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baby misshapen head

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Dr. Scott Katz
26 years experience Pediatrics
Most Likely No: Helmets, or doc bands as they are sometimes known, are a very controversial topic. If your pediatrician feels your child's misshapen head (plagiocepha ... Read More
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
33 years experience Pediatrics
Head positions: Not necessarily, you can try changinge positions first.

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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Carlos Jesurun
48 years experience Neonatology
Cosmetic issue only: The shape of your head usually does not affect the brain. It might be a cosmetic issue but usually hair can be used to improve the appearance.
A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Cornelia Franz
Specializes in Pediatrics
Too heavy: The head is heavy and little babies (0-4 months) do not yet have strong enough neck muscles to control it so it sort of falls to one side. Gets better ... Read More
A 31-year-old female asked:
Dr. Ivy Fisher
44 years experience Pediatrics
Head lag: At 4 months, head lag is not uncommon and can be within normal. However, if not pulling to stand, rolling over or just reduced muscle tone in neck, s ... Read More
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A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
It's usually normal: Many vaginally-born newborns have some head "deformity" due to the proess of passing through the birth canal. The rapid growth of the brain and the so ... Read More
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A 31-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Marsh
51 years experience Plastic Surgery
Get an x-ray: If the head shape has not normalized by 3 months of age, skull x-rays should be taken to be certain that all of the separations ("sutures") between th ... Read More
A 35-year-old member asked:
Dr. James Ferguson
46 years experience Pediatrics
Relative study: His rating means that 10% of infants at this age have a larger head circumference (size) while 90% are smaller.If the size has increased from 25-50-75 ... Read More
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A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bin Sung
Dr. Bin Sung answered
34 years experience Pediatrics
Having fun: Having fun and looking around, curious.
A 39-year-old female asked:
Dr. Anver (Anwar) Motala
Specializes in
No: Babies skull is still soft unlike an adults skull which is rigid Sleeping on her back constantly can cause a “ flat head “ Ensure the she sleeps o ... Read More
A 32-year-old female asked:
Dr. William Goldie
48 years experience Pediatric Neurology
Plagiocephaly: You describe positional flattening that has become very common. Back to sleep has left many children with flattening of back of the head that correct ... Read More
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