Tag: Cranial Orthosis

Cranial Helmet in the Summer – Tips for New Parents

Cranial Helmet in the Summer – Tips for New Parents

As a new parent, learning that your infant needs to wear a cranial helmet can be overwhelming. Cranial helmets, also known as cranial orthoses, are used to correct conditions like deformational plagiocephaly, brachycephaly, and scaphocephaly. These conditions can cause a baby’s head to develop an asymmetrical shape due to external pressures on the skull. While cranial helmets are highly effective…

How to Clean Your Baby’s Cranial Helmet Effectively

How to Clean Your Baby’s Cranial Helmet Effectively

How to Clean Your Baby’s Cranial Helmet Effectively As a parent, ensuring the health and comfort of your baby is a top priority. If your baby is using a cranial helmet to correct a misshaped head, maintaining its cleanliness is crucial. A clean helmet not only ensures hygiene but also contributes to your baby’s comfort and overall health. In this…

Understanding STARband Cranial Helmets: A Guide for Parents

Understanding STARband Cranial Helmets: A Guide for Parents

Understanding STARband Cranial Helmets: A Guide for Parents Every parent wants to make informed and effective choices regarding their children’s health. If your pediatrician has mentioned cranial helmets, specifically the STARband helmet, here’s what you need to know about their role in shaping your infant’s future. The Need for Cranial Helmets Infants spend a significant amount of time on their…

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…

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.…

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