A big coochy coochy coo for Baby Emily - she’s a sweetie!!! :uhhuh:
[quote=“Alien”]I find it very interesting how the Chinese through thousands of years have so much ‘old wives tale’ knowledge of childbirth and baby care.
That is, if the flat head thing is due to their understanding of the danger of SIDS, how come westerners didn’t cotton on to this until recently? Also, the whole “jyou yeh tz” thing seems evident of their understanding of post partum depression that has only recently in the west brought any attention.[/quote]
I think there’s some truth to this - I actually think it’s the Western culture which led the divergence from the ‘traditional’ norm in regards to many aspects of childcare. In pursuit of science it could be argued we went too far and are now only starting to come back again - co-sleeping, back sleeping, natural birth, breastfeeding. Also times have changed - in the old days the extended family would have been around to help mother and child in early days, but that’s increasingly rare in the ‘independent’ West so mums don’t get the support they have traditionally had.
[quote=“Spack”]Can a baby get a flat head from sleeping on his/her back? Absolutely!
Do a search on Google for [color=blue]‘positional plagiocephaly’ [/color]and see what comes up.[/quote]
Y’know Spack, sometimes I think you don’t bother reading my posts
Now I have to resist the temptation to walk around checking out people’s heads…