What is a Flat Head Syndrome
Babies sometimes develop a flattened head when they're a few months old, usually as a result of them spending a lot of time lying on their back.
This is known as flat head syndrome, and there are 2 main types:
Plagiocephaly – the head is flattened on one side, causing it to look asymmetrical; the ears may be misaligned and the head looks like a parallelogram when seen from above, and sometimes the forehead and face may bulge a little on the flat side
Brachycephaly – the back of the head becomes flattened, causing the head to widen, and occasionally the forehead bulges out
These problems are quite common, affecting around 1 in every 5 babies at some point.
In most cases they are not a major cause for concern, as they do not have any effect on the brain and the head shape will often improve by itself over time.
Your baby will not experience any pain or other symptoms, or any problems with their general development.
But you can prevent this syndrome with a specific baby pillow.
We have 2 dedicated products for you:
☁️ The doomoo Baby Pillow: A small ergonomic head pillow
☁️ The mutli sleep: a back positioner with ergonomic head pillow
The PB Team