Cranial Helmet Therapy

Graduation Day

Graduation Day

At the Cranial Center, graduation day is a moment of immense joy and celebration. It’s the day when an infant no longer needs to wear a cranial helmet because their condition has been successfully treated. Seeing the smiles on the faces of the families and knowing that we have helped their little ones achieve a healthier future fills us with…

Master Tummy Time – Essential Tips for Your Baby’s Development

Master Tummy Time – Essential Tips for Your Baby’s Development

One of the most effective strategies to prevent abnormal head shapes in children is to incorporate and master Tummy Time activities when you bring your newborn home. Tummy Time is crucial for an infant’s growth, with the initial three to four months being particularly vital for developing the muscles and coordination needed for future physical milestones like rolling and crawling.…

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…

Navigating Criticism and Unsolicited Advice About Your Child’s Cranial Helmet

Navigating Criticism and Unsolicited Advice About Your Child’s Cranial Helmet

Equipping an infant with a cranial helmet, often necessary for conditions like plagiocephaly, marks a commitment to the child’s health and developmental success. Yet, this choice can sometimes draw criticism and unsolicited advice, placing additional emotional burdens on parents. Stuart Weiner, CPO, LPO, and director of the Cranial Center in New Jersey, the goal of this article is to empower…

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,…

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…

What To Expect During Cranial Helmet Therapy

What To Expect During Cranial Helmet Therapy

Cranial helmet therapy, also known as cranial orthosis, is a treatment to correct the shape of a baby’s skull. As babies grow, especially during the first year of life, their skulls are malleable. This period is vital as about 85% of a baby’s head growth occurs, making early intervention essential. The therapy uses a custom-fitted helmet that gently directs the…

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