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Cranial Orthosis Questions Answered By Cranial Center Staff

Cranial Orthosis Questions Answered By Cranial Center Staff

Every week, the Cranial Center of New Jersey receives email and social media questions about cranial helmets, “flat-head syndrome,” and other questions. Today, cranial orthosis questions were answered by Cranial Center staff members. So here we go. What is deformational Plagiocephaly? Deformational Plagiocephaly is characterized by unusual flattening of an infant’s head, and a prominent or flattened forehead is often…

Back to the Basics – Revisiting the Importance of Early Detection of Cranial Orthosis

Back to the Basics – Revisiting the Importance of Early Detection of Cranial Orthosis

Cranial orthosis, commonly known as helmet therapy, has been used for decades to treat abnormal head shapes in infants. While its use declined in the early 2000s due to questions about its effectiveness, recent research has renewed interest in this non-invasive approach for correcting skull deformities that can arise due to restricted movement, sleeping position, and other factors. The cranial…

From Hibernation to Exploration – Spring Tips for Infants with Cranial Helmets

From Hibernation to Exploration – Spring Tips for Infants with Cranial Helmets

As the cold winter days begin to give way to warmer spring temperatures, parents of infants with cranial helmets look forward to getting back outside. While reshaping babies’ soft skulls is necessary, the helmets can feel confining during the long winter months, mainly spent indoors. The spring season offers opportunities to leave the house and provides some welcome relief. Here are…

Traveling with an Infant in a Cranial Helmet

Traveling with an Infant in a Cranial Helmet

Traveling with an infant presents its own set of challenges, compounded when the child requires a cranial helmet for conditions like plagiocephaly. Whether embarking on a road adventure or navigating the complexities of air travel, ensuring a smooth and comfortable experience for both parent and child is paramount; this guide draws upon the expertise of Stuart Weiner, CPO, LPO, director…

Adapting to Life with a Cranial Helmet: Strategies for Families

Adapting to Life with a Cranial Helmet: Strategies for Families

In the world of pediatric care, cranial helmets serve as a critical intervention for infants grappling with plagiocephaly and other forms of positional skull deformities. While these devices are instrumental in shaping a baby’s head, they also introduce unique challenges for the child and their caregivers. This article delves into Adapting to Life with a Cranial Helmet: Strategies for Families,…

Playtime Ideas for Babies in Cranial Orthosis: Engaging Activities to Support Development

Playtime Ideas for Babies in Cranial Orthosis: Engaging Activities to Support Development

Helmets, or cranial bands, are vital for addressing shape issues like plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. Although they might seem restrictive, there are numerous ways to ensure play remains a fun and enriching part of your baby’s day. Here are some Playtime Ideas for Babies in Cranial Orthosis. Safety First: Ensuring a Secure Play Environment It’s crucial to prioritize safety during play.…

Keeping Your Baby Cozy in a Cranial Helmet

Keeping Your Baby Cozy in a Cranial Helmet

Wearing a cranial helmet is part of the journey for some little champions and our goal in today’s article is to provide tips for keeping your baby cozy in a cranial helmet. These specially designed helmets help guide head shape development, and while they might look unusual, getting used to them can be a new experience for both baby and…

Early Signs of Flat Head Syndrome: What to Look Out For?

Early Signs of Flat Head Syndrome: What to Look Out For?

Flat Head Syndrome, medically termed plagiocephaly, is a common condition affecting many newborns. While the name might sound alarming, it’s important for parents to understand that with early detection and proper care, it’s typically treatable. This article aims to guide you through the early signs to watch for, offering peace of mind and empowering you with knowledge. What is Flat…