Treatment involves stretching the baby’s tight neck muscle. A physiotherapist will show you how to do the exercises safely. Other ways to naturally stretch your baby’s neck is to do things so that he or she rotates the chin toward the shoulder of the affected side, for example:
- During feeding, hold your child in a way that makes him or her rotate the chin to the correct position
- Place the crib so that your child turns his or her chin the correct way in order to see the room
- Place toys and other objects in such a way that your baby has to turn his or her head to see them and play with them
If your baby does not improve after a few months of stretching, surgery may be needed to stretch or lengthen the neck muscle.