Normal Baby Head Shape

NormocephalyNormocephaly (normo-oh-kef-alley) is the medical term for a baby’s head that has normal dimensions and proportions. When looking down on the top, a normal baby head shape looks a little bit like an egg, being wider at the back and narrower at the front. The normal head width at the back is 78-83% of the length from front to back. There can be a diagonal asymmetry of less than 5mm.

If your baby does not appear to have normocephaly, it might be that they have a type of flat head syndrome, such as plagiocephaly or brachycephaly. Check out our app to assess this and view the severity of the deformity. To read our full guide on normocephaly, answering the question what is a ‘normal’ head shape?,

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