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Flat Head Syndrome is a common term that refers to a variety of medical conditions.

This web site addresses head flattening to the back of the head (Brachycephaly) or to one side of the head (Plagiocephaly) caused by pressure on one area of an infant’s head over time (Positional).

More about Flat Head Syndrome Flat Head Syndrome Plagiocephaly

Prevention

Parents should follow all recommendations of their pediatrician and family doctors as to the best sleep position and best sleep environment for their infants.

The American Academy of Pediatrics recommends Back to Sleep, Tummy to Play.

More about Prevention Flat Head Prevention One Year Report PDF

Treatment

Physicians usually screen for Flat Head Syndrome at the 2 or 3 month well-baby visit.

Parents can ask their physicians whether the screening took place at this time, and whether any deformation was noted, even if not severe enough to be referred for treatment.

More about Treatment