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USA Today: Nearly Half of Babies Have Flat Spot on Head
April 3, 2014

According to a recent article in USA Today, 47% of babies studied have a flat spot on their head, technically known as plagiocephaly.  If you have questions about plagiocephaly and cranial molding helmets, click here.  See the article below for statistics and information.

47% of babies studied have flat spot on heads
by: Michelle Healy 

   An education campaign launched in 1992 to have healthy babies sleep on their backs is credited with a 50% decrease in the infant mortality rate in the U.S. from Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. But along with the decline has come greater awareness of a condition called positional plagiocephaly, in which an infant's head is flattened or misshapen, from too much time in the back position in the first months of life.

Other studies have put the rate of positional plagiocephaly (pronounced pley-jee-uh-SEF-uh-lee) anywhere from 3% to 61%. A new,  large sample of 440 healthy infants finds 47% of  babies ages 7  to 12 weeks had the condition.

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