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 Pillows to Avoid Flat Head Syndrome

One way that some parents are avoiding the effects of flat head syndrome is by using specially designed infant pillows. These pillows provide the infants head with cushioning that works to disperse the pressure put on the back of the skull when baby lays on her back. The goal of the pillow is to avoid […]

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 […]

Advantages of In-Home Therapy for Flat Head Syndrome

Your baby has been diagnosed with something you can barely pronounce – plagiocephaly. This in itself might be enough to send you reeling. When you start reading about the treatments and therapies and specialists, it’s probably enough to push you over the top. Never fear, the treatment options to treat plagiocephaly have never been easier […]

5 Activities to Enhance Babies Growth and Development From 3-6 Months

Infant Development between the age of 3 and 6 months means baby is growing and developing at a very fast rate. During this small window you will see your little person go from a blank slate to a big bold personality. This fun-filled, action-packed time in baby’s life can be exhausting for parents but by filling their […]

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, […]

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 […]

Why You Shouldn’t Be Excited About the Latest Study on Positional Plagiocephaly

In response to the pleas of parents and the requests of insurance companies, doctors are starting to pay more attention to the need for randomized, controlled studies on the diagnosis and treatment of positional plagiocephaly. In May, a study in the British Medical Journal revealed that in a sample of 84 infants, the treatment of […]

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 […]