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Does my baby need a helmet for his misshapen head?
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Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Head positions
Not necessarily, you can try changinge positions first.

In brief: Head positions
Not necessarily, you can try changinge positions first.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
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Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
In brief: 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 (plagiocephaly) is a result of the bones of the skull fusing too early (synostosis), then surgery is likely the only treatment option. However, if plagiocephaly is caused by the baby always lying in the same position, it will likely resolve with time.

In brief: 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 (plagiocephaly) is a result of the bones of the skull fusing too early (synostosis), then surgery is likely the only treatment option. However, if plagiocephaly is caused by the baby always lying in the same position, it will likely resolve with time.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
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