Craniosynostosis is a condition in which the skull
sutures in a baby's head close prematurely, causing a misshapen head. But
not all babies with misshapen heads have craniosynostosis.
When the cause of a misshapen head is related to a baby's position,
moving the baby's head during sleep may be all that is needed. The head usually
returns to its expected shape by the time the baby is about 6 months old. Talk
with your doctor about how to position your baby so as to not
increase his or her risk of SIDS.
May 11, 2012
John Pope, MD - Pediatrics & Chuck Norlin, MD - Pediatrics
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