What should parents do to prevent malocclusion with children?
If breast feeding is impossible buy a special teat for the bottle. It should have a small hole. Then milk will not flow out and the child will have to suckle. Do not buy a very long bottle as it will change the position of the tongue and the cheeks will stretch.
In case of artificial feeding hold the child as while breast feeding. Do not leave the child in the cradle with his head thrown back. Mind the way your child sleeps: change the poses. Do not let the child sleep on his back or stomach all the time. The pillow must be even and small.
Do not let the child suckle his finger. Try to get rid of this habit of his. In some cases it is recommended to change the feeding schedule. You may turn to a neuropathologist to lower the childs excitability. Do not use baby's dummies as soon as your child is 9 months old. This way you can prevent problems with teeth formation. As soon as the child has his first teeth start to feed him with solid food and let him get used to chewing.
Remember that it is better to tire your child with chewing but then he will have strong muscles and healthy teeth. If your child has problems with occlusion do not waste time and see an orthodontist. He will help you to cope with the problem of malocclusion.