You're not alone.
Today, nearly 1 in 2 babies show some degree of plagiocephaly. Fortunately, the condition is very treatable.
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Plagiocephaly is the result of prolonged pressure to the back of the head usually from routine activities like back sleeping or spending too much time in restrictive devices (car seats, smart sleepers, etc.). This external force can cause a flat spot on one side of or across the entire back of the head.
The latest studies show that nearly 1 in 2 (47%) infants today have some degree of plagiocephaly. 1 in 10 babies have a severe enough degree that experts would recommend treatment with a cranial orthotic.
Simple at-home practices including supervised tummy time and repositioning techniques are known to prevent and improve abnormal head shapes up until about four months of age. Additionally, limiting the use of convenience devices, such as car seats, infant carriers and swings, is also recommended.