Plagiocephaly and Decorative Cranial Helmets

What is Plagiocephaly? Plagiocephaly is a condition that causes a baby’s head to be flat or misshapen.  This can occur due to a child’s positioning after birth, decreased space in utero, or during delivery if a child gets stuck in the birth canal.  If a child’s head is misshapen during birth or delivery, the condition usually corrects itself within a couple of months.  If not corrected, a pediatrician may recommend a cranial helmet to help properly shape the head.  Positional Plagiocephaly occurs when a child spends too much time in one particular position, such as laying on their back or … Continue reading