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 […]

New study shows baby flat head syndrome occurs in nearly 50% of infants

A new study published in the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics shows a very disturbing trend, that the incidence of flat head syndrome, or positional plagiocephaly, was estimated at 46.6% of the 440 healthy full term infants who were studied.  The infants in the study were 7 to 12 weeks old, and […]

The facts you need to know about Flat Head Syndrome in babies

The facts you need to know about Flat Head Syndrome in babies Human head shape shows quite a bit of natural variation, but flat isn’t normal. If your child has a spot that feel flat to the touch on his or her skull, you might have sought help from your pediatrician or family doctor. Curiosity […]

In The News: Lower Developmental Scores due to Plagiocephaly

A study of preschool age children with deformational plagiocephaly (DP)shows that they have lower developmental scores than other children, according to a study published on December 24th in Pediatrics.  The study looked at 224 children with deformational plagiocephaly, and a control group of 221 without, at the age of 36 months.  To measure child development, […]

Link to research study on positional plagiocephaly and child safety seats

Research study: “Infantile Positional Occipital Plagiocephaly From Child Safety Seats”   This is an interesting research study which study which shows that changing your baby’s sleeping position, holding your baby upright during the time that he/she is awake, and reducing time spent in car seats, bouncers, swings, etc. can help to reduce the risk of […]