When you’re introduced to someone’s baby, the meeting is usually fuelled with lots of oohing and aahing as we coo over how cute and sweet they are – but pointing out any abnormalities we may have noticed isn’t the traditional approach.
Some babies develop flat head syndrome and one of the most common variations of this condition is plagiocephaly, which involves the flattening of one side of the head. This is as a result of pressure being applied to one area of the head during early infancy or in the womb. A baby’s skull has not fully developed during the first few months of life with the plates within the skull being quite soft and malleable. This makes the head soft and able to unintentionally change in shape in the early weeks of life.