Since initiating the "back to sleep" campaign, doctors say they are seeing more babies with flat heads. That's because babies are sleeping on their backs.
Your doctor can distinguish this from a more serious condition called craniosynatosis.
Plagiocephaly is really a cosmetic issue, the vast majority of kids will not have any significant medical problems from it.
It usually peaks around four to six months of age, and can be worse for children with torticollis.
For most children it improves spontaneously over time, but some may require helmet therapy. Your pediatrician can refer you to a specialist if needed.
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