Andrea - posted on 06/16/2010 ( 4 moms have responded )
I'm wondering if anyone has any experience with their son or daughter having plagiocephaly (flattening of the head).
After my son was born we figured out that he couldn't turn his head to the left (we think due to his delivery). After a few visits to the Chiro he was fine, but we didn't realise that the muscles on one side of his neck were now weaker than on the other side. The result: he continued to turn his head to the right and got flattening of the back/right side of his head no matter how much tummy-time etc. he got.
We have been doing physio through the hospital and they are not recommending a corrective helmet yet, but he is going on 9 months old and I'm not seeing much improvement. Since they say that a baby's head is most malleable in the first year if life, I'm getting a bit worried that it won't self-correct.
Has anyone experienced this? I'd love to hear another point of view!