If your baby is diagnosed with Infant Flat Head Syndrome and is between the ages of 3 and 18 months, your clinician may prescribe a cranial helmet. This is a non-invasive treatment to correct flat head and allow your child’s head to grow naturally. Helmets are custom molded to encourage the skull to become more symmetrical and/or proportional.
Early intervention starting between three and eight months of age yields the best results. This strategic time period captures rapid cranial growth, and the helmet directs the growth towards greater skull symmetry and proportion. Babies’ heads are soft and malleable and even gentle external forces, whether met in the womb or in baby’s daily routine, can cause misshaping.