually grows into an oval. Flat: A flat or low brow shape indicates high, prominent cheekbones, like those on Gwyneth Paltrow. Scoop: What’s better than a smooth forehead?

A smooth, deep one! If your forehead looks like it was carved from stone, you might be blessed with a scoop. For some parents, it may take some shaping. Other times, all that’s needed is letting nature take its course over time. Whatever type of forehead your little one has, there are ways to help soften it if desired. Here’s how to shape your baby’s forehead so they can look their best at every stage of life.

Baby Forehead Shaping

baby's forehead
baby’s forehead

Right after birth, if you hold your newborn by his head and pull his chin toward his chest, his forehead will likely have a round appearance. But as he ages and gains muscle control over his head, his chin will be able to rest at different angles without affecting his facial structure—that is, it’ll become easier for him to keep a more straight-ahead gaze. This is why shaping a newborn’s forehead can improve its appearance in photos but isn’t necessarily recommended when he grows older.

In fact, some experts believe that keeping babies positioned with their heads tilted back could cause long-term damage to their necks. While there are some procedures that claim to reshape infant foreheads (and even adult ones), these techniques aren’t proven safe or effective. If you want your child’s face to appear straighter in pictures, try not tilting his head back; instead, prop him up on pillows so that he’s looking directly into the camera lens.

Identify the Type

Before you begin shaping, it is helpful to know what type of skull deformity your baby has. The most common skull deformities include: scaphocephaly, plagiocephaly, trigonocephaly and brachycephaly. Your doctor will be able to determine which type of deformation is present in your baby’s skull and thus create a customized treatment plan for your child.

Treatment plans may include bandaging or casting along with exercises that help reshape your baby’s head. If these treatments are not effective, surgery may be necessary to correct certain types of cranial defects.
Ouch! No matter how you slice it, though, treating cranial deformities can get expensive quickly—so prevention is key!

Squarish Heads

baby's forehead
baby’s forehead

It is no secret that African and Asian babies are often born with heads that are more square in appearance than European or Caucasian babies. The bulging brow ridge of an infant can be daunting for new parents, especially when you consider there’s nothing you can do about it other than wait until they get older (around age 2). However, there is a way to start shaping their head now so it doesn’t become too extreme later on: make sure they wear hard hats while hanging out around construction sites.

The Best Baby Forehead Shape Toolkit

There are plenty of babies in Asia that have so much excess skin and fat on their foreheads (they call it rice-cake head) that they need a special tool called a Rice-Cake Head Remover, which goes over their head and has a hole in which they stick their finger. Then they pull! This is good for day one, but you need to do it three times a day.

If you don’t do it enough, your baby will grow up with an elephant trunk forehead! I know because my own mother did not use her Rice-Cake Head Remover enough when I was young. It took me years to get rid of my elephant trunk forehead. If only she had used her Rice-Cake Head Remover more often, like twice a day or even once every other hour. But she didn’t.

Heart Shaped Heads

It is common for babies to have big foreheads. In fact, studies have shown that most people end up with more narrow foreheads as they age. However, if you don’t want your child to have a larger than normal head or just generally aren’t a fan of prominent skulls, here are some simple ways you can manage forehead size in infants.

Avoid putting hats on your baby: Don’t cover their heads when it isn’t necessary; it could make their head seem even bigger and cause them to develop bad posture from leaning forward to compensate for how heavy their skull feels. When it comes time to dress them, avoid clothing that will cover their face and head—just put a cute hat on top!

Round Heads

Every new mom wants her baby’s head to be perfectly round. This is one of those rare times in life when we get what we want! As babies, our heads are soft and pliable, so molding them into a more perfect shape is not just possible, it is recommended. The sooner you begin shaping your child’s head, the easier it will be.

Babies have a tendency to slump forward as they sleep. Placing a rolled up towel behind their neck can help keep their head upright, making it easier for you to shape their head while they sleep. In addition, try placing your baby on his or her back for naps and at night time instead of on their stomachs or sides.

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