What Is Early Intervention and How Can They Help?

If your child is showing symptoms of flattening of the head or your doctor has already diagnosed your baby with plagiocephaly, you may have heard about something called EI or Early Intervention. You may know they are a resource you can use, but what exactly is Early Intervention and how can they help your family. What […]

The Best Baby Carriers for Avoiding Flat Head Syndrome

Pediatricians worldwide agree that getting baby off of their backs is important to avoid flat head syndrome. While tummy time is important, it has to be carefully supervised by an adult. So, how can you keep baby off of his back when you need to get things accomplished? One of the best and most effective […]

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, […]

America’s First Baby Spa: Float Baby

There’s a new business in Texas that’s turning heads internationally. Float Baby is a spa designed for infants, but more than just a place to pamper little ones with massage and relaxation, it may be the first step towards a new treatment method for infant torticollis. The owner of the spa, Kristi Ison, is a […]

An in-depth look at treatment for positional plagiocephaly, brachycepahly, and scaphocephaly

An in-depth look at treatment for positional plagiocephaly, brachycepahly, and scaphocephaly When is treatment most effective The effectiveness of treatment methods for flat head syndromes such as plagiocephaly, brachycephaly and scaphocephaly vary based on the age of the baby and the severity of the deformity. The following information should give you an idea of the […]

Craniosacral Therapy for plagiocephaly and torticollis – a therapist’s perspective

My son is now two years old, and although he was treated for his torticollis using physical therapy, I was concerned that the torticollis seemed to be returning and may not have been fully addressed.  At the advice of his Occupational Therapist, I contacted Janet Carstarphen, a Cranial Sacral therapist (also known as Craniosacral therapy) […]

Can baby pillows prevent flat head syndrome?

Can baby pillows prevent flat head syndrome? Most parents are well-informed as to the dangers of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), a condition associated strongly with stomach or side sleeping. You are probably well aware that the safest place to put your baby to sleep is on his or her back, but you may not […]

Babywearing to prevent flat head syndrome

Babywearing to prevent flat head syndrome The practice of babywearing has been around for many centuries in many parts of the world. Proponents of babywearing tout many benefits, including health benefits for both the mother and the baby.  One benefit which is not widely talked about is how babywearing can help prevent flat head syndrome, […]

What products do you really need to keep your baby’s head from flattening?

What products do you really need to keep your baby’s head from flattening? If you’ve been looking for ways to prevent flattening of your baby’s head, or help reverse flat spots that are already visible, you have probably come across many baby pillows and other products that can be used to assist you.  It can […]