Plagiocephaly is a condition characterized by an asymmetrical distortion (flattening of one side) of the skull resulting in an abnormal head shape. If the baby’s head is misshapen as a result of the birthing process, this trait may gradually correct itself. However if an abnormal head shape persists beyond six weeks of age, your infant should be evaluated by a professional.
There are different types and combinations of Plagiocephaly and headshapes.
Degrees of Plagiocephaly
The image below demonstrates the progression of a normal head shape to that of a child with severe Plagiocephaly.