Flat Head Syndrome

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.…

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…

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,…

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…

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…

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