2 doctors weighed in:
What can I do to re-shape my baby’s flat head?
2 doctors weighed in

Dr. Scott Katz
Pediatrics
In brief: Proper Positioning
Since 1992, when the usa started putting babies to sleep on their backs, there has been an increase in temporary flattening of the head (plagiocephaly).
This resolves with time and may take years. Helmets are rarely recommended as the don't provide much benefit over waiting. Limiting time on the back when awake is most important.

In brief: Proper Positioning
Since 1992, when the usa started putting babies to sleep on their backs, there has been an increase in temporary flattening of the head (plagiocephaly).
This resolves with time and may take years. Helmets are rarely recommended as the don't provide much benefit over waiting. Limiting time on the back when awake is most important.
Dr. Scott Katz
Dr. Scott Katz
Thank
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Pediatrics
In brief: Skull
Make sure that you change your baby's head position while lying in the crib.

In brief: Skull
Make sure that you change your baby's head position while lying in the crib.
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Dr. Patricia Vuguin
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Shontae Buffington
Board Certified, Pediatrics
13 years in practice
835K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors