How Do I Know When to Talk to the Pediatrician About Plagiocephaly?

Maybe you are a first time parent or maybe you have other children but never noticed head flattening before. Perhaps a friend or relative commented on the shape of your infant’s head. Regardless, you may wonder how flat is too flat when it comes to your infants head. Here are some helpful hints to help you […]

Current Treatment Options for Babies with Plagiocephaly

If your baby had been diagnosed with plagiocephaly you might find that there are current treatment options with more variance than you originally thought. These are some of the most current treatment options for babies with varying severity levels of flat head syndrome. Sleeping and Resting Position Changes One of the first treatments for milder cases of […]

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, […]

What is the Doc Band?

There are a number of products available for babies in need of cranial reshaping devices. As medical technology advances further and further, there are more options available for families dealing with a plagiocephaly diagnosis. The Doc Band is a customizable “helmet” that offer comfort throughout the treatment process. What is the Doc Band? The Doc […]

Updated Guidelines for Treating Positional Plagiocephaly

In a recent article Evidence-based Guidelines for the Management of Infants with Positional Plagiocephaly the Joint Guidelines Committee of the American Association of Neurological Surgeons and the Congress of Neurological Surgeons and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) put forth updated guidelines on the diagnosis and treatment of infant positional plagiocehaly. Since publication, the study […]

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 […]

Thoughts on plagiocephaly and the helmet now that my son is 4 years old

My son is now 4 years old (where does the time go?) and I’ve been thinking back recently to our experiences with plagiocephaly and brachycephaly when he was just an infant. In our case, we ended up going with the helmet as a last resort after we had tried physical therapy and repositioning without success. […]

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 […]