Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)

Plagiocephaly (Flat Head Syndrome)

The most common cause of plagiocephaly is sleep positioning. If babies spend so many hours sleeping on the back of their head, the developing bones can sometimes assume a flat shape. This can also be caused from problems with the neck muscles. Fortunately, in most cases plagiocephaly can be easy to treat with the appropriate action. Repositioning the baby during sleep to encourage them to alternate their head position or using especially designed sleep positioning devices is usually all that is required for the problem to correct itself. Supreme Sleep, Snoozzz sleep wrap.

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Because infants' heads are soft to allow for the incredible brain growth that occurs in the first year of life, they're susceptible to being "molded" into a flat shape.