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Ever looked at your new, beautiful baby and thought ‘the head’s a little flat’? Your precious little baby might actually have positional plagiocephaly, also known as ‘flat head syndrome’. It means a baby’s head is slightly flat, or even pointy, on one side. You might be puzzled about what this means or how it even happened, whether it means something more serious, whether it’s permanent, and so on. So let’s get to those questions right away.
How does it happen?
A baby’s skull is soft and malleable. This allows his head to grow properly, but it also means that external pressure can make it flatten a bit when he lies on his back. Your baby could be born naturally with a flat skull, in which case your doctor will make sure to check up on it as the baby grows….