Three Important Ways to Avoid Plagiocephaly

Plagiocephaly has seen a dramatic spike in the number of babies diagnosed each year over the course of the past twenty-two years. Finding ways to avoid plagiocephaly has become increasingly important. This spike has largely been associating with the “Back to Sleep” campaign, which encouraged parents to put their infants to sleep on their backs, […]

How Can I Help Our Daycare Provider Adhere to Helmet Therapy?

Since you returned to work your baby has been happily attending daycare. Recently, baby was diagnosed with plagiocephaly and your pediatrician has suggested a helmet or band as the best course of treatment. What approach should you take when it comes to educating your daycare provider to comply with the treatment protocol? Many parents of […]

Is Babywearing Safe With a Plagiocephaly Helmet?

Babywearing has been your goal since your pregnancy began and now your baby has been diagnosed with plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome, so are your hopes of Babywearing bliss now dashed? Definitely not! With a range of options and different styles of helmets and bands, parents can find a babywearing option that is comfortable and safe. In some […]

How Severe is My Baby’s Plagiocephaly?

When a pediatrician makes a diagnosis of plagiocephaly or flat head syndrome, they will sometimes include technical terms and measurements. As someone new to the diagnosis how are you to make sense of all of this technical information? This guide will walk you through the levels of the Plagiocephaly Severity Scale in simple terms that […]

How Long Will My Baby Need to Wear a Helmet for Plagiocephaly?

One of the first questions that most plagiocephaly parents ask when the pediatrician prescribes cranial remolding is how long will my baby need to wear the helmet. Most doctors will hesitate to give a specific time frame, because there is a range. While there is no one answer to this question, there is certainly a […]

5 Great Activities for Baby’s Development – From Birth to 3 Months

Those first few precious months of life can be hectic. In a blur of sleeplessness and adjustment to a new baby, simply making it through the day can take all of our energy. Who has time to think of ways to make sure you are helping baby in her development? These are five simple activities […]

Why you need to do tummy time with your baby

In recent times, pediatricians have been stressing the importance of tummy time for a baby. New parents are being made aware of the importance of tummy time and why it is beneficial for their babies. What is tummy time? Tummy time is simply making your baby rest on their tummy. It gets your baby off […]

Tummy time benefits – 8 reasons why it’s so good for your baby

Flipping your baby on his belly will do him loads of good. To sit, crawl and walk a baby needs strong trunk, back and neck muscles. By putting him on his tummy you can help him to develop these muscles properly and gain control over his body. The American Association of Pediatrics has conducted several […]

Positional Plagiocephaly and Brachycephaly Don’t Always Strike Alone

This post, I want to tackle something different. What happens when your child has more than one condition? If your child has a positional cranial deformity like plagiocephaly, you’ve got a rough road ahead of you. The journey isn’t any easier if more than one condition is in the mix. Although it’s not the case […]

Help Your Child Pick a Helmet Design

Wearing a helmet to correct a cranial deformity can be an emotional struggle for younger children. If your toddler is undergoing helmet therapy, you can ease the process by helping them decorate their helmet in a way that shows their personality. Although they are still very small, by the time your little one starts helmet […]