Is it normal for a baby to look to one side?

How can I encourage my baby to look both ways?

Encourage your baby to reach for toys, rattles and their legs equally with either hand. Encourage your baby to turn his/her head to look to both sides. Infants love to look at faces. When holding your baby, have him/her follow your face as you move your face all the way to the right and left.

How do I stop my baby from favoring one side of my head?

Try these tips:

  1. Practice tummy time. Provide plenty of supervised time for your baby to lie on the stomach while awake during the day. …
  2. Vary positions in the crib. Consider how you lay your baby down in the crib. …
  3. Hold your baby more often. …
  4. Change the head position while your baby sleeps.

Does infant torticollis go away on its own?

How is congenital muscular torticollis treated? Congenital muscular torticollis most often goes away on its own by the time the child is 1 year of age. During this time, exercises help stretch the muscle. Your child may see a physical therapist (PT) for stretching.

Can torticollis be cured in babies?

Infant torticollis is completely curable. The faster your baby gets treatment, the better. Treatment typically involves physical therapy to even out the muscles in the baby’s neck.

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