My four month olds head all of a sudden seems to be tipping to one side… Have niot noticed it up until the last couple of weeks, could this be torticollis or something else?

Many thanks for your question and I agree that the description of your baby’s head tipping to one side could be torticollis. Torticollis is common in infants and can be present from birth or appear later. A baby’s head turns preferentially in one direction and may have tight neck muscles on one side. An assessment by your GP or paediatrician is very important to look for any other rare underlying causes, especially if this has only occurred recently. In most cases all that is required is simple stretching exercises for tight neck muscles, tummy time and your GP may refer you to a children’s physiotherapist. Any new symptom in an infant does need to be checked by your GP and usually this is all the reassurance needed. I hope this helps guide you and if you have any further questions relating to your baby’s specific case, please to contact me.

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