What is left torticollis stretch?

Left Torticollis Stretch

Left torticollis stretch


If your baby's head tilts to the left and the chin points up to the right:

  1. Place your baby on their back on a changing table or a carpeted floor.
  2. Put one hand on your baby's left shoulder. This holds the shoulder down.
  3. Put the other hand on your baby's head.
  4. Gently and slowly bend your baby's head toward your baby's right shoulder.
  5. Try to hold the position for at least 2 seconds. Then slowly let the head return to its resting position.
  6. Repeat 2 or 3 times.

You can also do this stretch by sitting your baby on your lap, facing away from you. To hold your baby's shoulders steady, put one of your arms across both of the baby's shoulders and hold the baby against your body. Then follow steps 3 through 6.

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